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Uranium enrichment management review: summary of analysis  

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In May 1980, the Assistant Secretary for Resource Applications within the Department of Energy requested that a group of experienced business executives be assembled to review the operation, financing, and management of the uranium enrichment enterprise as a basis for advising the Secretary of Energy. After extensive investigation, analysis, and discussion, the review group presented its findings and recommendations in a report on December 2, 1980. The following pages contain background material on which that final report was based. This report is arranged in chapters that parallel those of the uranium enrichment management review final report - chapters that contain summaries of the review group's discussion and analyses in six areas: management of operations and construction; long-range planning; marketing of enrichment services; financial management; research and development; and general management. Further information, in-depth analysis, and discussion of suggested alternative management practices are provided in five appendices

1981-01-01

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75 FR 69064 - Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary...

2010-11-10

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Evidence summaries: the evolution of a rapid review approach  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background Rapid reviews have emerged as a streamlined approach to synthesizing evidence - typically for informing emergent decisions faced by decision makers in health care settings. Although there is growing use of rapid review 'methods', and proliferation of rapid review products, there is a dearth of published literature on rapid review methodology. This paper outlines our experience with rapidly producing, publishing and disseminating evidence summaries in the context of our Knowledge to Action (KTA) research program. Methods The KTA research program is a two-year project designed to develop and assess the impact of a regional knowledge infrastructure that supports evidence-informed decision making by regional managers and stakeholders. As part of this program, we have developed evidence summaries - our form of rapid review - which have come to be a flagship component of this project. Our eight-step approach for producing evidence summaries has been developed iteratively, based on evidence (where available), experience and knowledge user feedback. The aim of our evidence summary approach is to deliver quality evidence that is both timely and user-friendly. Results From November 2009 to March 2011 we have produced 11 evidence summaries on a diverse range of questions identified by our knowledge users. Topic areas have included questions of clinical effectiveness to questions on health systems and/or health services. Knowledge users have reported evidence summaries to be of high value in informing their decisions and initiatives. We continue to experiment with incorporating more of the established methods of systematic reviews, while maintaining our capacity to deliver a final product in a timely manner. Conclusions The evolution of the KTA rapid review evidence summaries has been a positive one. We have developed an approach that appears to be addressing a need by knowledge users for timely, user-friendly, and trustworthy evidence and have transparently reported these methods here for the wider rapid review and scientific community.

Khangura Sara; Konnyu Kristin; Cushman Rob; Grimshaw Jeremy; Moher David

2012-01-01

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Staff Development Review Summary. Accountability Report.  

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This report addresses reorganizing staff training efforts in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina. Training includes both formal workshops and more informal growth opportunities for staff. Data sources for the report include surveys or focus groups from principals and central school district staff, a review of national…

Baenen, Nancy

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Assessing and presenting summaries of evidence in Cochrane Reviews.  

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Cochrane Reviews are intended to help providers, practitioners and patients make informed decisions about health care. The goal of the Cochrane Applicability and Recommendation Methods Group (ARMG) is to develop approaches, strategies and guidance that facilitate the uptake of information from Cochrane Reviews and their use by a wide audience with specific focus on developers of recommendations and on healthcare decision makers. This paper is part of a series highlighting developments in systematic review methodology in the 20 years since the establishment of The Cochrane Collaboration, and its aim is to present current work and highlight future developments in assessing and presenting summaries of evidence, with special focus on Summary of Findings (SoF) tables and Plain Language Summaries.A SoF table provides a concise and transparent summary of the key findings of a review in a tabular format. Several studies have shown that SoF tables improve accessibility and understanding of Cochrane Reviews.The ARMG and GRADE Working Group are working on further development of the SoF tables, for example by evaluating the degree of acceptable flexibility beyond standard presentation of SoF tables, developing SoF tables for diagnostic test accuracy reviews and interactive SoF tables (iSoF).The plain language summary (PLS) is the other main building block for dissemination of review results to end-users. The PLS aims to summarize the results of a review in such a way that health care consumers can readily understand them. Current efforts include the development of a standardized language to describe statistical results, based on effect size and quality of supporting evidence.Producing high quality PLS and SoF tables and making them compatible and linked would make it easier to produce dissemination products targeting different audiences (for example, providers, health policy makers, guideline developers).Current issues of debate include optimal presentation formats of SoF tables, the training required to produce SoF tables, and the extent to which the authors of Cochrane Reviews should provide explicit guidance to target audiences of patients, clinicians and policy-makers.

Langendam MW; Akl EA; Dahm P; Glasziou P; Guyatt G; Schünemann HJ

2013-09-01

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75 FR 60454 - Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...on the draft assessment for hexavalent chromium will be held on November...

2010-09-30

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76 FR 20349 - Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...Draft Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium: In Support of Summary Information...on the draft assessment for Hexavalent Chromium will be held on May 12,...

2011-04-12

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Market review: Market values summary July market review/current market data  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A summary of financial data for the uranium spot market is provided. Recent transactions are tabulated, including uranium sales, natural uranium loans, conversion sales, and enrichment sales. A market values summary and long-term price indicators are also provided. The July 1996 market review data includes summaries of near-term uranium sales, near-term supply/demand, NUEXCO values, USEC prices, and calculated worth of enriched uranium. Active projects in uranium, conversion, and separative work supply and demand are listed. International market values are tabulated for 22 selected currencies.

1996-01-01

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Market review: Market values summary July market review/current market data  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A summary of financial data for the uranium spot market is provided. Recent transactions are tabulated, including uranium sales, natural uranium loans, conversion sales, and enrichment sales. A market values summary and long-term price indicators are also provided. The July 1996 market review data includes summaries of near-term uranium sales, near-term supply/demand, NUEXCO values, USEC prices, and calculated worth of enriched uranium. Active projects in uranium, conversion, and separative work supply and demand are listed. International market values are tabulated for 22 selected currencies.

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1996-08-01

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76 FR 69736 - Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0738] Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...titled, ``Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...period 30 days at the request of the Vanadium Producers and Reclaimers...

2011-11-09

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76 FR 60825 - Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0738] Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...listening session on the draft assessment for vanadium pentoxide will be held on...

2011-09-30

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77 FR 5797 - Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2011-0738] Draft Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...titled, ``Toxicological Review of Vanadium Pentoxide: In Support of Summary Information...of the public comment period for the vanadium pentoxide assessment in Federal...

2012-02-06

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75 FR 50761 - Draft Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0224] Draft Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane: In Support of Summary Information...titled, ``Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane: In Support of Summary Information...workshop on the draft assessment for Dichloromethane will be held on September 23,...

2010-08-17

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75 FR 16106 - Draft Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane: In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0224] Draft Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane: In Support of Summary Information...titled, ``Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane: In Support of Summary Information...session on the draft assessment for dichloromethane will be held on May 11, 2010,...

2010-03-31

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78 FR 26029 - Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary Information on the...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2009-0398] Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary...non-cancer toxicological review of methanol...review titled ``Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of...

2013-05-03

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Dutch Wholesale Power Market Review 2002. Executive Summary  

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Chapter 1 provides a background to the Dutch power market, covering generation, transmission, distribution, supply, and laws and regulations. Chapter 2 reviews the key market events during 2001 and early 2002, providing analysis and background on an important and tumultuous period in the Dutch market. Chapter 3 explains the structure and timing of the key market mechanisms (Amsterdam Power Exchange, interconnector capacity auctions, TenneT 15-minute balancing market). Chapter 4 briefly reviews fuel price developments and discusses their impact on the costs of generation. Chapter 5 contains a detailed review of the traded Dutch power markets (APX, OTC, interconnection), including the linkages between these markets and an analysis of arbitrage opportunities.

Vollebregt, T.; Rusch, H. [Elan Energy Consulting, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2002-07-01

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Review of fusion research program: historical summary and program projections  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This report provides a brief review of the history and current status of fusion research in the United States. It also describes the Federally funded program aimed at the development of fusion reactors for electric power generation

1976-01-01

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Dutch Wholesale Power Market Review 2002. Executive Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Chapter 1 provides a background to the Dutch power market, covering generation, transmission, distribution, supply, and laws and regulations. Chapter 2 reviews the key market events during 2001 and early 2002, providing analysis and background on an important and tumultuous period in the Dutch market. Chapter 3 explains the structure and timing of the key market mechanisms (Amsterdam Power Exchange, interconnector capacity auctions, TenneT 15-minute balancing market). Chapter 4 briefly reviews fuel price developments and discusses their impact on the costs of generation. Chapter 5 contains a detailed review of the traded Dutch power markets (APX, OTC, interconnection), including the linkages between these markets and an analysis of arbitrage opportunities

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Annual review and summary financial statement 1992/93  

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The report of the Board of Directors of Scottish Power for 1992/1993 is presented along with the Chairman`s statement, the Chief Executive`s Review, and the Environmental Statement. A financial review with group profit and loss account, balance sheets and auditors statement is given. Scottish Power welcomes the findings of the Cadbury Committee report on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance which recommends that listed companies should include in their report details of their compliance with a Code of Best Practice Highlights such as the 1,486 million pounds turnover, the 220 million pounds profit and the 11.15p dividend per share are quoted. (UK)

1993-10-01

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Summary of DOE/PERF water program review.  

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For many years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has supported and sponsored various types of water research relating to the oil and gas industry through its Office of Fossil Energy and its National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). In early 2005, the Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF) submitted a proposal to DOE for funding an upcoming PERF meeting that would feature water research in the petroleum industry. PERF is a nonprofit organization created in 1986 to provide a stimulus to and a forum for the collection, exchange, and analysis of research information related to the development of technology concerning the petroleum industry, and a mechanism for establishing joint research projects in that field. Additional information on PERF can be accessed at http://www.perf.org. DOE agreed to provide funding to hold a review of its water research program in conjunction with the fall 2005 PERF meeting. Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) was asked to coordinate and host the meeting, which was referred to as the DOE/PERF Water Program Review. The program review was held on November 1-4, 2005, in Annapolis, Maryland, at the Historic Inns of Annapolis. The purpose of the program review was to provide a forum for sharing information, reviewing current programs (especially recent unpublished research), and reviewing industry and regulatory needs regarding water use and reuse issues. PERF and DOE/NETL can use this information to plan for future water-related research projects. The water program review provided a unique opportunity in several ways. First, DOE was able to have all of the contractors currently receiving DOE funds for water research present in one room at the same time. Each contractor described his or her research and was able to learn about the research being conducted by the other researchers. Second, this forum allowed representatives of many large oil and gas companies to hear about the DOE research projects and offer their reactions to DOE and the researchers. Third, most oil and gas meetings focus on either upstream (the exploration and production sector) or downstream (the refining sector) issues. Typically, there is little overlap in content between the two industry sectors. At the program review, attendees with upstream and downstream orientations were able to spend much of their time in joint sessions and could learn more about the other sector.

Veil, J.; Gasper, J.; Puder, M.; Leath, P.; Environmental Science Division

2006-01-31

 
 
 
 
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Annual review and summary financial statement 1992/93  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The report of the Board of Directors of Scottish Power for 1992/1993 is presented along with the Chairman's statement, the Chief Executive's Review, and the Environmental Statement. A financial review with group profit and loss account, balance sheets and auditors statement is given. Scottish Power welcomes the findings of the Cadbury Committee report on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance which recommends that listed companies should include in their report details of their compliance with a Code of Best Practice Highlights such as the 1,486 million pounds turnover, the 220 million pounds profit and the 11.15p dividend per share are quoted. (UK).

1993-01-01

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78 FR 51719 - Draft Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene: In Support of the Summary Information in the...  

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...Draft Toxicological Review of Benzo[a]pyrene: In Support of the Summary Information...Toxicological Review of benzo[a]pyrene: In Support of Summary Information on...draft toxicological review of benzo[a]pyrene will be included on the agenda of...

2013-08-21

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Shared Communications: Volume 1. A Summary and Literature Review  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This paper provides a review of examples from the literature of shared communication resources and of agencies and/or organizations that share communication resources. The primary emphasis is on rural, intelligent transportation system communications involving transit. Citations will not be limited, however, to rural activities, or to ITS implementation, or even to transit. In addition, the term ''communication'' will be broadly applied to include all information resources. Literature references to issues that contribute to both successful and failed efforts at sharing communication resources are reviewed. The findings of this literature review indicate that: (1) The most frequently shared communication resources are information/data resources, (2) Telecommunications infrastructure and technologies are the next most frequently shared resources, (3) When resources are successfully shared, all parties benefit, (4) A few unsuccessful attempts of sharing resources have been recorded, along with lessons learned, (5) Impediments to sharing include security issues, concerns over system availability and reliability, service quality and performance, and institutional barriers, (6) Advantages of sharing include financial benefits to agencies from using shared resources and benefits to the public in terms of congestion mitigation, information transfer (e.g., traveler information systems), mobility (e.g., welfare-to-work paratransit), and safety (e.g., speed of incident response, incident avoidance), (7) Technology-based solutions exist to address technology-based concerns, and (8) Institutional issues can be addressed through leadership, enhanced knowledge and skills, open communication, responsiveness, and attractive pricing structures.

Franzese, O

2004-09-22

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Summary review of rock mechanics workshop on radioactive waste disposal  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Presentations, critiques and recommendations for the disposal of commercial radioactive waste based upon an analysis of the information presented at the Rock Mechanics Review/Workshop, Denver, Colorado, December 16-17, 1976 are summarized. The workshop, comprised of both formal and informal sessions, with about 50 participants, was hosted by RE/SPEC Inc. and Dr. Paul F. Gnirk, President and was sponsored by the Office of Waste Isolation (OWI), led by Dr. William C. McClain. The panel of reviewers, responsible for this report, consisted of Neville L. Carter, Richard E. Goodman, and Robert H. Merrill. These panel members were selected not only on the basis of their experience in various aspects of Rock Mechanics and Mining Engineering but also because they have had no previous active participation in problems concerning disposal of radioactive waste. By way of a general comment, the review panel was very favorably impressed with the Rock Mechanics research efforts, supported by OWI, on this problem and with the level of technical competence of those carrying out the research. Despite the rather preliminary nature of the results presented and the youth of the program itself, it is clear that the essential ingredients for a successful program are at hand, especially as regards disposal in natural salt formations. These include laboratory studies of appropriate rock deformation, numerical analyses of thermal and mechanical stresses around openings, and in situ field tests. We shall comment on each of these three major areas in turn. We shall then offer recommendations for their improvement, and, finally, we shall make more general recommendations for future considerations of the OWI radioactive waste disposal program

1976-12-17

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Seismic margin review of the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station: Summary report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This Summary Report is the first of three volumes for the Seismic Margin Review of the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station. Volume 2 is the Systems Analysis of the first trial seismic margin review. Volume 3 documents the results of the fragility screening for the review. The three volumes demonstrate how the seismic margin review guidance (NUREG/CR-4482) of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Seismic Design Margins Program can be applied. The overall objectives of the trial review are to assess the seismic margins of a particular pressurized water reactor, and to test the adequacy of this review approach, quantification techniques, and guidelines for performing the review. Results from the trial review will be used to revise the seismic margin methodology and guidelines so that the NRC and industry can readily apply them to assess the inherent quantitative seismic capacity of nuclear power plants.

1987-01-01

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Process monitoring for reprocessing plant safeguards: a summary review  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Process monitoring is a term typically associated with a detailed look at plant operating data to determine plant status. Process monitoring has been generally associated with operational control of plant processes. Recently, process monitoring has been given new attention for a possible role in international safeguards. International Safeguards Project Office (ISPO) Task C.59 has the goal to identify specific roles for process monitoring in international safeguards. As the preliminary effort associated with this task, a review of previous efforts in process monitoring for safeguards was conducted. Previous efforts mentioned concepts and a few specific applications. None were comprehensive in addressing all aspects of a process monitoring application for safeguards. This report summarizes the basic elements that must be developed in a comprehensive process monitoring application for safeguards. It then summarizes the significant efforts that have been documented in the literature with respect to the basic elements that were addressed

1986-01-01

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Serum tumor markers in pediatric osteosarcoma: a summary review  

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Full Text Available Abstract Osteosarcoma is the most common primary high-grade bone tumor in both adolescents and children. Early tumor detection is key to ensuring effective treatment. Serum marker discovery and validation for pediatric osteosarcoma has accelerated in recent years, coincident with an evolving understanding of molecules and their complex interactions, and the compelling need for improved pediatric osteosarcoma outcome measures in clinical trials. This review gives a short overview of serological markers for pediatric osteosarcoma, and highlights advances in pediatric osteosarcoma-related marker research within the past year. Studies in the past year involving serum markers in patients with pediatric osteosarcoma can be assigned to one of four categories, i.e., new approaches and new markers, exploratory studies in specialized disease subsets, large cross-sectional validation studies, and longitudinal studies, with and without an intervention. Most of the studies have examined the association of a serum marker with some aspect of the natural history of pediatric osteosarcoma. As illustrated by the many studies reviewed, several serum markers are emerging that show a credible association with disease modification. The expanding pool of informative osteosarcoma-related markers is expected to impact development of therapeutics for pediatric osteosarcoma positively and, it is hoped, ultimately clinical care. Combinations of serum markers of natural immunity, thyroid hormone homeostasis, and bone tumorigenesis may be undertaken together in patients with pediatric osteosarcoma. These serum markers in combination may do better. The potential effect of an intrinsic dynamic balance of tumor angiogenesis residing within a single hormone (tri-iodothyronine) is an attractive concept for regulation of vascularization in pediatric osteosarcoma.

Savitskaya Yulia A; Rico-Martínez Genaro; Linares-González Luis Miguel; Delgado-Cedillo Ernesto Andrés; Téllez-Gastelum René; Alfaro-Rodríguez Alfonso Benito; Redón-Tavera Antonio; Ibarra-Ponce de León José Clemente

2012-01-01

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Fair Oaks Dairy Farms Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Review Summary  

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At Fair Oaks Dairy, dried manure solids (''DMS'') are currently used as a low value compost. United Power was engaged to evaluate the feasibility of processing these DMS into ethanol utilizing commercially available cellulosic biofuels conversion platforms. The Fair Oaks Dairy group is transitioning their traditional ''manure to methane'' mesophilic anaerobic digester platform to an integrated bio-refinery centered upon thermophilic digestion. Presently, the Digested Manure Solids (DMS) are used as a low value soil amendment (compost). United Power evaluated the feasibility of processing DMS into higher value ethanol utilizing commercially available cellulosic biofuels conversion platforms. DMS was analyzed and over 100 potential technology providers were reviewed and evaluated. DMS contains enough carbon to be suitable as a biomass feedstock for conversion into ethanol by gasification technology, or as part of a conversion process that would include combined heat and power. In the first process, 100% of the feedstock is converted into ethanol. In the second process, the feedstock is combusted to provide heat to generate electrical power supporting other processes. Of the 100 technology vendors evaluated, a short list of nine technology providers was developed. From this, two vendors were selected as finalists (one was an enzymatic platform and one was a gasification platform). Their selection was based upon the technical feasibility of their systems, engineering expertise, experience in commercial or pilot scale operations, the ability or willingness to integrate the system into the Fair Oaks Biorefinery, the know-how or experience in producing bio-ethanol, and a clear path to commercial development.

Andrew Wold; Robert Divers

2011-06-23

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A summary review of modelling oil in ice  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The increase of maritime shipping and industrial developments in the Arctic increases the risk for potential oil spills in ice. Such spills are difficult to track, may contaminate vast areas after the melting season and may take months to clean. As such, there is a need for robust spill models that can predict the trajectory and fate of soil spilled in ice. This paper summarized the results obtained from a recent review on the state of knowledge on modelling approaches developed during the last 4 decades to predict transport and weathering of oil spilled in ice-infested waters. It showed that modelling oil spills on ice is much less developed than oil-spill modelling in open water. There appears to be a lag between the advancement of understanding the fate and behaviour and the integration of the results into operational oil-spill models. The most widely used method consists of adapting existing open-water oil spill models to ice-infested waters by introducing a correction factor proportional to ice coverage to key processes controlling the transport and weathering of oil in ice. Few models use a quadratic scaling factor. As such most existing oil spill models are inadequate to accurately reproduce field observations related to oil spills in ice. Existing data shows that variations of evaporation and emulsification rates are not linearly correlated with the percentage of ice coverage. The decrease in these rates is a function of the ice coverage, the type of ice, and varies with time after the spill. The study found that future models for oil spill in ice-infested waters should be combined with robust ice models coupled with atmospheric models, circulation models and wave models which includes the effect of ice. The dynamic approach was shown to adapt well to coupling with ice models. 81 refs., 2 tabs.

2009-01-01

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A summary review of modelling oil in ice  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The increase of maritime shipping and industrial developments in the Arctic increases the risk for potential oil spills in ice. Such spills are difficult to track, may contaminate vast areas after the melting season and may take months to clean. As such, there is a need for robust spill models that can predict the trajectory and fate of soil spilled in ice. This paper summarized the results obtained from a recent review on the state of knowledge on modelling approaches developed during the last 4 decades to predict transport and weathering of oil spilled in ice-infested waters. It showed that modelling oil spills on ice is much less developed than oil-spill modelling in open water. There appears to be a lag between the advancement of understanding the fate and behaviour and the integration of the results into operational oil-spill models. The most widely used method consists of adapting existing open-water oil spill models to ice-infested waters by introducing a correction factor proportional to ice coverage to key processes controlling the transport and weathering of oil in ice. Few models use a quadratic scaling factor. As such most existing oil spill models are inadequate to accurately reproduce field observations related to oil spills in ice. Existing data shows that variations of evaporation and emulsification rates are not linearly correlated with the percentage of ice coverage. The decrease in these rates is a function of the ice coverage, the type of ice, and varies with time after the spill. The study found that future models for oil spill in ice-infested waters should be combined with robust ice models coupled with atmospheric models, circulation models and wave models which includes the effect of ice. The dynamic approach was shown to adapt well to coupling with ice models. 81 refs., 2 tabs.

Khelifa, A. [Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada). Emergencies Science and Technology Section

2009-07-01

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Environmental review report : executive summary : Royal Road Wind Farm  

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This paper presents the results of an environmental screening and environmental review of the proposed Royal Road Wind Farm in southwestern Prince Edward County, Ontario. Vision Quest, TransAlta's Wind Business is proposing to install 13 wind turbines, a substation and associated power lines to capture the wind resource found in the primary study area. The wind resource will be leased from landowners of the affected land for a period of at least 25 years. The electricity generated on-site will be added to the local power grid through an existing pole-mounted distribution line. The proposed wind energy facility will have a capacity of about 20 MW and produce an average of 52,000 MWh of electricity annually, enough to meet the electricity needs of 7,800 households. This paper included a description of the project, a characterization of the biophysical and socio-economic environment, an assessment of the potential negative net effects of project activities, and consultation with the public and government agencies. In particular, it examined the effects on surface water and groundwater, disturbance of soil, disturbance of historical artifacts, sensory disturbances of wildlife, habitat alteration, mortality of wildlife, change in land use, visual impact, noise impact, effect on tourism and effect on property values. It was concluded that the negative environmental effects of the project are acceptable and balanced by the positive effects of the project which include the provision of non-polluting electricity to the province using a clean, renewable energy source without greenhouse gas emissions or other pollutants. refs., tabs., figs., appendices.

NONE

2004-06-01

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75 FR 59716 - Draft Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk...  

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...EPA-HQ-ORD-2010-0633] Draft Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on...assessment titled, ``Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on...listening session on the draft assessment for urea will be held on November 16, 2010,...

2010-09-28

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75 FR 69065 - Draft Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk...  

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...FRL-9224-5] Draft Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on...assessment titled, ``Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on...panel workshop on the draft assessment for Urea will be held via teleconference on...

2010-11-10

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NRC review of Electric Power Research Institute's Advanced Light Reactor Utility Requirements Document - Program summary, Project No. 669  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The staff of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has prepared Volume 1 of a safety evaluation report (SER), ''NRC Review of Electric Power Research Institute's Advanced Light Water Reactor Utility Requirements Document -- Program Summary,'' to document the results of its review of the Electric Power Research Institute's ''Advanced Light Water Reactor Utility Requirements Document.'' This SER provides a discussion of the overall purpose and scope of the Requirements Document, the background of the staff's review, the review approach used by the staff, and a summary of the policy and technical issues raised by the staff during its review

1992-01-01

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IRIS TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS FOR BORON AND COMPOUNDS (THIRD EXTERNAL REVIEW DRAFT 2002)  

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The U. S. EPA has conducted a peer review of the scientific basis supporting the health hazard and dose response assessment for Boron that will appear on the Agency's online data base, the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). Peer Review is meant to ensure that science is u...

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Market review - market values summary/July market review/current market data  

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This article is the July 1994 uranium market summary. In the natural uranium and conversion market, there were five deals. The unrestricted value remained unchanged at $7.10, and the restricted value was unchanged at $9.25. In the UF6 market, there was one deal, and both the restricted and unrestricted values remained constant ($29.40 and $24.50 respectively). The restricted transaction value decreased to $9.35, while the unrestricted value was constant at $7.10. The restricted transaction value decreased to $9.35, while the unrestricted value was constant at $7.10. In the enrichment services market, there was but a single transaction. Both the restricted and unrestricted prices were unchanged ($87.00 and $67.00 respectively).

NONE

1994-08-01

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Bioenergy. A sustainable and reliable energy source. A review of status and prospects. Executive Summary  

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This publication is the Executive Summary of a report prepared for IEA Bioenergy. The full report 'Bioenergy - a Sustainable and Reliable Energy Source' will be available on the website of IEA Bioenergy in digital form and in hard copy in a few months time. The purpose of the project was to produce an authoritative review of the entire bioenergy sector aimed at policy and investment decision makers. The brief to the contractors was to provide a global perspective of the potential for bioenergy, the main opportunities for deployment in the short and medium term and the principal issues and challenges facing the development of the sector.

Bauen, A.; Vuille, F. [E4tech, London (United Kingdom); Berndes, G. [Chalmers University of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden); Junginger, M. [Copernicus Institute, University of Utrecht, Utrecht (Netherlands); Londo, M. [ECN Policy Studies, Petten (Netherlands)

2009-08-15

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Bioenergy. A sustainable and reliable energy source. A review of status and prospects. Executive Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This publication is the Executive Summary of a report prepared for IEA Bioenergy. The full report 'Bioenergy - a Sustainable and Reliable Energy Source' will be available on the website of IEA Bioenergy in digital form and in hard copy in a few months time. The purpose of the project was to produce an authoritative review of the entire bioenergy sector aimed at policy and investment decision makers. The brief to the contractors was to provide a global perspective of the potential for bioenergy, the main opportunities for deployment in the short and medium term and the principal issues and challenges facing the development of the sector.

2009-01-01

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IRIS TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS FOR POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS (EXTERNAL PEER REVIEW)  

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The U.S. EPA conducted a peer review of the scientific basis supporting the human health hazard and dose-response assessments of four congeners of polybrominated diphenyl ethers: tetraBDE (BDE-47), pentaBDE (BDE-99), hexaBDE (BDE-153), and decaBDE (BDE-209), that will appear on ...

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IRIS TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS FOR VINYL CHLORIDE (EXTERNAL REVIEW DRAFT)  

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The Draft Toxicological Review was developed to evaluate both the cancer and non cancer human health risks from environmental exposure to vinyl chloride. A reference concentration (RfC), and a reference dose (RfD) were developed based upon induction of liver cell polymorphism in ...

 
 
 
 
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Generating solutions : summary of the Electricity Sector Council's review of foreign credential recognition  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Electricity Sector Council has recognized the increasing requirement to recruit and retain internationally trained workers to offset the anticipated retirement of up to 40 per cent of skilled workers in this sector by 2014. This document provided a brief summary of the review of foreign credential recognition in Canada's Electricity Council which was prepared in February 2008. The purpose of the study was to capture a perceptive picture of Canada's electricity labour force and to assist the Electricity Sector Council in the potential development and implementation of strategies to facilitate the integration of internationally trained workers into Canada's electricity sector. This synopsis report presented the analysis of the study including a discussion of immigration trends; foreign credential recognition in Canada's electricity sector; immigration profiles by region; case study profiles; and recommendations. It was recommended that resources be researched, developed and provided in order to help stakeholders attract, recruit, retain and integrate internationally trained workers. 2 refs.

2008-01-01

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Generating solutions : summary of the Electricity Sector Council's review of foreign credential recognition  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Electricity Sector Council has recognized the increasing requirement to recruit and retain internationally trained workers to offset the anticipated retirement of up to 40 per cent of skilled workers in this sector by 2014. This document provided a brief summary of the review of foreign credential recognition in Canada's Electricity Council which was prepared in February 2008. The purpose of the study was to capture a perceptive picture of Canada's electricity labour force and to assist the Electricity Sector Council in the potential development and implementation of strategies to facilitate the integration of internationally trained workers into Canada's electricity sector. This synopsis report presented the analysis of the study including a discussion of immigration trends; foreign credential recognition in Canada's electricity sector; immigration profiles by region; case study profiles; and recommendations. It was recommended that resources be researched, developed and provided in order to help stakeholders attract, recruit, retain and integrate internationally trained workers. 2 refs.

NONE

2008-03-15

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Disease risk score as a confounder summary method: systematic review and recommendations.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

PURPOSE: To systematically examine trends and applications of the disease risk score (DRS) as a confounder summary method. METHODS: We completed a systematic search of MEDLINE and Web of Science® to identify all English language articles that applied DRS methods. We tabulated the number of publications by year and type (empirical application, methodological contribution, or review paper) and summarized methods used in empirical applications overall and by publication year (<2000, ?2000). RESULTS: Of 714 unique articles identified, 97 examined DRS methods and 86 were empirical applications. We observed a bimodal distribution in the number of publications over time, with a peak 1979-1980, and resurgence since 2000. The majority of applications with methodological detail derived DRS using logistic regression (47%), used DRS as a categorical variable in regression (93%), and applied DRS in a non-experimental cohort (47%) or case-control (42%) study. Few studies examined effect modification by outcome risk (23%). CONCLUSION: Use of DRS methods has increased yet remains low. Comparative effectiveness research may benefit from more DRS applications, particularly to examine effect modification by outcome risk. Standardized terminology may facilitate identification, application, and comprehension of DRS methods. More research is needed to support the application of DRS methods, particularly in case-control studies.

Tadrous M; Gagne JJ; Stürmer T; Cadarette SM

2013-02-01

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Population-based smoking cessation strategies: a summary of a select group of evidence-based reviews.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this report was to provide the Ministry of Health Promotion (MHP) with a summary of existing evidence-based reviews of the clinical and economic outcomes of population-based smoking cessation strategies. BACKGROUND: Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Ontario, linked to approximately 13,000 avoidable premature deaths annually - the vast majority of these are attributable to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic obstructive lung disease. (1) In Ontario, tobacco related health care costs amount to $6.1 billion annually, or about $502 per person (including non-smokers) and account for 1.4% of the provincial domestic product. (2) In 2007, there were approximately 1.7 to 1.9 million smokers in Ontario with two-thirds of these intending to quit in the next six months and one-third wanting to quit within 30 days. (3) In 2007/2008, Ontario invested $15 million in cessation programs, services and training. (4) In June 2009, the Ministry of Health Promotion (MHP) requested that MAS provide a summary of the evidence base surrounding population-based smoking cessation strategies. PROJECT SCOPE: The MAS and the MHP agreed that the project would consist of a clinical and economic summary of the evidence surrounding nine population-based strategies for smoking cessation including: Mass media interventionsTelephone counsellingPost-secondary smoking cessation programs (colleges/universities)Community-wide stop-smoking contests (i.e. Quit and Win)Community interventionsPhysician advice to quitNursing interventions for smoking cessationHospital-based interventions for smoking cessationPharmacotherapies for smoking cessation, specifically:Nicotine replacement therapiesAntidepressantsAnxiolytic drugsOpioid antagonistsClonidineNicotine receptor partial agonistsReviews examining interventions for Cut Down to Quit (CDTQ) or harm reduction were not included in this review. In addition, reviews examining individual-level smoking cessation strategies (i.e. self-help interventions, counselling, etc.), web-based smoking cessation interventions, and smoking cessation strategies for special population groups outside of those identified from reviews included in this analysis were excluded from the scope. Information on cessation programs or strategies in other provinces or an evaluation of current population-based programs in Ontario was also not included in the scope. STATUS IN ONTARIO: In 2005, the McGuinty government launched the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, focusing on initiatives aimed at young people to encourage them not to smoke, protection from exposure to second-hand smoke, and programs to help smokers quit. There are currently many smoking cessation programs funded across the province and in 2007/2008, Ontario invested $15 million in cessation programs, services and training. Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) fee codes for physician advice to quit also exist. EVIDENCE-BASED ANALYSIS: RESEARCH QUESTION: What are the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the selected population-based strategies for smoking cessation? LITERATURE SEARCH: A preliminary scan of Medline was conducted to identify major systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and health technology assessments (HTAs) in the area of smoking cessation. Based on the availability of a number of Cochrane Reviews on the topic of smoking cessation, a more systematic search of the literature was not conducted. For the economic analysis, a literature search was conducted of relevant databases for recently published article reviews, HTAs, and Cochrane Reviews of the nine identified population-based smoking cessation strategies. This analysis is limited as it is a summary of existing reviews and not a systematic review. OUTCOMES OF INTEREST: The primary outcome of interest for the clinical summary was abstinence from smoking at 6 months follow up; additional outcomes were examined where available. The primary outcomes of interest for the economic analysis were cost-effectiveness ratios. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS: The evidence suggests that

2010-01-01

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Annual DOE active solar heating and cooling contractors' review meeting. Premeeting proceedings and project summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Ninety-three project summaries are presented which discuss the following aspects of active solar heating and cooling: Rankine solar cooling systems; absorption solar cooling systems; desiccant solar cooling systems; solar heat pump systems; solar hot water systems; special projects (such as the National Solar Data Network, hybrid solar thermal/photovoltaic applications, and heat transfer and water migration in soils); administrative/management support; and solar collector, storage, controls, analysis, and materials technology. (LEW)

None,

1981-09-01

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Correspondence Study; A Summary Review of the Research and Development Literature.  

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Beginning with a historical review of private correspondence schools, supervised high school level programs, military programs (notable the United States Armed Forces Institute), and activities by such university extension luminaries as William Rainey Harper and W. H. Lighty, this literature review covers accreditation and licensing problems,…

Mathieson, David E.

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Measuring Business Student Satisfaction: A Review and Summary of the Major Predictors  

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|Many studies have examined the reasons for students' satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their higher educational experience. However, no single paper reviews the major attributes of an educational program that are most commonly found to be significant predictors of student satisfaction. This paper reviews the major attributes that most…

Gibson, Allen

2010-01-01

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Market values summary/January market review/current market data  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This article is the January 1995 uranium market summary. In the natural uranium and conversion market, there were six deals. Both the restricted and the unrestricted values rose ($9.65 and $7.25 respectively). In the UF6 market, there were no transactions this reporting period, but both the restricted and the unrestricted values rose slightly ($30.75 and $25.00 respectively). The restricted transaction value rose to $9.55, while the unrestricted value remained unchanged at $7.10. In the separation services market, there was one deal this period. Both the restricted and the unrestricted values rose ($86.00 and $73.00 respectively)

1995-01-01

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Market values summary/January market review/current market data  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This article is the January 1995 uranium market summary. In the natural uranium and conversion market, there were six deals. Both the restricted and the unrestricted values rose ($9.65 and $7.25 respectively). In the UF6 market, there were no transactions this reporting period, but both the restricted and the unrestricted values rose slightly ($30.75 and $25.00 respectively). The restricted transaction value rose to $9.55, while the unrestricted value remained unchanged at $7.10. In the separation services market, there was one deal this period. Both the restricted and the unrestricted values rose ($86.00 and $73.00 respectively).

NONE

1995-02-01

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Summary findings of a systematic review of the ultrasound assessment of synovitis  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

This report presents the results of a recent systematic review performed by the OMERACT Ultrasound Group on the metric properties of ultrasound for the detection of synovitis in inflammatory arthritis. Reviews were conducted for the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot; most reports were related to the hand and knee, and the most common disease process was rheumatoid arthritis. The review highlights the current gaps in the literature, including a lack of reliability data with respect to intra-occasion and intra- and inter-reader reliability. Current work by our group is addressing these issues.

Joshua, Fredrick; Lassere, Marissa

2007-01-01

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Authorization Decree Application for the creation of the Flamanville-3 Basic Nuclear Installation. Executive Summary of the Technical Review  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

On 9 May 2006, Electricite de France (EDF) submitted to the Ministers for Nuclear Safety an authorization decree application for an EPR-type reactor on the site of the Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Article 29 of Act No. 2006-686 of 13 June 2006 on Transparency and Security in the Nuclear Field prescribes that the creation of any basic nuclear installation shall be issued by a decree taken after consultation with the Nuclear Safety Authority (Autorite de surete nucleaire - ASN). The purpose of this report is to provide ASN's Board with a summary of the technical review led by ASN services and carried out by their technical support agencies, namely the IRSN, the GPR and the Standing Nuclear Section of the CCAP between 2001 and 2006. After summing up the conclusions of the review on the safety options of the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) Project, as carried out between 1993 and 2000, this report describes the process and modalities of the review conducted from 2001 to 2006. Besides providing the opinion of ASN's services on the creation-licence application, it also outlines the further review to be carried out, if the authorization decree is issued. (authors)

2006-05-09

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Report of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Piping Review Committee. Volume 5. Summary - Piping Review Committee conclusions and recommendations  

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This document summarizes a comprehensive review of NRC requirements for Nuclear Piping by the US NRC Piping Review Committee. Four topical areas, addressed in greater detail in Volumes 1 through 4 of this report, are included: (1) Stress Corrosion Cracking in Piping of Boiling Water Reactor Plants; (2) Evaluation of Seismic Design; (3) Evaluation of Potential for Pipe Breaks; and (4) Evaluation of Other Dynamic Loads and Load Combinations. This volume summarizes the major issues, reviews the interfaces, and presents the Committee's conclusions and recommendations for updating NRC requirements on these issues. This report also suggests research or other work that may be required to respond to issues not amenable to resolution at this time.

1985-01-01

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Report of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Piping Review Committee. Volume 5. Summary - Piping Review Committee conclusions and recommendations  

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This document summarizes a comprehensive review of NRC requirements for Nuclear Piping by the US NRC Piping Review Committee. Four topical areas, addressed in greater detail in Volumes 1 through 4 of this report, are included: (1) Stress Corrosion Cracking in Piping of Boiling Water Reactor Plants; (2) Evaluation of Seismic Design; (3) Evaluation of Potential for Pipe Breaks; and (4) Evaluation of Other Dynamic Loads and Load Combinations. This volume summarizes the major issues, reviews the interfaces, and presents the Committee's conclusions and recommendations for updating NRC requirements on these issues. This report also suggests research or other work that may be required to respond to issues not amenable to resolution at this time.

1985-04-01

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Summary of PERF air program review - August 22-23, 2007, Annapolis, Maryland.  

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For many years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has supported and sponsored various types of environmental research related to the oil and gas industry through its Office of Fossil Energy and its National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). In November 2005, Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) organized and coordinated a review of DOE's water research program in conjunction with the fall 2005 meeting of the Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF). PERF is a nonprofit organization created in 1986 to provide a stimulus and forum for collecting, exchanging, and analyzing research information related to the development of technology for the petroleum industry and also to provide a mechanism for establishing joint research projects in that field. Additional information on PERF can be accessed at http://www.perf.org. The water program review was so successful that both DOE and PERF agreed that a second program review would be useful -- this time on air research and issues. Argonne coordinated the air program review, which was held in Annapolis, Maryland, on August 22 and 23, 2007. This report summarizes the presentations and related discussions that were part of the air program review. The full agenda for the program review is included as Appendix A.

Veil, J. A.; Schmalzer, D. K.; Leath, P. P.

2007-10-24

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Expert initial review of Columbia River Basin salmonid management models: Summary report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Over the past years, several fish passage models have been developed to examine the downstream survival of salmon during their annual migration through the Columbia River reservoir system to below Bonneville Dam. More recently, models have been created to simulate the survival of salmon throughout the entire life cycle. The models are used by various regional agencies and native American tribes to assess impacts of dam operation, harvesting, and predation on salmonid abundance. These models are now also being used to assess extinction probabilities and evaluate restoration alternatives for threatened and endangered salmonid stocks. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) coordinated an initial evaluation of the principal models by a panel of outside, expert reviewers. None of the models were unequivocally endorsed by any reviewer. Significant strengths and weaknesses were noted for each with respect to reasonability of assumptions and equations, adequacy of documentation, adequacy of supporting data, and calibration procedures. Although the models reviewed differ in some important respects, all reflect a common conceptual basis in classical population dynamic theory and a common empirical basis consisting of the available time series of salmonid stock data, hydrographic records, experimental studies of dam passage parameters, and measurements of reservoir mortality. The results of this initial review are not to be construed as a comprehensive scientific peer review of existing Columbia River Basin (CRB) salmon population models and data. The peer review process can be enhanced further by a dynamic exchange regional modelers and scientific panel experts involving interaction and feedback

1993-01-01

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Market values summary/February market review/current market data  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This article is the February 1995 uranium market summary. In the natural uranium and concentrates market, there were 10 deals, and the restricted value moved upward to $10.40. The unrestricted value remained fixed at $7.25. In the UF6 market, there were two deals in the restricted market, and the restricted value rose to $32.75 per kgU as UF6. The unrestricted value remained at $25.00. The restricted transaction value rose to $9.75, and the unrestricted value rose to $7.15. In the enrichment services market, there were three deals. The restricted SWU value rose to $90 per SWU, and the unrestricted value rose to $75 per SWU. Active uranium supply and active uranium demand dropped this reporting period

1995-01-01

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Market values summary/February market review/current market data  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This article is the February 1995 uranium market summary. In the natural uranium and concentrates market, there were 10 deals, and the restricted value moved upward to $10.40. The unrestricted value remained fixed at $7.25. In the UF6 market, there were two deals in the restricted market, and the restricted value rose to $32.75 per kgU as UF6. The unrestricted value remained at $25.00. The restricted transaction value rose to $9.75, and the unrestricted value rose to $7.15. In the enrichment services market, there were three deals. The restricted SWU value rose to $90 per SWU, and the unrestricted value rose to $75 per SWU. Active uranium supply and active uranium demand dropped this reporting period.

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1995-03-01

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Summary of presentation on heat cycle research presented at geothermal status review meeting, October 25, 1982  

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Some of the most important problems for designers of geothermal binary power plants are reviewed. Research needs are discussed for the following areas: high performance cycles with high salinity capability, approaches to smaller plants, brine chemistry behavior, fouling and materials section, and heat rejection.

Whitbeck, J.F.

1982-01-01

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Summary and review of hydrogen theoretical equation-of-state models at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory  

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[en] A review and analysis of the hydrogen equations of state (EOS) at use at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL) are presented. Careful comparisons to experimental data and among EOS's are performed and evaluated. The new LLL hydrogen EOS (EOS95) and its representations produce the best agreement with experimental data and hydrodynamic simulation studies

1980-01-01

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Summary and review of hydrogen theoretical equation-of-state models at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory  

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A review and analysis of the hydrogen equations of state (EOS) at use at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL) are presented. Careful comparisons to experimental data and among EOS's are performed and evaluated. The new LLL hydrogen EOS (EOS95) and its representations produce the best agreement with experimental data and hydrodynamic simulation studies.

Graboske, H.C. Jr.; Wong, K.L.

1980-02-01

 
 
 
 
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Market values summary/June market review/current market data  

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This article is the June 1996 uranium market review. It contains data on recent uranium concentrates transactions, including natural uranium loans, conversion sales, and enrichment services sales. Data on the supply and demand of concentrates, conversion services, and enrichment services is also provided.

NONE

1996-07-01

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Advanced Simulation and Computing: A Summary Report to the Director's Review  

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It has now been three years since the Advanced Simulation and Computing Program (ASCI), as managed by Defense and Nuclear Technologies (DNT) Directorate, has been reviewed by this Director's Review Committee (DRC). Since that time, there has been considerable progress for all components of the ASCI Program, and these developments will be highlighted in this document and in the presentations planned for June 9 and 10, 2003. There have also been some name changes. Today, the Program is called ''Advanced Simulation and Computing,'' Although it retains the familiar acronym ASCI, the initiative nature of the effort has given way to sustained services as an integral part of the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP). All computing efforts at LLNL and the other two Defense Program (DP) laboratories are funded and managed under ASCI. This includes the so-called legacy codes, which remain essential tools in stockpile stewardship. The contract between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the University of California (UC) specifies an independent appraisal of Directorate technical work and programmatic management. Such represents the work of this DNT Review Committee. Beginning this year, the Laboratory is implementing a new review system. This process was negotiated between UC, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and the Laboratory Directors. Central to this approach are eight performance objectives that focus on key programmatic and administrative goals. Associated with each of these objectives are a number of performance measures to more clearly characterize the attainment of the objectives. Each performance measure has a lead directorate and one or more contributing directorates. Each measure has an evaluation plan and has identified expected documentation to be included in the ''Assessment File''.

McCoy, M G; Peck, T

2003-06-01

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Summary of literature review of risk communication: Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project  

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The Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project will estimate radiation exposures people may have received from radioactive materials released during past operations at the Department of Energy's Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. The project is being conducted by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) under the direction of an independent Technical Steering Panel (TSP). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will use HEDR dose estimates in studies to investigate a potential link between thyroid disease and historical Hanford emissions. The HEDR Project was initiated to address public concerns about the possible health impacts from past releases of radioactive materials from Hanford. The TSP recognized early in the project that special mechanisms would be required to communicate effectively to the many different concerned audiences. To identify and develop these mechanisms, the TSP issued Directive 89-7 to PNL in May 1989. The TSP directed PNL to examine methods to communicate the causes and effects of uncertainties in the dose estimates. A literature review was conducted as the first activity in response to the TSP's directive. This report presents the results of the literature review. The objective of the literature review was to identify key principles'' that could be applied to develop communications strategies for the project. 26 refs., 6 figs.

Byram, S.J.

1991-05-01

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Summary of literature review of risk communication: Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project will estimate radiation exposures people may have received from radioactive materials released during past operations at the Department of Energy's Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. The project is being conducted by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) under the direction of an independent Technical Steering Panel (TSP). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will use HEDR dose estimates in studies to investigate a potential link between thyroid disease and historical Hanford emissions. The HEDR Project was initiated to address public concerns about the possible health impacts from past releases of radioactive materials from Hanford. The TSP recognized early in the project that special mechanisms would be required to communicate effectively to the many different concerned audiences. To identify and develop these mechanisms, the TSP issued Directive 89-7 to PNL in May 1989. The TSP directed PNL to examine methods to communicate the causes and effects of uncertainties in the dose estimates. A literature review was conducted as the first activity in response to the TSP's directive. This report presents the results of the literature review. The objective of the literature review was to identify ''key principles'' that could be applied to develop communications strategies for the project. 26 refs., 6 figs

1989-05-00

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Management of supraventricular tachycardia using the Valsalva manoeuvre: a historical review and summary of published evidence.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Use of the Valsalva manoeuvre (VM) as a first-line management tool for the reversion of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in both emergency medicine and prehospital emergency-care settings has presented challenges, requiring continuous examination and refinement to define both its appropriateness and effectiveness. This report details the evolution of knowledge related to SVT and the historical evolution and controversies associated with VM; it also highlights the ongoing development of an evidence-based model of practice for the management of SVT in the emergency medicine and prehospital emergency-care settings. A two-part review of the literature using electronic medical databases was conducted. Other relevant texts or articles unavailable within the electronic search were also identified. Part 1 of the search criteria identified the historical evolution of the pathophysiology of SVT, whereas part 2 identified the use of VM for the clinical management of SVT. Part 1 of the review identified a total of 38 articles with eight meeting the inclusion criteria, and part 2 of the review identified a total of 44 articles with 17 meeting the inclusion criteria. An evidence-based model of practice requires clarification. The differentiation of nodal re-entrant tachycardias may, with further research, lead to identification of the specificity of VM in reversion of SVT during the early stages of arrhythmia. There is a need for further prehospital and emergency department research to quantify an evidence-based approach to VM.

Smith G

2012-12-01

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[Treatment of anxiety syndrome. A systematic literature review. Summary and conclusions by the SBU].  

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A report by the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) has reviewed, classified and evaluated the scientific literature on treatment of panic syndrome, specific phobias, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive syndrome (OCD), generalized anxiety syndrome (GAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The review included treatment of children, adolescents and adults. The report concludes that there is effective treatment available for all anxiety syndromes. However in general, the effect is often moderate and symptoms reappear when the treatment period is discontinued. For adults, scientific evidence supports the use of paroxetine and sertraline for all syndromes except specific phobias. For the other SSRI's there is also evidence for the use of fluoxetin in OCD and PTSD, for fluvoxamine in social phobia and OCD and for escitalopram in social phobia. Other antidepressant drugs with a strong scientific support is venlafaxin in social phobia and GAD, imipramin in panic syndrome and chlomipramine in panic syndrome and OCD. Among psychological treatments, there is scientific evidence for cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for treatment of panic syndrome, specific phobias, social phobia, PTSD and GAD. Exposure, with or without other psychotherapeutic interventions, has scientific support for efficacy in panic disorder (both in terms of number of panic attacks and for agoraphobia), specific phobias, OCD and PTSD. Use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has scientific support for treatment of PTSD. PMID:16408394

von Knorring, Lars; Thelander, Sten; Pettersson, Agneta

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A breath of fresh air: reviving the New Source Review Program. Summary report  

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An independent evaluation of the US Clean Air Act's New Source Review (NSR) program reviewed how the program was managed, why it has generated so much debate in recent years, and how the Environmental Protection Agency and the states have shared their implementation roles. The report was commissioned by Congress who enacted the NSR program, 25 years ago, which required new major facilities and utilities to be built with modern cleaner equipment to minimise air pollution, and that similar upgrades to existing plant be made whenever plants are modified in ways that increase their emissions. The study found the program to be effective in controlling air pollution from new facilities but not in reducing pollution from older facilities. It recommends the NSR should be fundamentally reformed and strongly enforced against past violations by existing facilities. It recommends a performance-based system to reduce air pollution including cap-and-trade, cap-and-net, and unit-cap approaches where emission limits should be based on performance of the cleanest technology available. 6 apps.

NONE

2003-04-01

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Review of international geothermal activities and assessment of US industry opportunities: Summary report  

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This report summarizes a study initiated to review and assess international developments in the geothermal energy field and to define business opportunities for the US geothermal industry. The report establishes data bases on the status of worldwide geothermal development and the competitiveness of US industry. Other factors identified include existing legislation, tax incentives, and government institutions or agencies and private sector organizations that promote geothermal exports. Based on the initial search of 177 countries and geographic entities, 71 countries and areas were selected as the most likely targets for the expansion of the geothermal industry internationally. The study then determined to what extent their geothermal resource had been developed, what countries had aided or participated in this development, and what plans existed for future development. Data on the energy, economic, and financial situations were gathered.

1987-08-01

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Periodical safety review of the Goesgen-Daeniken nuclear power plant. Summary, results and evaluation  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The Goesgen nuclear power plant (KKG) received its operational licence on September 9, 1978. The operational start-up of the plant went on into the year 1979, but there was a short interruption because of the accident in the Three Mile Island reactor on March 28, 1979. In May 1985 KKG submitted a request for raising the thermal reactor power from the then 2808 MW to 3002 MW. Based on the examination by the Federal Agency for the Safety of Nuclear Installations (HSK), the Swiss Federal Council granted the licence in two steps: in December 1985 for raising the thermal power to 2900 MW, and, in April 1992, to 3002 MW. The licence for the second step was given under the condition that some more experience was to be gained concerning the fuel rod cladding under higher loading. As part of the yearly re-licensing on restart after fuel assembly reloading, HSK confirmed that the plant status conformed to the legal requirements. In November 1986, HSK asked all Swiss nuclear power plant managers to state their opinions on proposed measures concerning severe accidents. Some of the measures were already in discussion; the Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986, accelerated their implementation and was also a reason for the introduction of the measures against severe accidents. In this context, KKG carried out a risk study which led to the installation of a filtered pressure release system for the containment. Another consequence of the Chernobyl accident was the introduction of technical Periodical Safety Reviews (PSR) for all operating nuclear power plants. Central points of the PSR are: a) comparison with the continuously improving state-of-the-art of science and technology concerning safety precautions; b) a systematic evaluation of operating experience and plant status; c) the taking into account of probabilistic safety analyses in the overall evaluation of the plant. Within the framework of the examination of the overall plant, HSK also checks how its requirements concerning plant safety and radiation protection are taken into account. Even if the plant manager considers the guarantee of plant safety as his duty, an overall investigation by the authorities makes sense because it also looks into rare accident scenarios for which there are, of course, no actual working experience and which can only be considered within the framework of extended plant examinations. The PSRs on the Swiss nuclear power plants therefore complement the continuous control activities of the HSK; they are carried out about every 10 years. For KKG the PSR process was initiated by a letter from the HSK in February 1994. The areas to be considered were: a) examination of design and fulfilment of technical safety systems and comparison with the actual state-of-the-art of science and technology; b) evaluation of operational experience; c) review of the technical precautions against severe accidents including the preparation of emergency measures; d) review of the emergency organisation; e) examination of the plant protection against radioactivity; f) future dismantling at the end of operational life and disposal of the radioactive wastes; g) evaluation of accident analyses and of the KKG probabilistic safety analysis; h) review of plant organisation and plant management. The examination confirmed that, at KKG, there are very many technical safety precautions. KKG operational experience is good, the results show a high degree of operational availability and a very low number of incidental shut-downs. In international comparison the collective doses of the staff are low and the release of radioactive materials to the environment is negligible; on this account KKG is one of the world's best plants operating pressurised water reactors. Up to now the examinations have not brought any ageing deterioration to light concerning the status of safety-relevant components or ducts

1999-01-01

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Review of the draft summary report of the screening process to determine reasonable alternatives for storage and disposition of weapons-usable fissile materials  

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Mr. Howard Canter, Technical Director, Office of Fissile Materials Disposition, U.S. Department of Energy asked the Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium to review a draft document titled, {open_quotes}Summary Report of the Screening Process to Determine Reasonable Alternatives for Storage and Disposition of Weapons-Usable Fissile Materials{close_quotes} (referred to hereafter as Draft Summary Report). In order to carry out this task, the Center assembled a Senior Technical Review Group: a distinguished Group of sixteen national leaders in science, engineering, public policy, health and industry, with broad-based competency in nuclear issues. The Center charged this Group with reviewing the Draft Summary Report and making recommendations about the process and the product. The members of the Group reviewed documents prior to two meetings held in Dallas, Texas on 17 February and 11 March 1995. The recommendations of the Senior Technical Review Group and the observations that led to the recommendations are listed. An annotated roster of the Senior Technical Review Group appears in this report.

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1995-03-28

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National Incident Management System (NIMS) Standards Review Panel Workshop Summary Report  

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The importance and need for full compliant implementation of NIMS nationwide was clearly demonstrated during the Hurricane Katrina event, which was clearly expressed in Secretary Chertoff's October 4, 2005 letter addressed to the State's governors. It states, ''Hurricane Katrina was a stark reminder of how critical it is for our nation to approach incident management in a coordinated, consistent, and efficient manner. We must be able to come together, at all levels of government, to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster. Our operations must be seamless and based on common incident management doctrine, because the challenges we face as a nation are far greater than capabilities of any one jurisdiction.'' The NIMS is a system/architecture for organizing response on a ''national'' level. It incorporations ICS as a main component of that structure (i.e., it institutionalizes ICS in NIMS). In a paper published on the NIMS Website, the following statements were made: ''NIMS represents a core set of doctrine, principles, terminology, and organizational processes to enable effective, efficient and collaborative incident management at all levels. To provide the framework for interoperability and compatibility, the NIMS is based on a balance between flexibility and standardization.'' Thus the NIC is challenged with the need to adopt quality SDO generated standards to support NIMS compliance, but in doing so maintain the flexibility necessary so that response operations can be tailored for the specific jurisdictional and geographical needs across the nation. In support of this large and complex challenge facing the NIC, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) was asked to provide technical support to the NIC, through their DHS Science and Technology ? Standards Portfolio Contract, to help identify, review, and develop key standards for NIMS compliance. Upon examining the challenge, the following general process appears to be a reasonable approach for identifying and establishing existing standards that would be applicable to NIMS compliance. The suggested generalized steps to establishing existing SDO generated standards for NIMS compliance are: (1) establish search criteria from the NIMS and its support documents, (2) search SDO databases to identify key existing nationally and/or internationally recognized standards that have potential application to NIMS compliance needs, (3) review the identified standards against the specific component needs of the NIMS, (4) identify the pertinent aspects/components of those identified standards that clearly address specific NIMS compliance needs, (5) establish a process to adopt the pertinent standards, which includes the generation of formalized FEMA Guidance that identifies the specific NIMS component compliance needs addressed in the respective standard, (6) develop performance criteria for which to measure compliance with the identified NIMS components addressed by the respective adopted standard, and (7) adopt the standard, publish the guidance and performance criteria, and incorporate it into routine FEMA/NIC NIMS management operations. This review process will also help identify real gaps in standards for which new NIMS specific standards should be developed. To jump start this process and hopefully identify some key ''low hanging fruit'' standards the NIC could use to begin such a process, a panel of first-responder experts (familiar with the current standards of common use in the first-responder community) from various response disciplines was formed and a workshop held. The workshop included a pre-workshop information gathering process. This report discusses the workshop and its findings in detail.

Stenner, Robert D.; Kirk, Jennifer L.; Stanton, James R.; Shebell, Peter; Schwartz, Deborah S.; Judd, Kathleen S.; Gelston, Gariann M.

2006-02-07

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Summary discussion and state of the art review for coarse-mesh computational methods  

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[en] The Reactor Physics Division of the Kerntechnische Gesellschaft held a topical meeting on Coarse-Mesh Computational Methods in Erlangen (Federal Republic of Germany), January 25 and 26, 1977. The author of this paper was asked to summarize critically the achieved progress and the open problems at the end of the meeting. One major intention was to stimulate a lively concluding general discussion. This paper grew out of these efforts and tries to summarize the progress and open questions reported at the meeting, including the major results of the concluding discussion. In order to place the progress into the right perspective some background information is given on the various methods and a short state of the art review is presented taking the international situation into account. (orig.)[de] Die Fachgruppe Reaktorphysik der Kerntechnischen Gesellschaft veranstaltete am 25. und 26. Januar 1977 in Erlangen eine Fachtagung ueber Grobmaschen-Rechenverfahren. Der Autor dieses Beitrages erklaerte sich bereit, die erzielten Fortschritte und die offengebliebenen Fragen kritisch am Ende der Tagung zusammenzufassen. Ein wesentliches Ziel war dabei, eine moeglichst lebendige Abschlussdiskussion zu stimulieren. Dieser Beitrag entstand aus den genannten Aktivitaeten und fasst die erzielten Fortschritte und offenen Fragen zusammen, wobei die wesentlichsten Ergebnisse der abschliessenden Diskussion beruecksichtigt wurden. Um die erzielten Fortschritte und offenen Fragen richtig beurteilen und einordnen zu koennen, wird ueber die verschiedenen Methoden zunaechst einige Hintergrundinformation praesentiert, ausserdem wird der Stand der Entwicklung kurz zusammengefasst, wobei die internationale Situation beruecksichtigt wird. (orig.)

1977-01-26

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Pediatric Summary Review  

Science.gov (United States)

Text Version... entry. Four patients had a baseline Aspergillus isolate: 1 each of A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, and A. terreus. Of the ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess

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Executive summary of major NuMI lessons learned: a review of relevant meetings of Fermilab's DUSEL Beamline Working Group  

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[en] We have gained tremendous experience with the NuMI Project on what was a new level of neutrino beams from a high power proton source. We expect to build on that experience for any new long baseline neutrino beam. In particular, we have learned about some things which have worked well and/or where the experience is fairly directly applicable to the next project (e.g., similar civil construction issues including: tunneling, service buildings, outfitting, and potential claims/legal issues). Some things might be done very differently (e.g., decay pipe, windows, target, beam dump, and precision of power supply control/monitoring). The NuMI experience does lead to identification of critical items for any future such project, and what issues it will be important to address. The DUSEL Beamline Working Group established at Fermilab has been meeting weekly to collect and discuss information from that NuMI experience. This document attempts to assemble much of that information in one place. In this Executive Summary, we group relevant discussion of some of the major issues and lessons learned under seven categories: (1) Differences Between the NuMI Project and Any Next Project; (2) The Process of Starting Up the Project; (3) Decision and Review Processes; (4) ES and H: Environment, Safety, and Health; (5) Local Community Buy-In; (6) Transition from Project Status to Operation; and (7) Some Lessons on Technical Elements. We concentrate here on internal project management issues, including technical areas that require special attention. We cannot ignore, however, two major external management problems that plagued the NuMI project. The first problem was the top-down imposition of an unrealistic combination of scope, cost, and schedule. This situation was partially corrected by a rebaselining. However, the full, desirable scope was never achievable. The second problem was a crippling shortage of resources. Critical early design work could not be done in a timely fashion, leading to schedule delays, inefficiencies, and corrective actions. The Working Group discussions emphasized that early planning and up-front appreciation of the problems ahead are very important for minimizing the cost and for the greatest success of any such project. Perhaps part of the project approval process should re-enforce this need. The cost of all this up-front work is now reflected in the DOE cost of any project we do. If we are being held to an upper limit on the project cost, the only thing available for compromise is the eventual project scope

2009-01-01

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Comprehensive Summary and Analysis of Oral and Written Scoping Comments on the Hawaii Geothermal Project EIS (DOE Review Draft)  

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This report contains summaries of the oral and written comments received during the scoping process for the Hawaii Geothermal Project (HGP) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Oral comments were presented during public scoping meetings; written comments were solicited at the public scoping meetings and in the ''Advance Notice of Intent'' and ''Notice of Intent'' (published in the ''Federal Register'') to prepare the HGP EIS. This comprehensive summary of scoping inputs provides an overview of the issues that have been suggested for inclusion in the HGP EIS.

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1992-09-18

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Review of medical discharge summaries and medical documentation in a metropolitan hospital: impact on diagnostic-related groups and Weighted Inlier Equivalent Separation.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

BACKGROUND: Accurate and comprehensive clinical documentation is crucial for effective ongoing patient care, follow up and to optimise casemix-based funding. Each Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) is assigned a 'weight', leading to Weighted Inlier Equivalent Separation (WIES), a system many public and private hospitals in Australia subscribe to. AIMS: To identify the top DRG in a general medical inpatient service, the completeness of medical discharge documentation, commonly missed comorbidities and system-related issues and subsequent impact on DRG and WIES allocation. METHODS: One hundred and fifty completed discharge summaries were randomly selected from the top 10 medical DRG in our health service. From a detailed review of the clinical documentation, principal diagnoses, associated comorbidities and complications, where appropriate, the DRG and WIES were modified. RESULTS: Seventy-two (48%) of the 150 reviewed admissions resulted in a revision of DRG and WIES equivalent to an increase of AUD 142,000. Respiratory-based DRG generated the largest revision of DRG and WIES, while 'Cellulitis' DRG had the largest relative change. Twenty-seven per cent of summaries reviewed necessitated a change in coding with no subsequent change in DRG allocation or WIES. Acute renal failure, anaemia and electrolyte disturbances were the most commonly underrepresented entities in clinical discharge documentation. Seven patients had their WIES downgraded. CONCLUSION: Comprehensive documentation of principal diagnosis/diagnoses, comorbidities and their complications is imperative to optimal DRG and WIES allocation. Regular meetings between clinical and coding staff improve the quality and timeliness of medical documentation, ensure adequate communication with general practitioners and lead to appropriate funding.

Chin N; Perera P; Roberts A; Nagappan R

2013-07-01

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Systematic reviews of the evidence on the nature, extent and effects of food marketing to children. A retrospective summary.  

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A 2009 systematic review of the international evidence on food and beverage marketing to children is the most recent internationally comprehensive review of the evidence base. Its findings are consistent with other independent, rigorous reviews conducted during the period 2003-2012. Food promotions have a direct effect on children's nutrition knowledge, preferences, purchase behaviour, consumption patterns and diet-related health. Current marketing practice predominantly promotes low nutrition foods and beverages. Rebalancing the food marketing landscape' is a recurring policy aim of interventions aimed at constraining food and beverage promotions to children. The collective review evidence on marketing practice indicates little progress towards policy aims has been achieved during the period 2003-2012. There is a gap in the evidence base on how substantive policy implementation can be achieved. We recommend a priority for future policy relevant research is a greater emphasis on translational research. A global framework for co-ordinated intervention to constrain unhealthy food marketing which has received high level support provides valuable insight on some aspects of immediate implementation research priorities.

Cairns G; Angus K; Hastings G; Caraher M

2013-03-01

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Effectiveness of aquatic exercise and balneotherapy: a summary of systematic reviews based on randomized controlled trials of water immersion therapies.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

BACKGROUND: The objective of this review was to summarize findings on aquatic exercise and balneotherapy and to assess the quality of systematic reviews based on randomized controlled trials. METHODS: Studies were eligible if they were systematic reviews based on randomized clinical trials (with or without a meta-analysis) that included at least 1 treatment group that received aquatic exercise or balneotherapy. We searched the following databases: Cochrane Database Systematic Review, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Web of Science, JDream II, and Ichushi-Web for articles published from the year 1990 to August 17, 2008. RESULTS: We found evidence that aquatic exercise had small but statistically significant effects on pain relief and related outcome measures of locomotor diseases (eg, arthritis, rheumatoid diseases, and low back pain). However, long-term effectiveness was unclear. Because evidence was lacking due to the poor methodological quality of balneotherapy studies, we were unable to make any conclusions on the effects of intervention. There were frequent flaws regarding the description of excluded RCTs and the assessment of publication bias in several trials. Two of the present authors independently assessed the quality of articles using the AMSTAR checklist. CONCLUSIONS: Aquatic exercise had a small but statistically significant short-term effect on locomotor diseases. However, the effectiveness of balneotherapy in curing disease or improving health remains unclear.

Kamioka H; Tsutani K; Okuizumi H; Mutoh Y; Ohta M; Handa S; Okada S; Kitayuguchi J; Kamada M; Shiozawa N; Honda T

2010-01-01

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Dow Syngas Project. Monitoring Review Committee meeting report. Held in Plaquemine, Louisiana on November 28, 1990. Summary report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Energy Security Act of 1980 established a program to provide financial assistance to private industry in the construction and operation of commercial-scale synthetic fuels plants. The Dow Syngas Project design has a high-temperature entrained-flow slagging type gasifier, which began operation in 1987. Dow agreed to comply with existing environmental regulations and to develop an Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) incorporating supplemental monitoring in areas of potential environmental and health concern, relative to synthetic fuels facilities. The two phases of monitoring in the EMP will test parameters of interest for air, water and solid waste and for establishing a data base of information useful in resolving environmental uncertainties relative to replication of synthetic fuels plants. Contents: meeting summary; detailed minutes; List of Attachments--(agenda and list of attendees, 1990 operations highlights, 1990 EMP highlights, operational monitoring results, compliance activities, health and safety progress, leak detection monitoring, division safety monitoring, graphs and proposed phase II monitoring, and feedstock flexibility and 1991 EMP activities).

1990-01-01

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Peer review panel summary report for technical determination of mixed waste incineration off-gas systems for Rocky Flats  

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[en] A Peer Review Panel was convened on September 15-17, 1992 in Boulder, Co. The members of this panel included representatives from DOE, EPA, and DOE contractors along with invited experts in the fields of air pollution control and waste incineration. The primary purpose of this review panel was to make a technical determination of a hold, test and release off gas capture system should be implemented in the proposed RF Pland mixed waste incineration system; or if a state of the art continuous air pollution control and monitoring system should be utilized as the sole off-gas control system. All of the evaluations by the panel were based upon the use of the fluidized bed unit proposed by Rocky Flats and cannot be generalized to other systems

1992-01-01

 
 
 
 
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VALIDATION OF ANALYTICAL METHODS AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR BERYLLIUM MEASUREMENT: REVIEW AND SUMMARY OF AVAILABLE GUIDES, PROCEDURES, AND PROTOCOLS  

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This document proposes to provide a listing of available sources which can be used to validate analytical methods and/or instrumentation for beryllium determination. A literature review was conducted of available standard methods and publications used for method validation and/or quality control. A comprehensive listing of the articles, papers, and books reviewed is given in Appendix 1. Available validation documents and guides are listed in the appendix; each has a brief description of application and use. In the referenced sources, there are varying approaches to validation and varying descriptions of validation at different stages in method development. This discussion focuses on validation and verification of fully developed methods and instrumentation that have been offered up for use or approval by other laboratories or official consensus bodies such as ASTM International, the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). This review was conducted as part of a collaborative effort to investigate and improve the state of validation for measuring beryllium in the workplace and the environment. Documents and publications from the United States and Europe are included. Unless otherwise specified, all documents were published in English.

Ekechukwu, A.

2008-12-17

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Summary of AHRQ's comparative effectiveness review of treatment to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis: update of the 2007 report.  

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BACKGROUND: In 2007, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ) published a systematic review on the comparative effectiveness of treatments for osteoporosis. The review included studies on the benefits and risks of medications and therapies used to prevent fractures in postmenopausal women and men with low bone density (osteopenia) or osteoporosis. Factors that may affect adherence to treatment, and monitoring for the identification of those most likely to benefit from treatment were also included in this review. AHRQ published an updated review in March 2012 that summarized the benefits and risks of osteoporosis medications in treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, including bisphosphonates (aledronate, risedronate, ibandronate, zoledronic acid), parathyroid hormone, teriparatide, calcitonin, estrogens (for prevention in postmenopausal women), selective estrogen receptor modulators (raloxifene), and denosumab(approved by the FDA in 2010). In addition, dietary and supplemental calcium and vitamin D, as well as weight-bearing exercise, for the preservation of bone mass and the decrease of fracture risk in patients with osteoporosis, were evaluated. OBJECTIVES: To (a) familiarize health care professionals with the methods and findings from AHRQ's 2012 comparative effectiveness review on treatments to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis, (b) encourage consideration and application of the findings of this review in clinical and managed care settings, and (c) identify limitations and gaps in the existing research with respect to the benefits and risks of treatments for osteoporosis. SUMMARY: Osteoporosis is a prevalent systemic skeletal disease caused by bone deterioration and loss of mass resulting in fractures, chronic pain and physical disability. It is common in postmenopausal women but men are at risk as well for fractures associated with low bone density. The increasing prevalence and cost of treating osteoporosis make the study of safety and effectiveness for currently available osteoporosis therapies pertinent and timely. In 2012, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published an updated review on the effectiveness and safety of treatments for osteoporosis, including new therapies for the prevention of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women and men.The interventions assessed in the review included 1 biological agent, pharmacological agents, dietary and supplemental calcium and vitamin D, and weight-bearing exercise. The updated report included the new agents and indications approved after the 2007 report and new data on effectiveness and adverse events associated with the bisphosponates; calcitonin was determined by the reviewers to not be appropriate therapy for osteoporosis and was excluded. The updated review examined 5 key questions focused on comparative review of all FDA-approved medicines for osteoporosis in fracture risk reduction, effectiveness in racial/ethnic subpopulations as well as different risk stratification using FRAX (World Health Organization Fracture Risk Assessment Tool) or other cutoffs, compliance and adherence, adverse effects of medications, the prediction of treatment efficacy using bone mineral density (BMD) monitoring by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and comparative effectiveness of long-term therapy.The AHRQ reviewers found high strength of evidence to support a reduction in risk of vertebral, nonvertebral and hip fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis treated with 1 of 4 agents (alendronate, risedronate, zoledronic acid, or denosumab). A risk reduction for vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis treated with ibandronate, teriparatide, or raloxifene therapy was supported with high-strength evidence. Evidence was graded high strength for reduction of vertebral and hip fracture with estrogen therapy in postmenopausal women but not in women with established osteoporosis. Evidence was graded moderate for a reduction in nonvertebral fractures with teriparatide

Levis S; Theodore G

2012-05-01

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VALIDATION OF ANALYTICAL METHODS AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR BERYLLIUM MEASUREMENT: REVIEW AND SUMMARY OF AVAILABLE GUIDES, PROCEDURES, AND PROTOCOLS  

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Method validation is the process of evaluating whether an analytical method is acceptable for its intended purpose. For pharmaceutical methods, guidelines from the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH), and the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) provide a framework for performing such valications. In general, methods for regulatory compliance must include studies on specificity, linearity, accuracy, precision, range, detection limit, quantitation limit, and robustness. Elements of these guidelines are readily adapted to the issue of validation for beryllium sampling and analysis. This document provides a listing of available sources which can be used to validate analytical methods and/or instrumentation for beryllium determination. A literature review was conducted of available standard methods and publications used for method validation and/or quality control. A comprehensive listing of the articles, papers and books reviewed is given in the Appendix. Available validation documents and guides are listed therein; each has a brief description of application and use. In the referenced sources, there are varying approches to validation and varying descriptions of the valication process at different stages in method development. This discussion focuses on valication and verification of fully developed methods and instrumentation that have been offered up for use or approval by other laboratories or official consensus bodies such as ASTM International, the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). This review was conducted as part of a collaborative effort to investigate and improve the state of validation for measuring beryllium in the workplace and the environment. Documents and publications from the United States and Europe are included. Unless otherwise specified, all referenced documents were published in English.

Ekechukwu, A

2009-05-27

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OCT Segmentation Survey and Summary Reviews and a Novel 3D Segmentation Algorithm and a Proof of Concept Implementation  

CERN Multimedia

We overview the existing OCT work, especially the practical aspects of it. We create a novel algorithm for 3D OCT segmentation with the goals of speed and/or accuracy while remaining flexible in the design and implementation for future extensions and improvements. The document at this point is a running draft being iteratively "developed" as a progress report as the work and survey advance. It contains the review and summarization of select OCT works, the design and implementation of the OCTMARF experimentation application and some results.

Mokhov, Serguei A

2012-01-01

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Endothelial progenitor cells and erectile dysfunction: a brief review on diagnostic significance and summary of our experience.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The article provides a brief review of the literature concerning the diagnostic use of endothelial progenitor cells in patients with erectile dysfunction. In particular, patients with arterial erectile dysfunction could benefit from the use of this diagnostic marker, which in clinical practice can be used together with more conventional methods such as the penile Doppler. It is very important to acquire diagnostic tools for the diagnosis of sub clinical form of endothelial dysfunction in these patients, in particular when the erectile dysfunction is associated with cardiovascular risk factors.

Condorelli RA; Calogero AE; Vicari E; Duca Y; Favilla V; Morgia G; Cimino S; La Vignera S

2013-06-01

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A summary of the 2006 critical review - health effects of fine particulate air pollution: lines that connect  

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In spite of continued gaps in knowledge, several important lines of research explored in the 2006 Critical Review in the Journal of the Air Waste Management Association, June 2006, pp 709-742 have substantially helped elucidate our understanding about human health effects of particulate air pollution. A comprehensive evaluation of the literature provides a compelling evidence that continued reductions in exposure to combustion-related fine particulate air pollution as indicated by PM 2.5 will result in improvements in cardiopulmonary health. Although research on the health effects of PM has been motivated largely by environmental health policy, in this review the progress of the science has been of more interest than debates over legally mandated standards. There has been substantial progress in the evaluation of the health effects of PM at different time-scales of exposure and in the exploration of the shape of the concentration-response function. The emerging evidence of PM-related cardiovascular health effects and the growing knowledge regarding inter connected general pahtophysiological pathways that link PM exposure with cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality are fascinating results. These results have important scientific, medical, and public health implications that are much broader than debates over air quality Standard. Unsolved scientific issues dealing with the health effects of PM air pollution need not serve as sources of division, but as opportunities for cooperation and increased collaboration between epidemiology, toxicology, exposure assessment, and related disciplines. 40 refs., 4 figs.

C. Arden Pope; Douglas Dockery [Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (United States). Department of Economics

2006-06-15

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Joint IAEA/NEA workshop proceedings on regulatory review of plant safety analysis - Abstracts, Summary and Conclusions  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Based on the final discussion, the seminar was a valuable exchange of information and helpful in understanding the safety analysis and regulatory review issues. It gave a chance for some countries to see 'where they are' regulatory-wise with respect to other countries. There was a strong support for a follow-up workshop within the next two years. A general opinion expressed by most of the participants was that the suggested next seminar should be based more on an 'overall safety analysis' review rather than on very detailed presentations on specific issues. Also, there should be more discussions on Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs) and emergency planning. In addition, to establish a 'common language', the development of a glossary of terms would be most helpful. In general, all of the participating countries are adapting regulatory and licensing practices previously developed by other countries. Such an approach allows to utilise and rely on a broad experience of countries with a well established nuclear power industry, strong regulatory organisation and licensing practices. Since there are obvious differences in engineering traditions and in countries' legal/regulatory frameworks, questions arise about how to reconcile these differences in adapting and developing practices suitable for a given country. It was advised as a good practice to identify from the very beginning what needs to be done and the goals to be accomplished not only in the perspective of safety and technical requirements but also in the context of the economical, political, legal and regulatory situation in a given country. There has to be a consistency in any approach, but one can never follow 'blindly' the others. It became quite obvious that the needs of countries with a big nuclear program are very different from those of 'small' countries. Adaptation of other countries' rules is a big effort in itself (e.g., Romania applying Canadian regulations). In addition, the French-German co-operation was given as an example that even a 'common' approach may result in different 'specific' requirements. However, the assistance of countries with a longer tradition of regulatory development appears to be very important and very much needed for the countries that are building and/or modifying their regulatory structure. The international organisations may serve as a helpful facilitator and/or moderator in this area. One generic 'good practice' recommendation made was not to rely on a single analysis. Various approaches should be applied and various possible solutions should always be discussed. When an issue cannot be solved analytically, e.g., BWR strainers clogging, then it has to be 'treated' differently. Frequency of periodic licensing reviews. There were no clear indications which of the existing models should be recommended, e.g., in the US a plant gets a license for life with required updates of the FSAR to reflect every modification made. In Belgium there is a 10-year review schedule (license renewal), during which all the main points must be checked; and in Canada there is a 2-year licence renewal cycle with periodic safety reviews for which a 10-year cycle is being considered. The presented approaches to safety evaluations are based on (a) analyses review by various experts (Belgium); (b) deterministic approach used to evaluate 'safety margins' (Canada); (c) independent experts' judgement (e.g., Bulgaria); (d) deterministic analyses supported by a probabilistic evaluation (Finland), and (e) non-prescriptive guidelines for safety review (e.g., Ukraine). The relationship between the regulators and the industry is an important element of the safety culture. As there are many cultural differences, a 'proper' regulator/industry interface has to reflect the legal tradition of a given country. The codes are validated through 'various' means and international projects have often been extremely useful in this regard. The final result has to be a building of confidence in the use of codes. In Russia, for example, every code that has been evaluated has a 'pas

1999-05-21

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Summary of the progress of reactor physics in Japan reviewing the activities related to NEA Committee on Reactor Physics  

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The progress of fast and thermal reactor physics, fusion neutronics and shielding researches in these twenty years can be clearly recognized in the reviews of reactor physics activities in Japan which had been perpared by the Special Committee on Reactor Physics: the joint committee under Atomic Energy Society of Japan and JAERI. Many topics of those discussed at the NEACRP meetings concerned fast reactor physics. Information exchange on the topics such as adjustment of group cross sections by integral data, central worth discrepancy, sodium void effect and heterogeneous core stimulated the researches in Japan. And achievements in Japan including those in the JAERI Fast Critical Facility FCA were reported and contributed largely to the international co-operation. In addition, the contribution from Japan was also made concerning a study of fusion blanket. Among various specialists' meetings recommended by NEACRP, those on nuclear data and benchmarks for reactor shielding were often held since 1973 and helpful to the progress of shielding researches in Japan. The Third Specialists' Meeting on Reactor Noise (SMORN-III) was held in Tokyo in 1981, indicating the recent progress in safety-related applications of reactor noise analysis. The NEACRP benchmark tests were quite useful to the progress of reactor physics in Japan, which included the benchmark calculations of BWR lattice cell, key parameters and burn-up characteristics of a large LMFBR, FBR and PWR shielding, and so on. It may be noted that the benchmark test on reactor noise analysis methods was successfully conducted by Japan in connection with SMORN-III. In addition, the co-operation was positively made to the compilation of light water lattice data, and the preparation of reviews on actinide production and burn-up, and blanket physics. (J.P.N.)

1984-01-01

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Literature review of environmental qualification of safety-related electric cables: Summary of past work. Volume 1  

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This report summarizes the findings from a review of published documents dealing with research on the environmental qualification of safety-related electric cables used in nuclear power plants. Simulations of accelerated aging and accident conditions are important considerations in qualifying the cables. Significant research in these two areas has been performed in the US and abroad. The results from studies in France, Germany, and Japan are described in this report. In recent years, the development of methods to monitor the condition of cables has received special attention. Tests involving chemical and physical examination of cable`s insulation and jacket materials, and electrical measurements of the insulation properties of cables are discussed. Although there have been significant advances in many areas, there is no single method which can provide the necessary information about the condition of a cable currently in service. However, it is possible that further research may identify a combination of several methods that can adequately characterize the cable`s condition.

Subudhi, M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1996-04-01

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Factors Affecting Compliance with Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pap Smear Screening among Healthcare Providers in Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-Summary of 2045 Individuals.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

BACKGROUND: Although the importance of the Pap smear in reducing cancer incidence and mortality is known, many countries in Africa have not initiated yet widespread national cervical cancer screening programs. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) on cervical cancer screening in developing countries; however, there is a gap between expectations and clinical performance. Thus, the aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-summary to identify factors affecting compliance with CPGs for Pap screening among healthcare providers in Africa. METHODS: And Findings: MEDLINE, Scirus, Opengate and EMBASE databases were searched in January 2012. Studies involving medical personnel practicing in Africa, whose outcome measured any factors that affect medical personnel from using a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer, were included. Two reviewers independently evaluated titles and abstracts, then full-texts, extracted data and assessed quality of the included studies. A descriptive analysis of the included studies was conducted. We calculated Frequency effect sizes (FES) for each finding and Intensity effect sizes (IES) for each article to represent their magnitudes in the analyses. Of 1011 studies retrieved, 11 studies were included (2045 individuals). Six different themes related to the factors affecting compliance with CPGs were identified: Insufficient Knowledge/Lack of awareness (FES = 82%), Negligence/Misbeliefs (FES = 82%), Psychological Reasons (FES = 73%), Time/Cost Constraint (FES = 36%), Insufficient infrastructure/training (FES = 45%) and also no reason given (FES = 36%). IES for articles ranged between 33 and 83%. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that prevention initiatives should be comprehensive to include education and resources needs assessments and improvement, Pap smear test training, strategies on costing, and practitioner time studies.

Asonganyi E; Vaghasia M; Rodrigues C; Phadtare A; Ford A; Pietrobon R; Atashili J; Lynch C

2013-01-01

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Executive summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

On 18 May 2001, the Finnish Parliament ratified the Decision in Principle on the final disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel at Olkiluoto, within the municipality of Eurajoki. The Municipality Council and the government has made positive decisions earlier, at the end of 2000, and in compliance with the Nuclear Energy Act, Parliament's ratification was then required. The decision is valid for the spent fuel generated by the existing Finnish nuclear power plants and means that the construction of the final disposal facility is considered to be in line with the overall good of society. Earlier steps included, amongst others, the approval of the technical project by the Safety Authority. Future steps include construction of an underground rock characterisation facility, ONKALO (2003-2004), and application for separate construction and operating licences for the final disposal facility (from about 2010). How did this political and societal decision come about? The FSC Workshop provided the opportunity to present the history leading up to the Decision in Principle (DiP), and to examine future perspectives with an emphasis on stakeholder involvement. This Executive Summary gives an overview of the presentations and discussions that took place at the workshop. It presents, for the most part, a factual account of the individual presentations and of the discussions that took place. It relies importantly on the notes that were taken at the meeting. Most materials are elaborated upon in a fuller way in the texts that the various speakers and session moderators contributed for these proceedings. The structure of the Executive Summary follows the structure of the workshop itself. Complementary to this Summary and also provided with this document, is a NEA Secretariat's perspective aiming to place the results of all discussions, feedback and site visit into an international perspective. (authors)

2001-05-18

92

Summary guidelines  

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This document is a summary version of the methodological guidelines for climate change mitigation assessment developed as part of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) project Economics of Greenhouse Gas Limitations; Methodological Guidelines. The objectives of this project have been to develop a methodology, an implementing framework and a reporting system which countries can use in the construction of national climate change mitigation policies and in meeting their future reporting obligations under the FCCC. The methodological framework developed in the Methodological Guidelines covers key economic concepts, scenario building, modelling tools and common assumptions. It was used by several country studies included in the project. (au) 13 refs.

Halsnaes, K.; Painuly, J.P.; Turkson, J.; Meyer, H.J.; Markandya, A.

1999-09-01

93

Conference summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This volume contains conference summaries of the 28. annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Association, and the 9. annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society. Topics of discussion include: power reactors; fuel cycles; nuclear power and public understanding; future trends; applications of nuclear technology; CANDU reactors; operational enhancements; design of small reactors; accident behaviour in fuel channels; fuel storage and waste management; reactor commissioning/decommissioning; nuclear safety experiments and modelling; the next generation reactors; advances in nuclear engineering education in Canada; safety of small reactors; current position and improvements of fuel channels; current issues in nuclear safety; and radiation applications - medical and industrial

1988-01-01

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Research Summary  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Finally, G-Commerce studies both economic formulations and distributedservices for building computational economies that ensure resource allocation stability and market equilibrium[7]. My research approach is primarily experimental and the bulk of my results are empirical. As such,my projects apply theoretical foundations to real-world systems using software artifacts built by myself, myresearch sta, and my students. I make the results of my investigations available to the community boththrough traditional publication channels, and by participating as a funded partner in both the NSF NationalPartnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, and the NASA Information Power Grid. The remainderof this summary describes, in greater detail, the nature of the three eorts I am currently leading.Together, they compose a comprehensive approach to programming, deploying, and controlling large-scaleadaptive services and applications using globally networked resource

Richard Wolski

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Executive summary  

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The governments of Canada, Alberta and the Northwest Territories have initiated a five year study to provide scientific information about the Peace, Athabasca and Slave River Basins and to investigate how development has affected the aquatic environment. This volume is a summary of the presentations made at a two-day workshop dealing with the effects of land-clearing on preserving the Basin`s aquatic resources. In their presentations a broad cross section of invited experts, involved in ecological research and management of land and water applicable to the boreal mixed wood forest found in the Basin, provided feedback to the Board/Science Advisory Committee on (1) the unique geography, soils, climate, water quality, vegetation and wildlife of the boreal forest, (2) the impacts of land clearing, roads, agriculture and forestry on natural resources, (3) research needs in areas of agriculture, hydrology and water quality, and (4) goals, strategic planning and regulations. Refs., tabs., figs.

Alke, E. [E. Alke Consulting (Canada)

1995-12-01

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Symposium summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] A summary is provided of the issues discussed at the climate change implications for water and ecological resources conference, and recommendations that came out of the conference. The objectives of the meeting were to present and discuss results of recent climate change experiments undertaken in Canada; evaluate a variety of climate models and impact analyses and to develop methods and strategies for future study; and to establish working linkages between modellers and analysts in the fields of climate, hydrology, and ecosystem research, as well as between social scientists and policy makers interested in the implications of climate change. Recommendations were made in the five areas of research, monitoring, risk assessment, policy and information dissemination. Additional research should be undertaken to foster improved understanding of relationships between climate, climate change, and ecological and human processes. A suitable monitoring program, including a national wetlands monitoring program, should be established. Risk assessments should be undertaken to evaluate vulnerabilities of ecosystem components, to assess options, and to provide the information required to develop and implement appropriate policy objectives. The impacts of a range of public policy responses and feedbacks should be assessed. The dissemination of well-targeted and accurate information is vital if basic societal attitudes regarding the value of water and ecosystems are to be changed

1990-01-01

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Descriptive Summary of Georgia Tech's Semiotics Laboratory.  

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This document is a descriptive summary of the Georgia Institute of Technology's semiotics laboratory. A review of the goals and objectives of the laboratory is followed by a description of the facilities, including the computer software. The capabilities ...

C. Pearson

1976-01-01

98

Summary: Hadron dynamics sessions  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Four sessions on Hadron Dynamics were organized at this Workshop. The first topic, QCD Exclusive Reactions and Color Transparency, featured talks by Ralston, Heppelman and Strikman; the second, QCD and Inclusive Reactions had talks by Garvey, Speth and Kisslinger. The third dynamics session, Medium Modification of Elementary Interactions had contributions from Kopeliovich, Alves and Gyulassy; the fourth session Pre-QCD Dynamics and Scattering, had talks by Harris, Myhrer and Brown. An additional joint Spectroscopy/Dynamics session featured talks by Zumbro, Johnson and McClelland. These contributions are reviewed briefly in this summary. Two additional joint sessions between Dynamics and ? physics are reviewed by the organizers of the Eta sessions. In such a brief review there is no way the authors can adequately summarize the details of the physics presented here. As a result, they concentrate only on brief impressionistic sketches of the physics topics discussed and their interrelations. They include no bibliography in this summary, but simply refer to the talks given in more detail in the Workshop proceedings. They focus on topics which were common to several presentations in these sessions. First, nuclear and particle descriptions of phenomena are now clearly converging, in both a qualitative and quantitative sense; they show several examples of this convergence. Second, an important issue in hadron dynamics is the extent to which elementary interactions are modified in nuclei at high energies and/or densities, and they illustrate some of these medium effects. Finally, they focus on those dynamical issues where hadron facilities can make an important, or even a unique, contribution to the knowledge of particle and nuclear physics

1993-01-01

99

Reviews  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Identity in Galicia. Clevedon, Buffalo, Toronto: Multilingual Matters Ltd. / reviewed by Isabel Balteiro; Flys Junquera, Carmen and Maurice A. Lee eds. 2007. Family Reflections. The Contemporary American Family ...

Revista alicantina de estudios ingleses

100

Wind energy systems: program summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Federal Wind Energy Program (FWEP) was initiated to provide focus, direction and funds for the development of wind power. Each year a summary is prepared to provide the American public with an overview of government sponsored activities in the FWEP. This program summary describes each of the Department of Energy's (DOE) current wind energy projects initiated or renewed during FY 1979 (October 1, 1978 through September 30, 1979) and reflects their status as of April 30, 1980. The summary highlights on-going research, development and demonstration efforts and serves as a record of progress towards the program objectives. It also provides: the program's general management structure; review of last year's achievements; forecast of expected future trends; documentation of the projects conducted during FY 1979; and list of key wind energy publications.

None

1980-05-01

 
 
 
 
101

Annual report and summary financial statement 1990-1991  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The 1990-1991 Annual Report for Scottish Hydro-Electric PLC includes their rotating territory in Scotland, details of the Board of Directors, the Chairman's Statement, the chief Executive's Review of Operations, a summary profit and loss account, a summary balance sheet and a summary financial statement. (UK).

1992-01-01

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Geochemistry Review Panel report on the SRP geochemistry program and draft geochemistry summary program plan (May, 1986) and discussion of panel recommendations  

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The Geochemistry Review Panel (GRP) was established by the Salt Repository Project Office (SRPO) to help evaluate geochemistry-related issues in the US Department of Energy's nuclear waste repository program. The May 1986 meeting of the GRP reviewed the Salt Repository Program (SRP) geochemistry program developed by the Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation (ONWI). This program is described in the Draft Geochemistry Plan of April 9, 1986. This report documents the GRP's comments and recommendations on this subject and the ONWI responses to the specific points raised by the GRP.

1986-12-01

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Summary of the Script and Program Review of Sesame Street by the Chicano Study Center, University of California in Los Angeles.  

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The Sesame Street research staff summarizes comments on the fourth season of the program by the Chicano Study Center of the University of California at Los Angeles. Included are reviews of Sesame Street scripts and programs containing Spanish content; sex role observations; examples of modeling behavior; and comments on segments which challenge…

Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.

104

Toxicological Review of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-209) (CAS No. 1163-19-5). In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).  

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The purpose of this Toxicological Review is to provide scientific support and rationale for the hazard and dose-response assessment in IRIS pertaining to chronic exposure to decabromodiphenyl ether. It is not intended to be a comprehensive treatise on the...

2008-01-01

105

PROJECT SUMMARY -CANDLES AND INCENSE AS POTENTIAL SOURCES OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION: MARKET ANALYSIS AND LITERATURE REVIEW (EPA/600/SR-01/001)  

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The report summarizes available information on candles and incense as potential sources of indoor air pollution. It covers (1) market information and (2) a scientific literature review. The market information collected focuses on production and sales data, typical uses in the US,...

106

Creating a Government That Works Better and Costs Less: From Red Tape to Results. Report of the National Performance Review. (Includes Executive Summary).  

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The federal government has 2.1 million civilian employees, 800,000 postal workers, 1.8 million military personnel, and a $1.5 trillion budget. The National Performance Review is about change in the way the government works. The report identifies what must...

A. Gore

1993-01-01

107

Briefing package for the Yucca Flat pre-emptive review, including overview, UZ model, SZ volcanics model and summary and conclusions sections  

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Much progress has been made in the last several years in modeling radionuclide transport from tests conducted both in the unsaturated zone and saturated volcanic rocks of Yucca Flat, Nevada. The presentations to the DOE NNSA pre-emptive review panel contained herein document the progress to date, and discuss preliminary conclusions regarding the present and future extents of contamination resulting from past nuclear tests. The presentations also discuss possible strategies for addressing uncertainty in the model results.

Kwicklis, Edward Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Keating, Elizabeth H [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-02

108

LHC Symposium 2003: Summary Talk  

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This summary talk reviews the LHC 2003 Symposium, focusing on expectations as we prepare to leap over the current energy frontier into new territory. We may learn from what happened in the two most recent examples of leaping into new energy territory. Quite different scenarios appeared in those two cases. In addition, they review the status of the machine and experiments as reported at the Symposium. Finally, I suggest an attitude which may be most appropriate as they look forward to the opportunities anticipated for the first data from the LHC.

Jeffrey A. Appel

2003-08-12

109

Reviews  

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Contiene: Gibert Maceda, Teresa y Laura Alba Juez. Coord. 2008. Estudios de Filología Inglesa. Homenaje a la Dra. Asunción Alba Pelayo. UNED: Varia / reviewed by Isabel Balteiro ; Gerardo Rodríguez Salas. 2009. Katherine Mansfield: el posmodernismo incipiente de una modernista renegada. Madrid: Edit...

Revista alicantina de estudios ingleses

110

Efficacy of the ketogenic diet in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome: a retrospective review of one institution's experience and summary of the literature.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

AIM: To determine the efficacy of the ketogenic diet for children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) at our institution and in the literature. METHOD: The records of children with LGS initiated on the ketogenic diet at our institution from 1994 to 2010 were reviewed. Inclusion criteria included the presence of ?2.5Hz spike-and-wave complexes on electroencephalogram, multiple seizure types including tonic, atonic, or atypical absence, developmental delay, and age under 1?year. We additionally reviewed the literature for cases of LGS treated with the ketogenic diet and their outcomes. RESULTS: Seventy-one children (41 males, 30 females, median age 3y 6mo, range 18mo-18y), with LGS were initiated on the ketogenic diet. Using an intent-to-treat analysis, after 6?months, 36 (51%) achieved more than 50% seizure reduction, 16 (23%) experienced more than 90% seizure reduction, and 1 (1%) achieved seizure freedom. Results were similar after 12?months. Age, sex, side effects, valproate use, and history of infantile spasms were not predictive of more than 90% seizure reduction. In the literature, 88 of 189 (47%) children with LGS had more than 50% seizure reduction after 3 to 36?months of ketogenic diet treatment. INTERPRETATION: The ketogenic diet is efficacious in the treatment of LGS, with approximately one-half of children responding at 12?months.

Lemmon ME; Terao NN; Ng YT; Reisig W; Rubenstein JE; Kossoff EH

2012-05-01

111

Staff review of 'Radioecological assessment of the Wyhl nuclear power plant': Analysis of the report prepared by the University of Heidelberg, West Germany. Draft summary report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The Heidelberg Report presents an assessment of the environmental radiological impact of a proposed pressurized-water reactor to be built near Wyhl, West Germany. The assessment is based largely on mathematical models that are used to calculate doses to humans in the area surrounding a reactor site and describe the movement of radioactive materials in the environment. These are the same mathematical models that are used by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in licensing reactors in the United States. The NRC uses these models to make sure that any radiation exposure due to a reactor is far below national and international recommended 'safe' levels, as well as below natural radiation levels. The NRC staff reviewed certain parts of the Heidelberg Report because the report implied that the NRC may be substantially underestimating doses to individuals living near nuclear power plants by using incorrect values for parameters in the mathematical models. Although the Heidelberg Report assessment is based largely on environmental models described in four NRC Regulatory Guides, the NRC staff's review of the Heidelberg Report indicates that the Heidelberg authors used values for some model parameters that are too high

1980-01-01

112

Electron-Cloud Build-Up: Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

I present a summary of topics relevant to the electron-cloud build-up and dissipation that were presented at the International Workshop on Electron-Cloud Effects 'ECLOUD 07' (Daegu, S. Korea, April 9-12, 2007). This summary is not meant to be a comprehensive review of the talks. Rather, I focus on those developments that I found, in my personal opinion, especially interesting. The contributions, all excellent, are posted in http://chep.knu.ac.kr/ecloud07/.

2007-01-01

113

Periodical safety review of the Goesgen-Daeniken nuclear power plant. Summary, results and evaluation; Periodische Sicherheitsueberpruefung fuer das Kernkraftwerk Goesgen-Daeniken. Zusammenfassung, Ergebnisse und Bewertung  

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The Goesgen nuclear power plant (KKG) received its operational licence on September 9, 1978. The operational start-up of the plant went on into the year 1979, but there was a short interruption because of the accident in the Three Mile Island reactor on March 28, 1979. In May 1985 KKG submitted a request for raising the thermal reactor power from the then 2808 MW to 3002 MW. Based on the examination by the Federal Agency for the Safety of Nuclear Installations (HSK), the Swiss Federal Council granted the licence in two steps: in December 1985 for raising the thermal power to 2900 MW, and, in April 1992, to 3002 MW. The licence for the second step was given under the condition that some more experience was to be gained concerning the fuel rod cladding under higher loading. As part of the yearly re-licensing on restart after fuel assembly reloading, HSK confirmed that the plant status conformed to the legal requirements. In November 1986, HSK asked all Swiss nuclear power plant managers to state their opinions on proposed measures concerning severe accidents. Some of the measures were already in discussion; the Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986, accelerated their implementation and was also a reason for the introduction of the measures against severe accidents. In this context, KKG carried out a risk study which led to the installation of a filtered pressure release system for the containment. Another consequence of the Chernobyl accident was the introduction of technical Periodical Safety Reviews (PSR) for all operating nuclear power plants. Central points of the PSR are: a) comparison with the continuously improving state-of-the-art of science and technology concerning safety precautions; b) a systematic evaluation of operating experience and plant status; c) the taking into account of probabilistic safety analyses in the overall evaluation of the plant. Within the framework of the examination of the overall plant, HSK also checks how its requirements concerning plant safety and radiation protection are taken into account. Even if the plant manager considers the guarantee of plant safety as his duty, an overall investigation by the authorities makes sense because it also looks into rare accident scenarios for which there are, of course, no actual working experience and which can only be considered within the framework of extended plant examinations. The PSRs on the Swiss nuclear power plants therefore complement the continuous control activities of the HSK; they are carried out about every 10 years. For KKG the PSR process was initiated by a letter from the HSK in February 1994. The areas to be considered were: a) examination of design and fulfilment of technical safety systems and comparison with the actual state-of-the-art of science and technology; b) evaluation of operational experience; c) review of the technical precautions against severe accidents including the preparation of emergency measures; d) review of the emergency organisation; e) examination of the plant protection against radioactivity; f) future dismantling at the end of operational life and disposal of the radioactive wastes; g) evaluation of accident analyses and of the KKG probabilistic safety analysis; h) review of plant organisation and plant management. The examination confirmed that, at KKG, there are very many technical safety precautions. KKG operational experience is good, the results show a high degree of operational availability and a very low number of incidental shut-downs. In international comparison the collective doses of the staff are low and the release of radioactive materials to the environment is negligible; on this account KKG is one of the world's best plants operating pressurised water reactors. Up to now the examinations have not brought any ageing deterioration to light concerning the status of safety-relevant components or ducts

NONE

1999-11-15

114

Treatment of haemophilia A and B and von Willebrand's disease: summary and conclusions of a systematic review as part of a Swedish health-technology assessment.  

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In an ongoing health-technology assessment of haemophilia treatment in Sweden, performed by the governmental agency Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV; tandvårds-och l?kemedelsförmånsverket), the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU; statens beredning för medicinsk utv?rdering) was called upon to evaluate treatment of haemophilia A and B and von Willebrand's disease (VWD) with clotting factor concentrates. To evaluate the following questions: What are the short-term and long-term effects of different treatment strategies? What methods are available to treat haemophilia patients that have developed inhibitors against factor concentrates? Based on the questions addressed by the project, a systematic database search was conducted in PubMed, NHSEED, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and other relevant databases. The literature search covered all studies in the field published from 1985 up to the spring of 2010. In most instances, the scientific evidence is insufficient for the questions raised in the review. Concentrates of coagulation factors have good haemostatic effects on acute bleeding and surgical intervention in haemophilia A and B and VWD, but conclusions cannot be drawn about possible differences in the effects of different dosing strategies for acute bleeding and surgery. Prophylaxis initiated at a young age can prevent future joint damage in persons with haemophilia. The available treatment options for inhibitors have been insufficiently assessed. The economic consequences of various treatment regimens have been insufficiently analysed. Introduction of national and international registries is important.

Berntorp E; Astermark J; Baghaei F; Bergqvist D; Holmström M; Ljungberg B; Norlund A; Palmblad J; Petrini P; Stigendal L; Säwe J

2012-03-01

115

Reviews  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Teaching and Learning Online is a collection of seventeen papers divided into six sections. The papers have their origins in an 'expert' seminar held at the International Centre for Learner Managed Learning at Middlesex University, London. The seminar brought together a group of practitioners (academic, training and media) from around the world to consider progress to date and the future of learning and teaching online. For the purposes of the book 'online' is understood to include 'electronic means of distributing and engaging with learning' (ix) and only includes broadcast media to the degree that they overlap with 'the overall internet scenario' (ix). According to the book details of the original seminar are available from http:llwww.iclml.mdx.acuk/TLonline. Readers are invited to contribute to online discussion. However, at the time this review was written the Website was unavailable.

Philip Barker; Bruce Ingraham; Sarah Cornelius; Norman Woolley; Kelly Smith; Chris Jones

2002-01-01

116

The European Medicines Agency review of cabazitaxel (Jevtana®) for the treatment of hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer: summary of the scientific assessment of the committee for medicinal products for human use.  

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On March 17, 2011 the European Commission issued a marketing authorization valid throughout the European Union for Jevtana® (Sanofi-Aventis, Paris, France) for the treatment of patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen. The active substance of Jevtana® is cabazitaxel acetone solvate, an antineoplastic agent that acts by disrupting the microtubular network in cells. The recommended dose of cabazitaxel is 25 mg/m2 administered as a 1-hour i.v. infusion every 3 weeks in combination with oral prednisone or prednisolone, 10 mg, administered daily throughout treatment. In the main study submitted for this application, a 2.4-month longer median overall survival time and a 30% lower risk for death were observed for cabazitaxel, compared with mitoxantrone. The most common side effects with cabazitaxel were anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and diarrhea. This paper summarizes the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the European Union. The detailed scientific assessment report and product information, including the summary of product characteristics, are available on the European Medicines Agency Web site (http://www.ema.europa.eu). PMID:22477727

Pean, Elias; Demolis, Pierre; Moreau, Alexandre; Hemmings, Robert James; O'Connor, Daniel; Brown, David; Shepard, Terry; Abadie, Eric; Pignatti, Francesco

2012-04-03

117

The European Medicines Agency Review of Cabazitaxel (Jevtana(R)) for the Treatment of Hormone-Refractory Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Summary of the Scientific Assessment of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use  

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On March 17, 2011 the European Commission issued a marketing authorization valid throughout the European Union for Jevtana® (Sanofi-Aventis, Paris, France) for the treatment of patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen. The active substance of Jevtana® is cabazitaxel acetone solvate, an antineoplastic agent that acts by disrupting the microtubular network in cells. The recommended dose of cabazitaxel is 25 mg/m2 administered as a 1-hour i.v. infusion every 3 weeks in combination with oral prednisone or prednisolone, 10 mg, administered daily throughout treatment. In the main study submitted for this application, a 2.4-month longer median overall survival time and a 30% lower risk for death were observed for cabazitaxel, compared with mitoxantrone. The most common side effects with cabazitaxel were anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and diarrhea. This paper summarizes the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the European Union. The detailed scientific assessment report and product information, including the summary of product characteristics, are available on the European Medicines Agency Web site (http://www.ema.europa.eu).

Demolis, Pierre; Moreau, Alexandre; Hemmings, Robert James; O'Connor, Daniel; Brown, David; Shepard, Terry; Abadie, Eric; Pignatti, Francesco

2012-01-01

118

The European Medicines Agency review of cabazitaxel (Jevtana®) for the treatment of hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer: summary of the scientific assessment of the committee for medicinal products for human use.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

On March 17, 2011 the European Commission issued a marketing authorization valid throughout the European Union for Jevtana® (Sanofi-Aventis, Paris, France) for the treatment of patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen. The active substance of Jevtana® is cabazitaxel acetone solvate, an antineoplastic agent that acts by disrupting the microtubular network in cells. The recommended dose of cabazitaxel is 25 mg/m2 administered as a 1-hour i.v. infusion every 3 weeks in combination with oral prednisone or prednisolone, 10 mg, administered daily throughout treatment. In the main study submitted for this application, a 2.4-month longer median overall survival time and a 30% lower risk for death were observed for cabazitaxel, compared with mitoxantrone. The most common side effects with cabazitaxel were anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and diarrhea. This paper summarizes the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the European Union. The detailed scientific assessment report and product information, including the summary of product characteristics, are available on the European Medicines Agency Web site (http://www.ema.europa.eu).

Pean E; Demolis P; Moreau A; Hemmings RJ; O'Connor D; Brown D; Shepard T; Abadie E; Pignatti F

2012-01-01

119

National stakeholder workshop summary report  

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This is a summary of the plenary sessions and small group discussion sessions from the fourth National Stakeholder Workshop sponsored by the DOE Office of Worker and Community Transition held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 13--15, 1996. Topics of the sessions included work force planning and restructuring, worker participation in health and safety, review of actions and commitments, lessons learned in collective bargaining agreements, work force restructuring guidance, work force planning, update on community transition activities. Also included are appendices listing the participants and DOE contacts.

NONE

1996-06-01

120

Summary information report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Summary Information Report (SIR) provides summary data concerning NRC and its licensees for general use by the Chairman, other Commissioners and Commission staff offices, the Executive Director for Operations, and the Office Directors. SIR is published quarterly by the Management Information Branch (49-27834) of the Office of Resource Management.

1982-01-01

 
 
 
 
121

Climatological Summary Programs F6, CLIMAT, SUMMARY, GETCS.  

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The Climatological Summary Programs F6, Climat, Summary and GETCS are programs that process daily climatological data and prepare monthly summaries of the data. These programs are described in the report.

T. F. Schwein

1985-01-01

122

Autoimmune retinopathy: a review and summary.  

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Three main forms of autoimmune retinopathy (AIR) have been identified over the last 15 years: cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR), melanoma-associated retinopathy (MAR), and nonneoplastic autoimmune retinopathy (npAIR). In this chapter, the term AIR will be used to encompass all three disorders where there is commonality to their features. Complicating the issue is that AIR can be a secondary complication of other conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, ocular trauma, birdshot retinopathy, acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR), or multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS). The many forms of AIR tend to have common clinical features despite the fact that there has been no uniform set of anti-retinal antibodies circulating in these patients. Patients tend to have a wide variance of anti-retinal antibody activity often with three to six different antibodies found on immunoblots. Patients typically present with a sudden onset of photopsia, rapid visual loss, and abnormal electroretinograms (ERGs). Most patients have a panretinal degeneration without pigment deposits. PMID:18408929

Heckenlively, John R; Ferreyra, Henry A

2008-04-12

123

Autoimmune retinopathy: a review and summary.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Three main forms of autoimmune retinopathy (AIR) have been identified over the last 15 years: cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR), melanoma-associated retinopathy (MAR), and nonneoplastic autoimmune retinopathy (npAIR). In this chapter, the term AIR will be used to encompass all three disorders where there is commonality to their features. Complicating the issue is that AIR can be a secondary complication of other conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, ocular trauma, birdshot retinopathy, acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR), or multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS). The many forms of AIR tend to have common clinical features despite the fact that there has been no uniform set of anti-retinal antibodies circulating in these patients. Patients tend to have a wide variance of anti-retinal antibody activity often with three to six different antibodies found on immunoblots. Patients typically present with a sudden onset of photopsia, rapid visual loss, and abnormal electroretinograms (ERGs). Most patients have a panretinal degeneration without pigment deposits.

Heckenlively JR; Ferreyra HA

2008-04-01

124

Summaries of Medical and Clinical Pharmacology Reviews  

Science.gov (United States)

... Oxybutynin - Ditropan, Johnson & Johnson, Medical [PDF], Clinical Pharmacology [PDF]. Paricalcitol - Zemplar, Abbott, Medical [PDF], None*. ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess/developmentresources

125

Review and summary of RERTR '98  

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The RERTR program started in 1978 and had its last annual international meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil in October 1998. The target of this program is to eliminate the risk of proliferation and misuse of the HEU by converting research reactors from using HEU to LEU. 36 research reactors are in the process of conversion (8) or fully converted (28) on the basis oft the existing U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} (4.8 gU/cc) fuel. Higher density fuels up to 8-9 gU/cc on a U-Mo basis are being developed to also achieve the conversion of high performance research reactors. The U.S. spent nuclear fuel return program is under good progress. Efforts are being made to establish similar RERTR and spent fuel return programs in Russia. Concerns about missing global or regional back-end solutions mainly for countries without a nuclear program were raised. (author)

Gruber, Gerhard J. [Fuel Cycle Services Division, NUKEM Nuklear, Alzenau (Germany)

1999-07-01

126

Biofuels: Project summaries  

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The US DOE, through the Biofuels Systems Division (BSD) is addressing the issues surrounding US vulnerability to petroleum supply. The BSD goal is to develop technologies that are competitive with fossil fuels, in both cost and environmental performance, by the end of the decade. This document contains summaries of ongoing research sponsored by the DOE BSD. A summary sheet is presented for each project funded or in existence during FY 1993. Each summary sheet contains and account of project funding, objectives, accomplishments and current status, and significant publications.

1994-07-01

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The European Medicines Agency review of ofatumumab (Arzerra®) for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab: summary of the scientific assessment of the European medicines agency committee for medicinal products for human use.  

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On April 19, 2010, the European Commission issued a conditional marketing authorization valid throughout the European Union (EU) for ofatumumab (Arzerra®; Glaxo Group Ltd, Greenford, Middlesex, U.K.). The decision was based on the favorable opinion of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommending a conditional marketing authorization for ofatumumab for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in patients refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab. A conditional marketing authorization means that additional data to confirm the benefit-risk balance of ofatumumab are awaited. The active substance of Arzerra® is ofatumumab, a monoclonal antibody medicinal product (ATC code L01XC10). The recommended dose is 300 mg of atumumab for the first infusion and 2,000 mg of atumumab for all subsequent infusions. The infusion schedule is eight consecutive weekly infusions, followed 4-5 weeks later by four consecutive monthly (i.e., every 4 weeks) infusions. Ofatumumab targets CD20, a cell surface marker of B lymphocytes, which is followed by cell lysis via complement-dependent cytotoxicity and antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity. The benefit of ofatumumab is the control of CLL in patients who are refractory to both fludarabine and alemtuzumab, which was indicated by a high response rate. The most common side effects are infections and infusion reactions. The objective of this paper is to summarize the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the EU. The detailed scientific assessment report and product information, including the summary of product characteristics, are available on the EMA website (http://www.ema.europa.eu).

Gravanis I; Ersbøll J; Skovlund E; Abadie E; Marty M; Pignatti F

2010-01-01

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The European Medicines Agency review of ofatumumab (Arzerra®) for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab: summary of the scientific assessment of the European medicines agency committee for medicinal products for human use.  

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On April 19, 2010, the European Commission issued a conditional marketing authorization valid throughout the European Union (EU) for ofatumumab (Arzerra®; Glaxo Group Ltd, Greenford, Middlesex, U.K.). The decision was based on the favorable opinion of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommending a conditional marketing authorization for ofatumumab for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in patients refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab. A conditional marketing authorization means that additional data to confirm the benefit-risk balance of ofatumumab are awaited. The active substance of Arzerra® is ofatumumab, a monoclonal antibody medicinal product (ATC code L01XC10). The recommended dose is 300 mg of atumumab for the first infusion and 2,000 mg of atumumab for all subsequent infusions. The infusion schedule is eight consecutive weekly infusions, followed 4-5 weeks later by four consecutive monthly (i.e., every 4 weeks) infusions. Ofatumumab targets CD20, a cell surface marker of B lymphocytes, which is followed by cell lysis via complement-dependent cytotoxicity and antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity. The benefit of ofatumumab is the control of CLL in patients who are refractory to both fludarabine and alemtuzumab, which was indicated by a high response rate. The most common side effects are infections and infusion reactions. The objective of this paper is to summarize the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the EU. The detailed scientific assessment report and product information, including the summary of product characteristics, are available on the EMA website (http://www.ema.europa.eu). PMID:21156732

Gravanis, Iordanis; Ersbøll, Jens; Skovlund, Eva; Abadie, Eric; Marty, Michel; Pignatti, Francesco

2010-12-14

129

The European Medicines Agency review of Tegafur/Gimeracil/Oteracil (Teysuno™) for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer when given in combination with cisplatin: summary of the Scientific Assessment of the Committee for medicinal products for human use (CHMP).  

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The product Teysuno™ (S-1) contains tegafur, a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and two modulators of 5-FU metabolism, gimeracil and oteracil. The main clinical study in this application was a randomized controlled study comparing S-1 plus cisplatin with 5-FU plus cisplatin. In this study, median overall survival times of 8.6 months and 7.9 months for S-1 plus cisplatin and 5-FU plus cisplatin, respectively, were observed (hazard ratio, 0.92; 95% confidence interval, 0.80-1.05). The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency concluded that S-1 in combination with cisplatin (75 mg/m²) was noninferior to 5-FU plus cisplatin (100 mg/m²) in patients with advanced gastric cancer and adopted a positive opinion recommending the marketing authorization for this product for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer when given in combination with cisplatin. The recommended dose of S-1 is 25 mg/m² (expressed as tegafur content) twice a day, for 21 consecutive days followed by 7 days rest (one treatment cycle), in combination with 75 mg/m² cisplatin i.v. administered on day 1. This treatment cycle is repeated every 4 weeks. The most common side effects reported in the pivotal study were anemia, neutropenia, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight decrease, anorexia, and fatigue. The objective of this paper is to summarize the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the EU. The full scientific assessment report and the summary of product characteristics are available on the European Medicines Agency website (http://www.ema.europa.eu).

Matt P; van Zwieten-Boot B; Calvo Rojas G; Ter Hofstede H; Garcia-Carbonero R; Camarero J; Abadie E; Pignatti F

2011-01-01

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The European Medicines Agency review of Tegafur/Gimeracil/Oteracil (Teysuno™) for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer when given in combination with cisplatin: summary of the Scientific Assessment of the Committee for medicinal products for human use (CHMP).  

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The product Teysuno™ (S-1) contains tegafur, a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and two modulators of 5-FU metabolism, gimeracil and oteracil. The main clinical study in this application was a randomized controlled study comparing S-1 plus cisplatin with 5-FU plus cisplatin. In this study, median overall survival times of 8.6 months and 7.9 months for S-1 plus cisplatin and 5-FU plus cisplatin, respectively, were observed (hazard ratio, 0.92; 95% confidence interval, 0.80-1.05). The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency concluded that S-1 in combination with cisplatin (75 mg/m²) was noninferior to 5-FU plus cisplatin (100 mg/m²) in patients with advanced gastric cancer and adopted a positive opinion recommending the marketing authorization for this product for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer when given in combination with cisplatin. The recommended dose of S-1 is 25 mg/m² (expressed as tegafur content) twice a day, for 21 consecutive days followed by 7 days rest (one treatment cycle), in combination with 75 mg/m² cisplatin i.v. administered on day 1. This treatment cycle is repeated every 4 weeks. The most common side effects reported in the pivotal study were anemia, neutropenia, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight decrease, anorexia, and fatigue. The objective of this paper is to summarize the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the EU. The full scientific assessment report and the summary of product characteristics are available on the European Medicines Agency website (http://www.ema.europa.eu). PMID:21963999

Matt, Petra; van Zwieten-Boot, Barbara; Calvo Rojas, Gonzalo; Ter Hofstede, Hadewych; Garcia-Carbonero, Rocio; Camarero, Jorge; Abadie, Eric; Pignatti, Francesco

2011-09-30

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A systematic review of the safety information contained within the Summaries of Product Characteristics of medications licensed in the United Kingdom for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. how does the safety prescribing advice compare with national guidance?  

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BACKGROUND: The safety of paediatric medications is paramount and contraindications provide clear pragmatic advice. Further advice may be accessed through Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs) and relevant national guidelines. The SPC can be considered the ultimate independent guideline and is regularly updated. In 2008, the authors undertook a systematic review of the SPC contraindications of medications licensed in the United Kingdom (UK) for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). At that time, there were fewer contraindications reported in the SPC for atomoxetine than methylphenidate and the specific contraindications varied considerably amongst methylphenidate formulations. In 2009, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) mandated harmonisation of methylphenidate SPCs. Between September and November 2011, there were three changes to the atomoxetine SPC that resulted in revised prescribing information. In addition, Clinical Guidance has also been produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2008), the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) (2009) and the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC). METHODS: An updated systematic review of the Contraindications sections of the SPCs of all medications currently licensed for treatment of ADHD in the UK was undertaken and independent statements regarding contraindications and relevant warnings and precautions were then compared with UK national guidance with the aim of assessing any disparity and potential areas of confusion for prescribers. RESULTS: As of November 2011, there were seven medications available in the UK for the treatment of ADHD. There are 15 contraindications for most formulations of methylphenidate, 14 for dexamfetamine and 5 for atomoxetine. Significant differences exist between the SPCs and national guidance part due to the ongoing reactive process of amending the former as new information becomes known. In addition, recommendations are made outside UK SPC licensed indications and a significant contraindication for methylphenidate (suicidal behaviours) is missing from both the NICE and SIGN guidelines. Particular disparity exists relating to monitoring for suicidal and psychiatric side effects. The BNFC has not yet been updated in line with the European Union (EU) Directive on methylphenidate; it does not include any contraindications for atomoxetine but describes contraindications for methylphenidate that are no longer in the SPC. CONCLUSION: Clinicians seeking prescribing advice from critical independent sources of data, such as SPCs and national guidelines, may be confused by the disparity that exists. There are major differences between guidelines and SPCs and neither should be referred to in isolation. The SPC represents the most relevant source of safety data to aid prescribing of medications for ADHD as they present the most current safety data in line with increased exposure. National guidelines may need more regular updates.

Savill N; Bushe CJ

2012-01-01

132

Salmonella: Annual Summary, 2005.  

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This Annual Summary of the National Salmonella Surveillance System contains surveillance data on reported laboratory-confirmed Salmonella isolates in the United States for the year 2005. The National Salmonella Surveillance System collects reports of isol...

2005-01-01

133

2012 Annual Summary Report for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada: Review of the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses  

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The Maintenance Plan for the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada Test Site (National Security Technologies, LLC 2007a) requires an annual review to assess the adequacy of the performance assessments (PAs) and composite analyses (CAs), with the results submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. The Disposal Authorization Statements for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) also require that such reviews be made and that secondary or minor unresolved issues be tracked and addressed as part of the maintenance plan (DOE 1999a, 2000). The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office performed an annual review of the Area 3 and Area 5 RWMS PAs and CAs for fiscal year (FY) 2012. This annual summary report presents data and conclusions from the FY 2012 review, and determines the adequacy of the PAs and CAs. Operational factors (e.g., waste forms and containers, facility design, and waste receipts), closure plans, monitoring results, and research and development (R&D) activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the PAs. Likewise, the environmental restoration activities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) relevant to the sources of residual radioactive material that are considered in the CAs, the land-use planning, and the results of the environmental monitoring and R&D activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the CAs. Important developments in FY 2012 include the following: ? Release of a special analysis for the Area 3 RWMS assessing the continuing validity of the PA and CA ? Development of a new Area 5 RWMS closure inventory estimate based on disposals through FY 2012 ? Evaluation of new or revised waste streams by special analysis ? Development of version 4.114 of the Area 5 RWMS GoldSim PA model The Area 3 RWMS has been in inactive status since July 1, 2006, with the last shipment received in April 2006. The FY 2012 review of operations, facility design, closure plans, monitoring results, and R&D results for the Area 3 RWMS indicates no changes that would impact PA validity. A special analysis using the Area 3 RWMS v2.102 GoldSim PA model was prepared to update the PA results for the Area 3 RWMS in FY 2012. The special analysis concludes that all performance objectives can be met and the Area 3 RWMS PA remains valid. There is no need to the revise the Area 3 RWMS PA. Review of Area 5 RWMS operations, design, closure plans, monitoring results, and R&D activities indicates no significant changes other than an increase in the inventory disposed. The FY 2012 PA results, generated with the Area 5 RWMS v4.114 GoldSim PA model, indicate that there continues to be a reasonable expectation of meeting all performance objectives. The results and conclusions of the Area 5 RWMS PA are judged valid, and there is no need to the revise the PA. A review of changes potentially impacting the CAs indicates that no significant changes occurred in FY 2012. The continuing adequacy of the CAs was evaluated with the new models, and no significant changes that would alter CA results or conclusions were found. The revision of the Area 3 RWMS CA, which will include the Underground Test Area source term (Corrective Action Unit [CAU] 97), is scheduled for FY 2024, following the completion of the Yucca Flat CAU 97 Corrective Action Decision Document/Corrective Action Plan in FY 2016. Inclusion of the Frenchman Flat CAU 98 results in the Area 5 RWMS CA is scheduled for FY 2016, pending the completion of the CAU 98 closure report in FY 2015. Near-term R&D efforts will focus on continuing development of the Area 3 and Area 5 RWMS GoldSim PA/CA and inventory models.

Shott, G. [National Security Technologies, LLC

2013-03-18

134

Site environmental report summary  

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[en] In this summary of the Fernald 1992 Site Environmental Report the authors will describe the impact of the Fernald site on man and the environment and provide results from the ongoing Environmental Monitoring Program. Also included is a summary of the data obtained from sampling conducted to determine if the site complies with DOE, US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and Ohio EPA (OEPA) requirements. These requirements are set to protect both man and the environment

1992-01-01

135

Site environmental report summary  

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In this summary of the Fernald 1992 Site Environmental Report the authors will describe the impact of the Fernald site on man and the environment and provide results from the ongoing Environmental Monitoring Program. Also included is a summary of the data obtained from sampling conducted to determine if the site complies with DOE, US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and Ohio EPA (OEPA) requirements. These requirements are set to protect both man and the environment.

1992-12-31

136

Summary of nuclear fuel reprocessing activities around the world  

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[en] This review of international practices for nuclear fuel reprocessing was prepared to provide a nontechnical summary of the current status of nuclear fuel reprocessing activities around the world. The sources of information are widely varied

1984-01-01

137

Professional promises: Summary and next steps.  

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A summary of the key themes discussed during the sessions is provided highlighting the participants' recommendations for addressing the ethics of access. Areas reviewed included strategies utilizing ethics as an educational tool. The need for professional associations and accrediting and licensing bodies to address access to care in their guidelines is an additional recommendation. Networking, sharing resources, and continuing the dialogue about ethics and access to care are identified as important strategies following the workshop. The summary also highlights promises made to continue the dialogue about the issue in various forums. PMID:17106042

Zarkowski, Pamela

2006-11-01

138

Swiss Energy Perspectives 2035 - Management summary; Energieperspektiven 2035 - Management summary  

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This management summary issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) summarises the Swiss Energy Perspectives 2035 - a five-part synthesis report published in 2007. The report presents no prognoses but provides an 'if-then' overview of a set of four scenarios that examined ways in which Swiss energy demands could be met by the year 2035. National and international boundary conditions taken into account are reviewed and the four scenarios are introduced and briefly described. These include the reference scenario 'Business as Usual', 'Increased Co-operation' between politics and business, 'New Priorities' with goals set to reduce energy consumption and CO{sub 2} emissions and 'On the Way to a 2000-Watt Society'. Risks posed and chances provided are discussed, as are the options for taking action

NONE

2007-01-15

139

Executive Summary - Overview  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Professor Andrzej Budzanowski was Director of IFJ in the years 1990-2004. On September 1st 2004, on IFJ joining the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Marek Jezabek has been nominated by the President of PAN as the Director of IFJ, for a 4-year term. Our Institute, with a personnel of 450 (182 research staff) and over 50 Ph.D. students, is presently one of the largest institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences and one of the largest research institutes in Poland. The scientific staff consists on 120 post-doctoral researchers, 26 Associated Professors and 36 State-Nominated Professors. The total budget of the Institute for the year 2004 was about 56 million Euro. The IFJ is financed mainly from the state budget of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology. In 2004 this financing was about 4 million Euro, constituting 72% of the Institute's total budget. The remaining part of our 2004 budget came from individual research projects, also sponsored by the Ministry of Scientific Research (688 kEuro), from international projects (368 kEuro) and from the Institute's entrepreneurship activities (498 kEuro). Between 2003 and 2004 we doubled our income from international projects. For further budget information. The Scientific Council of the Institute, which consists of 40 elected members of the Institute's staff and 4 external members (elected representatives from other Polish institutes and universities), is authorized to confer Ph.D. degrees in Physics and related disciplines, and to initiate and conduct habilitation and professorship procedures. In 2003-2004 17 Ph.D. theses and 11 habilitations have been completed. Following their review procedures, 3 Associate Professors at the IFJ became state-nominated Professors, receiving their nominations from Poland's President, Mr. A. Kwasniewski. The Institute is structured into 17 scientific departments which cover the range of our scientific interests. A summary of our main scientific achievements in the years 2003-2004, is presented below. The scientific activities of the Institute in 2004 are structured into 7 main topics and sub-divided into 48 tasks. More detailed reports on these activities, including the project title, name of task leader, main objectives, budget, involvement in national and international projects, technical infrastructure, related publications, main achievements, plans for the incoming years and long term plans, are presented. In 2004 IFJ was awarded by Professor Kleiber, the Minister of Scientific Research and Information Technology, for successfully entering five major projects of the 6th Framework European Program. According to the current requirements of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology, the quality of scientific output of Poland's research establishments is currently measured chiefly by the number of ISI-listed publications. Over the two-year period (years 2003 and 2004) our research staff had published 322 and 366 papers in international journals listed in the Philadelphia ISI Master list, and 139 and 116 other publications, in the form of books, reviews, chapters in scholarly textbooks, papers and reports. Apart from scientific departments, the Institute has three technical sections. The main accelerator facilities in the IFJ are the AIC-144 isochronous cyclotron, the 2.5 MeV proton Van de Graaff accelerator and a 14 MeV neutron generator. A list of our major research facilities and of their general specifications, is given. Two EU-accredited Dosimetry Laboratories, providing individual and environmental dosimetry and calibration of radiation protection instruments, operate at the Institute. A radiation monitoring station at the IFJ provides continuous data on ambient dose rate and on the radioactive contamination of air to the Polish National Atomic Agency. The Institute is able to provide regional authorities with radiation emergency support, should such need arise. Advanced post-graduate courses in specialised physics topics are given to 55 students of the International Post-Graduate Study Cours

2005-01-01

140

2011 Annual Summary Report for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada: Review of the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses  

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The Maintenance Plan for the Performance Assessments and Composite Analyses for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites at the Nevada Test Site (National Security Technologies, LLC, 2007a) requires an annual review to assess the adequacy of the Performance Assessments (PAs) and Composite Analyses (CAs), with the results submitted annually to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. The Disposal Authorization Statements for the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) also require that such reviews be made and that secondary or minor unresolved issues be tracked and addressed as part of the maintenance plan (DOE, 1999a; 2000). The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office performed an annual review of the Area 3 and Area 5 RWMS PAs and CAs for fiscal year (FY) 2011. This annual summary report presents data and conclusions from the FY 2011 review, and determines the adequacy of the PAs and CAs. Operational factors (e.g., waste forms and containers, facility design, and waste receipts), closure plans, monitoring results, and research and development (R and D) activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the PAs. Likewise, the environmental restoration activities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) (formerly the Nevada Test Site) relevant to the sources of residual radioactive material that are considered in the CAs, the land-use planning, and the results of the environmental monitoring and R and D activities were reviewed to determine the adequacy of the CAs. Important developments in FY 2011 include the following: (1) Operation of a new shallow land disposal unit and a new Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-compliant lined disposal unit at the Area 5 RWMS; (2) Development of new closure inventory estimates based on disposals through FY 2011; (3) Evaluation of new or revised waste streams by special analysis; (4) Development of version 2.102 of the Area 3 RWMS GoldSim PA model; and (5) Development of version 4.113 of the Area 5 RWMS GoldSim PA model. Analysis of the latest available data using the Area 5 RWMS v4.113 GoldSim PA model indicates that all performance objectives can be met. The results and conclusions of the Area 5 RWMS PA are judged valid, and there is no need to the revise the PA. The Area 3 RWMS has been in inactive status since July 1, 2006, with the last shipment received in April 2006. In FY 2011, there were no operational changes, monitoring results, or R and D results for the Area 3 RWMS that would impact PA validity. Despite the increase in waste volume and inventory at the Area 3 RWMS since 1996 when the PA was approved, the facility performance evaluated with the Area 3 RWMS PA GoldSim model, version 2.0 (with the final closure inventory), remains well below the performance objectives set forth in U.S. Department of Energy Order DOE O 435.1, 'Radioactive Waste Management' (DOE, 2001). The conclusions of the Area 3 RWMS PA remain valid. A special analysis was prepared to update the PA and CA results for the Area 3 RWMS in FY 2011. Release of the special analysis is planned for FY 2012. The continuing adequacy of the CAs was evaluated with the new models, and no significant changes that would alter CA results or conclusions were found. Inclusion of the Frenchman Flat Underground Test Area (UGTA) results in the Area 5 RWMS CA is scheduled for FY 2016, pending the completion of the closure report for the Frenchman Flat UGTA corrective action unit (CAU) in FY 2015. An industrial site, CAU 547, with corrective action sites near the Area 3 RWMS was found to have a significant plutonium inventory in 2009. CAU 547 will be evaluated for inclusion of future revisions or updates of the Area 3 RWMS CA. The revision of the Area 3 RWMS CA, which will include the UGTA source terms, is expected in FY 2024, following the completion of the Yucca Flat CAU Corrective Action Decision Document, scheduled for FY 2023. Near-term R and D efforts will focus on continuing development

NSTec Environmental Management

2012-03-20

 
 
 
 
141

Experimental summary talk. A summary of the experimental results presented at Moriond QCD 2001  

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A summary of the experimental results presented at Moriond QCD 2001 are given. The author reviews results concerning the expected mass of the Higgs boson, the discovery of new particles, heavy-ion collision physics, structure functions, diffractive J/{psi} production, WW physics, heavy flavours and the first results given by BaBar and Belle installations.

Pietrzyk, B

2001-06-01

142

Experimental summary talk. A summary of the experimental results presented at Moriond QCD 2001  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A summary of the experimental results presented at Moriond QCD 2001 are given. The author reviews results concerning the expected mass of the Higgs boson, the discovery of new particles, heavy-ion collision physics, structure functions, diffractive J/? production, WW physics, heavy flavours and the first results given by BaBar and Belle installations

143

MIV Project: Executive Summary  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

Under the ESA contract #11453/95/NL/JG(SC), aiming at assessing the feasibility of Rendez-vous and docking of unmanned spacecrafts, a reference mission scenario was defined. This report gives an executive summary of the achievements and results from the project.

Ravazzotti, Mariolina T.; JØrgensen, John Leif

1997-01-01

144

Summary of Session III  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This is a summary of the talks presented in Session III ''Simulations of Electron-Cloud Build Up'' of the Mini-Workshop on Electron-Cloud Simulations for Proton and Positron Beams ECLOUD-02, held at CERN, 15-18 April 2002

2002-01-01

145

Summary of neutrino presentations  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This summary is divided into two sections. First, we concentrate on conventional neutrino physics interpreted in the context of standard electroweak theory. Second, we discuss double beta decay where gross violations of the predictions of the theory might appear, and also we discuss specific searches for consequences of finite neutrino mass. 11 figs., 5 tabs

1988-01-01

146

Summary of the workshop: towards 4? physics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This summary is not intended to give an extensive review of all what has been said during the three days about technics, experiments and theories. It will be rather a brief and simple overview of what I felt during the meeting while listening to the different talks, discussions and participating to the round tables which were also a very important part of the workshop and contributed a lot to its success. This summary will be organized as follows: in a first part I shall briefly describe the basic problems that one is faced with ''exclusive'' measurements. Finally, we shall briefly review some of the theoretical problems existing at intermediate bombarding energies since any experiment would initially rely heavily on theoretical considerations

1985-01-01

147

Biofuels Program summary  

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The Biofuels and Municipal Waste Technology (BMWT) Division of the US Department of Energy is responsible for research and development (R and D) of technologies for producing liquid and gaseous fuels from biomass (organic materials such as trees, municipal solid waste, aquatic plants, and crops). The program addresses both production (growth) of biomass and its conversion to fuels. Major progress has been made toward the goal of developing cost-competitive biofuels technologies for the next decade and beyond. The Biofuels Program Summary consists of a two-volume reference set describing the technological advances and future R and D directions of the Biofuels Program for fiscal year 1988. Volume 2 (Research Summaries) is a compilation of detailed descriptions of the various R and D projects performed by the national laboratories and their subcontractors from industry, university, and nonprofit research institutions. It also contains a bibliography of the various journal articles and publications produced under the program in recent years.

1989-04-01

148

Summary on experiments  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Experimental studies of the atomic structures of both simple and complex atoms and ions provide crucial tests of atomic structure theory and of calculational techniques for a wide range of atomic systems. This summary is restricted to a brief discussion of some recent and current experiments in few-electron and many-electron atoms and ions which represent exciting challenges to sophisticated atomic structure calculations, discussed elsewhere. In particular the emphasis is on high-Z systems

1980-12-05

149

Blois V: Experimental summary  

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The author gives a summary talk of the best experimental data given at the Vth Blois Workshop on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering. He addresses the following eight areas in his talk: total and elastic cross sections; single diffractive excitation; electron-proton scattering; di-jets and rapidity gaps; areas of future study; spins and asymmetries; high-transverse momentum and masses at the Tevatron; and disoriented chiral condensates and cosmic radiation.

Albrow, M.G.

1993-09-01

150

Blois V: Experimental summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The author gives a summary talk of the best experimental data given at the Vth Blois Workshop on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering. He addresses the following eight areas in his talk: total and elastic cross sections; single diffractive excitation; electron-proton scattering; di-jets and rapidity gaps; areas of future study; spins and asymmetries; high-transverse momentum and masses at the Tevatron; and disoriented chiral condensates and cosmic radiation

1993-01-01

151

GLOVEBOX GLOVE CHARACTERIZATION SUMMARY  

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A task was undertaken to determine primarily the permeation behavior of various glove compounds from four manufacturers. As part of the basic characterization task, the opportunity to obtain additional mechanical and thermal properties presented itself. Consequently, a total of fifteen gloves were characterized for permeation, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Puncture Resistance, Tensile Properties and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis. Detailed reports were written for each characterization technique used. This report contains the summary of the results.

Korinko, P.

2012-05-14

152

Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition  

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Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition Hypertext Format Summary of Workshop on Graduate ... Attrition Portable Document Format (.pdf) Summary of Workshop on Graduate Student Attrition This ...

153

Summaries of FY 1996 engineering research  

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This report documents the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Engineering Research Program for fiscal year 1996; it provides a summary for each of the program projects in addition to a brief program overview. The report is intended to provide staff of Congressional committees, other executive departments, and other DOE offices with substantive program information so as to facilitate governmental overview and coordination of Federal research programs. Of equal importance, its availability facilitates communication of program information to interested research engineers and scientists. Each BES Division administers basic, mission oriented research programs in the area indicated by its title. The BES Engineering Research Program is one such program; it is administered by the Engineering and Geosciences Division of BES. In preparing this report the principal investigators were asked to submit summaries for their projects that were specifically applicable to fiscal year 1996. The summaries received have been edited if necessary, but the press for timely publication made it impractical to have the investigators review and approve the revised summaries prior to publication. For more information about a given project, it is suggested that the investigators be contacted directly.

NONE

1997-06-01

154

ALICE Physics Summary  

CERN Multimedia

The ALICE experiment at the LHC has collected data in proton-proton (pp) collisions at $\\sqrt{s}$ = 0.9, 2.76, 7 and 8 TeV, in lead-lead (Pb--Pb) collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{\\rm NN}}$ = 2.76 TeV and in proton-lead (p-Pb) collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{\\rm NN}}$ = 5.02 TeV. A summary overview of recent experimental physics results obtained by ALICE is presented in this paper with a selection of few representative measurements.

Preghenella, Roberto

2013-01-01

155

Modelling summary data  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Several problems in specifying aggregate functions in relational systems are investigated. A solution is proposed to these problems in the form of an extension of the relational data model. In particular the concept of summary data is introduced. The query language STRAND is presented in order to describe retrieval operations on the extended model. STRAND allows a user to formulate queries involving aggregate functions without conceptualizing the query in terms of aggregation. Two example applications, proposal tracking and socio-demographic data bases, are used to illustrate the concepts of the extended model.

Johnson, R.R.

1981-01-01

156

FY 1996 activity summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear and Facility Safety provides nuclear safety policy, independent technical evaluation, and technical support. A summary of these activities is provided in this report. These include: (1) changing the mission of the former production facilities to storage and waste management; (2) stabilizing nuclear materials not recycled due to production cessation or interruptions; (3) reformulating the authorization basis for existing facilities to convert to a standards based approach for operations consistent with modern expectations; and (4) implementing a modern regulatory framework for nuclear facilities. Enforcement of the Price-Anderson Amendments Act is also reported

1997-01-01

157

Leap '92: Conference summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

We present a summary of the many new results in antiproton ( anti p) physics presented at the LEAP '92 conference, in the areas of meson spectroscopy, anti NN scattering, annihilation and spin observables, strangeness and charm production, anti N annihilation in nuclei, atomic physics with very low energy anti p's, the exploration of fundamental symmetries and interactions with anti p's (CP, T, CPT, gravitation), and the prospects for new anti p facilities at ultra-low energies or energies above the LEAR regime (?2 GeV/c). (orig.).

1993-01-01

158

Introductory materials for committee members: 1) instructions for the Los Alamos National Laboratory fiscal year 2010 capability reviews 2) NPAC strategic capability planning 3) Summary self-assessment for the nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics an  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) uses external peer review to measure and continuously improve the quality of its science, technology and engineering (STE). LANL uses capability reviews to assess the STE quality and institutional integration and to advise Laboratory Management on the current and future health of the STE. Capability reviews address the STE integration that LANL uses to meet mission requirements. STE capabilities are define to cut across directorates providing a more holistic view of the STE quality, integration to achieve mission requirements, and mission relevance. The scope of these capabilities necessitate that there will be significant overlap in technical areas covered by capability reviews (e.g., materials research and weapons science and engineering). In addition, LANL staff may be reviewed in different capability reviews because of their varied assignments and expertise. LANL plans to perform a complete review of the Laboratory's STE capabilities (hence staff) in a three-year cycle. The principal product of an external review is a report that includes the review committee's assessments, commendations, and recommendations for STE. The Capability Review Committees serve a dual role of providing assessment of the Laboratory's technical contributions and integration towards its missions and providing advice to Laboratory Management. The assessments and advice are documented in reports prepared by the Capability Review Committees that are delivered to the Director and to the Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering (PADSTE). This report will be used by Laboratory Management for STE assessment and planning. The report is also provided to the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of LANL's Annual Performance Plan and to the Los Alamos National Security (LANS) LLC's Science and Technology Committee (STC) as part of its responsibilities to the LANS Board of Governors.

Redondo, Antonio [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

159

Meeting Summary, Credit Trading Work Group  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

OAK-B135 Credit Trading Work Group Meeting Summary. The purpose of the meeting is to: (1) Provide an opportunity for NWCC Work Group Members, NWCC Members, and invited expert participants to hear an overview of the draft NWCC Credit Trading Report and to critically review and discuss the report's recommendations and principles. (2) Hear presentations from several perspectives of other experts on credit trading which provide: (a) a brief summary of credit trading activities they are involved in, and (b) critical responses to the NWCC draft report. (3) Identify how the report can be improved at the big picture level. Attempt to resolve issues or concerns if necessary. (4) Discuss the recommendations and credit trading principles in detail and attempt to reach consensus on these sections for presentation to the NWCC. (5) Discuss if any of the outreach and communication recommendations in the report should be conducted by the NWCC.

Kevin Bryan

2000-12-07

160

Carbon dioxide research plan. A summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Department of Energy is the lead federal agency for research related to atmospheric carbon dioxide. Its responsibility is to sponsor a program of relevant research, and to coordinate this research with that of others. As part of its responsibilities, the Department of Energy has prepared a research plan. The plan documented in this Summary delineated the logic, objectives, organization, background and current status of the research activities. The Summary Plan is based on research subplans in four specific areas: global carbon cycle, climate effects, vegetative response and indirect effects. These subplans have emanated from a series of national and international workshops, conferences, and from technical reports. The plans have been peer reviewed by experts in the relevant scientific fields. Their execution is being coordinated between the responsible federal and international government agencies and the involved scientific community.

1983-11-01

 
 
 
 
161

Neutrino physics: Summary talk  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This paper is organized as follows: First, I describe the state of neutrino phenomenology. Emphasis is placed on sin2 ?W, its present status and future prospects. In addition, some signatures of ''new physics'' are described. Then, kaon physics at Fermilab is briefly discussed. I concentrate on the interesting rare decay KL ? ?0e+e- which may be a clean probe direct CP violation. Neutrino mass, mixing, and electromagnetic moments are surveyed. There, I describe the present state and future direction of accelerator based experiments. Finally, I conclude with an outlook on the future. Throughout this summary, I have drawn from and incorporated ideas discussed by other speakers at this workshop. However, I have tried to combine their ideas with my own perspective on neutrino physics and where it is headed. 49 refs., 3 figs., 4 tabs.

1989-01-01

162

Standards development status. Summary report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Standards Development Status Summary Report is designed for scheduling, monitoring, and controlling the process by which Regulatory Standards, Guides, Reports, Petitions, and Environmental Statements are written. It is a summary of the current schedule plans for development of the above products

1981-01-01

163

Strangeness a summary  

CERN Multimedia

The present status of experimental results on strange particle production in heavy ion collisions at the CERN-SPS and at RHIC is reviewed. The paper presents rapidity distributions and multiplicities, a discussion of the energy and centrality dependencies of strangeness production and in conclusion addresses open questions. (29 refs).

Röhrich, D

2003-01-01

164

Summary, conclusions and recommendations  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

In this chapter we review and summarize the main results and conclusions of this thesis. We present the Flemish Eel Pollution Monitoring Network and give an overview of related studies. Current status and recent trends of contamination in eels are described. Our results induced several management me...

Belpaire, C.

165

PORTSIM verification summary report.  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This summary report is a compilation of six reports previously released on the verification efforts for the Port Simulation (PORTSIM) model, a discrete-event simulation model used for analyzing military seaport operations for embarkation. In addition to describing the PORTSIM verification efforts, the report also comments on the entire verification process, including an overview of the findings. The six verification reports correspond to the six combinations of cargo types-transportation modes modeled in PORTSIM. For each of the six studies, a simplified scenario and force file (i.e., cargo list) were created and implemented to facilitate verification of basic timing data. The patterns and logic used to compute the timing data were identified and quantified and are included for each of the six reports, along with details on scenario setup parameters. The verification efforts confirmed the accuracy of simulation output results and added greater levels of quality, confidence, and usefulness to PORTSIM. These efforts improved the model and user interface, uncovered and corrected numerous bugs and anomalies, and provided insights into model behaviors and relationships.

Davidson, R. S.; VanKuiken, J. C.

2002-08-29

166

Summary of Vulcan Calculations  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This is a summary of the results of my calculations compared to Elisabeth Wolfrum's data on the Vulcan imprint experiments. The material strength makes essentially no difference to the growth of perturbations seeded by the laser imprint. For the low-intensity case (30 J laser energy, beam intensity of 0.5 x 1012 W/cm2) the thin (2 microns) Al foil melts quickly from the front (driven) surface and decompresses quickly from the back surface, so there is actually only a fraction of the foil that is solid and compressed, and then for only a short time. And this solid fraction is not accelerating much during this short time. In particular, the shock (which is at about 250 kbar when it is about half way through the foil) travels entirely through the foil in about 0.25 ns. At 0.3 ns the ablation front is 0.6 (micro)m in from the original position of the front surface, the next 0.6 (micro)m is melted, so only the back 0.8 (micro)m is solid and compressed. This solid portion, though, is not moving much; the place where the imprinted perturbations are growing is back at the ablation front, where the perturbations are clearly growing fluid-like. By 0.5 ns the entire foil is melted and decompressing from both ends. Thus, the actual foil distortion looks little different with and without strength.

2000-01-01

167

Summary of Vulcan Calculations  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This is a summary of the results of my calculations compared to Elisabeth Wolfrum's data on the Vulcan imprint experiments. The material strength makes essentially no difference to the growth of perturbations seeded by the laser imprint. For the low-intensity case (30 J laser energy, beam intensity of 0.5 x 10{sup 12} W/cm{sup 2}) the thin (2 microns) Al foil melts quickly from the front (driven) surface and decompresses quickly from the back surface, so there is actually only a fraction of the foil that is solid and compressed, and then for only a short time. And this solid fraction is not accelerating much during this short time. In particular, the shock (which is at about 250 kbar when it is about half way through the foil) travels entirely through the foil in about 0.25 ns. At 0.3 ns the ablation front is 0.6 {micro}m in from the original position of the front surface, the next 0.6 {micro}m is melted, so only the back 0.8 {micro}m is solid and compressed. This solid portion, though, is not moving much; the place where the imprinted perturbations are growing is back at the ablation front, where the perturbations are clearly growing fluid-like. By 0.5 ns the entire foil is melted and decompressing from both ends. Thus, the actual foil distortion looks little different with and without strength.

Colvin, J.D.

2000-03-23

168

Fertilizer summary data 1990  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Fertilizer Summary Data, published biennially by the National Fertilizer and Environmental Research Center (NFERC), combines fertilizer application and consumption statistics, crop acreage, and farm income/expense data by state and region for the period 1970 through 1990. This sixteenth edition contains statistics on commercial fertilizers sold for farm and nonfarm use, fertilizer distribution by class, and the leading fertilizer grades. Fertilizers are classified as single- or multiple-nutrient materials. Single-nutrient fertilizers, such as anhydrous ammonia (82-0-0), contain only one primary plant nutrient. Multiple-nutrient fertilizers contain two or more plant nutrients and include the ammonium phosphates and grades manufactured by dry or fluid mixing or chemical processing. In some cases, States report materials used in blending multiple-nutrient fertilizers as single-nutrient ingredients lather than the final manufactured product. Fertilizer consumption statistics for 1970 through 1980 are from US Department of Agriculture annual reports. Annual consumption data for 1985 through 1990 are based on the tabulation of individual state fertilizer tonnage reports submitted annually to TVA for inclusion in the National record of fertilizer consumption, Commercial Fertilizers. Crop statistics, fertilizer application rates, and farm income and expense data are supplied by the National Agricultural Statistics Service and the Economic Research Service, USDA.

Berry, J.T.; Hargett, N.L.

1991-05-01

169

Conference Summary & Outlook  

Science.gov (United States)

This timely meeting (appropriately held in Toru?, the “city of Copernicus”) provided an excellent venue for researchers to review the theoretical and observational progress in the intervening years, share recent results, and make preparations for progress in the quests to learn whether our Solar System is typical and to understand how our own Solar System relates to the rest of the Universe. It had been nearly six years since the last major scientific meeting focusing soley on multiple planet systems and planets in multiple star systems in Saas Fee, Switzerland during September of 2002 (Udry et al. 2006). Here I review some of the observational and theoretical progress in understanding multi-body systems reported in Toru?.

Ford, E. B.

2010-04-01

170

Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions  

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In this summary of the considerations of the QCD working group at Snowmass 2001, the roles of quantum chromodynamics in the Standard Model and in the search for new physics are reviewed, with empahsis on frontier areas in the field. We discuss the importance of, and prospects for, precision QCD in perturbative and lattice calculations. We describe new ideas in the analysis of parton distribution functions and jet structure, and review progress in small-x and in polarization experiments.

Edmond L. Berger et al.

2002-12-23

171

Barnwood review  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This review describes the work of the Generation Development and Construction Division of the [U.K.] Central Electricity Generating Board. It includes work on nuclear power plants and fossil-fuel power plants. The following activities concerned with nuclear power are described: brief summary of all nuclear power work; Dungeness B; Hartlepool/Heysham 1; Heysham 2; irradiated fuel project (engineering service in support of irradiated fuel transport operation; model validation; analysis; instrumentation; impact evaluation; transportation study; full scale crash demonstration; concluding comments); remote visual inspection service (U.K.)

1985-01-01

172

Improving adverse drug event detection in critically ill patients through screening intensive care unit transfer summaries.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the frequency and type of adverse drug events (ADEs) identified in intensive care unit (ICU) transfer summaries and in the hospital discharge summaries to demonstrate the effectiveness of ICU transfer summary surveillance in the identification of ADEs. METHODS: A retrospective electronic medical record review was conducted for medical ICU patients admitted between January 2009 and April 2009 to a large, academic medical center. The Harvard Practice Scale and the modified Leonard Assessment Scale were used to evaluate the presence of an ADE from the ICU transfer and hospital discharge summaries. RESULTS: Two hundred and fifty-four patients were identified for inclusion with a median medical ICU length of stay of 4.5?days and hospital length of stay of 13?days. The ICU transfer summary review revealed 173 ADEs among 124 unique patients with a rate of 33.9 ADEs per 1000 hospital patient days. Sixty-nine ADEs among 63 unique patients were identified through the hospital discharge summary with a rate of 13.5 ADEs per 1000 hospital patient days. Only 23.1% of ADEs discussed in the ICU transfer summary were also discussed in the hospital discharge summary. CONCLUSIONS: The use of ICU transfer summaries is an effective tool to increase ADE detection. The use of an ICU transfer summary should be considered as an adjunct method to an existing ADE surveillance system for heightened pharmacovigilance.

Anthes AM; Harinstein LM; Smithburger PL; Seybert AL; Kane-Gill SL

2013-05-01

173

Report on the NSF Merit Review System, FY 1996  

Science.gov (United States)

... NSF Merit Review System The enclosed FY 1996 Report on the NSF Merit Review System is submitted in ... report on the Foundation's proposal review system. The report provides summary information about ...

174

Summary of the accelerator sessions  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This document gives a summary of the accelerator sessions at this conference. The nine accelerator sessions were attended by about 30 delegates, who heard 26 papers covering both development of the existing sources and design considerations for future ones.

Craddock, M.K. [Univ. of British Columbia, Physics Dept., Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)]|[TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

1993-05-01

175

Operating reactors licensing actions summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The Operating Reactors Licensing Actions Summary is designed to provide the management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with an overview of licensing actions dealing with operating power and nonpower reactors

1981-01-01

176

Neutrino 2010 Conference Summary - Experiment  

Science.gov (United States)

We summarize the experimental situation in neutrino physics as reported at the Neutrinos 2010 Conference. Time limitations and the broad-ranging activity in neutrino physics make this summary far from comprehensive.

Robertson, R. G. Hamish

2012-08-01

177

Long term performance session summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This paper presents brief summaries of reports given on plutonium disposal. Topics include: performance of waste forms; glass leaching; ceramic leaching; safeguards and security issues; safeguards of vitrification; and proliferation risks of geologic disposal.

Hanauer, S.

1996-05-01

178

Scientific Opinion on Review of the European Union Summary Report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks—Terms of reference 2 to 7  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available The Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks by EFSA and ECDC (the report) with regard to data needs and subsequent analyses that will minimise the impact of existing data gaps and inconsistencies. Specific assessments performed for bovine tuberculosis, echinococcosis, Q fever, brucellosis, rabies, cysticercosis and tularaemia show that the report gives an accurate picture of the epidemiological situation for the infections which have an EU harmonised monitoring system. Generally the data analysis is descriptive; further analysis for specific purposes and quantification of the trends should be considered. Specific information for each disease should contain (i) a clear case definition, (ii) a clear description of sampling techniques and diagnostic tests used, (iii) relevant epidemiological characteristics and (iv) relevant control measures or surveillance. Prioritisation of diseases from a public health viewpoint is not in the remit of the AHAW Panel. Proposed criteria to assess the value of including additional diseases in the report are (1) the disease is reported regularly in animals and humans in some EU Member States; (2) the disease is considered a serious public health issue; and (3) monitoring in animals is epidemiologically justifiable. The first two criteria are inclusion criteria; the third is used to prioritise diseases for inclusion in the report. The last section of the opinion addresses the value of the data included in the report for AHAW risk assessment. Their usefulness is often compromised by missing case definition, insufficient metadata or outdated data. It is recommended that data needs are further analysed to improve the preparedness of the AHAW Panel to answer risk questions, via some readily available and stable data as well as good knowledge of ad-hoc data models and sources throughout the EU.

EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW)

2013-01-01

179

Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL) provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Events are described under the categories of bomb-related, intrusion, missing and/or allegedly stolen, transportation, tampering/vandalism, arson, firearms, radiological sabotage and miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels

1984-01-01

180

Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL) provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Events are described under the categories of bomb-related, intrusion, missing and/or allegedly stolen, transportation, vandalism, arson, firearms, radiological sabotage and miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels

1983-01-01

 
 
 
 
181

Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL) provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Events are described under the categories of bomb-related, intrusion, missing and/or allegedly stolen, transportation, vandalism, arson, firearms, sabotage and miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels

1982-01-01

182

Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status  

CERN Document Server

Quaero is a web-based tool that automates high-pT analyses. It has been designed with the goals of expunging exclusion contours from conference talks, obviating the necessity of "uncorrecting" experimental results, reducing human bias in experimental measurements, reducing by orders of magnitude the time required to perform analyses, allowing the publication of collider data in their full dimensionality, rigorously propagating systematic errors, dramatically increasing the robustness of experimental results, and facilitating the combination of results among different experiments. Quaero has been used to make a subset of D0 Run I data publicly available, and is being explored as a means of putting LEP data at your fingertips. These proceedings review the motivation for Quaero, summarize the key enabling ideas, and provide a snapshot of the project's present status.

Knuteson, B

2003-01-01

183

Geothermal Energy Summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Following is complete draft.Geothermal Summary for AAPG Explorer J. L. Renner, Idaho National Laboratory Geothermal energy is used to produce electricity in 24 countries. The United States has the largest capacity (2,544 MWe) followed by Philippines (1,931 MWe), Mexico (953 MWe), Indonesia (797 MWe), and Italy (791 MWe) (Bertani, 2005). When Chevron Corporation purchased Unocal Corporation they became the leading producer of geothermal energy worldwide with projects in Indonesia and the Philippines. The U. S. geothermal industry is booming thanks to increasing energy prices, renewable portfolio standards, and a production tax credit. California (2,244 MWe) is the leading producer, followed by Nevada (243 MWe), Utah (26 MWe) and Hawaii (30 MWe) and Alaska (0.4 MWe) (Bertani, 2005). Alaska joined the producing states with two 0.4 KWe power plants placed on line at Chena Hot Springs during 2006. The plant uses 30 liters per second of 75°C water from shallow wells. Power production is assisted by the availability of gravity fed, 7°C cooling water (http://www.yourownpower.com/) A 13 MWe binary power plant is expected to begin production in the fall of 2007 at Raft River in southeastern Idaho. Idaho also is a leader in direct use of geothermal energy with the state capital building and several other state and Boise City buildings as well as commercial and residential space heated using fluids from several, interconnected geothermal systems. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 modified leasing provisions and royalty rates for both geothermal electrical production and direct use. Pursuant to the legislation the Bureau of Land management and Minerals Management Service published final regulations for continued geothermal leasing, operations and royalty collection in the Federal Register (Vol. 72, No. 84 Wednesday May 2, 2007, BLM p. 24358-24446, MMS p. 24448-24469). Existing U. S. plants focus on high-grade geothermal systems located in the west. However, interest in non-traditional geothermal development is increasing. A comprehensive new MIT-led study of the potential for geothermal energy within the United States predicts that mining the huge amounts of stored thermal energy in the Earth’s crust not associated with hydrothermal systems, could supply a substantial portion of U.S. electricity with minimal environmental impact (Tester, et al., 2006, available at http://geothermal.inl.gov). There is also renewed interest in geothermal production from other non-traditional sources such as the overpressured zones in the Gulf Coast and warm water co-produced with oil and gas. Ormat Technologies, Inc., a major geothermal company, recently acquired geothermal leases in the offshore overpressured zone of Texas. Ormat and the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center recently announced plans to jointly produce geothermal power from co-produced water from the Teapot Dome oilfield (Casper Star-Tribune, March 2, 2007). RMOTC estimates that 300 KWe capacity is available from the 40,000 BWPD of 88°C water associated with oil production from the Tensleep Sandstone (Milliken, 2007). The U. S. Department of Energy is seeking industry partners to develop electrical generation at other operating oil and gas fields (for more information see: https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/50D3734745055A73852572CA006665B1?OpenDocument). Several web sites offer periodically updated information related to the geothermal industry and th

J. L. Renner

2007-08-01

184

Engineering Annual Summary 1999  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In 1999, Engineering at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory faced competing priorities to meet critical project milestones, insistent pressures to restructure internally to promote long-term technological growth, and immediate demands to reassign employees as major projects terminated and new ones emerged. This drive for change occurred among an unprecedented level of turmoil within the nuclear weapons design and manufacturing community. I believe the technical problems were more demanding this year and the environment within which they were accomplished more challenging, pushing us to accomplish more during greater turbulence than any other time in my tenure here. I am pleased to report that we met many key milestones and achieved numerous technological breakthroughs. In the project support areas, demands presented by our customers shifted significantly over the year. In the lasers area, we continued the detailed designs for the over $1 billion National Ignition Facility (NIF) super laser, paving the way for the procurement of components and structures for what is probably the largest high-tech construction project in the world. This work was undertaken in an environment of significant management and structural changes, with increased reporting requirements from the Department of Energy, starting in the middle of 1999. Despite these changes, our technical progress since 1995 has resulted in a 5000-fold improvement in the performance/cost characteristics of NIF--only a factor of 2 away from where we need to get. In the defense area, we delivered the first production unit of the refurbished W87 weapon, on schedule, for eventual delivery to the Air Force. Also in the defense area, we developed and implemented a new philosophy for conducting underground materials testing using expendable containment vessels. This allowed us to increase our test throughput rate six-fold and simultaneously reduce cost by a commensurate amount. The first two tests were conducted with a 100 percent data capture rate. came to an end. Within an intense three-month period, Engineering effectively transitioned its 150 employees working on this project to other Laboratory projects. We leveraged our competence in microsystems and biosciences to establish a robust technical presence in the field of biological and chemical weapons defense. This year, we saw successful operational tests of several hand-held versions of our analytical instruments. Concurrently, we saw our efforts in information technologies and medical devices pay off significantly, when both these areas grew robustly. In the operations area, Engineering underwent an important change in its technology investment strategy. In 1998, we consolidated our nine technical thrust areas into five Engineering Technology Centers and restructured these centers to form the Engineering Science and Technology Program, reporting directly to my office. In 1999, we completed the selection of four of the five Directors to lead each of these areas and moved from startup to true enterprise. This 1999 Summary highlights these five Centers.

Dimolitsas, S.; Gerich, C.

2000-04-11

185

Engineering Annual Summary 1998  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Unlike most research and development laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is responsible for delivering production-ready designs. Unlike most industry, LLNL is responsible for R and D that must significantly increase the nation's security. This rare combination of production engineering expertise and national R and D agenda identifies LLNL as one of the few organizations today that conducts cutting-edge engineering on grand-scale problems, while facing enormous technical risk and undergoing diligent scrutiny of its budget, schedule, and performance. On the grand scale, cutting-edge technologies are emerging from our recent ventures into ''Xtreme Engineering{trademark}.'' Basically, we must integrate and extend technologies concurrently and then push them to their extreme, such as building very large structures but aligning them with extreme precision. As we extend these technologies, we push the boundaries of engineering capabilities at both poles: microscale and ultrascale. Today, in the ultrascale realm, we are building NIF, the world's largest laser, which demands one of the world's most complex operating systems with 9000 motors integrated through over 500 computers to control 60,000 points for every laser shot. On the other pole, we have fabricated the world's smallest surgical tools and the smallest instruments for detecting biological and chemical agents used by antiterrorists. Later in this Annual Summary, we highlight some of our recent innovations in the area of Xtreme Engineering, including large-scale computer simulations of massive structures such as major bridges to prepare retrofitting designs to withstand earthquakes. Another feature is our conceptual breakthrough in developing the world's fastest airplane, HyperSoar, which can reach anywhere in the planet in two hours at speeds of 6700 mph. In the last few years, Engineering has significantly pushed the technology in structural mechanics and micro-instrumentation. For example, our DYNA code is widely used both by government and industry to model the behavior of structures under large deformation conditions, such as automobile and aircraft collisions. Today, our codes have expanded to run on the world's most powerful Tflop/s class computer, in the massively parallel, coupled/-multi-physics domain. More recently, in microtechnology, we have been designing and fabricating unique microinstruments using lithographic processing. Building on Engineering's pioneering work in precision engineering, we are now able to fabricate complete biomedical and biochemical instruments, often at far less than one-tenth size, with improved performance over current ''state-of-the-art'' laboratory instruments. These developments are helping us make unique contributions in the fields of proximal and remote sensing related to nonproliferation and counterproliferation of weapons of mass destruction (such as nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) and in biotechnology, where we actively support LLNL's significant involvement in human genome sequencing.

Dimolitsas, S

1999-05-01

186

Creating artificial reefs from decommissioned platforms in the North Sea: review of knowledge and proposed programme of research. Vol. 1 of a 2 vol. report. Summary of the main report, with an executive overview  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In the continuing debate on the decommissioning and disposal of North Sea oil and gas platforms, the use of redundant structures as artificial reefs remains an untried possibility. It has been suggested that selected, clean, inert steel components could be used to create offshore reefs to attract finfish, to the benefit fisheries and fishermen. This might be an innovative and cost-effective use of these ``materials and opportunity``, and therefore should be examined more fully before the predicted 20-30 year period of steady decommissioning activity in the North Sea begins in earnest. This report relates on reviewing the use and effectiveness of artificial reefs, summarize existing knowledge of the reef effect of North Sea platforms, outline possible scenarios for the creation and exploitation of platform reefs in the North Sea, highlight gaps in knowledge, and to propose programmes of work to study the reef effect at an inshore and an offshore site in the North Sea. 5 tabs.

Aabel, Jens Petter; Cripps, Simon; Jensen, Antony; Picken, Gordon

1997-12-31

187

Nuclear testing: Executive summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The authors have examined the experimental and analytic bases for understanding the performance of each of the weapon types that are currently planned to remain in the US enduring nuclear stockpile. They have also examined whether continued underground tests at various nuclear yield thresholds would add significantly to the confidence in this stockpile in the years ahead. The starting point for this examination was a detailed review of past experience in developing and testing modern nuclear weapons, their certification and recertification processes, their performance margins, and evidence of aging or other trends over time for each weapon type in the enduring stockpile. The findings, as summarized in Conclusions 1 through 6, are consistent with US agreement to enter into a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) of unending duration, that includes a standard ``supreme national interest`` clause. Recognizing that the challenge of maintaining an effective nuclear stockpile for an indefinite period without benefit of underground tests is an important and also a new one, the US should affirm its readiness to invoke the supreme national interest clause should the need arise as a result of unanticipated technical problems in the enduring stockpile.

Drell, S.; Cornwall, J.; Dyson, F. [and others

1995-08-01

188

ENDF-201, ENDF/B-VI summary documentation supplement 1, ENDF/HE-VI summary documentation  

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The National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) provides coordination for and serves as the secretariat to the Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSWEG). CSEWG is responsible for the oversight of the ENDF/B Evaluated Nuclear Data File. All data are checked and reviewed by CSEWG, and the file is maintained at the NNDC. For a description of the ENDF/B-VI file, see the ENDF-102 Data Formats and Procedures for the Evaluated Nuclear Data File ENDF-6. The purpose of this addendum to the ENDF/B-VI Summary Documentation is to provide documentation of Releases 1, 2, 3, and 4 for the ENDF/B-VI and ENDF/HE-VI evaluated nuclear data libraries. These releases contain many new and revised evaluations for the neutron, photo-atomic interaction, radioactive decay data, spontaneous fission product yield, neutron-induced fission product yield, thermal neutron scattering, proton, deuteron, and triton sublibraries. The summaries have been extracted mainly from the ENDF/B-VI File 1 comments (MT = 451), which have been checked, edited, and may also include supplementary information. Some summaries have been provided by the evaluators in electronic format, while others are extracted from reports on the evaluations. All references have been checked and corrected, or updated where appropriate. A list of the laboratories which have contributed evaluations used in ENDF/B-VI is given.

McLane, V.

1996-12-01

189

Shipment summary of Bulgaria  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Lessons learned (major differences from previous shipments): - The use of an experienced carrier (Kozloduy NPP) with experience in shipping nuclear materials to and from the Russian Federation was a great advantage and avoided problems; - Signing road and river carriers and security contracts in advance minimized last-minute delays at shipment time; - Shipping papers that were drafted and reviewed in advance with the help of representatives from Kozloduy NPP and PA 'Mayak' avoided last-minute delays; - Have all permits and licenses in place as far in advance as possible; - Procure nuclear liability, cargo, and personnel insurance in advance of the shipment; - Provide a senior technical person with the authority to resolve issues en-route to accompany the shipment; - Pre-arrange a method for 24-hour monitoring and reporting during shipment to provide 'Need-to-Know' information to the appropriate personnel to provide immediate additional technical support, if needed; - Develop a coded tracking system in advance to allow monitoring reports to DOE without compromising security; - Having communications equipment, a laptop computer and a printer on the barge was very useful for the technical person accompanying the shipment; - Very good cooperation with the Bulgarian nuclear safety authorities helped with planning and implementation; - Very good cooperation with other important partners in Bulgaria - Kozloduy NPP, Bulgarian Police and Gendarme, Bulgarian Fire and Rescue Corps, helped with shipment planning and provided appropriate support during the shipment; - Assure that all interested and involved organizations have a sufficient security level (Secret and Confidential level) for their main points of contact personnel

2009-01-01

190

Lessons learnt from promising practices in community engagement for the elimination of new HIV infections in children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive: summary of a desk review  

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Full Text Available Introduction: Through The Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive, leaders have called for broader action to strengthen the involvement of communities. The Global Plan aspires to reduce new HIV infections among children by 90 percent, and to reduce AIDS-related maternal mortality by half. This article summarizes the results of a review commissioned by UNAIDS to help inform stakeholders on promising practices in community engagement to accelerate progress towards these ambitious goals. Methods: This research involved extensive literature review and key informant interviews. Community engagement was defined to include participation, mobilization and empowerment while excluding activities that involve communities solely as service recipients. A promising practice was defined as one for which there is documented evidence of its effectiveness in achieving intended results and some indication of replicability, scale up and/or sustainability. Results: Promising practices that increased the supply of preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services included extending community cadres, strengthening linkages with community- and faith-based organizations and civic participation in programme monitoring. Practices to improve demand for PMTCT included community-led social and behaviour change communication, peer support and participative approaches to generate local solutions. Practices to create an enabling environment included community activism and government leadership for greater involvement of communities.Committed leadership at all levels, facility, community, district and national, is crucial to success. Genuine community engagement requires a rights-based, capacity-building approach and sustained financial and technical investment. Participative formative research is a first step in building community capacity and helps to ensure programme relevance. Building on existing structures, rather than working in parallel to them, improves programme efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. Monitoring, innovation and information sharing are critical to scale up. Conclusions: Ten recommendations on community engagement are offered for ending vertical transmission and enhancing the health of mothers and families: (1) expand the frontline health workforce, (2) increase engagement with community- and faith-based organizations, (3) engage communities in programme monitoring and accountability, (4) promote community-driven social and behaviour change communication including grassroots campaigns and dialogues, (5) expand peer support, (6) empower communities to address programme barriers, (7) support community activism for political commitment, (8) share tools for community engagement, (9) develop better indicators for community involvement and (10) conduct cost analyses of various community engagement strategies. As programmes expand, care should be taken to support and not to undermine work that communities are already doing, but rather to actively identify and build on such efforts.

Laurie Ackerman Gulaid; Karusa Kiragu

2012-01-01

191

Executive Summary - Our mission  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

On September 1st 2003, the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics in Cracow joined the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), founded in 1952, is a state-sponsored scientific institution acting through an elected corporation of leading scholars, their research organizations and through numerous scientific establishments. PAN is a major national scientific advisory body acting via its scientific committees which represent all disciplines of science. There are currently 79 PAN research establishments (institutes and research centers, research stations, botanical gardens and other research units) and a number of auxiliary scientific units (such as archives, libraries, museums, and PAN stations abroad). Our Institute is currently one of the largest research institutions of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The research activity of the Academy is financed mainly from the State budget via the Ministry of Scientific Research and Information Technology. The mission of the Institute of Nuclear Physics, IFJ is stated in its Charter. According to Paragraphs 5, 6, and 7 of the 2004 Charter, the Institute's duty is to carry out research activities in the following areas:1. High energy and elementary particle physics (including astrophysics), 2. Nuclear physics and physics of mechanisms of nuclear interaction, 3. Condensed matter physics, 4. Interdisciplinary research, and in particular: in radiation and environmental biology, environmental physics, medical physics, dosimetry, nuclear geophysics, radiochemistry and material engineering. The main tasks of the Institute are: 1. To perform research in the above disciplines, 2. To promote the development of scientists and of specialists qualified to carry out research in these disciplines, 3. To organize a Post-Doctoral Study Course, 4. To permit, through agreements with national and foreign research institutions, external scholars to train and gain academic qualifications in the Institute's laboratories, 5. To collaborate with national and local authorities in providing them with expertise in the Institute's research topics, especially concerning radiation protection. These tasks are fulfilled by: 1. Performing individual and coordinated research through individual and collective research grant projects, 2. Initiating and maintaining cooperation with laboratories, organizations and institutions performing similar activities, in Poland and abroad, 3. Conferring scientific degrees and titles, 4. Distributing research results obtained, through peer-reviewed publications and other public media, 5. Organizing scientific meetings, conferences, symposia, training workshops, etc., 6. Providing expertise and analytic reports to government institutions and local authorities, 7. Carrying out other duties, within the statutory mandate of the Institute.

2005-01-01

192

Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Safeguards Summary Event List provides brief summaries of hundreds of safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Events are described under the categories: Bomb-related, Intrusion, Missing/Allegedly Stolen, Transportation-related, Tampering/Vandalism, Arson, Firearms-related, Radiological Sabotage, Non-radiological Sabotage, and Miscellaneous. Because of the public interest, the Miscellaneous category also includes events reported involving source material, byproduct material, and natural uranium, which are exempt from safeguards requirements. Information in the event descriptions was obtained from official NRC sources

1993-01-01

193

Safeguards summary event list (SSEL)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL) provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Because of public interest, also included are events reported involving byproduct material which is exempt from safeguards requirements. Events are described under the categories of bomb-related, intrusion, missing and/or allegedly stolen, transportation, tampering/vandalism, arson, firearms, radiological sabotage, nonradiological sabotage, alcohol and drugs, and miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels

1989-01-01

194

Light-duty vehicle summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This summary covers more than fifteen years of light-duty vehicle data (i.e., automobiles and light trucks combined) from model year 1976 through the first six months of model year 1991, on a nameplate level (e.g., Chevrolet Corsica is a nameplate). Included in this summary are estimated sales-weighted fuel economies, sales, and market shares of new automobiles and new light trucks sold in each model year. Comparisons and observations are made on the trends from one model year to the next.

Hu, P.S.

1991-08-01

195

Operating reactors licensing actions summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The operating reactors licensing actions summary is designed to provide the management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with an overview of licensing actions dealing with operating power and nonpower reactors. These reports utilize data collected from the Division of Licensing in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and are prepared by the Office of Management and Program Analysis. This summary report is published primarily for internal NRC use in managing the operating reactors licensing actions program. Its content will change based on NRC management informational requirements

1983-01-01

196

Operating reactors licensing actions summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The operating reactors licensing actions summary is designed to provide the management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with an overview of licensing actions dealing with operating power and nonpower reactors. These reports utilize data collected from the Division of Licensing in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and are prepared by the Office of Management and Program Analysis. This summary report is published primarily for internal NRC use in managing the operating reactors licensing actions program. Its content will change based on NRC management informational requirements

1982-01-01

197

Operating reactors licensing actions summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The operating reactors licensing actions summary is designed to provide the management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with an overview of licensing actions dealing with operating power and nonpower reactors. These reports utilize data collected from the Division of Licensing in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and are prepared by the Office of Management and Program Analysis. This summary report is published primarily for internal NRC use in managing the operating reactors licensing actions program. Its content will change based on NRC management informational requirements.

1982-01-01

198

Regulatory licensing. Status summary report, May 1-May 31, 1983. Volume 12  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This management report, Regulatory Licensing Status Summary Report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1983-01-01

199

Swiss Energy Perspectives 2035 - Management summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This management summary issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) summarises the Swiss Energy Perspectives 2035 - a five-part synthesis report published in 2007. The report presents no prognoses but provides an 'if-then' overview of a set of four scenarios that examined ways in which Swiss energy demands could be met by the year 2035. National and international boundary conditions taken into account are reviewed and the four scenarios are introduced and briefly described. These include the reference scenario 'Business as Usual', 'Increased Co-operation' between politics and business, 'New Priorities' with goals set to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions and 'On the Way to a 2000-Watt Society'. Risks posed and chances provided are discussed, as are the options for taking action

2007-01-01

200

Comercio inmigrante y economías étnicas: síntesis y críticas de los debates vigentes/ Immigrant entrepreneurship and ethnic economies: summaries and reviews of current debates/ Comércio de imigrantes e economias étnicas: resumo e críticas dos debates atuais  

Scientific Electronic Library Online (English)

Full Text Available Abstract in portuguese Este trabalho apresenta e discute as principais abordagens teóricas que tèm sido usados para compreender as novas empresas criadas por imigrantes, como parte da sua integrafáo nas sociedades de acolhimento, formando o que na literatura tem sido chamado de "economia étnica". A partir da articulafáo de recursos de classe e étnicas trazidos de casa ou consolidadas no destino, eo peso que possui o marco social, económico e institucional sobre a formafáo desses novos e (more) mpreendimentos, revisamos as principais dimensoes do fenómeno e os acentos das abordagens que tèm dominado a explicafáo. Abstract in spanish El siguiente artículo presenta y discute los principales enfoques teóricos que han sido usados para comprender los nuevos negocios creados por inmigrantes en el marco de su inserción en las sociedades de destino, conformando lo que en la literatura especializada se ha dado en llamar "economía étnica". A partir de la articulación de recursos de clase y étnicos traídos desde origen o consolidados en destino, y del peso que tiene el marco social, económico e institu (more) cional sobre la formación de estos nuevos emprendimientos, se revisan las principales dimensiones del fenómeno y los acentos de los enfoques que han predominado en su explicación. Abstract in english This paper presents and discusses the main theoretical approaches that have been used to comprehend the new entrepreneurship created by immigrants in the process of insertion in host societies. These theoretical approaches are part of what has been named by the specialized literature as the "ethnic economy" theory. The paper will articulate the class and ethnic resources brought by the immigrants from the home society which are, in many cases, re-created in the host socie (more) ties. It will also analyze the importance of the social, economic and institutional elements in the process of formation of these new entrepreneurship, reviewing the most important dimensions of the phenomena, and the approaches that have predominantly been used to explain it.

Garcés H, Alejandro

2011-08-01

 
 
 
 
201

Making the Critical Appraisal for Summaries of Evidence (CASE) for evidence-based medicine (EBM): critical appraisal of summaries of evidence*  

Science.gov (United States)

Objectives: Standards for evaluating evidence-based medicine (EBM) point-of-care (POC) summaries of research are lacking. The authors developed a “Critical Appraisal for Summaries of Evidence” (CASE) worksheet to help assess the evidence in these tools. The authors then evaluated the reliability of the worksheet. Methods: The CASE worksheet was developed with 10 questions covering specificity, authorship, reviewers, methods, grading, clarity, citations, currency, bias, and relevancy. Two reviewers independently assessed a random selection of 384 EBM POC summaries using the worksheet. The responses of the raters were then compared using a kappa score. Results: The kappa statistic demonstrated an overall moderate agreement (??=?0.44) between the reviewers using the CASE worksheet for the 384 summaries. The 3 categories of evaluation questions in which the reviewers disagreed most often were citations (??=? 0), bias (??=?0.11), and currency (??=??0.18). Conclusions: The CASE worksheet provided an effective checklist for critically analyzing a treatment summary. While the reviewers agreed on worksheet responses for most questions, variation occurred in how the raters navigated the tool and interpreted some of the questions. Further validation of the form by other groups of users should be investigated.

Foster, Margaret J.; Shurtz, Suzanne

2013-01-01

202

Summary and Recommendations  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Second CSNI Specialist Meeting on Core Debris-Concrete Interactions was held in Karlsruhe, Germany, on April 1 to 3, 1992. It was hosted by the Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK) and organized in collaboration by OECD-NEA and KfK. About sixty experts attended the meeting, from 13 countries including Russia and the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic and of 2 international organisations. Thirty-seven papers were presented in five sessions on the different aspects of core concrete interaction including melt coolability aspects. The final session summarized the results and discussed the current status of knowledge and the direction of future work. The first CSNI Specialist Meeting on Core Debris-Concrete Interactions had been held at Palo Alto, California in September 1986. Since this meeting, major experimental programs and substantial modelling work had been undertaken worldwide. The scope of the second meeting was to review the experimental and theoretical work and the predictive capabilities for severe accident evaluation. In addition to the scope of the previous meeting the issues of melt spreading and coolability were addressed as options to mitigate or end a severe accident. The contributed papers were presented in the following sessions: I. Experiments on molten core-concrete interactions under predominantly dry conditions II. Modelling and codes of molten core-concrete interactions under predominantly dry conditions III. Experiments on melt spreading and coolability IV. Modelling and codes on melt spreading and coolability V. Code comparisons and plant applications. The following general conclusions and recommendations were formulated after a careful evaluation of the presentations and discussions: 1. A significant integral effects data base on dry molten core debris-concrete interaction now exists which consists of independent experiments in several different facilities, so that no additional large scale experiments under dry conditions are necessary. The data base is adequate for thermal hydraulics, chemical reactions, and aerosol and fission product release during dry MCCI. 2. The present results of the codes in modeling the experiments are promising. To make optimal use of the existing experimental data base it is recommended that a matrix of selected and consistent experiments is set up covering the different aspects of MCC. This matrix would be used to provide final validation for the codes. 3. Considerable progress has been made in the physico-chemical modelling of MCCI melts. This needs to be completed and supported by additional physical property measurements, in particular viscosities and liquidus/solidus temperatures. These should be incorporated into the MCCI codes. 4. A considerable data base has been collected on the release of fission products during MCCI which shows that the releases are significantly less than previously estimated. The modelling of chemical thermodynamics of the multicomponent melt helps develop the understanding of the reasons for fission products retention in the melt, and should be completed for the releases of the important fission products. 5. Significant experimental and theoretical efforts are underway to determine the coolability of molten corium in the containment. Presently, the coolability of the melt by a water overlayer has not been demonstrated, thus the work should be continued. Relevant physical property data should also be measured as needed for modelling and validation. Melt spreading in containments was deemed to be important for analytical and further confirmatory experimental investigations since it affects coolability and containment integrity in some designs. 6. Investigation of physical phenomena related to core catcher design should be continued by the countries interested in such designs. 7. In order to test the codes for application to prototypical accident scenarios and to compare the predictions of different codes, a set of benchmark calculations should be performed. This should include short term and long term applications as well as different rea

1992-01-01

203

Accelerator technology working group summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] A summary is presented of workshop deliberations on basic scaling, the economic viability of laser drive power for HEP accelerators, the availability of electron beam injectors for near-term experiments, and a few very general remarks on technology issues

1985-01-01

204

Equine disease surveillance: quarterly summary.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Equine infectious anaemia in Europe Equine herpesvirus in the UK Summary of surveillance testing, July to September 2012 These are among matters discussed in the quarterly equine disease surveillance report for July to September 2012, prepared by Defra, the Animal Health Trust and the British Equine Veterinary Association.

2013-01-01

205

Moriond Electroweak 2006: Theory summary  

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A concise look at the big picture of particle physics, including the status of the Standard Model, neutrinos, supersymmetry, extra dimensions and cosmology. Based upon the theoretical summary presented at the XLIst Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, La Thuile, 11-18 March 2006.

Lykken, Joseph D.; /Fermilab

2006-07-01

206

ILCWS08 Test Beam Summary  

CERN Document Server

A summary is given of the high energy test beam facilities around the world. Attention is placed on the capabilities and availability of each. A short description is given of what kind of additional facilities are required in the future to support ILC detector research.

Ramberg, Erik J

2009-01-01

207

Summary Time Oriented Record (STOR)  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

STOR is a computerized three component, time-oriented, summary, medical record designed to partially replace the traditional paper chart in the outpatient clinics at the University of California San Francisco. Information from at least four distributed databases functioning independently is brought ...

O'Keefe, Q.E. Whiting; Simborg, Donald W.

208

RESEARCH SUMMARY--OIL SPILLS  

Science.gov (United States)

This summary of EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) research in the oil spills area discusses current and emerging spill control technologies, the ecological effects of petroleum, and ORD's approach to transferring information about its research program to the appropriat...

209

Research Summaries for Normal Birth  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

In this column, the author presents summaries of four research studies that further illuminate the physiology and benefits of normal birth. The topics of the studies are home birth, upright positions during the second stage of labor, delayed pushing in women using epidural analgesia, and the effect ...

Romano, Amy M.

210

Biomass energy systems program summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Research programs in biomass which were funded by the US DOE during fiscal year 1978 are listed in this program summary. The conversion technologies and their applications have been grouped into program elements according to the time frame in which they are expected to enter the commercial market. (DMC)

None

1980-07-01

211

Eleventh annual meeting, Bologna, Italy, 17-20 April 1978. Summary report. Part I  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Summary Report of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the IAEA International Working Group on Fast Reactors contains the Minutes of the Meeting (Part I); the papers which review the national programmes in the field of LMFBRs and other presentations at the Meeting (Part II); and the discussions on the review of the national programmes (Part III)

1978-01-01

212

Solvent extraction equipment evaluation study. Part 3. Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This document reviews the available literature on the types of liquid-liquid extraction contactors used to perform radiochemical separations. Also included are comparisons between the types of contactors. The summarization of each of the approximately 130 papers reviewed contains a description of the equipment tested, the chemical system used to test it, and the results obtained. Conclusions drawn by the original authors have not been altered. A bibliography has been included which has been numbered to cross-reference the summaries to the proper references

1977-01-01

213

BK090081 Summary - BBCS Hospital Interface Application ...  

Science.gov (United States)

Text Version510k Summary Special 510(k) Summary for BBCS Hospital Interface Application (BBCSH) H 1.0.0 Submitter: Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

214

Climatological Summary Programs F6 and CLIMAT.  

Science.gov (United States)

F6 and CLIMAT are climatological summary programs that store daily climatological data and prepare monthly summaries. These programs are described in the report. There are 3 primary data files used to store climatological information. These files contain ...

T. F. Schwein

1984-01-01

215

ENDF/B summary documentation  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This publication provides a localized source of descriptions for the evaluations contained in the ENDF/B Library. The summary documentation presented is intended to be a more detailed description than the (File 1) comments contained in the computer readable data files, but not so detailed as the formal reports describing each ENDF/B evaluation. The summary documentations were written by the CSEWB (Cross Section Evaluation Working Group) evaluators and compiled by NNDC (National Nuclear Data Center). This edition includes documentation for materials found on ENDF/B Version V tapes 501 to 516 (General Purpose File) excluding tape 504. ENDF/B-V also includes tapes containing partial evaluations for the Special Purpose Actinide (521, 522), Dosimetry (531), Activation (532), Gas Production (533), and Fission Product (541-546) files. The materials found on these tapes are documented elsewhere. Some of the evaluation descriptions in this report contain cross sections or energy level information

1979-01-01

216

Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL) provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Because of public interest, the Miscellaneous category includes a few events which involve either source material, byproduct material, or natural uranium which are exempt from safeguards requirements. Events are described under the categories of bomb-related, intrusion, missing and/or allegedly stolen, transportation, tampering/vandalism, arson, firearms, radiological sabotage, nonradiological sabotage, pre-1990 alcohol and drugs (involving reactor operators, security force members, or management persons), and miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels.

1991-01-01

217

Separations innovative concepts: Project summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This project summary includes the results of 10 innovations that were funded under the US Department's Innovative Concept Programs. The concepts address innovations that can substantially reduce the energy used in industrial separations. Each paper describes the proposed concept, and discusses the concept's potential energy savings, market applications, technical feasibility, prior work and state of the art, and future development needs.

Lee, V.E. (ed.)

1988-05-01

218

ENDF/B summary documentation  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Descriptions of the evaluations contained in the ENDF/B library are given. The summary documentation presented is intended to be a more detailed description than the (File 1) comments contained in the computer-readable data files, but not so detailed as the formal reports describing each ENDF/B evaluation. The documentations were written by the CSEWG evaluators and compiled by NNCSC. Selected materials which comprise this volume include from 1H to 244Cm

1975-01-01

219

Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The Chernobyl accident has pushed many countries in analyzing critically their radiological emergency plans in order to identify the fields requiring amelioration or reinforcement. A common topic was the necessity of informing and drilling efficiently the civil population as well as different intervening agents against effects of nuclear accidents. It was stressed that the health and safety of populations, potentially most exposed, constitute a top priority, followed by the protection of food storage. The majority of the countries, were the management of public affairs is effected at two or more echelons, is confronted with the difficulty of developing plans clearly defining the missions and responsibilities of different administration levels as well as the interactions between them in case of emergency. Emphasized are also the requirements of information tools able of computing the contamination of foods or forages taking into account of factors like annual season, the phase of crop growth and the meteorological conditions. Obviously, such programs permit forecasting, surveying and evaluating the contamination and consequently, establishing the proper level of intervention. Also, the question of intervention thresholds was approached as well as the necessity of harmonizing intervention on international scale. A number of topics were mentioned to be under current study among which the relations between soil contamination and radionuclide concentration in milk and forage as well as the methods of managing the highly cesium-contaminated milk. Finally, it was argued for the necessity of ensuring the population confidence in the measures of intervention as well as in the indications of competent officials in charge with emergency actions

1997-01-01

220

Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report summarizes the progress made that resulted in the improvement of the organizational and analytical performance on Nuclear Analytical Laboratories at the Ankara Nuclear Research and Training Centre in accordance with ISO 17025 requirements. This report lists the main accomplishments and presents future plans of the Laboratory

2002-01-01

 
 
 
 
221

Summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The first International GLAST Symposium was held at Stanford, with less than a year to launch. Recent advances in the TeV and MeV ranges augur well for GLAST making major discoveries in GeV astronomy. Expectations for observations of several source types and backgrounds are summarized, along with some remaining organizational challenges.

Blandford, Roger; /KIPAC, Menlo Park

2007-10-22

222

Summary  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

This paper describes the tests performed by our team in CLEF programme. These tests weredone using Mercure system and concern : Multilingual, Bilingual and Monolingual tasks.The section 2 presents the Mercure system. The section 3 describes our general approachtoCLIR. The section 4 gives the details of the experiments and the results.2 Mercure modelMercure is an information retrieval system based on a connectionist approach and modelledbyamulti-layered network. The network is composed of a query layer (set of query terms),a term layer representing the indexing terms and a documentlayer [3],[2].Mercure includes the implementation of a retrieval process based on spreading activationforward and backward through the weighted links. Queries and documents can be eitherinputs or outputs of the network. The links between twolayers are symmetric and theirweights are based on the tfidf measure inspired from the OKAPI [4]termweightingformula.

Mercure Clef; M. Boughanem N. Nassr

223

Summary  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

This paper will examine several aspects of this convergence. To establish a baseline, the paper willreview the current status and transitional plans of financial safety nets in countries that have recentlyexperienced financial crises--Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil--but it will concentrate on analyzing some effectsof various efforts to establish soundly financed safety nets and soundly capitalized banks. It will also considerwhether reforms themselves may lead to increased efficiencies and sources of profit that may finance at leastpart of the transition cost and the extent to which financial systems open to international competition on a retaillevel can themselves make up for past losses without losing business to foreign competitors. Part of theexposition will be devoted to the pitfalls that will emerge as a result of efforts of insolvent entities to avoid thetightening prudential regulations and as a result of efforts to adjust various aspects of the safety net.

Peter M. Garber

224

Summary  

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An effective risk assessment system is needed to address the threat posed by an active or passive insider who, acting alone or in collusion, could attempt diversion or theft of nuclear material. The material control and accountability (MC&A) system effectiveness tool (MSET) is a self-assessment or inspection tool utilizing probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) methodology to calculate the system effectiveness of a nuclear facility's material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) system. The MSET process is divided into four distinct and separate parts: (1) Completion of the questionnaire that assembles information about the operations of every aspect of the MPC&A system; (2) Conversion of questionnaire data into numeric values associated with risk; (3) Analysis of the numeric data utilizing the MPC&A fault tree and the SAPHIRE computer software; and (4) Self-assessment using the MSET reports to perform the effectiveness evaluation of the facility's MPC&A system. The process should lead to confirmation that mitigating features of the system effectively minimize the threat, or it could lead to the conclusion that system improvements or upgrades are necessary to achieve acceptable protection against the threat. If the need for system improvements or upgrades is indicated when the system is analyzed, MSET provides the capability to evaluate potential or actual system improvements or upgrades. A facility's MC&A system can be evaluated at a point in time. The system can be reevaluated after upgrades are implemented or after other system changes occur. The total system or specific subareas within the system can be evaluated. Areas of potential system improvement can be assessed to determine where the most beneficial and cost-effective improvements should be made. Analyses of risk importance factors show that sustainability is essential for optimal performance and reveals where performance degradation has the greatest impact on total system risk. The risk importance factors show the amount of risk reduction achievable with potential upgrades and the amount of risk reduction achieved after upgrades are completed. Applying the risk assessment tool gives support to budget prioritization by showing where budget support levels must be sustained for MC&A functions most important to risk. Results of the risk assessment are also useful in supporting funding justifications for system improvements that significantly reduce system risk. The functional model, the system risk assessment tool, and the facility evaluation questionnaire are valuable educational tools for MPC&A personnel. These educational tools provide a framework for ongoing dialogue between organizations regarding the design, development, implementation, operation, assessment, and sustainability of MPC&A systems. An organization considering the use of MSET as an analytical tool for evaluating the effectiveness of its MPC&A system will benefit from conducting a complete MSET exercise at an existing nuclear facility.

Powell, Danny H [ORNL; Elwood Jr, Robert H [ORNL

2011-01-01

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78 FR 59004 - Export Trade Certificate of Review  

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...Administration [Application No. 13-00001] Export Trade Certificate of Review ACTION: Notice of Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Emporia...SUMMARY: The Export Trading Company Affairs...

2013-09-25

226

75 FR 8040 - Export Trade Certificate of Review  

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...Administration [Application 10-00001] Export Trade Certificate of Review ACTION: Notice of Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review from Alaska...SUMMARY: The Export Trading Company Affairs...

2010-02-23

227

Moriond QCD 2013 Experimental Summary  

CERN Multimedia

The article presents experimental highlights of Moriond 2013 QCD conference. This was fantastic conference and the first Moriond QCD since the discovery of the Higgs boson. Many new results about its properties have been presented at the conference with Higgs-like particle becoming a Higgs as it properties match expected for the Higgs boson pretty well. There were many new results presented in all experimental areas including QCD, elecroweak, studies of the top, bottom and charm quarks, searches for physics beyond Standard Model as well as studies of the heavy ion collisions. 56 experimental talks have been presented at the conference and it is impossible to cover each result in the summary, so highlights are limited to what I was able to present in my summary talk presented on March 16 2013. The proceedings of the conference cover in depth all talks presented and I urge you to get familiar with all of them. Theoretical Summary of the conference was given by Michelangelo Mangano, so theory talks are not cover...

Denisov, Dmitri

2013-01-01

228

Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: Summary Report 1998  

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... Summary Report 1998 Hypertext Format Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: Summary ... Recipients from United States Universities: Summary Report 1998 This report is available in ...

229

New nuclear technology; International developments. Review 1996  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] A summary review is given, describing the international development in the fields of stationary and mobile nuclear power reactors and associated fuel cycles, including news concerning safety, environment and waste management. 45 refs

1996-01-01

230

PC edit package for testing of annual radiation dose summary data  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce a software package for the testing of annual radiation dose summary data by the DOE contractor site prior to submitting the report to DOE`s Radiation Records Repository. This software will identify most errors existing in the annual radiation dose summary data before the data leaves the originating site. This process will greatly reduce the reviewing and editing tasks of staff members at the repository.

Millet, W.H. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1993-12-31

231

Summary of the law relating to atomic energy and radioactive substances  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This summary is an updated version of a previous revision of the summary of the United Kingdom's legislation on atomic energy and reviews the main texts in that field. Reference is made to the regulations on atomic energy, nuclear installations, radioactive substances, transport of such substances, radiation protection etc. The Energy Act 1983 amends the third party liability provisions of the nuclear installations Act 1965 in particular by raising the limits of compensation for nuclear damage. (NEA)

1983-01-01

232

Human resource development in SCCL - a summary review  

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The approach to human resource development in Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd. (SCCL) covers the following aspects, expanded upon in this article: health education; literacy; personality development; knowledge updating; skill upgrading; computer education; publications; performance appraisal; and training.

Sarma, P.C.; Rahman, M.Z. [Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd., Kothagudem (India)

2002-04-01

233

Summary for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project in Review  

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This paper reports on the major progress that the NGNP Project has made toward developing and commercializing the HTGR technology. Significant R&D progress has been made in addressing key technical issues for qualification of the HTGR fuel and graphite, codification of high temperature materials and verification and validation of design codes. Work is also progressing in heat transfer/transport design and testing and in development of the high temperature steam electrolysis hydrogen production process. A viable licensing strategy has been formulated in coordination with the NRC and DOE. White papers covering key licensing issues have been and will continue to be submitted and necessary discussions of these key issues have begun with the NRC. Continued government support is needed to complete the Project objectives as established in the 2005 Energy Policy Act.

L.E. Demick

2010-08-01

234

Summary for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project in Review  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This paper reports on the major progress that the NGNP Project has made toward developing and commercializing the HTGR technology. Significant R&D progress has been made in addressing key technical issues for qualification of the HTGR fuel and graphite, codification of high temperature materials and verification and validation of design codes. Work is also progressing in heat transfer/transport design and testing and in development of the high temperature steam electrolysis hydrogen production process. A viable licensing strategy has been formulated in coordination with the NRC and DOE. White papers covering key licensing issues have been and will continue to be submitted and necessary discussions of these key issues have begun with the NRC. Continued government support is needed to complete the Project objectives as established in the 2005 Energy Policy Act.

L.E. Demick

2010-09-01

235

Serum tumor markers in pediatric osteosarcoma: a summary review  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Abstract Osteosarcoma is the most common primary high-grade bone tumor in both adolescents and children. Early tumor detection is key to ensuring effective treatment. Serum marker discovery and validation for pediatric osteosarcoma has accelerated in recent years, coincident with an evolvi...

Savitskaya Yulia A; Rico-Martínez Genaro; Linares-González Luis Miguel; Delgado-Cedillo Ernesto Andrés; Téllez-Gastelum René

236

Serum tumor markers in pediatric osteosarcoma: a summary review  

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Osteosarcoma is the most common primary high-grade bone tumor in both adolescents and children. Early tumor detection is key to ensuring effective treatment. Serum marker discovery and validation for pediatric osteosarcoma has accelerated in recent years, coincident with an evolving understanding of...

Savitskaya, Yulia A; Rico-Martínez, Genaro; Linares-González, Luis Miguel; Delgado-Cedillo, Ernesto Andrés

237

IRIS TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW AND SUMMARY DOCUMENTS FOR BORON  

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Boron was last updated on IRIS in the late 1980's . Since that time new studies have provided developmental data in three species. The goal of this updated IRIS file is to re-assess the RfD based on new research and updated methodology, specifically application of the benchmark a...

238

Bachman's Warbler (Vermivora bachmanii) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation.  

Science.gov (United States)

Since it was listed in 1973, the 1nost fOrInal extensive and intensive searches for Bachman's warbler were conducted in 1975 to 1979. Other searches have focused on narrow geographic areas, such as parts of Tensas National Wildlife Refuge and Congaree Nat...

2008-01-01

239

Program mid-year summaries research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation: Office of Technology Development, FY 1993  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This mid-year review provides a summary of activities within the Office of Technology Development with individual presentations being made to DOE HQ and field management staff. The presentations are by EM-541, 542, 551, and 552 organizations

1993-01-01

240

76 FR 27663 - Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review...  

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...Review)] Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2011-05-12

 
 
 
 
241

76 FR 28455 - Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review...  

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...Review)] Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2011-05-17

242

Progestogens to Prevent Preterm Birth: A Review of the Research about Progestogens for Women at Risk  

Science.gov (United States)

... Sept. 21, 2012 Progestogens To Prevent Preterm Birth: A Review of the Research About Progestogens for Women at ... from? The information in this summary comes from a review of 63 research studies about progestogens. The review ...

243

The European Medicines Agency Review of Ofatumumab (Arzerra(R)) for the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in Patients Refractory to Fludarabine and Alemtuzumab: Summary of the Scientific Assessment of the European Medicines Agency Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use  

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On April 19, 2010, the European Commission issued a conditional marketing authorization valid throughout the European Union (EU) for ofatumumab (Arzerra®; Glaxo Group Ltd, Greenford, Middlesex, U.K.). The decision was based on the favorable opinion of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommending a conditional marketing authorization for ofatumumab for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in patients refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab. A conditional marketing authorization means that additional data to confirm the benefit–risk balance of ofatumumab are awaited. The active substance of Arzerra® is ofatumumab, a monoclonal antibody medicinal product (ATC code L01XC10). The recommended dose is 300 mg of atumumab for the first infusion and 2,000 mg of atumumab for all subsequent infusions. The infusion schedule is eight consecutive weekly infusions, followed 4–5 weeks later by four consecutive monthly (i.e., every 4 weeks) infusions. Ofatumumab targets CD20, a cell surface marker of B lymphocytes, which is followed by cell lysis via complement-dependent cytotoxicity and antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity. The benefit of ofatumumab is the control of CLL in patients who are refractory to both fludarabine and alemtuzumab, which was indicated by a high response rate. The most common side effects are infections and infusion reactions. The objective of this paper is to summarize the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the EU. The detailed scientific assessment report and product information, including the summary of product characteristics, are available on the EMA website (http://www.ema.europa.eu).

Ersb?ll, Jens; Skovlund, Eva; Abadie, Eric; Marty, Michel; Pignatti, Francesco

2010-01-01

244

The European Medicines Agency Review of Tegafur/Gimeracil/Oteracil (Teysuno(TM)) for the Treatment of Advanced Gastric Cancer When Given in Combination with Cisplatin: Summary of the Scientific Assessment of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)  

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The product Teysuno™ (S-1) contains tegafur, a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and two modulators of 5-FU metabolism, gimeracil and oteracil. The main clinical study in this application was a randomized controlled study comparing S-1 plus cisplatin with 5-FU plus cisplatin. In this study, median overall survival times of 8.6 months and 7.9 months for S-1 plus cisplatin and 5-FU plus cisplatin, respectively, were observed (hazard ratio, 0.92; 95% confidence interval, 0.80–1.05). The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency concluded that S-1 in combination with cisplatin (75 mg/m2) was noninferior to 5-FU plus cisplatin (100 mg/m2) in patients with advanced gastric cancer and adopted a positive opinion recommending the marketing authorization for this product for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer when given in combination with cisplatin. The recommended dose of S-1 is 25 mg/m2 (expressed as tegafur content) twice a day, for 21 consecutive days followed by 7 days rest (one treatment cycle), in combination with 75 mg/m2 cisplatin i.v. administered on day 1. This treatment cycle is repeated every 4 weeks. The most common side effects reported in the pivotal study were anemia, neutropenia, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight decrease, anorexia, and fatigue. The objective of this paper is to summarize the scientific review of the application leading to approval in the EU. The full scientific assessment report and the summary of product characteristics are available on the European Medicines Agency website (http://www.ema.europa.eu).

van Zwieten-Boot, Barbara; Calvo Rojas, Gonzalo; ter Hofstede, Hadewych; Garcia-Carbonero, Rocio; Camarero, Jorge; Abadie, Eric; Pignatti, Francesco

2011-01-01

245

2011 Annual Criticality Safety Program Performance Summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The 2011 review of the INL Criticality Safety Program has determined that the program is robust and effective. The review was prepared for, and fulfills Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) item H.20, 'Annual Criticality Safety Program performance summary that includes the status of assessments, issues, corrective actions, infractions, requirements management, training, and programmatic support.' This performance summary addresses the status of these important elements of the INL Criticality Safety Program. Assessments - Assessments in 2011 were planned and scheduled. The scheduled assessments included a Criticality Safety Program Effectiveness Review, Criticality Control Area Inspections, a Protection of Controlled Unclassified Information Inspection, an Assessment of Criticality Safety SQA, and this management assessment of the Criticality Safety Program. All of the assessments were completed with the exception of the 'Effectiveness Review' for SSPSF, which was delayed due to emerging work. Although minor issues were identified in the assessments, no issues or combination of issues indicated that the INL Criticality Safety Program was ineffective. The identification of issues demonstrates the importance of an assessment program to the overall health and effectiveness of the INL Criticality Safety Program. Issues and Corrective Actions - There are relatively few criticality safety related issues in the Laboratory ICAMS system. Most were identified by Criticality Safety Program assessments. No issues indicate ineffectiveness in the INL Criticality Safety Program. All of the issues are being worked and there are no imminent criticality concerns. Infractions - There was one criticality safety related violation in 2011. On January 18, 2011, it was discovered that a fuel plate bundle in the Nuclear Materials Inspection and Storage (NMIS) facility exceeded the fissionable mass limit, resulting in a technical safety requirement (TSR) violation. The TSR limits fuel plate bundles to 1085 grams U-235, which is the maximum loading of an ATR fuel element. The overloaded fuel plate bundle contained 1097 grams U-235 and was assembled under an 1100 gram U-235 limit in 1982. In 2003, the limit was reduced to 1085 grams citing a new criticality safety evaluation for ATR fuel elements. The fuel plate bundle inventories were not checked for compliance prior to implementing the reduced limit. A subsequent review of the NMIS inventory did not identify further violations. Requirements Management - The INL Criticality Safety program is organized and well documented. The source requirements for the INL Criticality Safety Program are from 10 CFR 830.204, DOE Order 420.1B, Chapter III, 'Nuclear Criticality Safety,' ANSI/ANS 8-series Industry Standards, and DOE Standards. These source requirements are documented in LRD-18001, 'INL Criticality Safety Program Requirements Manual.' The majority of the criticality safety source requirements are contained in DOE Order 420.1B because it invokes all of the ANSI/ANS 8-Series Standards. DOE Order 420.1B also invokes several DOE Standards, including DOE-STD-3007, 'Guidelines for Preparing Criticality Safety Evaluations at Department of Energy Non-Reactor Nuclear Facilities.' DOE Order 420.1B contains requirements for DOE 'Heads of Field Elements' to approve the criticality safety program and specific elements of the program, namely, the qualification of criticality staff and the method for preparing criticality safety evaluations. This was accomplished by the approval of SAR-400, 'INL Standardized Nuclear Safety Basis Manual,' Chapter 6, 'Prevention of Inadvertent Criticality.' Chapter 6 of SAR-400 contains sufficient detail and/or reference to the specific DOE and contractor documents that adequately describe the INL Criticality Safety Program per the elements specified in DOE Order 420.1B. The Safety Evaluation Report for SAR-400 specifically recognizes that the approval of SAR-400 approves the INL Criticality Safety Progra

Andrea Hoffman

2011-12-01

246

1980 solar update. Summary report  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The 1980 Southern Regional Solar Update included presentations on institutional programs, detailed results of solar applications, technology workshops, and discussions on future solar directions. Titles of papers are listed that were presented in the Federal Program Review, Southern Solar Energy Center/State Program Review, Public Comment and Discussion Session, and Presentations on Local Activities, and each session is briefly summarized. (LEW)

1980-08-01

247

Fusion Plasma Theory project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This Project Summary book is a published compilation consisting of short descriptions of each project supported by the Fusion Plasma Theory and Computing Group of the Advanced Physics and Technology Division of the Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy. The summaries contained in this volume were written by the individual contractors with minimal editing by the Office of Fusion Energy. Previous summaries were published in February of 1982 and December of 1987. The Plasma Theory program is responsible for the development of concepts and models that describe and predict the behavior of a magnetically confined plasma. Emphasis is given to the modelling and understanding of the processes controlling transport of energy and particles in a toroidal plasma and supporting the design of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). A tokamak transport initiative was begun in 1989 to improve understanding of how energy and particles are lost from the plasma by mechanisms that transport them across field lines. The Plasma Theory program has actively-participated in this initiative. Recently, increased attention has been given to issues of importance to the proposed Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX). Particular attention has been paid to containment and thermalization of fast alpha particles produced in a burning fusion plasma as well as control of sawteeth, current drive, impurity control, and design of improved auxiliary heating. In addition, general models of plasma behavior are developed from physics features common to different confinement geometries. This work uses both analytical and numerical techniques. The Fusion Theory program supports research projects at US government laboratories, universities and industrial contractors. Its support of theoretical work at universities contributes to the office of Fusion Energy mission of training scientific manpower for the US Fusion Energy Program

1993-01-01

248

Advanced fusion concepts: project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This report contains descriptions of the activities of all the projects supported by the Advanced Fusion Concepts Branch of the Office of Fusion Energy, US Department of Energy. These descriptions are project summaries of each of the individual projects, and contain the following: title, principle investigators, funding levels, purpose, approach, progress, plans, milestones, graduate students, graduates, other professional staff, and recent publications. Information is given for each of the following programs: (1) reverse-field pinch, (2) compact toroid, (3) alternate fuel/multipoles, (4) stellarator/torsatron, (5) linear magnetic fusion, (6) liners, and (7) Tormac

1980-01-01

249

Summary of the Accelerator Meeting  

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The summary of the paper is: (1) A compelling scientific case is developing for a high luminosity, polarized electron-ion collider, to address fundamental questions in hadron Physics. (2) Much progress over the past years: Design concepts are maturing through innovation and design optimization. (3) Electron cooling is prerequisite for all EIC design scenarios. A rigorous electron cooling R&D program established at BNL. (4) Important to continue collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas among different design options. (5) Thank you to all the speakers for outstanding and thought-provoking presentations.

Lia Merminga

2006-07-17

250

Review of Particle Physics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This biennial Review summarizes much of Particle Physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 2205 new measurements from 667 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and reviews of topics such as the Standard Model, particle detectors, probability, and statistics. This edition features expanded coverage of CP violation in B mesons and of neutrino oscillations. For the first time we cover searches for evidence of extra dimensions (both in the particle listings and in a new review). Another new review is on Grand Unified Theories. A booklet is available containing the Summary Tables and abbreviated versions of some of the other sections of this full Review. All tables, listings, and reviews (and errata) are also available on the Particle Data Group website: http://pdg.lbl.gov.

2002-07-01

251

DECOVALEX II PROJECT Executive Summary  

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DECOVALEX II project started in November 1995 as a continuation of the DECOVALEX I project, which was completed at the end of 1994. The project was initiated by recognising the fact that a proper evaluation of the current capacities of numerical modelling of the coupled T-H-M processes in fractured media is needed not only for small scale, well controlled laboratory test cases such as those studied in DECOVALEX I, but also for less characterised, more complex and realistic in-situ experiments. This executive summary presents the motivation, structure, objectives, approaches, and highlights of the main tasks and main achievements of the DECOVALEX II project from 1995-1999. The main source of the materials came from four technical reports the project prepared by the project Secretariat, which, in turn, were based on numerous progress reports produced by a large number of international research teams over the three and half year period. The editors of this summary, together with the Steering Committee of the DECOVALEX II project, feel very encouraged by the progresses which have been made during the project time and very positive about the usefulness of the achievements reached by the project to the larger international community of scientific research and management of radioactive wastes in different countries. We sincerely hope that continued efforts be made to forward the research carried out in both DECOVALEX I and DECOVALEX II projects so that the disposal of radioactive waste could be managed on a more reliable scientific basis.

Jing, L.; Stephansson, O. [Royal Inst. of Tech., Stockholm (Sweden). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Tsang, C.F. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States). Earth Science Div.; Knight, L.J. [United Kingdom Nirex Ltd., Harwell (United Kingdom); Kautsky, F. [Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI), Stockholm (Sweden)

1999-11-01

252

DECOVALEX II PROJECT Executive Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

DECOVALEX II project started in November 1995 as a continuation of the DECOVALEX I project, which was completed at the end of 1994. The project was initiated by recognising the fact that a proper evaluation of the current capacities of numerical modelling of the coupled T-H-M processes in fractured media is needed not only for small scale, well controlled laboratory test cases such as those studied in DECOVALEX I, but also for less characterised, more complex and realistic in-situ experiments. This executive summary presents the motivation, structure, objectives, approaches, and highlights of the main tasks and main achievements of the DECOVALEX II project from 1995-1999. The main source of the materials came from four technical reports the project prepared by the project Secretariat, which, in turn, were based on numerous progress reports produced by a large number of international research teams over the three and half year period. The editors of this summary, together with the Steering Committee of the DECOVALEX II project, feel very encouraged by the progresses which have been made during the project time and very positive about the usefulness of the achievements reached by the project to the larger international community of scientific research and management of radioactive wastes in different countries. We sincerely hope that continued efforts be made to forward the research carried out in both DECOVALEX I and DECOVALEX II projects so that the disposal of radioactive waste could be managed on a more reliable scientific basis

1999-01-01

253

Summary of LOGDEX data base  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A summary of LOGDEX, the digitized well log data base maintained by the Center for Energy Studies at The University of Texas at Austin is presented. These well logs were obtained from various oil companies and then converted from paper well logs to numeric information on magnetic computer tapes for input into the well log data base. This data base serves as a resource for application programs in the study of geopressured geothermal energy resources, for well logging research, and for geological research. Currently the location and scope of well log data that may be found within the LOGDEX data base are limited to wells along the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast that are known to have a potential as a geopressured geothermal energy resource. Additionally the location of these wells in that area is highly localized into areas that have been defined by Department of Energy researchers as having a high potential for geopressured geothermal energy. The LOGDEX data base currently contains data from more than 350 wells, representing more than 1600 logs and 16,600,000 curve feet of data. For quick reference to a given log, the summary listing has been indexed into seven divisions: well classification, location by county or parish, curve type, log type, operators, location by state, and well names. These indexes are arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced by page number.

Hill, T.; Sepehrnoori, K.

1981-08-01

254

A summary of some experimental data on LNG safety  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] In a recent paper, Luketa-Hanlin reviewed the information in the public domain related to LNG safety. The purpose of this paper is to supplement that work by providing a summary of the experimental information that Advantica has collected on LNG behaviour over the course of the last 30 years. This summary includes previously unpublished information obtained as a result of a number of collaborative projects. Subjective comments are also made on the status of modelling for each of the topic areas and, in a discussion, views are provided on those areas where there are currently gaps that may have a major impact on evaluating the individual or societal risks associated with LNG operations

2007-02-20

255

Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan: Annual summary, January 2000  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan published in December of 1998 (DOE/NV--518) describes the Nevada Test Site stewardship mission and how its accomplishment will preserve the resources of the ecoregion while accomplishing the objectives of the mission. As part of the Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan, DOE Nevada Operations Office has committed to perform and publish an annual summary review of DOE Nevada Operations' stewardship of the Nevada Test Site. This annual summary includes a description of progress made toward the goals of the Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan, pertinent monitoring data, actions that were taken to adapt to changing conditions, and any other changes to the Nevada Test Site Resource Management Plan.

NONE

2000-01-01

256

A summary of some experimental data on LNG safety  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In a recent paper, Luketa-Hanlin reviewed the information in the public domain related to LNG safety. The purpose of this paper is to supplement that work by providing a summary of the experimental information that Advantica has collected on LNG behaviour over the course of the last 30 years. This summary includes previously unpublished information obtained as a result of a number of collaborative projects. Subjective comments are also made on the status of modelling for each of the topic areas and, in a discussion, views are provided on those areas where there are currently gaps that may have a major impact on evaluating the individual or societal risks associated with LNG operations.

Cleaver, Phil [Advantica Ltd., Holywell Park, Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3GR (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: phil.cleaver@advantica.biz; Johnson, Mike [Advantica Ltd., Holywell Park, Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3GR (United Kingdom); Ho, Ben [BP Energy Company, 501 West Lake Park Boulevard, Houston, TX 77079 (United States)

2007-02-20

257

Hard Probes 2006 Theoretical Summary  

CERN Multimedia

What makes a hard process a hard probe of hot and dense nuclear matter? In the context of this question, I review recent results shown by the theory speakers at the 2nd Hard Probes Conference in Asilomar.

Wiedemann, Urs Achim

2007-01-01

258

Hard Probes 2006: Theoretical Summary  

Science.gov (United States)

What makes a hard process a hard probe of hot and dense nuclear matter? In the context of this question, I review recent results shown by the theory speakers at the 2nd Hard Probes Conference in Asilomar.

Wiedemann, Urs Achim

2007-02-01

259

Biological Effects Summary Report: Acridine.  

Science.gov (United States)

A comprehensive review of acridine was conducted to assess the potential health effects of this nitorgen heterocyclic compound and to evaluate the need for recommending an interim occupational exposure limit to protect the health of exposed workers. Acrid...

D. Keimig S. Muff

1984-01-01

260

Rules for Writing a Summary or Abstract  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available The aim of this article is to describe how to write a good abstract. There are two different kinds of abstracts : indicative abstracts and informative abstracts. The later is more frequently encountered and has a standardized structure: “Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion”. In addition, there are two distinct types of informative summaries : the structured summary and the summary intended for a scientific congress. Drafting the summary is an important part of writing a scientific paper and can have a great influence on the audience reached by the article.

Pradeau F; Pradeau M-C; Ingrand P; Migeot V

2001-01-01

 
 
 
 
261

Regulatory licensing status summary report. Nuclear power plants data for decisions (blue book), July 11-August 16, 1982  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This management report, Regulatory Licensing status summary report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1982-01-01

262

Regulatory licensing. Status summary report. Nuclear power plants data for decisions (Blue Book), August 17-September 15, 1982  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This management report, regulatory licensing status summary report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1982-01-01

263

Regulatory licensing status summary report. Nuclear power plants data for decisions (blue book), June 17-July 10, 1982  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This management report, Regulatory Licensing Status Summary Report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. It utilizes data collected from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Office of the Executive Legal Director, Office of Inspection and Enforcement, and the National Laboratories, and analyzed by the Office of Resource Management in the implementation of the Regulatory Information System. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1982-01-01

264

Regulatory Licensing Status Summary Report. Nuclear power plants data for decisions (blue book), May 16-June 16, 1982  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This management report, Regulatory Licensing Status Summary Report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. It utilizes data collected from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Office of the Executive Legal Director, Office of Inspection and Enforcement, and the National Laboratories, and analyzed by the Office of Resource Management in the implementation of the Regulatory Information System. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1982-01-01

265

Regulatory licensing status summary report. Nuclear power plants data for decisions (blue book), September 15-October 15, 1982  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This management report, Regulatory Licensing Status Summary Report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. It utilizes data collected from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Office of the Executive Legal Director, Office of Inspection and Enforcement, and the national laboratories, and analyzed by the Office of Resource Management in the implementation of the regulatory information system. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1982-01-01

266

Regulatory licensing status summary report. Nuclear power plants data for decisions (blue book), April 20-May 15, 1982  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This management report, regulatory licensing status summary report, is designed to provide the necessary information for controlling the progress of review processes for central station nuclear reactor applications. It utilizes data collected from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Office of the Executive Legal Director, Office of Inspection and Enforcement, and the National Laboratories, and analyzed by the Office of Resource Management in the implementation of the regulatory information system. Section I of this edition consists of the three summary of accomplishments, the new application forecast for OL's and CP's, and an abbreviation key. Section II represents the main body of the report and consists of the facility information. All OL's are listed first, followed by CP's, standard design reviews, other reviews, and finally, a non-power reactor summary. Each project consists of general facility data, current status for all phases of the review, and targeted and actual completion dates for all key milestones in the review

1982-01-01

267

Summary of longitudinal instabilities workshop  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A five-day ISABELLE workshop on longitudinal instabilities was held at Brookhaven, August 9-13, 1976. About a dozen outside accelerator experts, both from Europe and the U.S.A., joined the local staff for discussions of longitudinal instabilities in ISABELLE. An agenda of talks was scheduled for the first day of the workshop. Later during the week, a presentation was given on the subject ''A more rigorous treatment of Landau damping in longitudinal beam instabilities''. A few progress meetings were held in which disagreements regarding calculations of coupling impedances were clarified. A summary session was held on the last day. Heavy emphasis was put on single bunched beam instabilities in the microwave region extending above the cut-off frequency of the ISABELLE vacuum chamber

1976-01-01

268

CNA/CNS conference summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This volume contains summaries of papers presented at the 32. annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Association and the 13. annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society. The full proceedings, and the individual papers contained therein, have been abstracted separately. Sessions on the following topics are included: Plenary; The international CANDU program; Canadian used fuel management program; Public information advocates; Fuel and electricity supply; In which direction should reactors advance?; Canadian advanced nuclear research program; International cooperation in operations; Safety in design, operation, regulation; Renovation of operating stations; Reactor physics; New concepts and Technology; Fuel behaviour; Reactor design; Safety analysis; Fuel channel behaviour; Equipment and design qualification; Compliance and licensing; Fusion science and technology; Darlington assessment; Plant aging and life assessment; Thermalhydraulic modelling and analysis; Diagnostics and data management; Operator training and certification.

1992-01-01

269

Experimental plasma research project summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This is the latest in a series of Project Summary books going back to 1976 and is the first after a hiatus of several years. They are published to provide a short description of each project supported by the Experimental Plasma Research Branch of the Division of Applied Plasma Physics in the Office of Fusion Energy. The Experimental Plasma Research Branch seeks to provide a broad range of experimental data, physics understanding, and new experimental techniques that contribute to operation, interpretation, and improvement of high temperature plasma as a source of fusion energy. In pursuit of these objectives, the branch supports research at universities, DOE laboratories, other federal laboratories and industry. About 70 percent of the funds expended are spent at universities and a significant function of this program is the training of students in fusion physics. The branch supports small- and medium-scale experimental studies directly related to specific critical plasma issues of the magnetic fusion program. Plasma physics experiments are conducted on transport of particles and energy within plasma and innovative approaches for operating, controlling, and heating plasma are evaluated for application to the larger confinement devices of the magnetic fusion program. New diagnostic approaches to measuring the properties of high temperature plasmas are developed to the point where they can be applied with confidence on the large-scale confinement experiments. Atomic data necessary for impurity control, interpretation of diagnostic data, development of heating devices, and analysis of cooling by impurity ion radiation are obtained. The project summaries are grouped into these three categories of plasma physics, diagnostic development and atomic physics

1992-01-01

270

Aeration control - a review.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

This review covers automatic control of continuous aeration systems in municipal wastewater treatment plants. The review focuses on published research in the 21st century and describes research into various methods to decide and control the dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration and to control the aerobic volume with special focus on plants with nitrogen removal. Important aspects of control system implementation and success are discussed, together with a critical review of published research on the topic. With respect to DO control and determination, the strategies used for control span from modifications and developments of conventional control methods which have been explored since the 1970s, to advanced control such as model-based predictive and optimal controllers. The review is supplemented with a summary of comparisons between control strategies evaluated in full-scale, pilot-scale and in simulations.

Åmand L; Olsson G; Carlsson B

2013-01-01

271

77 FR 28860 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Application...  

Science.gov (United States)

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Application for New Grants Under the Indian Education Professional Development Program SUMMARY:...

2012-05-16

272

Energy-efficient buildings program evaluations. Volume 2: Evaluation summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This document presents summaries of code and utility building program evaluations reviewed as the basis for the information presented in Energy-Efficient Buildings Program Evaluations, Volume 1: Findings and Recommendations, DOE/EE/OBT-11569, Vol. 1. The main purpose of this volume is to summarize information from prior evaluations of similar programs that may be useful background for designing and conducting an evaluation of the BSGP. Another purpose is to summarize an extensive set of relevant evaluations and provide a resource for program designers, mangers, and evaluators.

Lee, A.D.; Mayi, D.; Edgemon, S.D.

1997-04-01

273

Clustered Star Formation: A Review  

CERN Multimedia

In this contribution I present a review of star formation in clusters. I begin by discussing the various definitions of what constitutes a star cluster, and then compare the outcome of star formation (IMF, multiplicity, mass segregation and structure and morphology) in different star-forming regions. I also review recent numerical models of star formation in clusters, before ending with a summary of the potential effects of dynamical evolution in star clusters.

Parker, Richard J

2012-01-01

274

Summary of the graphic information display session  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Panelists for the summary were Dan Carr, Mike Farrell and Ron Lohrding. This summary covers the workshop session and comments about the talks on Color Displays of Data - Examples, Principles and Ideas and N-Dimensional Pattern Recognition in Environmental Systems. It also includes some of the panelists' opinions and insights.

Carr, D.B.

1981-03-01

275

Summary Information report. Vol. 2, No. 3  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Summary Information Report (SIR) provides summary data concerning NRC and its licensees for general use by the Chairman, other Commissioners and Commission staff offices, the Executive Director for Operations, and the Office Directors. SIR is published quarterly by the Management Information Branch (49-27834) of the Office of Resource Management.

1983-01-01

276

Commodity hardware and software summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A review is given of the talks and papers presented in the Commodity Hardware and Software Session at the CHEP97 conference. An examination of the trends leading to the consideration of PC's for HEP is given, and a status of the work that is being done at various HEP labs and Universities is given.

1997-01-01

277

MANOVA with Summary Statistics: A STATA Program  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available Almost all available statistical packages are capable of performing Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) from raw data. Some of statistical packages have capability to perform independent sample t-test, ANOVA and some other tests of significance on summary data, but you come across not single software that has the capability to perform MANOVA directly on summary data. A STATA programme has been written to perform Multivariate ANOVA on summary data. The programme computes available statistics for Multivariate ANOVA (i.e Willk’s Lembda, Lawley’s-Hotelling trace, Pillae’s trace and Roy’s largest root). The programme is also capable to perform Box–M test for testing equality of covariance matrices on summary data. Example has been given by using the programme on summary data to perform Multivariate ANOVA.

Nadeem Shafique Butt; Muhammad Qaiser Shahbaz; Shahid Kamal

2008-01-01

278

76 FR 38698 - Fresh and Chilled Atlantic Salmon From Norway; Scheduling of Full Five-Year Reviews Concerning...  

Science.gov (United States)

...Third Review] Fresh and Chilled Atlantic Salmon From Norway; Scheduling of Full Five-Year Reviews Concerning the Countervailing...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of...

2011-07-01

279

76 FR 37830 - Polyester Staple Fiber From Korea and Taiwan; Scheduling of Expedited Five-Year Reviews...  

Science.gov (United States)

...Review)] Polyester Staple Fiber From Korea and Taiwan; Scheduling of Expedited Five-Year Reviews Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(3)...

2011-06-28

280

77 FR 42763 - Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain...  

Science.gov (United States)

...COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-709 (Third Review)] Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2012-07-20

 
 
 
 
281

77 FR 65204 - Honey From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping Duty...  

Science.gov (United States)

...No. 731-TA-893 (Second Review)] Honey From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2012-10-25

282

76 FR 54789 - Artists' Canvas From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the...  

Science.gov (United States)

...731-TA-1091 (Review)] Artists' Canvas From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2011-09-02

283

76 FR 34749 - Ammonium Nitrate From Russia; Scheduling of an expedited five-year review concerning the...  

Science.gov (United States)

...731-TA-856 (Second Review)] Ammonium Nitrate From Russia; Scheduling of an expedited five- year review concerning the antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2011-06-14

284

78 FR 59371 - Scheduling of Expedited Five-Year Reviews Concerning the Countervailing Duty Order and the...  

Science.gov (United States)

...Investigation Nos. 701-TA-447 and 731-TA-1116 (Review)] Scheduling of Expedited Five-Year Reviews Concerning the Countervailing...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(3)...

2013-09-26

285

76 FR 31360 - Paper Clips From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...  

Science.gov (United States)

...No. 731-TA-663 Third Review] Paper Clips From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2011-05-31

286

76 FR 62091 - Pure Magnesium From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...  

Science.gov (United States)

...731-TA-696 (Third Review)] Pure Magnesium From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2011-10-06

287

76 FR 64105 - Stainless Steel Wire Rod From India; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the...  

Science.gov (United States)

...731-TA-638 (Third Review)] Stainless Steel Wire Rod From India; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2011-10-17

288

76 FR 64105 - Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe From Taiwan; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning...  

Science.gov (United States)

...Third Review)] Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe From Taiwan; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2011-10-17

289

76 FR 64107 - Uranium From Russia; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Suspended...  

Science.gov (United States)

...731-TA-539-C; Third Review] Uranium From Russia; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review Concerning the Suspended...SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to section...

2011-10-17

290

Midwest Forensics Resource Center Project Summary June 2005  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The mission of the MFRC Research and Development Program, is to provide technological advances in forensic science for the benefit of our regional partners as well as the forensic community at large. Key areas of forensic science need are identified through our interactions with our Midwest partners and our R&D advisory group, as well as through our participation in national meetings in forensic science. Under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Justice, the MFRC solicits proposals for the development of practical and useful technology, instrumentation, and methodology that address needs in areas related to forensic science and its application to operational crime laboratories. The MFRC facilitates proposal development by working to establish partnerships between researchers and our regional partners. The MFRC administers a peer-review of the proposals and then funds the selected projects at a cost of approximately $55,000 each, with a 12-month period of performance. The process for selection of these projects includes the following steps: (1) drafting of a call for proposals by MFRC staff, (2) review of the draft call by members of the R&D advisory committee, (3) review and approval of the call by NIJ, (4) issuance of the call to ISU, Ames Laboratory, regional partners, and research organizations, (5) receipt of proposals, (6) review of proposals by R&D advisory committee, (7) ranking and selection by MFRC staff using advisory committee reviews, with concurrence by NIJ, (8) notification of proposers, (9) receipt and review of progress reports by MFRC, (10) receipt and review of final reports by MFRC, R&D advisory committee, and NIJ. The decision to fund any specific project is based upon a peer-reviewed call-for-proposal system administered by the MFRC. The reviewers are crime laboratory specialists and scientists who are asked to rate the proposals on four criteria areas including: (1) relevance to the mission of the MFRC, (2) technical approach and procedures, (3) capabilities, teaming, and leveraging, and (4) implementation plan. A successful proposal demonstrates knowledge of the background for the research and related work in the field and includes a research plan with a defined plan to implement the technology to benefit our partners at the crime laboratories. The project summaries are meant to demonstrate the range of research funded by the MFRC including chemistry, DNA, and patterned evidence. The project summaries describe the forensic need the projects serve as well as the benefits derived from the technology. The summaries provide a brief description of the technology and the accomplishments to date. In addition, the collaboration with regional partners and the status of the implementation of the technology are highlighted. These technical summaries represent the development and implementation of practical and useful technology for crime laboratories that the MFRC hopes to accomplish.

David Baldwin

2005-06-01

291

Environmental report 1998, executive summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facility operated by the University of California, serves as a national resource of scientific, technical, and engineering capabilities. The Laboratory's mission focuses on nuclear weapons and national security, and over the years has been broadened to include areas such as strategic defense, energy, the environment, biomedicine, technology transfer, the economy, and education. The Laboratory carries out this mission in compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulatory requirements. It does so with the support of the Environmental Protection Department, which is responsible for environmental monitoring and analysis, hazardous waste management, environmental restoration, and assisting Laboratory organizations in ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations. LLNL comprises two sites: the Livermore site and Site 300. The Livermore site occupies an area of 3.28 square kilometers on the eastern edge of Livermore, California. Site 300, LLNL's experimental testing site, is located 24 kilometers to the east in the Altamont Hills, and occupies an area of 30.3 square kilometers. Environmental monitoring activities are conducted at both sites as well as in surrounding areas. This summary provides an overview of LLNL's environmental activities in 1998, including radiological and nonradiological surveillance, effluent, and compliance monitoring, remediation, assessment of radiological releases and doses, and determination of the impact of LLNL operations on the environment and public health.

Larson, J M; Harrach, R J; Althouse, P E; Bertoldo, N A; Biermann, A H; Blake, R G; Brandstetter, E R; Brigdon, S L; Brown, R A; Christofferson, E; Folks, K J; Gallegos, G M; Garcia, L M; Giesing, T A; Grayson, A R; Hall, L C; MacQueen, D H; Mathews, S; Peterson, S R; Taffet, M J; Tate, P J; Vellinger, R J; Ward, R J

1999-09-22

292

Climate change in Asia: summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Despite the uncertainties about the timing and magnitude of any climate change, the potential for global warming is increasingly accepted by the international community. The Asian Development Bank, prior to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, initiated the Regional Study on Global Environmental Issues with the assistance of the Governments of Australia, Japan and Norway. The study investigates the implications of climate change for coastal zones, agriculture, forestry, water resources, energy and other vital sectors, in eight countries of the Asian Pacific region, namely Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in South Asia and Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam and the Philippines in Southeast Asia. The detailed findings of this regional study funded by the Bank are contained in separate country reports. In addition, a separate volume has been devoted to thematic overview of climate change implications and responses for agriculture, forestry and land use, water resources and coastal areas, national inventories of greenhouse gases, mitigation measures and socioeconomic impacts. The findings of the separate country reports are presented together briefly in this Executive Summary. 7 figs., 16 tabs.

Qureshi, A.; Hobbie, D. [eds.

1994-07-01

293

Fossil energy program. Summary document  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This program summary document presents a comprehensive overview of the research, development, and demonstration (RD and D) activities that will be performed in FY 1981 by the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (ASFE), US Department of Energy (DOE). The ASFE technology programs for the fossil resources of coal, petroleum (including oil shale) and gas have been established with the goal of making substantive contributions to the nation's future supply and efficienty use of energy. On April 29, 1977, the Administration submitted to Congress the National Energy Plan (NEP) and accompanying legislative proposals designed to establish a coherent energy policy structure for the United States. Congress passed the National Energy Act (NEA) on October 15, 1978, which allows implementation of the vital parts of the NEP. The NEP was supplemented by additional energy policy statements culminating in the President's address on July 15, 1979, presenting a program to further reduce dependence on imported petroleum. The passage of the NEA-related energy programs represent specific steps by the Administration and Congress to reorganize, redirect, and clarify the role of the Federal Government in the formulation and execution of national energy policy and programs. The energy technology RD and D prog4rams carried out by ASFE are an important part of the Federal Government's effort to provide the combination and amounts of energy resources needed to ensure national security and continued economic growth.

1980-05-01

294

Risk Management Plans (Executive Summaries)  

Science.gov (United States)

The Right-to-Know Network (RTK Net) has recently placed a large database of summaries (approximately 14,000) of risk management plans (RMPs) concerning "worst-case" and less severe accident scenarios at chemical facilities. The RMPs were required of certain chemical facilities and presented to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which originally intended to place them online. However, Congress and the White House, spurred on by warnings of security specialists, objected, arguing that this document might serve as a road map to would-be terrorists. The worst-case-scenario information has been exempted from the Freedom of Information Act for one year to allow the Administration time to address these security concerns. RTK Net has made these more easily available in the interest of public awareness and to confront chemical companies that have tried to hide or at least downplay chemical releases. Users can browse the RMPs by state or conduct a keyword search. The About the Data section also offers a number of related links.

295

NWCC Transmission Case Study Conclusions Summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

OAK-B135 The NWCC Transmission Case Studies Conclusions Summary In the spring of 1999, the Utility Wind Interest Group (UWIG), with the cooperation of the National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC), conducted a forum on transmission issues associated with the production of energy from wind. As a result of this forum, a number of issues were identified which, if successfully resolved, could help reduce barriers to the future expansion of wind power. The NWCC, being a multi-stakeholder group, was in an ideal position to conduct follow-up activities among a cross-section of the interested parties. The follow-up activities took the form of three case studies in the areas of interest identified by forum participants: (1) Transmission policy and pricing; (2) ''Virtual wheeling'' arrangements; and, (3) Transmission system improvements. The case studies provide an interesting snapshot in time dealing with a range of issues associated with scheduled or planned regulatory and restructuring proceedings related to energy transmission. The NWCC Transmission Subcommittee and the UWIG reviewed early drafts of the case studies in November 1999. The case studies were conducted through a questionnaire and interview process with interested parties. In writing each case study, NWCC staff attempted to identify all stakeholder groups with an interest in each topic and solicit their input. While all parties do not agree on every issue presented, a serious effort has been made to present all views in an unbiased fashion. At the end of each case study, relevant conclusions are drawn and recommendations for next steps are provided where appropriate.

Steve Wiese, Terry Allison

2000-09-01

296

Summary of the Zambia Charcoal Industry Workshop  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Charcoal is the most important household fuel in urban Zambia. It meets the energy needs of about 83% of urban households. With an urbanization level of 42%, charcoal is the major source of energy for more than a third of the population. In spite of its significant position in the energy balance, planning for management of charcoal supply and distribution has not received adequate attention over the years. The Ministry of Energy and Water Development is in a process of formulating an energy policy for Zambia. This will be achieved through a series of workshops at which issues pertaining to various energy sub-sectors shall be discussed and policy proposals formulated. The workshop on the Charcoal Industry was one of these workshops for policy formulation. The framework for the seminar consisted of a limited number of themes to which appropriate studies should provide answers: - the institutional/organizational framework of the wood fuel industry, i.e. provide a review of the various institutions that are involved in the industry and how these relate and/or conflict; - sustainable production and management of wood resources for energy purposes; - environmental and health aspects of wood fuel production and use; -the economics of charcoal and alternatives. Material relevant to these themes has been extracted from the various project reports under the programme, and this document presents the main issues from the projects. Most of this summary was prepared for, and used at, the workshop. To the present edition has been added results of projects that were not completed at the time of the workshop

Hibajene, S.H. [Department of Energy (Zambia). Ministry of Energy and Water Development; Chidumayo, E.N. [Univ. of Zambia (Zambia). Biology Dept.; Ellegaard, A. [Stockholm Environment Inst. (Sweden)

1993-12-31

297

Agency's technical co-operation programme with Thailand 1984-1994 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Thailand carried out during 1984-1994. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme eva...

1994-01-01

298

Agency's technical co-operation programme with Greece 1983-1993 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Greece carried out during 1983-1993. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme evalu...

1993-01-01

299

Agency's technical co-operation programme with Turkey 1983-1993 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Turkey carried out during 1983-1993. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme evalu...

1993-01-01

300

Agency's technical co-operation programme with Bangladesh 1984-1994 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Bangladesh carried out during 1984-1994. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme e...

1994-01-01

 
 
 
 
301

Agency's technical co-operation programme with Hungary 1983-1993 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Hungary carried out during 1983-1993. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme eval...

1993-01-01

302

Agency's technical co-operation programme with Bulgaria 1983-1993 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Bulgaria carried out during 1983-1993. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme eva...

1993-01-01

303

Agency's technical co-operation programme with Sri Lanka 1983-1993 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Sri Lanka carried out during 1983-1993. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme ev...

1993-01-01

304

Agency's technical co-operation programme with The Philippines 1984-1994 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in The Philippines carried out during 1984-1994. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country progra...

1994-01-01

305

Agency's technical co-operation programme with Jordan 1983-1993 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Jordan carried out during 1983-1993. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme evalu...

1993-01-01

306

IXTOC I Oil Spill Economic Impact Study. Volume II. Executive Summary.  

Science.gov (United States)

This Executive Summary is a nontechnical companion volume reviewing the results of a study of the economic impact of the 1979 Ixtoc I and Burmah Agate oil spills on Texas coastal counties. The report analyzes impacts on tourism, recreation, and commercial...

C. E. Restrepo F. C. Lamphear C. A. Gunn R. B. Ditton J. P. Nichols

1982-01-01

307

Ixtoc I oil spill economic impact study. Volume II. executive summary. Final report  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This Executive Summary is a nontechnical companion volume reviewing the results of a study of the economic impact of the 1979 Ixtoc I and Burmah Agate oil spills on Texas coastal counties. The report analyzes impacts on tourism, recreation, and commercial fisheries.

Restrepo, C.E.; Lamphear, F.C.; Gunn, C.A.; Ditton, R.B.; Nichols, J.P.

1982-04-01

308

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory waste management technology development activities. Summary progress report, 1979  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Summary reports on the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy-sponsored waste management technology development projects at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory describe progress for calendar year 1979. Activities in airborne, low-level, and transuranic waste management areas are discussed. Work progress on waste assay, treatment, disposal, and environmental monitoring is reviewed.

Johnson, L.J. (comp.)

1980-10-01

309

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory waste management technology development activities. Summary progress report, 1979  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Summary reports on the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy-sponsored waste management technology development projects at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory describe progress for calendar year 1979. Activities in airborne, low-level, and transuranic waste management areas are discussed. Work progress on waste assay, treatment, disposal, and environmental monitoring is reviewed

1980-01-01

310

Klamath Falls Resource Area, Annual Program Summary and Monitoring Report for Fiscal Year 2007.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Annual Program Summary is a review of the programs on the Klamath Falls Resource Area, Bureau of Land Management for the period of October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. The Klamath Falls Resource Area encompasses the southwestern portion of the ...

2009-01-01

311

Klamath Falls Resource Area. Annual Program Summary and Monitoring Report for Fiscal Year 2006.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Annual Program Summary is a review of the programs on the Klamath Falls Resource Area, Bureau of Land Management for the period of October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. The Klamath Falls Resource Area encompasses the southwestern portion of the ...

2006-01-01

312

Midwest Transmission Workshop II Summary  

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OAK-B135 After introductions of all participants, Abby Arnold, RESOLVE, reviewed the purpose of the meeting and the agenda. The purpose of the workshop was to share the results of the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) scenario development for wind and other fuel sources and the corresponding implications for transmission throughout the MISO control area. The workshop agenda is included in Attachment A.

Kevin Bryan

2002-12-05

313

SKI SITE-94. Deep Repository Performance Assessment Project. Summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The function of SITE-94 is to provide the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) with the capacity and supporting knowledge needed for reviewing the Swedish nuclear industry's R and D programs and for reviewing license applications, as stipulated in Swedish legislation. The report is structured as a Performance Assessment exercise needed for input to decisions regarding repository safety, but the SITE-94 is neither a safety assessment nor a model for future assessments to be undertaken by the prospective licensee. The specific project objectives of SITE-94 comprise site evaluation, performance assessment methodology, canister integrity and radionuclide release and transport calculations. The main report (SKI-R--96-36) gives a detailed description of the many inter-related studies undertaken as part of the research project, while the present report presents a condensed summary of the main report. 46 refs

1997-01-01

314

SKI SITE-94. Deep Repository Performance Assessment Project. Summary  

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The function of SITE-94 is to provide the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) with the capacity and supporting knowledge needed for reviewing the Swedish nuclear industry`s R and D programs and for reviewing license applications, as stipulated in Swedish legislation. The report is structured as a Performance Assessment exercise needed for input to decisions regarding repository safety, but the SITE-94 is neither a safety assessment nor a model for future assessments to be undertaken by the prospective licensee. The specific project objectives of SITE-94 comprise site evaluation, performance assessment methodology, canister integrity and radionuclide release and transport calculations. The main report (SKI-R--96-36) gives a detailed description of the many inter-related studies undertaken as part of the research project, while the present report presents a condensed summary of the main report. 46 refs.

NONE

1997-02-01

315

Story Summary Visualizer Using L Systems  

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Full Text Available Visualization is an art where abstract data is graphically depicted to analyze the underlying knowledge inherent in the data. Documents can be considered as abstract data and document visualization is one area where the unbounded hidden knowledge in the documents can be clearly revealed using various visual techniques. Here in this study, we describe a Story Summary Visualizer which uses a novel method of biological story summary visualization based on Gestalt perception law. The visualizer takes children stories as input and generates summary of the stories using Relevance model. Later this summary information was used to model biological plants. Lindenmayer systems called as L systems which are fractal based techniques were used to model the plants applying gestalt similarity perception principle. The plants which are mathematically generated uses a set of iterative rules called productions applied over an axiom. This repetitive principle of applying productions results in the generation of biological plants which have the self inherent similarity within itself. This plant modeling technique uses the weighted sentence value of all the sentences in the story obtained from relevance model for generating the graftal based plant. Two plants are generated one story plant based on all the sentence weights and the summary plant is a child of the story which is extracted from the parent story plant. The summary plant helps in visualizing the summary sentence locations within the story and the summary sentence weights with respect to all story sentence weightages. This visualizer also helps in visual story analysis to know about spatial organization of the theme of the story and story summary orientation.

T. Mala; T.V. Geetha

2008-01-01

316

LDB-VAWT: Executive summary  

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The LDB concept, is characterized by L-Turbine blade arrangement with two blade assemblies of troposkien shape mounted 90 degrees apart in the direction of rotation, and DB, double blade configuration with each blade assembly consisting of two blade elements in parallel. The work in this phase is concentrated on technical/economical feasibility studies of critical subsystems in large LDB-VAWT configurations, supplemented by a general updating from the previous study of performance and cost affectiveness. The initial study inidcated that an optimum size for large LDB-VAWT units for off-shore siting may be around, or slightly above, 100 m rotor diameter. Accordingly, the baseline unit in the current study has been selected at 125 m diameter, with a corresponding rated power output of approx. 10 MW. Parametric analysis is used extensively in the study to illustrate the effect of scaling down the turbine size, to a minimum of 30 m diameter. The study thus covers a range of rated power from 0.4 to 9.4 MW. In the initial study the rotor blades, rotor tower, rotor bearing, and transmission were identified as critical subsystems as regards design, cost and performance. Therefore, these subsystems have been studied further in considerable detail, and several improvements have been developed during phase 2. In general, the study indicates that the proposed improved LDB-VAWT design is technically and economically feasible, in sizes up to 100 - 125 m diameter. This summary gives a brief account of the major results of the study, illustrated by selected figures and tables from the main report.

1982-12-01

317

Hanford process review  

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This report is a summary of past incidents at the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site. The purpose of the report is to provide the major, significant, nuclear-safety-related incidents which incurred at the Hanford Site in a single document for ease of historical research. It should be noted that the last major accident occurred in 1980. This document is a summary of reports released and available to the public in the DOE Headquarters and Richland public reading rooms. This document provides no new information that has not previously been reported. This report is not intended to cover all instances of radioactivity release or contamination, which are already the subject of other major reviews, several of which are referenced in Section 1.3.

1991-12-01

318

Hanford process review  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report is a summary of past incidents at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site. The purpose of the report is to provide the major, significant, nuclear-safety-related incidents which incurred at the Hanford Site in a single document for ease of historical research. It should be noted that the last major accident occurred in 1980. This document is a summary of reports released and available to the public in the DOE Headquarters and Richland public reading rooms. This document provides no new information that has not previously been reported. This report is not intended to cover all instances of radioactivity release or contamination, which are already the subject of other major reviews, several of which are referenced in Section 1.3

1991-01-01

319

75 FR 3193 - Information Collection; Annual Wildfire Summary Report  

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...Service Information Collection; Annual Wildfire Summary Report AGENCY: Forest Service...approved information collection; Annual Wildfire Summary Report. DATES: Comments must...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Annual Wildfire Summary Report. OMB Number:...

2010-01-20

320

78 FR 21340 - Information Collection: Annual Wildfire Summary Report  

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...Service Information Collection: Annual Wildfire Summary Report AGENCY: Forest Service...approved information collection; Annual Wildfire Summary Report. DATES: Comments must...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Annual Wildfire Summary Report. OMB Number:...

2013-04-10

 
 
 
 
321

Surface Observation Climatic Summaries (SOCS) for Crotone, Italy.  

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The Surface Observation Climatic Summaries (SOCS) replaced two other USAFETAC products of long standing: The RUSSWO(Revised Uniform Summary of Surface Weather Observations) and LISOCS(Limited Surface Observation Climatic Summary). RUSSWOS and LISCOS now i...

1990-01-01

322

Midwest Transmission Workshop I Summary  

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OAK-B135 The meeting was opened with a review of the purposes of the workshop: (1) Present and discuss key studies and assessments of transmission upgrades, additions and related issues for the upper Midwest, including work that addresses the full range of views on these topics; (2) Understand the various transmission issues in the upper Midwest and discuss options for addressing the issues; and (3) Identify the decision makers and entities that need to play an active role if transmission issues are to be resolved, and agree on next steps for engaging these individuals and organizations through education, outreach, and information dissemination.

Kevin Bryan

2001-05-01

323

Nuclear propulsion project workshop summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A joint DOE/DOD/NASA Nuclear Propulsion Project is being planned and implemented under the leadership of the NASA Lewis Research Center. The plan includes both Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Nuclear Thermal Propulsion. Two major national workshops were held in the summer of 1990 to provide a data base for and identify technology needs for a wide range of NTP and NEP concepts. A Joint DOE/DOD/NASA steering committee has reviewed the results and recommendations from the workshops and identified the high priority issues for near-term implementation. Efforts will be initiated on these issues in FY91 by an interdepartmental/agency team based on available resources

1991-01-01

324

MHD Technology Transfer, Integration and Review Committee  

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This fifth semi-annual status report of the MHD Technology Transfer, Integration, and Review Committee (TTIRC) summarizes activities of the TTIRC during the period April 1990 through September 1990. It includes summaries and minutes of committee meetings, progress summaries of ongoing Proof-of-Concept (POC) contracts, discussions pertaining to technical integration issues in the POC program, and planned activities for the next six months.

1992-01-01

325

76 FR 29288 - [Summary Notice No. PE-2011-23  

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...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE-2011-23] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT....

2011-05-20

326

Summary of the proceedings of the workshop on the refinery of the future  

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This report on the Workshop on the Refinery of the Future has been prepared for participants to provide them with a succinct summary of the presentations, deliberations, and discussions. In preparing the summary, we have striven to capture the key findings (conclusions) and highlight the issues and concerns raised during the plenary and breakout sessions. The presentation of the summary of the proceedings follows the final workshop agenda, which is given in Section I; each section is tabbed to facilitate access to specific workshop topics. The material presented relies heavily on the outline summaries prepared and presented by the Plenary Session Chairman and the Facilitators for each breakout group. These summaries are included essentially as presented. In addition, individuals were assigned to take notes during each session; these notes were used to reconstruct critical issues that were discussed in more detail. The key comments made by the participants, which tended to represent the range of views expressed relative to the issues, are presented immediately following the facilitator`s summary outline in order to convey the flavor of the discussions. The comments are not attributed to individuals, since in many instances they represent a composite of several similar views expressed during the discussion. The facilitators were asked to review the writeups describing the outcomes of their sessions for accuracy and content; their suggested changes were incorporated. Every effort has thus been made to reconstruct the views expressed as accurately as possible; however, errors and/or misinterpretations undoubtedly have occurred.

1994-06-01

327

TNX GeoSiphon{trademark} Summary Report  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report provides a summary of the TNX GeoSiphon Program results. The D-Area hydraulic results are utilized in conjunction with the TNX hydraulic results to provide a more complete interpretation of GeoSiphon hydraulics.

Phifer, M.A.

2001-07-10

328

Summary of the ITER physics committee meeting  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This article provides a summary of the meeting of the body responsible for overseeing the activities, the ITER Physics Committee, which was held on 24-25 January 2000 at the ITER Naka Joint Work Site, Japan

2000-01-01

329

Summary of the Clean Water Act  

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... Clean Water Act Summary of the Clean Water Act Quick Links PDF of CWA, from U.S. Senate ( ... investigations and inspections Water Enforcement History of this Act History of the Clean Water Act EPA History: ...

330

Summary of Sandia Laboratories technical capabilities  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The technical capabilities of Sandia Laboratories are detailed in a series of companion reports. In this summary the use of the capabilities in technical programs is outlined and the capabilities are summarized. 25 figures, 3 tables

1977-01-01

331

Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Program: Summary Report.  

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Project summaries are given for contracts pertaining to the central receiver power plant, 5 Mwth solar thermal test facility, total energy systems, distributed collector systems, hybrid systems, research and development, and program application and suppor...

1976-01-01

332

Advanced energy projects: FY 1988 research summaries  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This report contains: Program Description; Summaries of Projects Active in FY 1988; Sample Statement of Work; FY 1988 Program Data; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects; Investigator Index; and Institutional Index

1988-01-01

333

Wind Turbines. Industry and Trade Summary.  

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The United States International Trade Commission has initiated its current Industry and Trade Summary series of reports to provide information on the rapidly evolving trade and competitive situation of the thousands of products imported into and exported ...

A. S. David M. Anderson M. Reed

2009-01-01

334

510k Summary - Magellan Autologous Platelet Separator ...  

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Text VersionPage 1. Medtronic Sofamor Danek MagellanTM Autologous Platelet Separator System (as required by 21 CF'R 807.92) 510(k) Summary June 2003 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/bloodbloodproducts

335

Livermore Big Trees Park: 1998 summary results  

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This report summarizes work conducted in 1998 by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to determine the extent and origin of plutonium at concentrations above background levels at Big Trees Park in the city of Livermore. This summary includes the project background and sections that explain the sampling, radiochemical and data analysis, and data interpretation. This report is a summary report only and is not intended as a rigorous technical or statistical analysis of the data.

Gallegos, G; MacQueen, D; Surano, K

1999-08-13

336

Antipsychotic Medicines for Treating Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Review of the Research for Adults and ...  

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... Antipsychotic Medicines for Treating Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Review of the Research for Adults and Caregivers Formats ... research summary Medicines for Treating Mental Health Conditions, A Review of the Research for Adults and Caregivers. For ...

337

Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults  

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... Jun. 30, 2011 Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults Formats View PDF ( ... from? The information in this summary comes from a review of many studies about type 2 diabetes medicines. ...

338

Human Reliability Analysis: session summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The use of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) to identify and resolve human factors issues has significantly increased over the past two years. Today, utilities, research institutions, consulting firms, and the regulatory agency have found a common application of HRA tools and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). The ''1985 IEEE Third Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants'' devoted three sessions to the discussion of these applications and a review of the insights so gained. This paper summarizes the three sessions and presents those common conclusions that were discussed during the meeting. The paper concludes that session participants supported the use of an adequately documented ''living PRA'' to address human factors issues in design and procedural changes, regulatory compliance, and training and that the techniques can produce cost effective qualitative results that are complementary to more classical human factors methods

1985-01-01

339

Automotive Stirling summary and overview  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Government-funded studies for adapting the Stirling engine to an automotive application started in 1971. The initial studies were to reduce exhaust emissions and were later broadened to include fuel economy and alternate fuels. With the passage of the Automotive Propulsion Research and Development Act of 1978, the studies matured into the current Automotive Stirling Engine (ASE) Program. After eight years of development effort, the accomplishments of the ASE Program are reviewed to assess the outlook for program success at its scheduled completion in September 1987. One important goal of the ASE program is the transfer of Stirling engine technology to the USA. The technology transfer to the ASE Program team members has been accomplished. To expand the transfer in the USA, various activities have been initiated to make available the developed automotive Stirling engine technology to other US industries, including nonautomotive.

Tabata, W.K.; Shaltens, R.K.

1985-01-01

340

Human Reliability Analysis: session summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The use of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) to identify and resolve human factors issues has significantly increased over the past two years. Today, utilities, research institutions, consulting firms, and the regulatory agency have found a common application of HRA tools and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). The ''1985 IEEE Third Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants'' devoted three sessions to the discussion of these applications and a review of the insights so gained. This paper summarizes the three sessions and presents those common conclusions that were discussed during the meeting. The paper concludes that session participants supported the use of an adequately documented ''living PRA'' to address human factors issues in design and procedural changes, regulatory compliance, and training and that the techniques can produce cost effective qualitative results that are complementary to more classical human factors methods.

Hall, R.E.

1985-01-01

 
 
 
 
341

A summary of radiation damage studies in barium fluoride from the GEM Collaboration  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A summary is given of the radiation damage studies in BaF2 carried out by the GEM Collaboration. Data are presented on the effects of radiation from low energy gamma rays, energetic neutrons and high energy hadrons. Results are given from various analytical techniques used to study crystal purity and structure, and the present understanding of the principle causes of damage is discussed. A brief summary is also given of the conclusions of an Expert Panel which reviewed the situation of radiation damage in BaF2 for the GEM experiment.

1992-01-01

342

A summary of radiation damage studies in barium fluoride from the GEM Collaboration  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A summary is given of the radiation damage studies in BaF[sub 2] carried out by the GEM Collaboration. Data are presented on the effects of radiation from low energy gamma rays, energetic neutrons and high energy hadrons. Results are given from various analytical techniques used to study crystal purity and structure, and the present understanding of the principle causes of damage is discussed. A brief summary is also given of the conclusions of an Expert Panel which reviewed the situation of radiation damage in BaF[sub 2] for the GEM experiment.

Woody, C.L.

1992-01-01

343

A summary of radiation damage studies in barium fluoride from the GEM Collaboration  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A summary is given of the radiation damage studies in BaF{sub 2} carried out by the GEM Collaboration. Data are presented on the effects of radiation from low energy gamma rays, energetic neutrons and high energy hadrons. Results are given from various analytical techniques used to study crystal purity and structure, and the present understanding of the principle causes of damage is discussed. A brief summary is also given of the conclusions of an Expert Panel which reviewed the situation of radiation damage in BaF{sub 2} for the GEM experiment.

Woody, C.L.

1992-12-31

344

Summary Report of First Research Coordination Meeting on Prompt Fission Neutron Spectra of Major Actinides  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] A summary is given of the First Research Coordination Meeting on Prompt Fission Neutron Spectra of Actinides. Experimental data and modelling methods on prompt fission neutron spectra were reviewed. The programme to compile and evaluate prompt fission spectra including uncertainty information over the neutron energy range from thermal to 20 MeV was proposed. Validation of the resulting data against integral critical assembly and dosimetry data is foreseen. Detailed coordinated research proposals have been agreed. Summary reports of technical presentations at the meeting are given. The resulting work plan of the Coordinated Research Programme is summarized, along with actions and deadlines. (author)

2010-01-01

345

75 FR 56999 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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...DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board...Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance...evaluate the initial summary rating of the senior executive's performance, the...

2010-09-17

346

76 FR 57980 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board  

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...DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board...Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance...evaluate the initial summary rating of the senior executive's performance, the...

2011-09-19

347

78 FR 55244 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership  

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...DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board...Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance...evaluate the initial summary rating of a senior executive's performance, the...

2013-09-10

348

Summary of Conceptual Tourist Planning  

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Full Text Available In recent years, tourist pianning has experiences a transition from micro to macro direction because of the rapid development of tourism. The problem of the conceptual tourist planning has been becoming one of the most important fields at home and abroad. In this situation conceptual tourist planning comes into being in time, and has more characteristics of strategic, innovation, flexibility, and a general framework. Because of rapid development of the tourist industry today, conceptual tourist planning will face new opportunities and challenges in order to have a qualitative leap in the tourist industry. There must be comprehensive analysis of the development situation of the conceptual tourist planning. Through comprehensive analysis of the relevant research literatures, this paper makes a comprehensive review from aspects of the history and current situation, the nature, functions, research items and problems in conceptual planning travel. From the research, the breadth and depth of study, research into the technical line of analysis, forecasting and conceptual planning will ultimately develop toward standardized and systematic, scientific and strategic directions.

ZHANG Shu-lin; SONG Zeng-wei; HU Ke-xiang; ZUO Tai-an

2009-01-01

349

Biological effects summary report: acridine  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A comprehensive review of acridine was conducted to assess the potential health effects of this nitorgen heterocyclic compound and to evaluate the need for recommending an interim occupational exposure limit to protect the health of exposed workers. Acridine, formed as a trace pollutant during incomplete combustion of nitrogen-containing materials, has been identified as a constituent of coal tar, coal distillates, and shale oil. Concentrations of acridine in urban and industrial settings were generally one to two orders of magnitude lower than the levels recorded for benzo(a)pyrene. In humnas, acridine is a known irritant of the skin and mocous membranes, but systemic effects attributed to acridine have actually involved exposure to either an acridine derivative or to coal-tar pitch and it is not clear whether these effects can be attributed solely, or even partly, to acridine exposures. At this time, we do not recommend that a standard be set specific to acridine, since available data on biological effects are limited, and since possible effects due to interactions of acridine and the myriad of polynuclear aromatic compounds present during typical exposures have not been assessed. 98 references, 1 figure, 8 tables.

Keimig, D.; Muff, S.

1984-05-01

350

Advanced fusion concepts project summaries, FY 1988  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report summarizes all the projects supported by the Advanced Fusion Concepts Branch of the Applied Plasma Physics Division of the Office of Fusion Energy, US Department of Energy. Each project summary was written by the respective principal investigator using the format: title, principal investigators, funding levels, purpose, approach, progress, plans, milestones, graduate students, graduates, other professional staff, and recent publications. This report is organized into three sections: Section one contains five summaries describing work in the reversed-field pinch program being performed by a diversified group of contractors, these include a national laboratory, a private company, and several universities. Section two contains eight summaries of work from the compact toroid area which encompasses field-reversed configurations, spheromaks, and heating and formation experiments. Section three contains summaries from two other programs, a density Z-pinch experiment and high-beta Q machine experiment. The intent of this collection of project summaries is to help the contractors of the Advanced Fusion Concepts Branch understand their relationship with the rest of the branch's activities. It is also meant to provide background to those outside the program by showing the range of activities of interest of the Advanced Fusion Concepts Branch.

1988-01-01

351

Summary of Glue Tests 1993  

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I have reported most of the results of my adhesive testing to members of the VLPC design team at one time or another, usually verbally, but I am wnnng this summary as an easy reference to the results I obtained. The adhesives I tested were for two primary purposes. The first was adhering optical fibers to Torlon 7130; the other was for securing an aluminum nitride substrate to the same material. I have not had access to a scanning electron microscope and someone with the knowledge to determine actual failure mechanisms, so the deductions I have made about why some adhesives have worked well at low temperatures for some purposes and not for other applications while a different material never worked and another always worked are partially speculation. They should be taken merely at face value with no particular results 'carved in stone' so to speak. The first aspect of my testing was adhesion of optical fiber to torlon. Knowing that this is a very important joint, I tested a variety of glues of two primary types: acrylic and W cure. W cure adhesives are known to possess reasonably good properties at low temperatures and are quite convenient to use as long as a W source is available. The W cure adhesives I tested were: Loctite Utak 376 and also 7EN484(?), Master Bond 1 Component W 15-7, and Norland optical adhesive 61. I found them quite easy to use, and they were packaged in a way in which they were not likely to cause a mess. Lab 6 e Perimenters generally used the Loctite 376 optical cure adhesive in their research into connecting scintillating fibers to the standard type. The acrylics I tested were Loctite Speed Bonder 324 and Permabond Quick Bond 610. These worked reasonably well, but they require a considerably longer set time than the W cure adhesives and are more complicated to use. (5 minutes set time or so for the acrylics versus about 30 seconds for the W. The Loctite must have the activator applied about 5 minutes prior to the adhesive application and the Permabond must be mixed adequately.) I also used a cyanoacrylate ester (superglue type) adhesive which appeared to function adequately in this test, but I would not recommend it for extended use, and I am certain neither would anyone else. I would highly recommend using a W curing adhesive for this purpose if the adhesives and the W treatment can be determined to cause no damage to the fibers. There is no apparent physical damage, but transmission could potentially be damaged. The final optical fiber to torlon test that I did involved testing to see if individual fibers could hold the weight of the entire VlPC copper isotherm in the event that a small number of fibers shrink more than the others as the cryostat is cooled down. While this test was primarily for the purpose of testing the fibers themselves, I constructed a new sample to avoid breaking the others that had already been finished. The adhesive I used for this test was 3M 3535 BIA two part urethane adhesive. I had no problems whatsoever with this product, but like the other two part adhesives, it is considerably less convenient and more messy than the W curing adhesives. The short pot life of this adhesive was also a reason to avoid urethane, since mixing would be required frequently. The other portion of the adhesive testing for the VLPC that I performed was the adhesion of the substrate to the torlon used as a carrier. This bond is extremely small in practice, and I could not completely simulate the size and likely construction methods. I used larger pieces than those that will be bonded, but the primary goal of these tests was to test the performance of the adhesives. These tests contained harsher conditions of temperature changes and loadings than the substrates are likely to meet. By lightly loading the substrates before and after the cooling, it is possible to see if the cold temperatures had any effect on the adhesive-torlon interface, the adhesivesubstrate interface, or the adhesive itself. I tested about 10 adhesives intensely. In addition to these tests I also talked to people with

Bell, D.; /Fermilab

1993-01-07

352

Summaries of FY 1988 research in nuclear physics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This report summarizes the research projects supported by the Division of Nuclear Physics in the Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics, during FY 1986. This Division is a component of the Office of Energy Research, the basic research branch of the US Department of Energy, and provides about 80% of the funding for nuclear physics research in the United States. The objective of the Nuclear Physics program is to understand the interactions, properties, and structures of nuclei and nuclear matter and to understand the fundamental forces of nature as manifested in atomic nuclei. These summaries are intended to provide a convenient guide for those interested in the research supported by the Division of Nuclear Physics. The nuclear physics research summaries in this document were initially prepared by the investigators, then reviewed and edited by DOE staff. They describe the general character and goals of the research programs, current research efforts, especially significant recent results, and plans for the near future. The research summaries are organized into two groups: research programs at national laboratories and those at universities, with the material arranged alphabetically by institution. The names of all Ph.D.-level personnel who are primarily associated with the work are included. The FY 1988 funding levels are also provided. Included for the first time are activities of the nuclear data program, which was incorporated within nuclear physics in FY 1987. We remind the readers that this compilation is just an overview of the Nuclear Physics program. Primary publications should be used for reference to the work and for a more complete and accurate understanding

1989-01-01

353

Biological effects summary report: pyrene  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A comprehensive review of pyrene was conducted to assess the potential health effects of this polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and to evaluate the need for recommending an interim occupational exposure limit to protect the health of exposed workers. Pyrene is formed as a trace pollutant during incomplete combustion of organic matter. Concentrations of pyrene in urban and industrial settings are generally higher than the levels recorded for benzo(a)pyrene. Concentrations of pyrene vary but are usually less than 50% of the total PAH, depending on the industry sampled. In humans, pyrene is a photosensitive material. Acute photo irritation effects may persist as chronic skin discoloration for as long as five months. No other documented clinical or epidemiological studies were found on effects of pure pyrene. There is evidence of co-carcinogenicity of pyrene and benzo(a)pyrene in mice. There is no clear evidence that pyrene is a tumor initiator. At this time, we do not recommend that a standard be set specific to pyrene in mixtures since available data on biological effects are limited, and since possible effects due to interactions of pyrene and the myriad of polynuclear aromatic compounds present during typical exposures have not been assessed. An exposure limit of 0.1 mg/m/sup 3/ would likely prevent photosensitization and irritation effects of pure pyrene. We recommend that the coal tar pitch volatile standard (CTPV) continue to be used for mixtures containing less than 50% pyrene. All exposures should be as low as reasonably achievable since in animals, pyrene appears to be a co-carcinogen with benzo(a)pyrene. 112 refs., 11 tabs.

Keimig, S.D.; Pattillo, R.W.

1984-11-01

354

Summary of Dissolved Concentration Limits  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] According to the Technical Work Plan titled Technical Work Plan for Waste Form Degradation Process Model Report for SR (CRWMS M and O 2000a), the purpose of this study is to perform abstractions on solubility limits of radioactive elements based on the process-level information and thermodynamic databases provided by Natural Environment Program Operations (NEPO) and Waste Package Operations (WPO). The scope of this analysis is to produce solubility limits as functions, distributions, or constants for all transported radioactive elements identified by the Performance Assessment Operations (PAO) radioisotope screening. Results from an expert elicitation for solubility limits of most radioactive elements were used in the previous Total System Performance Assessments (TSPAs). However, the elicitation conducted in 1993 does not meet the criteria set forth by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) due to lack of documentation and traceability (Kotra et al. 1996, Section 3). Therefore, at the Waste Form Abstraction Workshop held on February 2-4, 1999, at Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) decided to develop geochemical models to study solubility for the proposed Monitored Geologic Repository. WPO/NEPO is to develop process-level solubility models, including review and compilation of relevant thermodynamic data. PAO's responsibility is to perform abstractions based on the process models and chemical conditions and to produce solubility distributions or response surfaces applicable to the proposed repository. The results of this analysis and conceptual model will feed the performance assessment for Total System Performance Assessment--Site Recommendation (TSPA-SR) and Total System Performance Assessment--License Application (TSPA-LA), and to the Waste Form Degradation Process Model Report section on concentration limits

2001-01-01

355

Summary of Dissolved Concentration Limits  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

According to the Technical Work Plan titled Technical Work Plan for Waste Form Degradation Process Model Report for SR (CRWMS M&O 2000a), the purpose of this study is to perform abstractions on solubility limits of radioactive elements based on the process-level information and thermodynamic databases provided by Natural Environment Program Operations (NEPO) and Waste Package Operations (WPO). The scope of this analysis is to produce solubility limits as functions, distributions, or constants for all transported radioactive elements identified by the Performance Assessment Operations (PAO) radioisotope screening. Results from an expert elicitation for solubility limits of most radioactive elements were used in the previous Total System Performance Assessments (TSPAs). However, the elicitation conducted in 1993 does not meet the criteria set forth by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) due to lack of documentation and traceability (Kotra et al. 1996, Section 3). Therefore, at the Waste Form Abstraction Workshop held on February 2-4, 1999, at Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) decided to develop geochemical models to study solubility for the proposed Monitored Geologic Repository. WPO/NEPO is to develop process-level solubility models, including review and compilation of relevant thermodynamic data. PAO's responsibility is to perform abstractions based on the process models and chemical conditions and to produce solubility distributions or response surfaces applicable to the proposed repository. The results of this analysis and conceptual model will feed the performance assessment for Total System Performance Assessment--Site Recommendation (TSPA-SR) and Total System Performance Assessment--License Application (TSPA-LA), and to the Waste Form Degradation Process Model Report section on concentration limits.

Yueting Chen

2001-06-11

356

National water summary 1983--hydrologic events and issues  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The national summary reviews current hydrologic conditions and recent events in the United States and provides a broad overview of the hydrologic issues facing the Nation. The summary also includes a description of water issues for each State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the western Pacific Islands under the jurisdiction of the United States. Major issues described include: (1) the short-term vulnerability of surface-water supplies and shallow ground-water supplies to drought; (2) concerns about the reliability of water supplies as competition for water increases; (3) declining ground-water levels; (4) control of surface-water pollution, especially nonpoint sources of pollution; (5) contamination of ground-water supplies and the mitigation of existing sources of pollution, such as hazardous-waste sites; (6) the potential effects of acidic precipitation; (7) chronic problems of flooding; (8) the impacts of resource development, such as coal mining and low-head hydropower, on water resources; (9) the development of water allocation and reallocation procedures.

1984-01-01

357

Summaries of FY 1995 engineering research  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The individual engineering project summaries follow the program overview. The summaries are ordered alphabetically by name of institution and so the table of contents lists all the institutions at which projects were sponsored in fiscal year 1995. Each project entry begins with an institutional-departmental heading. The names of investigators are listed immediately below the title. The funding level for fiscal year 1995 appears to the right of title; it is followed by the budget activity number. These numbers categorize the projects for budgetary purposes and the categories are described in the budget number index. A separate index of Principal Investigators includes phone number, fax number and e-mail address, where available. The fiscal year in which either the project began or was renewed and the anticipated duration in years are indicated respectively by the first two and last digits of the sequence directly below the budget activity number. The summary description of the project completes the entry.

NONE

1996-03-01

358

Unresolved safety issues summary: aqua book  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The unresolved safety issues summary is designed to provide the management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with a quarterly overview of the progress and plans for completion of generic tasks addressing unresolved safety issues reported to Congress pursuant to Section 210 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 as amended. This summary utilizes data collected from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and the National Laboratories and is prepared by the Office of Resource Management. The schedules in this book include a milestone at the end of each action plan which represents the initiation of the implementation process both with respect to incorporation of the technical resolution in the NRC official guidance or requirements and also the application of changes to individual operating plants. The progress and status for implementation of unresolved safety issues for which a technical resolution has been completed are reported specifically in a separate table provided in this summary

1982-01-01

359

Summary of conceptual design study of fusion experimental reactor (FER)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Since 1980 the design study has been conducted at JAERI for the Fusion Experimental Reactor (FER) which has been proposed to be the next machine to JT-60 in the Japanese long term program of fusion reactor development. Starting from 1984 FER design is now being reviewed and redesigned. This report is the summary of the report which describes the results obtained in the review and redesign activities in 1984. The following three steps are followed in those activities ; critical issues study step in which FER critical issues were reviewed and the frame of FER design was revised, torus structure selection step in which a few options within the frame for FER were examined and design step in which major components of the torus structure were designed. The newly established frame for FER design is as follows : 1) Plasma : Self-ignition, 2) Operation scenario : Quasi-steady state operation with long burn pulse, 3) Neutron fluence on the first wall : 0.3 MWY/m2, 4) Blanket : Non-tritium breeding blanket with test modules for breeding blanket development, 5) Magnets : Superconducting Magnets. (author)

1985-01-01

360

Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Program -- National Workshop: Session Summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) is a partnership between the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) to help municipal governments to meet their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This second national workshop was organized to give municipal representatives an opportunity to preview the proposed program offerings of the FCM Municipal Building Retrofit Program; to receive an update on policies on baseline protection (credit for early action), data collection and inventory protocol policies; to discuss ways to build political and community support; to review issues related to landfill gas capture and carbon trading; and to discuss community energy planning. The workshop papers included in this volume contain summaries of some of the sessions, various workshop handouts, and a list of participants.

NONE

2000-03-01

 
 
 
 
361

SKI SITE-94, deep repository performance assessment project, summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

SITE-94 is a comprehensive performance assessment exercise for a hypothetical repository for spent nuclear fuel at a real site in Sweden. SITE-94 was carried out to develop the capability and tools to enable Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) to review fully the proposals for a deep repository which are expected to be made by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB (the implementor). Sweden is one of the leading countries in the research and development of geological disposal of radioactive waste. The developed methodology for performance assessment has attracted interests from other countries. The Summary of the main report of the SITE-94 project is translated here into Japanese to allow to make the information on the methodology and the related issues available among Japanese concerned. (author)

NONE

1999-01-01

362

Oak Ridge Reservation annual site environmental report summary for 1995  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) requires an annual site environmental report from each of the sites operating under its authority. The reports present the results from the various environmental monitoring and surveillance programs carried out during the year. In addition to meeting the DOE requirement, the reports also document compliance with various state and federal laws and regulations. This report was published to fulfill those requirements for the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) for calendar year 1995. The report is based on thousands of environmental samples collected on and around the ORR and analyzed during the year. The data on which the report is based are published in Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance on the Oak Ridge Reservation: 1995 Data (ES/ESH-71). Both documents are highly detailed. This summary report is meant for readers who are interested in the monitoring results but who do not need to review the details.

NONE

1996-12-01

363

A controlled experiment to evaluate the use of a time-oriented summary medical record.  

Science.gov (United States)

A randomized single-blind experiment was done in a medical subspecialty clinic in order to determine whether a flow-sheet type of summary medical record could validly serve as a means to communicate clinical information in the absence of the traditional medical record. Two groups of outpatient physician-patient encounters were compared: In the 68 study encounters (Group S), physicians were given a flow-sheet summary record with the option to receive the standard medical record if they desired; in the 27 control encounters (Group C), physicians were given the standard medical record plus the flow-sheet summary record. Fifty-nine per cent of study-group physicians did not choose to receive the full medical record. The study group was found not to differ (p = 0.013) from controls significantly with regard to the follow-up of clinical information as measured by pre- and post-encounter chart review. Physician providers in the study group were unable to detect by retrospective chart review overlooked clinical information with greater frequency than control group providers. We conclude that a flow-sheet type of summary medical record can serve as the sole source of clinical information in a substantial number of outpatient follow-up encounters in a medical subspecialty clinic without deterioration in the communication of clinical information. PMID:7412428

Whiting-O'Keefe, Q E; Simborg, D W; Epstein, W V

1980-08-01

364

A controlled experiment to evaluate the use of a time-oriented summary medical record.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

A randomized single-blind experiment was done in a medical subspecialty clinic in order to determine whether a flow-sheet type of summary medical record could validly serve as a means to communicate clinical information in the absence of the traditional medical record. Two groups of outpatient physician-patient encounters were compared: In the 68 study encounters (Group S), physicians were given a flow-sheet summary record with the option to receive the standard medical record if they desired; in the 27 control encounters (Group C), physicians were given the standard medical record plus the flow-sheet summary record. Fifty-nine per cent of study-group physicians did not choose to receive the full medical record. The study group was found not to differ (p = 0.013) from controls significantly with regard to the follow-up of clinical information as measured by pre- and post-encounter chart review. Physician providers in the study group were unable to detect by retrospective chart review overlooked clinical information with greater frequency than control group providers. We conclude that a flow-sheet type of summary medical record can serve as the sole source of clinical information in a substantial number of outpatient follow-up encounters in a medical subspecialty clinic without deterioration in the communication of clinical information.

Whiting-O'Keefe QE; Simborg DW; Epstein WV

1980-08-01

365

SNAP and AI Fuel Summary Report  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The SNAP and AI Fuel Summary Report provides a detailed overview of treatment and storage of these fuels from fabrication through current storage including design parameters and reactor history. Chemical and physical characteristics are described, and potential indicators of as-stored fuel conditions are emphasized.

Lords, R.E.

1994-08-01

366

HYDROLOGICAL SIMULATION PROGRAM. FORTRAN (HSPF): EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

Science.gov (United States)

This executive summary introduces water resource managers, engineers, and programmers to the Hydrological Simulation Program--FORTRAN and provides them with information that can help them in deciding whether HSPF would be useful and practical for them to use. HSPF uses digital co...

367

Hawaii energy strategy: Executive summary, October 1995  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This is an executive summary to a report on the Hawaii Energy Strategy Program. The topics of the report include the a description of the program including an overview, objectives, policy statement and purpose and objectives; energy strategy policy development; energy strategy projects; current energy situation; modeling Hawaii`s energy future; energy forecasts; reducing energy demand; scenario assessment, and recommendations.

NONE

1995-10-01

368

Themecrowds : multiresolution summaries of Twitter usage  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Users of social media sites, such as Twitter, rapidly generate large volumes of text content on a daily basis. Visual summaries are needed to understand what groups of people are saying collectively in this unstructured text data. Users will typically discuss a wide variety of topics, where the numb...

Archambault, Daniel; Greene, Derek; Cunningham, Pádraig; Hurley, Neil J.

369

COAL GASIFICATION ENVIRONMENTAL DATA SUMMARY: ORGANICS  

Science.gov (United States)

The report summarizes the organics data from environmental assessments of several low- and medium-Btu coal gasification processes conducted between 1977 and 1981 under the sponsorship of the U.S. EPA. The data summary focuses on the concentration, composition, and mass flow of or...

370

Advanced Energy Projects: FY 1993, Research summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

AEP has been supporting research on novel materials for energy technology, renewable and biodegradable materials, new uses for scientific discoveries, alternate pathways to energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction, etc. The summaries are grouped according to projects active in FY 1993, Phase I SBIR projects, and Phase II SBIR projects. Investigator and institutional indexes are included.

1993-09-01

371

IEA solar heating and cooling programme summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Among the cooperative R and D projects established by International Energy Agency (IEA), is the Solar Heating and Cooling Program. Eighteen IEA member countries participate in this program, comprising seven projects. An overview of the entire program is presented as well as a summary of each task and its accomplishments.

1981-12-01

372

Summary of beryllium specifications, current and historical  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report summarizes beryllium properties included in producer, Department of Energy, and government specifications. The specifications are divided into two major categories: current and historical. Within each category the data are arranged primarily according to increasing purity and secondarily by increasing tensile properties. Qualitative comments on formability and weldability are included. Also, short summaries of powder production and consolidation techniques are provided.

Abeln, S.P.; Kyed, P.

1990-12-28

373

Advanced fusion concepts project summaries: 1981  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This report contains descriptions of the activities of all the projects supported by the Advanced Fusion Concepts Branch of the Office of Fusion Energy, US Department of Energy. These descriptions are project summaries of each of the individual projects, and contain the following: title, principle investigators, funding levels, purpose, approach, progress, plans, milestones, graduate students, graduates, other professional staff, and recent publications

1982-01-01

374

Nevada Test Site Environmental Report 2007 Summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) directs the management and operation of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The NTS is the nation's historical testing site for nuclear weapons from 1951 through 1992 and is currently the nation's unique site for ongoing national-security related missions and high-risk operations. NNSA/NSO strives to provide to the public an understanding of the current activities on the NTS, including environmental monitoring and compliance activities aimed at protecting the public and the environment from radiation hazards and from nonradiological impacts. This document is a summary of the Nevada Test Site Environmental Report (NTSER) for calendar year 2007 (see attached compact disc on inside back cover). The NTSER is a comprehensive report of environmental activities performed at the NTS and offsite facilities over the previous calendar year. It is prepared annually to meet the requirements and guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the information needs of NNSA/NSO stakeholders. To provide an abbreviated and more readable version of the NTSER, this summary report is produced. This summary does not include detailed data tables, monitoring methods or design, a description of the NTS environment, or a discussion of all environmental program activities performed throughout the year. The reader may obtain a hard copy of the full NTSER as directed on the inside front cover of this summary report.

Cathy Wills

2008-09-01

375

Nevada Test Site Summary 2006 (Volume 2)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) directs the management and operation of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The NTS is the nation's historical testing site for nuclear weapons from 1951 through 1992 and is currently the nation's unique site for ongoing national-security-related missions and high-risk operations. NNSA/NSO strives to provide to the public an understanding of the current activities on the NTS, including environmental monitoring and compliance activities aimed at protecting the public and the environment from radiation hazards and from nonradiological impacts. This document is a summary of the Nevada Test Site Environmental Report (NTSER) for calendar year 2006 (see attached compact disc on inside back cover). The NTSER is a comprehensive report of environmental activities performed at the NTS and its satellite facilities over the previous calendar year. It is prepared annually to meet the requirements and guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the information needs of NNSA/NSO stakeholders. To provide an abbreviated and more readable version of the NTSER, this summary report is produced. This summary does not include detailed data tables, monitoring methods or design, a description of the NTS environment, or a discussion of all environmental program activities performed throughout the year. The reader may obtain a hard copy of the full NTSER as directed on the inside front cover of this summary report.

Cathy Wills

2007-10-01

376

Nevada Test Site Environmental Summary Report 2006  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) directs the management and operation of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The NTS is the nation's historical testing site for nuclear weapons from 1951 through 1992 and is currently the nation's unique site for ongoing national-security related missions and high-risk operations. NNSA/NSO strives to provide to the public an understanding of the current activities on the NTS, including environmental monitoring and compliance activities aimed at protecting the public and the environment from radiation hazards and from nonradiological impacts. This document is a summary of the Nevada Test Site Environmental Report (NTSER) for calendar year 2006 (see attached compact disc on inside back cover). The NTSER is a comprehensive report of environmental activities performed at the NTS and its satellite facilities over the previous calendar year. It is prepared annually to meet the requirements and guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the information needs of NNSA/NSO stakeholders. To provide an abbreviated and more readable version of the NTSER, this summary report is produced. This summary does not include detailed data tables, monitoring methods or design, a description of the NTS environment, or a discussion of all environmental program activities performed throughout the year. The reader may obtain a hard copy of the full NTSER as directed on the inside front cover of this summary report.

Cathy Wills

2007-10-01

377

Summaries of physical research in the geosciences  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The summaries in this document describe the scope of the individual programs and detail the research performed during 1984-1985. The Geosciences Research Program includes research in geology, petrology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, solar-terrestrial relationships, aeronomy, seismology, and natural resource analysis, including their various subdivisions and interdisciplinary areas.

1986-09-01

378

Physics through the 1990s: A summary  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This summary presents some highlights of the recently released physics survey Physics Through the 1990s. The purpose of the survey is to provide an authoritative research assessment of the major fields of physics. To accomplish that, the Physics Survey Committee prepared six volumes on the fields of physics and two cross-cutting volumes - Scientific interfaces and Technological Applications and An Overview. This brief summary can do little more than pique the reader's interest in the more complete treatment in those eight volumes, which provide convincing documentation of a physics enterprise that is vital and productive. The summary is organized into three parts. The first part sketches the progress that has occurred over the past decade and gives an indication of where the field is headed. Only a few highlights have been included; in each field of physics, important elements have been omitted for the sake of brevity. The second part relates physics to other sciences and the needs of society. The first two sections are quite selective; applications have received strong emphasis as a principal theme of this summary. The third part indicates some of the requirements for maintaining excellence in physics and includes a brief synopsis of the major recommendations of the Physics Survey Committee

1986-01-01

379

Summaries of foreign government environmental reports  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This is a monthly announcement listing of foreign documents received through exchange agreements. This series, devoted to summaries of government reports and other pertinent literature and focusing on the legislative, organizational, economic, and social aspects of environmental protection, supplements foreign scientific and technical literature abstracted by other EPA information services.

1975-01-01

380

Quantum-classical hybrid dynamics - a summary  

CERN Document Server

A summary of a recently proposed description of quantum-classical hybrids is presented, which concerns quantum and classical degrees of freedom of a composite object that interact directly with each other. This is based on notions of classical Hamiltonian mechanics suitably extended to quantum mechanics.

Elze, Hans-Thomas

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
381

Summaries of FY 1997 engineering research  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report documents the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Engineering Research Program for fiscal year 1997, it provides a summary for each of the program projects in addition to a brief program overview. The report is intended to provide staff of Congressional committees, other executive departments, and other DOE offices with substantive program information so as to facilitate governmental overview and coordination of Federal research programs. Of equal importance, its availability facilitates communication of program information to interested research engineers and scientists. The individual project summaries follow the program overview. The summaries are ordered alphabetically by name of institution; the table of contents lists all the institutions at which projects were sponsored in fiscal year 1997. Each project entry begins with an institutional-departmental heading. The names of investigators are listed immediately below the title. The funding level for fiscal year 1997 appears to the right of address. The summary description of the project completes the entry. A separate index of Principal Investigators includes phone number, fax number and e-main address, where available.

NONE

1998-09-01

382

Really large hadron collider working group summary.  

Science.gov (United States)

A summary is presented of preliminary studies of three 100 TeV center-of-mass hadron colliders made with magnets of different field strengths, 1.8T, 9.5T and 12.6T. Descriptions of the machines, and some of the major and most challenging subsystems, are p...

G. Dugan P. Limon M. Syphers

1996-01-01

383

Reliability and maintainability seminar: summary of proceedings  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The following are described briefly: Overview of the Federal Reliability and Maintainability Program Plan, Summary of Proceedngs, Overview of Southern Solar Energy Center Programs, and Solar Domestic Hot Water Design Guidelines Handbook. Also included are the Seminar Agenda and the list of Seminar Attendees. (MHR)

Beek, C.R.

1981-04-01

384

Valencia 93: The summary of particle theory  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The International School on Cosmological Dark Matter held in Valencia in the fall of 1993 was devoted to the interplay of cosmology and particle physics, with the obvious emphasis on the Dark Matter issue. Here I present the expanded version of my summary talk regarding the particle physics theory part of the School. (author). 13 refs

1994-01-01

385

SNAP and AI Fuel Summary Report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The SNAP and AI Fuel Summary Report provides a detailed overview of treatment and storage of these fuels from fabrication through current storage including design parameters and reactor history. Chemical and physical characteristics are described, and potential indicators of as-stored fuel conditions are emphasized.

1994-01-01

386

Land-use framework workbook summary report  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In order to gather public opinion on a variety of land-use management issues and challenges in Alberta, a land-use framework workbook survey was designed and conducted by the government of Alberta. The purpose of the workbook was to provide all Albertans with the opportunity to provide their views and perceptions on land-use management in Alberta and to assist the Government of Alberta (GOA) in drafting the land-use framework (LUF), a cross-ministerial initiative led by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. The LUF will set forth an approach to manage Alberta's public and private lands and resources thereby guiding the GOA in achieving Alberta's long-term social, economic and environmental goals. This report summarized the findings of the LUF workbook presented in the land-use framework workbook survey results document, which provided a detailed report of the findings gathered through the workbook survey. The purpose of this summary report was to present the views of Albertans as expressed through the workbook instrument. The report presented an executive summary that discussed the background, purpose, and methods used in compiling the summary report for the LUF workbook and provided a summary of the workbook survey data. The frequency response tables for the relevant questions was also presented in appendix format. The summary section included a discussion of vision; issues and challenges; broad directions; guiding principles; outcomes; and demographics of respondents. The broad directions that were discussed were growth and resource management; planning and decision-making; conservation and stewardship; and monitoring and evaluation. tabs., figs., appendices.

NONE

2007-10-15

387

Design review completion report for Exploratory Shaft Facility: Title I design  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This design review completion report is the formal documentation that concludes the design review of the ESF Title I design in accordance with PMP (05). This report contains the summary conclusion of the design review, including the responses to all design review comments identified in the earlier finding report.

1986-01-01

388

OCCURRENCE, GENOTOXICITY, AND CARCINOGENICITY OF EMERGING DISINFECTION BY-PRODUCTS IN DRINKING WATER: A REVIEW AND ROADMAP FOR RESEARCH  

Science.gov (United States)

Occurrence, Genotoxicity, and Carcinogenicity of Emerging Disinfection By-products in Drinking Water: A Review and Roadmap for Research Summary of Paper What is study? This is the first review of the 30 year's research effort on the occurrence, genotoxicity,...

389

IAEA advisory group meeting on: Critical assessment of tritium retention in fusion reactor materials. Summary report  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The proceedings, conclusions and recommendations of the IAEA Advisory Group Meeting on 'Critical Assessment of Tritium Retention in Fusion Reactor Materials', held on June 7-8, 1999 at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, are briefly described. The report contains a summary of the presentations of meeting participants, a review of the data status (availability and needs) for the fusion most relevant bulk and mixed materials, and recommendations to the IAEA regarding its future activity in this data area. (author)

1999-01-01

390

BPA/Puget Power Northwest Washington Transmission Project. Summary of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact statement  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In November 1993, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). and Whatcom County (Washington) published a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Northwest Washington Transmission Project. In order to present some shifts in need for the project and to permit additional review, BPA and Whatcom County have elected to issue a Supplemental Draft EIA. This Summary presents background material, explains project needs and purposes, and then focuses on alternatives and the possible effects.

1995-01-01

391

Eleventh annual meeting, Bologna, Italy, 17-20 April 1978. Summary report. Part II  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The Summary Report - Part II of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the IAEA International Working Group on Fast Reactors - includes reports on development of fast reactors in France from 1977 to 1978; review of the activities related to fast reactors in Germany; status of fast breeder reactors development in Belgium and Netherlands; status of activities related to fast reactors in USSR, Japan USA, UK and Italy

1978-01-01

392

A short summary on finite element modelling of fatigue crack closure  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This paper presents a short summary pertaining to the finite element modelling of fatigue crack closure. Several key issues related to finite element modelling of fatigue crack closure are highlighted: element type, mesh refinement, stabilization of crack closure, crack-tip node release scheme, constitutive model, specimen geometry, stress-states (i.e., plane stress, plane strain), crack closure monitoring. Reviews are presented for both straight and deflected cracks.

Singh, Konjengbam Darunkumar [Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (India); Parry, Matthew Roger [Airbus Operations Ltd, Bristol(United Kingdom); Sinclair, Ian [University of Southampton, Southampton (United Kingdom)

2011-12-15

393

Experimental review of J/psi decays  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This is a review of J/psi physics from e+e- colliders presented at the Charm Workshop in Beijing, China. The review includes a brief historical summary of J/psi physics, a general discussion of theoretical models and detailed results on radiative and hadronic J/psi decays from the Mark III, DM2, Crystal Ball and MARK II groups. 119 refs., 13 figs., 10 tabs

1987-01-01

394

Experimental review of J/psi decays  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This is a review of J/psi physics from e/sup +/e/sup -/ colliders presented at the Charm Workshop in Beijing, China. The review includes a brief historical summary of J/psi physics, a general discussion of theoretical models and detailed results on radiative and hadronic J/psi decays from the Mark III, DM2, Crystal Ball and MARK II groups. 119 refs., 13 figs., 10 tabs.

Toki, W.H.

1987-09-01

395

Automated Summaries of Serious Adverse Events in the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-Term Treatment against Cirrhosis (HALT-C) Trial  

Science.gov (United States)

Background Even though adverse event (AE) collection and official accounting are mandatory for clinical trials, there are limited detailed guidelines specifying how to summarize the event for reporting in a timely and expeditious manner. This manuscript details the AE and serious adverse event (SAE) reporting summary developed for a large multi-center National Institutes of Health (NIH) – sponsored clinical trial. Purpose To review and analyze the large volume of AE data reported by ten sites (806 SAEs and 19,034 AEs from August 2000 to May 2007) the Automated SAE Summary was developed. It was designed to ensure timeliness and clarity in the complex process of AE review and reporting. Methods The AE and SAE case report forms (CRFs) as well as the Automated SAE Summary were developed within a database management system developed by the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) which allowed for web-based data entry at the DCC and ten sites, and offered immediate overall and site-specific reports accessible by the DCC, site and NIH project staff. Results The Automated SAE Summary pulled data from multiple CRFs to create a succinct and informative summary and allowed for prompt and easy reporting to the regulatory agencies. The summary was adaptable to the needs of reviewers because of the availability of multiple search options. Limitations The advantages discussed in the manuscript include using the summary to identify trends quickly and facilitate the timely reporting of SAEs to the study monitoring entities; disadvantages include using ICD-9 Codes; monitoring open text fields for completeness and quality; and the process of completion of multiple CRFs for the same event. Conclusions The Automated SAE Summary was versatile in meeting the needs of multiple individuals. It can be reviewed for safety issues by the DCC, any regulatory agencies and local site Institutional Review Boards, as well as the Industry sponsor.

Bell, Margaret C.; Robuck, Patricia R.; Wright, Elizabeth C.; Mihova, Marina S.; Hofmann, Charlotte; De Santo, Jennifer L.; Milstein, Susan L.; Richtmyer, Pamela A.; Shelton, Janel L.; Cormier, Maureen; King, Debra L.; Park, Choon J.; Molchen, Wallis A.; Park, Yoon; Kelley, Michelle

2013-01-01

396

Agency's technical co-operation programme with the Islamic Republic of Iran 1983-1993 country programme summaries.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in the Islamic Republic of Iran carried out during 1983-1993. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth c...

1993-01-01

397

A summary of the results from LASS [Large Aperture Superconducting Solenoid] and the future of strange quake spectroscopy  

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[en] A brief summary is presented of results pertinent to quark spectroscopy derived from high statistics data on K-p interactions obtained with the LASS spectrometer at SLAC. The present status of strange meson spectroscopy is briefly reviewed, and the impact of the proposed KAON Factory on the future of the subject considered. 36 refs., 24 figs

1990-01-01

398

AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL MAINTENANCE 1. UNIT XXX, I--CATERPILLAR DIESEL ENGINE MAINTENANCE SUMMARY, II--REIEWING FACTS ABOUT ALTERNATORS.  

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|THIS MODULE OF A 30-MODULE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF DIESEL ENGINE MAINTENANCE FACTORS AND A REVIEW OF DIESEL ENGINE ALTERNATOR OPERATION. THE SEVEN SECTIONS COVER DIESEL ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING AND THE OPERATION, TESTING, AND ADJUSTING OF ALTERNATORS. THE MODULE CONSISTS OF A SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL BRANCH PROGRAMED TRAINING FILM…

Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

399

Presentation summary, safety design aspects and U.S. licensing challenges of the pebble bed modular reactor  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This presentation consists of three sections: An overview of the status of the PBMR project in South Africa, a review of the design features and philosophy being utilized to design the PBMR, and a summary of the key licensing issues that Exelon has identified in assessing the licensability of the PBMR for application in this country

2001-01-01

400

Data validation summary report: 300-FF-5 operable unit; Round 6 groundwater  

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Laboratory data for Sixth Round Groundwater samples collected during the 300-FF-5 Operable Unit Remedial Investigation have been reviewed and validated to ensure that they are of sufficient quality to support decisions regarding further actions to be taken at the 300-FF-5 Operable Unit. Table 1-1 is a summary of the validated samples. This report summarizes the results previously presented to Westinghouse Hanford in a series of Preliminary Quality Assurance Reports (PQAR) for the 300-FF-5 Sixth Round Groundwater samples. In some instances, the data qualifiers originally presented in the PQARs have been changed based upon further review of the data; these changes are highlighted in the text

1994-01-01

 
 
 
 
401

Direct conversion technology: Annual summary report CY 1988  

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The overall objective of the Direct Conversion Technology task is to develop an experimentally verified technology base for promising direct thermal-to-electric energy conversion systems that have potential application for energy conservation in the end-use sectors. This report contains progress of research on the Alkali Metal Thermal-to-Electric Converter (AMTEC), and on the Two-Phase Liquid-Metal MHD Electrical Generator (LMMHD) for the period January 1988 through December 1988. Research on these concepts was initiated during October 1987. In addition, status reviews and assessments are presented for thermomagnetic converter concepts and for thermoelastic converters (Nitinol heat engines). Reports prepared on previous occasions contain discussions on the following other direct conversion concepts: thermoelectric, pyroelectric, thermionic thermophotovoltaic and thermoacoustic; and also, more complete discussions of AMTEC and LMMHD systems. A tabulated summary of the various systems which have been reviewed thus far has been prepared. Some of the important technical research needs are listed and a schematic of each system is shown. These tabulations are included herein as figures. 43 refs., 26 figs., 1 tab.

Massier, P.F.; Bankston, C.P.; Fabris, G.; Kirol, L.D.

1988-12-01

402

Summary of Sandia research on metal tritides : FY 2007.  

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Sandia National Laboratories has cradle to grave responsibility for all neutron generators in the US nuclear weapons stockpile. As such, much research effort is exerted to develop a comprehensive understanding of all the major components of a neutron generator. One of the key components is the tritium containing target. The target is a thin metal tritide film. Sandia's research into metal tritides began in the early 1960's with a collaboration with the Denver Research Institute (DRI) and continues to this day with a major in house research effort. This document is an attempt to briefly summarize what is known about the aging of erbium tritide and to review the major publications conducted at Sandia in FY 07. First, a review of our knowledge of helium in erbium tritide will be presented. Second, executive summaries of the six major SAND reports regarding neutron tube targets published in FY07 by Department 2735, the Applied Science and Technology Maturation Department, and research partners are presented.

Browning, James Frederick (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN); Kammler, Daniel R.; Snow, Clark Sheldon; Ferrizz, Robert Matthew; Rodriguez, Mark Andrew; Wixom, Ryan R.; Espada, Loren I.

2008-05-01

403

Partial summary measures of the predictiveness curve.  

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In the evaluation of a biomarker for risk prediction, one can assess the performance of the biomarker in the population of interest by displaying the predictiveness curve. In conjunction with an assessment of the classification accuracy of a biomarker, the predictiveness curve is an important tool for assessing the usefulness of a risk prediction model. Inference for a single biomarker or for multiple biomarkers can be performed using summary measures of the predictiveness curve. We propose two partial summary measures, the partial total gain and the partial proportion of explained variation, that summarize the predictiveness curve over a restricted range of risk. The methods we describe can be used to compare two biomarkers when there are existing thresholds for risk stratification. We describe inferential tools for one and two samples that are shown to have adequate power in a simulation study. The methods are illustrated by assessing the accuracy of a risk score for predicting the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Sachs MC; Zhou XH

2013-07-01

404

Summary of Waste Calcination at INTEC  

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Fluidized-bed calcination at the Idaho Nuclear Technologies and Engineering Center (INTEC, formally called the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant) has been used to solidify acidic metal nitrate fuel reprocessing and incidental wastes wastes since 1961. A summary of waste calcination in full-scale and pilot plant calciners has been compiled for future reference. It contains feed compositions and operating conditions for all the processing campaigns for the original Waste Calcining Facility (WCF), the New Waste Calcining Facility (NWCF) started up in 1982, and numerous small scale pilot plant tests for various feed types. This summary provides a historical record of calcination at INTEC, and will be useful for evaluating calcinability of future wastes.

O' Brien, Barry Henry; Newby, Bill Joe

2000-10-01

405

Molecular imprinted polymers for separation science: a review of reviews.  

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Molecular imprinted polymer is an artificial receptor made by imprinting molecules of a template in a polymer matrix followed by removing the template molecules via thorough washing to give the permanent template grooves. They show favored affinity to the template molecule compared to other molecules, and this property is the basic driving force for such diverse application of this techniques. Such techniques have been increasingly employed in a wide scope of applications such as chromatography, sample pretreatment, purification, catalysts, sensors, and drug delivery, etc., mostly in bioanalytical areas. A major part of them is related to development of new stationary phases and their application in chromatography and sample pretreatment. Embodiments of molecular imprinted polymer materials have been carried out in a variety of forms such as irregularly ground particles, regular spherical particles, nanoparticles, monoliths in a stainless steel or capillary column, open tubular layers in capillaries, surface attached thin layers, membranes, and composites, etc. There have been numerous review articles on molecular imprinted polymer issues. In this special review, the reviews in recent ca. 10 years will be categorized into several subgroups according to specified topics in separation science, and each review in each subgroup will be introduced in the order of date with brief summaries and comments on new developments and different scopes of prospects. Brief summaries of each categories and conclusive future perspectives are also given.

Cheong WJ; Yang SH; Ali F

2013-02-01

406

Really large hadron collider working group summary  

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A summary is presented of preliminary studies of three 100 TeV center-of-mass hadron colliders made with magnets of different field strengths, 1.8T, 9.5T and 12.6T. Descriptions of the machines, and some of the major and most challenging subsystems, are presented, along with parameter lists and the major issues for future study.

Dugan, G. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States); Limon, P. [Fermilab, Batavia, IL (United States); Syphers, M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1996-12-01

407

Far-field environment working group summary  

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This article is a summary of the proceedings of a group discussion which took place at the Workshop on the Role of Natural Analogs in Geologic Disposal of High-Level Nuclear Waste in San Antonio, Texas on July 22-25, 1991. The working group concentrated on the subject of the potential impacts of underground disposal of high-level radioactive wastes on the far-field environment.

Pearcy, E.C. [Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, San Antonio, TX (United States); Cady, R.E. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

1995-09-01

408

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer Employment Summary  

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This document will serve as a summary of my work activities as a summer employee for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The intent of this document is to provide an overview of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) project, to explain the role of the department that I am working for, and to discuss my specific assigned tasks and their impact on the NIF project as a whole.

Wilson, A J

2002-08-06

409

Summaries of FY 1994 engineering research  

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This report documents the Basic Energy Sciences Engineering Research Program for fiscal year 1994; it provides a summary of each of the program projects in addition to a brief program overview. The report is intended to provide staff of Congressional committees, other executive departments, and other DOE offices with substantive program information so as to facilitate governmental overview and coordination of Federal research programs. Of equal importance, its availability facilitates communication of program information to interested research engineers and scientists.

1994-12-01

410

Summary report of journal operations, 2012.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Presents the summary reports of American Psychological Association journal operations (compiled from the 2012 annual reports of the Council of Editors and from Central Office records) and Division journal operations (compiled from the 2012 annual reports of the Division journal editors). The information provided includes number of manuscripts, printed pages, and print subscriptions per journal. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).

2013-07-01

411

Summaries of FY 1994 engineering research  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This report documents the Basic Energy Sciences Engineering Research Program for fiscal year 1994; it provides a summary of each of the program projects in addition to a brief program overview. The report is intended to provide staff of Congressional committees, other executive departments, and other DOE offices with substantive program information so as to facilitate governmental overview and coordination of Federal research programs. Of equal importance, its availability facilitates communication of program information to interested research engineers and scientists.

412

TMI-2 core bore acquisition summary report  

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Core bore samples were obtained from the severely damaged TMI-2 core during July and August, 1986. A description of the TMI-2 core bore drilling unit used to obtain samples; a summary and discussion of the data from the ten core bore segments which were obtained; and the initial results of analysis and evaluation of these data are presented in this report. The impact of the major findings relative to our understanding of the accident scenario is also discussed.

Tolman, E.L.; Smith, R.P.; Martin, M.R.; McCardell, R.K.; Broughton, J.M.

1987-02-01

413

Summary of Northeast Asia geodynamics and tectonics*  

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Full Text Available The compilation, synthesis, description, and interpretation of regional geology and tectonics of major regions, such as Northeast Asia (Eastern Russia, Mongolia, Northern China, South Korea, and Japan) and the Circum-North Pacific (the Russian Far East, Alaska, and Canadian Cordillera), requires a complex methodology that includes: (1) definitions of key terms; (2) compilation of a regional geodynamics map that can be constructed according to modern tectonic concepts and definitions; and (3) formulation of a comprehensive tectonic model. This article presents a summary of the regional dynamics and tectonics of Northeast Asia as developed for a new summary geodynamics map of the region. This article also describes how a high-quality summary geodynamics map and companion tectonic analysis substantially aids in the understanding of the origin of major rock units, major structures, and contained mineral and fuel resources, and provides important guidelines for new research. * Prepared in memory of Leonid M. Parfenov, the leader of the geodynamics map team for the International collaborative project on NE Asia tectonics and metallogenesis.

L. M. Parfenov; G. Badarch; N. A. Berzin; A. I. Khanchuk; M. I. Kuzmin; W. J. Nokleberg; A. V. Prokopiev; M. Ogasawara; H. Yan

2009-01-01

414

Unresolved safety issues summary: aqua book  

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[en] The unresolved safety issues summary is designed to provide the management of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with a quarterly overview of the progress and plans for completion of generic tasks addressing unresolved safety issues reported to Congress pursuant to Section 210 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 as amended. This summary utilizes data collected from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and the National Laboratories and is prepared by the Office of Resource Management. The schedules in this book include a milestone at the end of each action plan which represents the initiation of the implementation process both with respect to incorporation of the technical resolution in the NRC official guidance or requirements and also the application of changes to individual operating plants. The schedule for implementation will not normally be included in the task action plan(s) for the resolution of a USI since the nature and extent of the activities necessary to accomplish the implementation cannot normally be reasonably determined prior to the determination of a technical resolution. The progress and status for implementation of unresolved safety issues for which a technical resolution has been completed are reported specifically in a separate table provided in this summary

1982-01-01

415

Summaries of FY 1993 Engineering Research  

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This report documents the BES Engineering Research Program for fiscal year 1993; it provides a summary for each of the program projects in addition to a brief program overview. The report is intended to provide staff of Congressional committees, other executive departments, and other DOE offices with substantive program information so as to facilitate governmental overview and coordination of Federal research programs. Of equal importance, its availability facilitates communication of program information to interested research engineers and scientists. The organizational chart for the DOE Office of Energy Research (OER) on the next page delineates the six Divisions within the OER Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Each BES Division administers basic, mission oriented research programs in the area indicated by its title. The BES Engineering Research Program is one such program; it is administered by the Engineering and Geosciences Division of BES. In preparing this report we asked the principal investigators to submit summaries for their projects that were specifically applicable to fiscal year 1993. The summaries received have been edited if necessary.

1993-09-01

416

Summary reports of activities under visiting research program (1994)  

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This summary reports of activities under visiting research program in the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, in fiscal year 1993 are included. In this report, 126 summaries of researches using the Kyoto University Reactor (KUR) and 12 summaries of the researches using the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA) are collected. (J.P.N.).

1994-01-01

417

Summary reports of activities under visiting research program (1993)  

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The summary reports of activities under visiting research program in the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, in fiscal year 1992 are included. In this report, 104 summaries of researches using the Kyoto University Reactor (KUR) and 9 summaries of the researches using the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA) are collected. (J.P.N.).

1993-01-01

418

REVIEWS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF POLLUTANTS: VI. BERYLLIUM  

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The report is a review of the scientific literature on the biological and environmental effects of beryllium. Included in the review are a general summary and a comprehensive discussion of the following topics as related to beryllium and specific beryllium compounds: physical and...

419

REVIEWS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF POLLUTANTS: IX. FLUORIDE  

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This document is a review of the scientific literature on the biological and environmental effects of fluoride. Included in the review are a general summary and a comprehensive discussion of the following topics as related to fluoride and specific fluorine-containing compounds: p...

420

Pediatric Review  

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Text Version... PDUFA Goal Date June 24, 2008 Reviewer Name Yodit Belew, MD ... Clinical Review Yodit Belew MD NDA 20-636, 20-933 VIRAMUNE (nevirapine) ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess

 
 
 
 
421

Annual energy review 1992  

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[en] This eleventh edition of the Annual Energy Review (AER) presents the Energy Information Administration's historical energy statistics. For most series, statistics are given for every year from 1949 through 1992. Because coverage spans four decades, the statistics in this report are well-suited to tong-term trend analyses. The AER is comprehensive. It covers all major energy activities, including consumption, production, trade, stocks, and prices, all major energy commodities, including fossil fuels and electricity. The AER also presents statistics on some renewable energy sources. For the most part, fuel-specific data are expressed in physical units such as barrels, cubic feet, and short tons. The integrated summary data in Section 1 are expressed in Btu. The Btu values are calculated using the conversion factors in Appendix A. Statistics expressed in Btu are valuable in that they allow for comparisons among different fuels and for the calculation of in the integrated summary statistics such as US consumption of Energy. The AER emphasizes domestic energy statistics

1993-01-01

422

[Systematic review of diagnostic tests accuracy: a narrative review].  

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The aim of this study is to perform a narrative review of systematic reviews of diagnostic tests accuracy. We undertook a search using The Cochrane Methodology Reviews (Cochrane Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy), Medline and LILACS up to October 2009. Reference lists of included studies were also hand searched. The following search strategy was constructed by using a combination of subject headings and text words: 1. Cochrane Methodology Reviews: accuracy study "Methodology" 2. In Pubmed "Meta-Analysis" [Publication Type] AND "Evidence-Based Medicine" [Mesh]) AND "Sensitivity and Specificity" [Mesh] 3. LILACS (revisao sistematica) or "literatura de REVISAO como assunto" [Descritor de assunto] and (sistematica) or "SISTEMATICA" [Descritor de assunto] and (acuracia) or "SENSIBILIDADE e especificidade" [Descritor de assunto]. In summary, the methodological planning and preparation of systematic reviews of therapeutic interventions are prior to that used in systematic reviews of diagnostic tests accuracy. There are more sources of heterogeneity in design of diagnostic test studies, which impair the synthesis - meta-analysis - of the results. To work around this problem, there are currently uniform requirements for diagnostic test manuscripts submitted to leading biomedical journals. PMID:20549106

de Oliveira, Glória Maria; Camargo, Fábio Trinca; Gonçalves, Eduardo Costa; Duarte, Carlos Vinicius Nascimento; Guimarães, Carlos Alberto

2010-04-01

423

Salton Sea Scientific Drilling Project: A summary of drilling and engineering activities and scientific results  

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The Salton Sea Scientific g Project (SSSDP) completed the first major well in the United States Continental Scientific Drilling Program. The well (State 2-14) was drilled to 10,W ft (3,220 m) in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in California's Imperial Valley, to permit scientific study of a deep, high-temperature portion of an active geothermal system. The program was designed to investigate, through drilling and testing, the subsurface thermal, chemical, and mineralogical environments of this geothermal area. Extensive samples and data, including cores, cuttings, geothermal fluids and gases, and geophysical logs, were collected for future scientific analysis, interpretation, and publication. Short duration flow tests were conducted on reservoirs at a depth of approximately 6,120 ft (1,865 m) and at 10,136 ft (3,089 m). This report summarizes all major activities of the SSSDP, from project inception in the fall of 1984 through brine-pond cleanup and site restoration, ending in February 1989. This report presents a balanced summary of drilling, coring, logging, and flow-test operations, and a brief summary of technical and scientific results. Frequent reference is made to original records, data, and publication of results. The report also reviews the proposed versus the final well design, and operational summaries, such as the bit record, the casing and cementing program, and the coring program. Summaries are and the results of three flow tests. Several teamed during the project.

Ross, H.P.; Forsgren, C.K. (eds.)

1992-04-01

424

Hanford process review. [Contains glossary  

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This report is a summary of past incidents at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site. The purpose of the report is to provide the major, significant, nuclear-safety-related incidents which incurred at the Hanford Site in a single document for ease of historical research. It should be noted that the last major accident occurred in 1980. This document is a summary of reports released and available to the public in the DOE Headquarters and Richland public reading rooms. This document provides no new information that has not previously been reported. This report is not intended to cover all instances of radioactivity release or contamination, which are already the subject of other major reviews, several of which are referenced in Section 1.3.

1991-12-01

425

Microfluidic isotachophoresis: a review.  

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Electromigration methods including CE and ITP are attractive for incorporation in microfluidic devices because they are relatively easily adaptable to miniaturization. After its popularity in the 1970s, ITP has made a comeback in microfluidic format (?-ITP, micro-ITP) driven by the advantages of the steady-state boundary, the self-focusing effect, and the ability to aid in preconcentrating analytes in the sample while removing matrix components. In this review, we provide an overview of the developments in the area of ?-ITP in a context of the historic developments with a focus on recent developments in experimental and computational ITP and discuss possible future trends. The chip-ITP areas and topics discussed in this review and the corresponding sections include: PC simulations and modeling, analytical ?-ITP, preconcentration ITP, transient ITP, peak mode ITP, gradient elution ITP, and free-flow ITP, while the conclusions provide a critical summary and outlook. The review also contains experimental conditions for ?-ITP applications to real-world samples from over 50 original journal publications.

Smejkal P; Bottenus D; Breadmore MC; Guijt RM; Ivory CF; Foret F; Macka M

2013-06-01

426

Microfluidic isotachophoresis: a review.  

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Electromigration methods including CE and ITP are attractive for incorporation in microfluidic devices because they are relatively easily adaptable to miniaturization. After its popularity in the 1970s, ITP has made a comeback in microfluidic format (?-ITP, micro-ITP) driven by the advantages of the steady-state boundary, the self-focusing effect, and the ability to aid in preconcentrating analytes in the sample while removing matrix components. In this review, we provide an overview of the developments in the area of ?-ITP in a context of the historic developments with a focus on recent developments in experimental and computational ITP and discuss possible future trends. The chip-ITP areas and topics discussed in this review and the corresponding sections include: PC simulations and modeling, analytical ?-ITP, preconcentration ITP, transient ITP, peak mode ITP, gradient elution ITP, and free-flow ITP, while the conclusions provide a critical summary and outlook. The review also contains experimental conditions for ?-ITP applications to real-world samples from over 50 original journal publications. PMID:23529957

Smejkal, Petr; Bottenus, Danny; Breadmore, Michael C; Guijt, Rosanne M; Ivory, Cornelius F; Foret, František; Macka, Mirek

2013-05-14

427

LBL industry review  

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This is a general summary of a meeting on March 16, 1993 of the LBL Industry Review Panel on Exploration and Reservoir Technology. It met in three subpanels to consider (1) exploration for new discoveries (2) mapping reservoir properties and monitoring production/injection (3) well testing, reservoir simulation, and predicting future reservoir performance. This very brief meeting only allowed very broad coverage of concerns. There is a growing commercial development of liquid based geothermal reservoirs, and they are encountering problems for which they are asking for research dollars. This will probably cause a shift in research spending as there is a limited number of dollars available, and the vapor based Geysers has received most funding to this point. All three panels felt the need to see more case studies, whether they reached positive or negative conclusions. This may be forthcoming as consolidation in the industry is reducing the need to shield information from competitors.

Benoit, D. (Oxbow Power Services, Inc., Reno, NV (United States))

1993-01-01

428

Book reviews  

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Full Text Available Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, by Edwidge Danticat (reviewed by Colin Dayan) Gordon K. Lewis on Race, Class and Ideology in the Caribbean, edited by Anthony P. Maingot (reviewed by Bridget Brereton) Freedom and Constraint in Caribbean Migration and Diaspora, edited by Elizabeth Thomas-Hope (reviewed by Mary Chamberlain) Black Europe and the African Diaspora, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, Trica Danielle Keaton & Stephen Small (reviewed by Gert Oostindie) Caribbean Middlebrow: Leisure Culture and the Middle Class, by Belinda E dmondson (reviewed by Karla Slocum) Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk, edited by Duncan McGregor, David Dodman & David Barker (reviewed by Bonham C. Richardson) Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic, by Ashli White (reviewed by Matt Clavin) Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934-1957, by Matthew J. Smith (reviewed by Robert Fatton Jr.) Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos, by Louis A. Pérez Jr. (reviewed by Camillia Cowling) Seeds of Insurrection: Domination and Resistance on Western Cuban Plantations, 1808-1848, by Manuel Barcia (reviewed by Matt D. Childs) Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930, by Mariola Espinosa (reviewed by Cruz Maria Nazario) The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution, by Eduardo Sáenz Rovner (reviewed by Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith) Before Fidel: The Cuba I Remember, by Francisco José Moreno, and The Boys from Dolores: Fidel Castro’s Schoolmates from Revolution to Exile, by Patrick Symmes (reviewed by Pedro Pérez Sarduy) Lam, by Jacques Leenhardt & Jean-Louis Paudrat (reviewed by Sally Price) Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico, by Raquel Romberg (reviewed by Grant Jewell Rich) Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City, by Lorrin Thomas (reviewed by Jorge Duany) Livestock, Sugar and Slavery: Contested Terrain in Colonial Jamaica, by Verene A. Shepherd (reviewed by Justin Roberts) Daddy Sharpe: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Samuel Sharpe, a West Indian Slave Written by Himself, 1832, by Fred W. Kennedy (reviewed by Gad Heuman) Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica, by Charles Price (reviewed by Jahlani A. Niaah) Reggaeton, edited by Raquel Z. Rivera, Wayne Marshall & Deborah Pacini Hernandez (reviewed by Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier) Carriacou String Band Serenade: Performing Identity in the Eastern Caribbean, by Rebecca S. Miller (reviewed by Nanette de Jong) Caribbean Visionary: A.R.F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation, by Selwyn R. Cudjoe (reviewed by Clem Seecharan) Guyana Diaries: Women’s Lives Across Difference, by Kimberely D. Nettles (reviewed by D. Alissa Trotz) Writers of the Caribbean Diaspora: Shifting Homelands, Travelling Identities, edited by Jasbir Jain & Supriya Agarwal (reviewed by Joy Mahabir) Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean, by M. Cynthia Oliver (reviewed by Tami Navarro) Notions of Identity, Diaspora, and Gender in Caribbean Women’s Writing, by Brinda Mehta (reviewed by Marie-Hélène Laforest) Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaul, by Imraan Coovadia (reviewed by A shley Tellis) Typo/Topo/Poéthique sur Frankétienne, by Jean Jonassaint (reviewed by Martin Munro) Creoles in Education: An Appraisal of Current Programs and Projects, edited by Bettina Migge, Isabelle Léglise & Angela Bartens (reviewed by Jeff Siegel) Material Culture in Anglo-America: Regional Identity and Ur

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2011-01-01

429

Review of Particle Physics, 2006-2007  

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This biennial Review summarizes much of particle physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 2633 new measurements from 689 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and reviews of topics such as the Standard Model, particle detectors, probability, and statistics. Among the 110 reviews are many that are new or heavily revised including those on CKM quark-mixing matrix, Vud & Vus, Vcb & Vub, top quark, muon anomalous magnetic moment, extra dimensions, particle detectors, cosmic background radiation, dark matter, cosmological parameters, and big bang cosmology. A booklet is available containing the Summary Tables and abbreviated versions of some of the other sections of this full Revi...

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2006-01-01

430

Quantum walks: a comprehensive review  

CERN Document Server

Quantum walks, the quantum mechanical counterpart of classical random walks, is an advanced tool for building quantum algorithms that has been recently shown to constitute a universal model of quantum computation. Quantum walks is now a solid field of research of quantum computation full of exciting open problems for physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers. In this paper we review theoretical advances on the foundations of both discrete- and continuous-time quantum walks, together with the role that randomness plays in quantum walks, the connections between the mathematical models of coined discrete quantum walks and continuous quantum walks, the quantumness of quantum walks, a summary of papers published on discrete quantum walks and entanglement as well as a succinct review of experimental proposals and realizations of discrete-time quantum walks. Furthermore, we have reviewed several algorithms based on both discrete- and continuous-time quantum walks as well as a most important resul...

Venegas-Andraca, Salvador E

2012-01-01

431

Summaries of physical research in the geosciences  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Department of Energy supports research in the geosciences in order to provide a sound foundation of fundamental knowledge in those areas of earth, atmospheric, and solar-terrestrial sciences that are germane to the Department of Energy's many missions. The summaries in the document describe the scope of the individual programs and detail the research performed during 1982 to 1983. The Geoscience Research Program includes research in geology, petrology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, solar-terrestrial relationships, aeronomy, seismology, and natural resource analysis, including the various subdivisions and interdisciplinary areas. All such research is related either directly or indirectly to the Department of Energy's technological needs.

1983-09-01

432

Conference summary: Quantum chromodynamics at small x  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The range of electroproduction kinematics xBj = Q2/(2p · q) ? 10-4 at Q2 ? 10 GeV2 accessible at the HERA e - p collider will provide a challenging high energy testing ground for quantum chromodynamics in a regime where the gluon distribution of the proton is expected to saturate and new types of multi-scattering higher twist contributions to structure functions become important. In this summary I give a brief overview of the recent theoretical work presented at the Hamburg conference. 19 refs., 2 figs

1990-01-01

433

Advanced energy projects; FY 1995 research summaries  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The AEP Division supports projects to explore novel energy-related concepts which are typically at an early stage of scientific development, and high-risk, exploratory concepts. Topical areas presently receiving support are: novel materials for energy technology, renewable and biodegradable materials, exploring uses of new scientific discoveries, alternate pathways to energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, and innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction. There were 46 research projects during FY 1995; ten were initiated during that fiscal year. The summaries are separated into grant and laboratory programs, and small business innovation research programs.

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1995-09-01

434

Summaries of physical research in the geosciences  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Department of Energy supports research in the geosciences in order to provide a sound foundation of fundamental knowledge in those areas of earth, atmospheric, and solar-terrestrial sciences that are germane to the Department of Energy's many missions. The summaries describe the scope of the individual programs and detail the research performed during 1980 to 1981. The Geosciences Research Program includes research in geology, petrology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, solar-terrestrial relationships, aeronomy, seismology, and natural resource analysis, including the various subdivisions and interdisciplinary areas.

1981-10-01

435

Summaries of research in high energy physics  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The compilation of summaries of research and technology R and D efforts contained in this volume is intended to present a detailed narrative description of the scope and nature of the HEP activities funded by the Department of Energy in the FY 1985/FY 1986 time period. Topic areas covered include the following: experimental research using the accelerators and particle detector facilities and other related research; theoretical research; conception, design, construction, and operation of particle accelerators and detectors facilities; and research and development programs intended to advance accelerator technology, particle detector technology, and data analysis capabilities

1987-01-01

436

Letter report: Ari Patrinos -- ARM summary  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This letter report provides a summary of the authors` views on ARM. ARM is a highly focused program designed to improve understanding of the transport of infrared and solar radiation through the atmosphere. The program pays particular attention to the interaction of radiation with the three phases of water. The goals of ARM are usually articulated in terms of improvements in climate models. The authors agree that ARM can indeed make significant contributions to the understanding of climate change. In addition they believe that the results of the program will have wide applicability to a broad range of problems, including more accurate short-term and seasonal weather forecasting.

MacDonald, G.J.; Ruderman, M.A.; Treiman, S.B.

1995-07-27

437

Summary of working group I: Hadron structure  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A summary is given on the main aspects which were discussed by the working group. They include new results on the deep inelastic scattering structure functions F2, xF3, FL and F2cc-bar and their parametrizations, the measurement of the gluon density, recent theoretical work on the small x behavior of structure functions, theoretical and experimental results on ?s, the direct photon cross section, and a discussion of the event rates in the high pT range at Tevatron and the high Q2 range at HERA, as well as possible interpretations.

1997-04-20

438

Summary of working group I: Hadron structure  

Science.gov (United States)

A summary is given on the main aspects which were discussed by the working group. They include new results on the deep inelastic scattering structure functions F2, xF3, FL and F2cc and their parametrizations, the measurement of the gluon density, recent theoretical work on the small x behavior of structure functions, theoretical and experimental results on ?s, the direct photon cross section, and a discussion of the event rates in the high pT range at Tevatron and the high Q2 range at HERA, as well as possible interpretations.

Blümlein, J.; Huston, J.; Royon, C.; Yoshida, R.

1997-04-01