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  1. New Amendments Introduced to European Union Competition Law Due to the Expiration of Block Exemption Regulations Conference at Łazarski University. Report

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    Kozak, Małgorzata

    2011-01-01

    On 7 June 2010, a conference under the title New Amendments Introduced to European Union Competition Law Due to the Expiration of Block Exemption Regulations took place at the Lazarski University in Warsaw. The conference was opened by Professor Zbigniew Lasocik, the Dean of the Law Faculty of the Lazarski University, who started his speech by introducing the University and emphasizing the Faculty of Law’s aim to ensure high quality legal education.

  2. Making Waves in the Insurance Sector’s Safe Harbor: The European Commission Consults on the Insurance Block Exemption

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    John Pheasant; Anna Bicarregui

    2008-01-01

    It has been clear since the European Commission published its final report in relation to the business insurance sector inquiry in September 2007 that the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation was about to come under close scrutiny.

  3. 40 CFR 152.20 - Exemptions for pesticides adequately regulated by another Federal agency.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemptions for pesticides adequately... PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS PESTICIDE REGISTRATION AND CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES Exemptions § 152.20 Exemptions for pesticides adequately regulated by another Federal agency. The...

  4. 78 FR 70191 - Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions; Withdrawal...

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    2013-11-25

    ... Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions'' published October 3, 2013, at 78 FR 61153. DATES: Effective Date: The final rule published on October 3, 2013, at 78 FR 61153 is withdrawn, effective November 25... 3209-AA14 Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee...

  5. Regulating block copolymer phases via selective homopolymers

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    The phase behavior of strongly segregated AB diblock copolymer and selective C homopolymer blends is examined theoretically using a combination of strong stretching theory (SST) and self-consistent field theory (SCFT). The C-homopolymer is immiscible with the B-blocks but strongly attractive with the A-blocks. The effect of homopolymer content on the order-order phase transitions is analyzed. It is observed that, for AB diblock copolymers with majority A-blocks, the addition of the C-homopolymers results in lamellar to cylindrical to spherical phase transitions because of the A/C complexation. For diblock copolymers with minor A-blocks, adding C-homopolymers leads to transitions from spherical or cylindrical morphology with A-rich core to lamellae to inverted cylindrical and spherical morphologies with B-rich core. The results from analytical SST and numerical SCFT are in good agreement within most regions of the phase diagram. But the deviation becomes more obvious when the composition of A-blocks is too small and the content of added C-homopolymers is large enough, where the SCFT predicts a narrow co-existence region between different ordered phases. Furthermore, it is found that the phase behavior of the system is insensitive to the molecular weight of C-homopolymer

  6. 75 FR 66699 - Lacey Act Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and Regulated Articles

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    2010-10-29

    ... published in the Federal Register (75 FR 46859-46861, Docket No. APHIS-2009-0018) a proposal to establish... Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and Regulated Articles AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health...

  7. Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPand exemptions to the Regulation 1394/2007: how confident can we be? An exploratory analysis.

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    PhilippeVan Wilder

    2012-02-01

    Two exemptions are foreseen to the ATMP-Regulation: a. Products, which were legally on the Community market when the Regulation became applicable, should comply to the Regulation by 30 December 2012. b.the hospital exemption rule for non routine products for an individual patient. In this work we explored whether the actual application of the Regulation on ATMPs is in line with the aim of the Regulation in terms of guaranteeing the highest level of health protection for patients. Based on the analysis of the relative efficacy of the only EC authorized ATMP and its exempted alternatives, there is evidence against this Regulation 1394/2007 assumption.

  8. Exemption and clearance of radioactive waste from non-nuclear industry: A UK regulator's perspective

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    In the UK radioactive substances are regulated by means of registrations and authorizations issued under the Radioactive Substances Act. For certain practices and types of radioactive materials, there are orders which allow exemption from registration/authorization, conditionally or unconditionally. The seventeen Exemption Orders in force cover a wide variety of types of radioactive materials and practices. Conditional Exemption Orders allow a degree of regulatory control without imposing undue burdens on users of radioactivity. For most orders, radiation doses to individuals would be about 1OμSv or less, and collective doses would be less than 1 man - Sievert. The UK is reviewing the exemption orders against the requirements of the 1996 Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive. It intends to develop a coherent strategy for exemption and to rationalize the current orders. Recently there has been a degree of public concern over the release of items from the nuclear industry. Careful presentation of exemption and clearance concepts is necessary if public confidence in the regulatory system is to be maintained. (author)

  9. 75 FR 46859 - Lacey Act Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and Regulated Articles

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    2010-08-04

    ... is being phased in, as described in two notices we published in the Federal Register (74 FR 5911-5913 and 74 FR 45415- 45418, Docket No. APHIS-2008-0119). Under the Act, ``Plant'' means: ``Any wild member... Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and Regulated Articles AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health...

  10. 75 FR 60266 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Buy American Exemption for Commercial Information Technology...

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    2010-09-29

    ... Regulation; Buy American Exemption for Commercial Information Technology--Construction Material AGENCIES... Act for acquisition of information technology that is a commercial item. DATES: Effective Date... the Buy American Act for acquisition of information technology that is a commercial item. This...

  11. 76 FR 31415 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Buy American Exemption for Commercial Information Technology...

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    2011-05-31

    ... 9000-AL62 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Buy American Exemption for Commercial Information Technology... from the Buy American Act for acquisition of information technology that is a commercial item. DATES... 75 FR 60266 on September 29, 2010, to implement section 615 of the Division C, Title VI, of...

  12. 78 FR 61153 - Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions

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    2013-10-03

    ... 3209-AA14 Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Regulations; Exempted Senior Employee Positions AGENCY...: Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. (Ethics in Government Act of 1978); 18 U.S.C. 207; E.O. 12674, 54 FR 15159, 3 CFR, 1989 Comp., p. 215, as modified by E.O. 12731, 55 FR 42547, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., p. 306. 0 2....

  13. 12 CFR 233.4 - Exemptions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... FUNDING OF UNLAWFUL INTERNET GAMBLING (REGULATION GG) § 233.4 Exemptions. (a) Automated clearing house... business are exempt from this regulation's requirements for establishing written policies and...

  14. 12 CFR 203.3 - Exempt institutions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exempt institutions. 203.3 Section 203.3 Banks... DISCLOSURE (REGULATION C) § 203.3 Exempt institutions. (a) Exemption based on state law. (1) A state-chartered or state-licensed financial institution is exempt from the requirements of this regulation if...

  15. Growth-Blocking Peptides As Nutrition-Sensitive Signals for Insulin Secretion and Body Size Regulation

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    Koyama, Takashi; Mirth, Christen K.

    2016-01-01

    In Drosophila, the fat body, functionally equivalent to the mammalian liver and adipocytes, plays a central role in regulating systemic growth in response to nutrition. The fat body senses intracellular amino acids through Target of Rapamycin (TOR) signaling, and produces an unidentified humoral factor(s) to regulate insulin-like peptide (ILP) synthesis and/or secretion in the insulin-producing cells. Here, we find that two peptides, Growth-Blocking Peptide (GBP1) and CG11395 (GBP2), are prod...

  16. Department of Transportation -- Exemption for using the Transuranic Package Transporter-I (TRUPACT-I) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 107, Subpart B -- Exemptions, 107-103 Application for Exemption)

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    Exemption from specific regulations is being sought for the Transuranic Package Transporter Model I (TRUPACT-I) container. The design has successfully undergone extensive testing of a quarter-scale model and a full-scale prototype of the container. Results from the analysis and testing are in the TRUPACT-1 Safely Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP), GA-Al8695/SAND 87-7104 (TTC0735), April 1987 (see Attachment 1). The container was never certified or used because of questions raised during the certification process. Two features of the container design failed to satisfy the regulations for Type B packaging. First, the design utilizes a venting system to control internal and external pressures; this venting system is not allowed by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Parts 71(h) and 71.51(b) [10 CFR 71.(h) and 71.51(b)]. Second, the maximum quantity fissile material proposed to be hauled in TRUPACT-I exceeded the limits in 10 CFR 71.63(b) for a single-containment container. To correct these design deficiencies, the vents would be plugged during transport, and the maximum quantity of fissile material would be limited to the allowables for a single-containment container. An engineering analysis showed that the container could safely transport radioactive material within the boundaries of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) with the vent system plugged (see Attachment 2). However, some of the requirements for determining pressure on a container need to be changed (i.e., exempted) to reflect conditions unique to the INEL. The following are the requirements needing to be changed for INEL conditions, variances being sought, and justifications for the variances

  17. 40 CFR 152.25 - Exemptions for pesticides of a character not requiring FIFRA regulation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Division at the appropriate address as set forth in 40 CFR 150.17(a) or (b). (3) Other conditions of... include any false and misleading labeling statements, including those listed in 40 CFR 156.10(a)(5)(i... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemptions for pesticides of...

  18. 18 CFR 420.43 - Exempt use.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exempt use. 420.43... MANUAL BASIN REGULATIONS-WATER SUPPLY CHARGES Charges; Exemptions § 420.43 Exempt use. The following uses shall be exempt from charge: (a) Non-consumptive uses of less than 1,000 gallons during any day,...

  19. Regulation of Aquaporin Z osmotic permeability in ABA tri-block copolymer

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    Wenyuan Xie

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Aquaporins are transmembrane water channel proteins present in biological plasma membranes that aid in biological water filtration processes by transporting water molecules through at high speeds, while selectively blocking out other kinds of solutes. Aquaporin Z incorporated biomimetic membranes are envisaged to overcome the problem of high pressure needed, and holds great potential for use in water purification processes, giving high flux while keeping energy consumption low. The functionality of aquaporin Z in terms of osmotic permeability might be regulated by factors such as pH, temperature, crosslinking and hydrophobic thickness of the reconstituted bilayers. Hence, we reconstituted aquaporin Z into vesicles that are made from a series of amphiphilic block copolymers PMOXA-PDMS-PMOXAs with various hydrophobic molecular weights. The osmotic permeability of aquaporin Z in these vesicles was determined through a stopped-flow spectroscopy. In addition, the temperature and pH value of the vesicle solutions were adjusted within wide ranges to investigate the regulation of osmotic permeability of aquaporin Z through external conditions. Our results show that aquaporin Z permeability was enhanced by hydrophobic mismatch. In addition, the water filtration mechanism of aquaporin Z is significantly affected by the concentration of H+ and OH- ions.

  20. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) response to requests for exemption from provisions of Title 10 code of Federal Regulations Part 835

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    Following the issuance of Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations Part 835 (10 CFR 835), open-quotes Occupational Radiation Protection,close quotes in the Federal Register on 14 December 1993, all DOE facilities subject to the rule provisions were required to submit a radiation protection program that Sets forth the plans, schedules, and other measures for achieving compliance with the rule by 1 January 1996. Numerous DOE facilities identified areas of the rule where their facility needed either (1) a clarification of the intent and expectation of a provisions or (2) an exemption from the provisions. In response, the DOE Office of Worker Protection Programs and Hazards Management (EH-52) prepared and disseminated eight Radiological Control Technical Positions (RCTPs). These RCTPs provided clarifications of DOE's intent and expectations for compliance with specific provisions of the rule. EH-52 also processed requests for exemptions from provisions of 10 CFR 835 received from twelve different DOE facilities. The DOE issued 21 separate responses to these facilities, each one addressing the specific exepemtion request. Each response contained (1) an Exemption Decision and (2) a Technical Position discussing the basis for either denying or granting with conditions, as applicable, the exemption request

  1. Manipulation of partially oriented hydroxyapatite building blocks to form flowerlike bundles without acid-base regulation.

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    Wen, Zhenliang; Wang, Zihao; Chen, Jingdi; Zhong, Shengnan; Hu, Yimin; Wang, Jianhua; Zhang, Qiqing

    2016-06-01

    The application of hydroxyapatite (HAP) in different fields depends greatly on its morphology, composition and structure. Besides, the main inorganic building blocks of human bones and teeth are also HAP. Therefore, accurate shape and aggregation control and of hydroxyapatite particles will be of great interest. Herein, oriented bundles of flowerlike HAP nanorods were successfully prepared through hydrothermal treatment without acid-base regulation, with the mono-alkyl phosphate (MAP) and sodium citrate as surfactant and chelating agent, respectively. The prepared samples were characterized by the X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and zeta potential, the pH value and conductivity value of suspension were characterized by pH meter and conductivity measurement. The results showed that the MAP and citrate play an important role in assembly of HAP nanorods without acid-base regulation. Citrate calcium complex could decompose slowly and release citrate ions at hydrothermal conditions. Besides, the further decomposition of citrate ions could release aconitic acid as the reaction time prolongs. Moreover, the possible scheme for the formation process was discussed in detail. PMID:26930036

  2. Growth-Blocking Peptides As Nutrition-Sensitive Signals for Insulin Secretion and Body Size Regulation.

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    Koyama, Takashi; Mirth, Christen K

    2016-02-01

    In Drosophila, the fat body, functionally equivalent to the mammalian liver and adipocytes, plays a central role in regulating systemic growth in response to nutrition. The fat body senses intracellular amino acids through Target of Rapamycin (TOR) signaling, and produces an unidentified humoral factor(s) to regulate insulin-like peptide (ILP) synthesis and/or secretion in the insulin-producing cells. Here, we find that two peptides, Growth-Blocking Peptide (GBP1) and CG11395 (GBP2), are produced in the fat body in response to amino acids and TOR signaling. Reducing the expression of GBP1 and GBP2 (GBPs) specifically in the fat body results in smaller body size due to reduced growth rate. In addition, we found that GBPs stimulate ILP secretion from the insulin-producing cells, either directly or indirectly, thereby increasing insulin and insulin-like growth factor signaling activity throughout the body. Our findings fill an important gap in our understanding of how the fat body transmits nutritional information to the insulin producing cells to control body size. PMID:26928023

  3. 45 CFR 5b.11 - Exempt systems.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Exempt systems. 5b.11 Section 5b.11 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION PRIVACY ACT REGULATIONS § 5b.11 Exempt systems. (a) General policy. The Act permits certain types of specific systems of records to be exempt...

  4. 77 FR 76839 - Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C): Adjustment To Asset-Size Exemption Threshold

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    2012-12-31

    .... Procedural Requirements Administrative Procedure Act Under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), notice and...) of the APA, the required publication or service of a substantive rule shall be made not less than 30...: PART 1003--HOME MORTGAGE DISCLOSURE (REGULATION C) 0 1. The authority citation for part 1003...

  5. The Influence of the Chicago School on the Commission's Guidelines, Notices and Block Exemption Regulations in EU Competition Policy

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    Bartalevich, Dzmitry

    2016-01-01

    Antitrust rules are fundamentally informed and shaped by economic theories. Given the significance of EU competition policy for the European integration process, it is essential to disentangle the economic theories underlying EU competition law. There is abundant theoretical and empirical literat...

  6. Self-Regulation and Wellbeing When Facing a Blocked Parenthood Goal: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    da Silva, Sara Mesquita; Boivin, Jacky; Gameiro, Sofia

    2016-01-01

    Developmental regulation theories claim that continuing to pursue a goal when it becomes blocked contributes to poorer wellbeing. This consequence is expected to lead to the use of self-regulation strategies in the form of higher disengagement from the goal and higher reengagement in other meaningful goals. The use of these strategies is expected to lead to better wellbeing. A systematic-review and meta-analyses were conducted to test the major predictions of developmental regulation theories for blocked parenthood goal and to investigate possible moderator variables, particularly type and degree of blockage. A total of eight meta-analyses were performed using random-effects models. Moderation was tested with subgroup analysis. After searching eight databases, 4977 potential relevant manuscripts were identified but only six met inclusion criteria. From the eight meta-analyses conducted, only two were significant. In line with prediction, higher goal blockage was related to higher negative mood and reengagement in other life goals was associated to higher positive mood (p research had too many methodological limitations to reach firm conclusions. Future studies aimed at investigating blocked parenthood goal are required to evaluate the value of developmental regulation theories. PMID:27336597

  7. Molecular Mechanisms Contributing to TARP Regulation of Channel Conductance and Polyamine Block of Calcium-Permeable AMPA Receptors

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    Coombs, Ian D.; Gratacòs-Batlle, Esther

    2014-01-01

    Many properties of fast synaptic transmission in the brain are influenced by transmembrane AMPAR regulatory proteins (TARPs) that modulate the pharmacology and gating of AMPA-type glutamate receptors (AMPARs). Although much is known about TARP influence on AMPAR pharmacology and kinetics through their modulation of the extracellular ligand-binding domain (LBD), less is known about their regulation of the ion channel region. TARP-induced modifications in AMPAR channel behavior include increased single-channel conductance and weakened block of calcium-permeable AMPARs (CP-AMPARs) by endogenous intracellular polyamines. To investigate how TARPs modify ion flux and channel block, we examined the action of γ-2 (stargazin) on GluA1 and GluA4 CP-AMPARs. First, we compared the permeation of organic cations of different sizes. We found that γ-2 increased the permeability of several cations but not the estimated AMPAR pore size, suggesting that TARP-induced relief of polyamine block does not reflect altered pore diameter. Second, to determine whether residues in the TARP intracellular C-tail regulate polyamine block and channel conductance, we examined various γ-2 C-tail mutants. We identified the membrane proximal region of the C terminus as crucial for full TARP-attenuation of polyamine block, whereas complete deletion of the C-tail markedly enhanced the TARP-induced increase in channel conductance; thus, the TARP C-tail influences ion permeation. Third, we identified a site in the pore-lining region of the AMPAR, close to its Q/R site, that is crucial in determining the TARP-induced changes in single-channel conductance. This conserved residue represents a site of TARP action, independent of the AMPAR LBD. PMID:25164663

  8. 78 FR 47818 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2013-08-06

    ... FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable...

  9. Cervical sympathetic block regulates early systemic inflammatory response in severe trauma patients

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    Liu, Ming-Hua; Tian, Jun; Su, Yong-Ping; WANG, Tao; Xiang, Qiang; Wen, Liang

    2013-01-01

    Background This aim of this study was to investigate the effects of one-side cervical sympathetic block on early inflammatory response in severe trauma patients. Material/Methods Thirty severe trauma patients with injury severity score (ISS) of 16 to 25 were randomly divided into treatment and control groups (n=15 each). Patients in the treatment group underwent a right-side stellate ganglion block (SGB) using 8 mL 0.75% ropivacaine for 4 times, with the first injection within 12 hr of admiss...

  10. 48 CFR 2804.506 - Exemptions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Exemptions. 2804.506 Section 2804.506 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE General ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS Electronic Commerce in Contracting 2804.506 Exemptions. Pursuant to FAR 4.506(b),...

  11. 15 CFR 30.37 - Miscellaneous exemptions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Miscellaneous exemptions. 30.37 Section 30.37 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS Exemptions From the Requirements for the...

  12. Blocking transforming growth factor- receptor signaling down-regulates transforming growth factor-β1 autoproduction in keloid fibroblasts

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    刘伟; 蔡泽浩; 王丹茹; 武小莉; 崔磊; 商庆新; 钱云良; 曹谊林

    2002-01-01

    Objective: To study transforming growth factor-β1(TGF-β1) autoproduction in keloid fibroblasts and theregulation effect of blocking TGF-β intracellular signalingon rhTGF-β1 autoproduction.Methods: Keloid fibroblasts cultured in vitro weretreated with either rhTGF-β1 (5 ng/ml ) or recombinantadenovirus containing a truncated type II TGF-β receptorgene (50 pfu/cell ). Their effects of regulating geneexpression of TGF-β1 and its receptor I and II wereobserved with Northern blot.Results: rhTGF-β1 up-regulated the gene expressionof TGF-β1 and receptor I, but not receptor II. Over-expression of the truncated receptor II down-regulated thegene expression of TGF-β1 and its receptor I, but notreceptor II.Conclusions: TGF-β1 autoproduction was observed inkeloid fibroblasts. Over-expression of the truncated TGF-βreceptor H decreased TGF-β1 autoproduction via blockingTGF-β receptor signaling.

  13. Cyclosporin A does not block the phorbol ester - protein kinase C regulated pathway of T cell activation

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    Manger, B.; Hardy, K.; Weiss, A.; Stobo, J.

    1986-03-01

    The T cell line Jurkat can be induced to produce interleukin-2 (IL-2) in vitro by a combination of two stimuli: (1) A stimulus that increases cytoplasmic free Ca/sup + +/ concentration plus (2) phorbol ester (PMA). No. IL-2 production is induced with either stimulus alone. The T cell line HUT 78 responds to the same combination of stimuli, however also produces low amounts of IL-2 in response to PMA only. After HUT 78 cells were pretreated with the nucleoside analog 5-azacytidine (AZA) they produced maximal amounts of IL-2 in response to PMA alone. Cyclosporin A (CsA) has been shown to completely block the two stimulus-induced IL-2 production in Jurkat at a pretranslational level. In contrast, the low level of IL-2 production in HUT 78 and the high level of IL-2 production in AZA-treated HUT 78 induced by PMA only is not inhibited by CsA. Additionally we demonstrated that CsA did not inhibit activation of protein kinase C, the primary target enzyme in PMA induced cell activation. The presented data suggest that CsA does not globally block lymphokine expression but rather interferes with signaling events in T cell activation. It appears that CsA blocks the pathway controlled by either Ca/sup + +/ alone or Ca/sup + +/ in combination with PMA, but not activation signaling regulated by PMA induced activation of protein kinase C alone.

  14. Cyclosporin A does not block the phorbol ester - protein kinase C regulated pathway of T cell activation

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    The T cell line Jurkat can be induced to produce interleukin-2 (IL-2) in vitro by a combination of two stimuli: (1) A stimulus that increases cytoplasmic free Ca++ concentration plus (2) phorbol ester (PMA). No. IL-2 production is induced with either stimulus alone. The T cell line HUT 78 responds to the same combination of stimuli, however also produces low amounts of IL-2 in response to PMA only. After HUT 78 cells were pretreated with the nucleoside analog 5-azacytidine (AZA) they produced maximal amounts of IL-2 in response to PMA alone. Cyclosporin A (CsA) has been shown to completely block the two stimulus-induced IL-2 production in Jurkat at a pretranslational level. In contrast, the low level of IL-2 production in HUT 78 and the high level of IL-2 production in AZA-treated HUT 78 induced by PMA only is not inhibited by CsA. Additionally we demonstrated that CsA did not inhibit activation of protein kinase C, the primary target enzyme in PMA induced cell activation. The presented data suggest that CsA does not globally block lymphokine expression but rather interferes with signaling events in T cell activation. It appears that CsA blocks the pathway controlled by either Ca++ alone or Ca++ in combination with PMA, but not activation signaling regulated by PMA induced activation of protein kinase C alone

  15. 9 CFR 381.500 - Exemption from nutrition labeling.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemption from nutrition labeling. 381... INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS Nutrition Labeling § 381.500 Exemption from nutrition labeling. (a) The following poultry products are exempt from nutrition labeling:...

  16. 26 CFR 1.501(a)-1 - Exemption from taxation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 7 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Exemption from taxation. 1.501(a)-1 Section 1.501... (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Exempt Organizations § 1.501(a)-1 Exemption from taxation. (a) In... law or regulations or for other good cause, an organization that has been determined by...

  17. 48 CFR 252.229-7002 - Customs exemptions (Germany).

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Customs exemptions... of Provisions And Clauses 252.229-7002 Customs exemptions (Germany). As prescribed in 229.402-70(b), use the following clause: Customs Exemptions (Germany) (JUN 1997) Imported products required for...

  18. 49 CFR 1039.10 - Exemption of agricultural commodities except grain, soybeans, and sunflower seeds.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Exemption of agricultural commodities except grain... REGULATIONS EXEMPTIONS § 1039.10 Exemption of agricultural commodities except grain, soybeans, and sunflower seeds. The rail transportation of the commodities listed below is exempt from the provisions of...

  19. 29 CFR 2570.35 - Information to be included in applications for individual exemptions only.

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    2010-07-01

    ... exemptions only. 2570.35 Section 2570.35 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) EMPLOYEE BENEFITS... be included in applications for individual exemptions only. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (c... consummated or will be consummated only if the exemption is granted; (14) If the exemption transaction...

  20. 29 CFR 780.329 - Exempt work.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exempt work. 780.329 Section 780.329 Labor Regulations... AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES, AND RELATED SUBJECTS UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Employment in Agriculture... Provisions § 780.329 Exempt work. (a) The standard that must be used to determine whether the...

  1. 7 CFR 985.58 - Exempt oil.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 8 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exempt oil. 985.58 Section 985.58 Agriculture... HANDLING OF SPEARMINT OIL PRODUCED IN THE FAR WEST Order Regulating Handling Volume Limitations § 985.58 Exempt oil. Oil held by a producer or handler on the effective date of this subpart shall not...

  2. 34 CFR 5b.11 - Exempt systems.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Chief Information Officer, Regulatory Information Management Group, Washington, DC 20202-4651. (f... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exempt systems. 5b.11 Section 5b.11 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education PRIVACY ACT REGULATIONS § 5b.11 Exempt systems. (a)...

  3. Ligand-responsive RNA switches: viral translation regulators, therapeutic targets, and tunable building blocks for nanotechnology

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    Boerneke, Mark A.

    2016-01-01

    Ligand-responsive RNA mechanical switches represent a new class of simple and small switching modules which regulate viral translation initiation by adopting well-defined ligand-free and bound conformational states without undergoing large secondary structure rearrangements, distinguishing them from metabolite-sensing riboswitches. Initially discovered in the internal ribosome entry site (IRES) of hepatitis C virus (HCV), RNA switch motifs have now been discovered in the genomes of diverse o...

  4. An evaluation of the exemption level for the radiation protection regulation based on the social risk acceptance in Korea

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    Radiation protection is based not only on the science but also on the political, social, economical and emotional factors, so a policy decision for a factor like the exemption level in this field must be considered social expectation and valuation as well as scientific evaluation. In this paper, an attempt was made to get a rationale on the exemption level, which has a significant meaning in radiation protection, by means of surveying the social risk acceptance in Korea. Risk perception data were collected by mail surveys to the respondents randomly selected in the city of Seoul. A poor response rate, 156 out of 400, was observed. The result showed that the majority of the respondents agreed upon setting a de mini mis level of risk and the favoured de mini mis level appeared to be in the range of 10-6yr-1 to 10-7yr-1, which is consistent with the level suggested by other organizations: ICRP, EPA and NRPB. Approximately the same risk level, unfortunately, was obtained for the risk limits against a harmful agent, which makes no sense. It can be attributed to mis-communication due to the questionnaires inadequately designed. The acceptable risk level for a single practice was selected to be 1/100 or less of the risk limits, which seemed overly conservative, but could be understood in the light of the public attitude of outrage. There seems to be tendency that the public recognize the risk significant if it is not de mini mis. This study should not be regarded as one giving a satisfactory conclusion but a preliminary attempt to evaluate the acceptable risk level. More endeavors in design of questionnaires are needed to communicate successfully with the members of the public

  5. How Aromatic Compounds Block DNA Binding of HcaR Catabolite Regulator.

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    Kim, Youngchang; Joachimiak, Grazyna; Bigelow, Lance; Babnigg, Gyorgy; Joachimiak, Andrzej

    2016-06-17

    Bacterial catabolism of aromatic compounds from various sources including phenylpropanoids and flavonoids that are abundant in soil plays an important role in the recycling of carbon in the ecosystem. We have determined the crystal structures of apo-HcaR from Acinetobacter sp. ADP1, a MarR/SlyA transcription factor, in complexes with hydroxycinnamates and a specific DNA operator. The protein regulates the expression of the hca catabolic operon in Acinetobacter and related bacterial strains, allowing utilization of hydroxycinnamates as sole sources of carbon. HcaR binds multiple ligands, and as a result the transcription of genes encoding several catabolic enzymes is increased. The 1.9-2.4 Å resolution structures presented here explain how HcaR recognizes four ligands (ferulate, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate, p-coumarate, and vanillin) using the same binding site. The ligand promiscuity appears to be an adaptation to match a broad specificity of hydroxycinnamate catabolic enzymes while responding to toxic thioester intermediates. Structures of apo-HcaR and in complex with a specific DNA hca operator when combined with binding studies of hydroxycinnamates show how aromatic ligands render HcaR unproductive in recognizing a specific DNA target. The current study contributes to a better understanding of the hca catabolic operon regulation mechanism by the transcription factor HcaR. PMID:27129205

  6. Basis for applying for exemption according to species protection regulation. Final repository for spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark; Underlag till ansoekan om dispens enligt artskyddsfoerordningen. Slutfoervar foer anvaent kaernbraensle i Forsmark

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    2011-02-15

    SKB will submit applications for permits and admissibility under the Environmental Act and under the Nuclear Activities Act to construct and operate a disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark. In the final repository the spent nuclear fuel from Swedish nuclear power plants is placed in order to protect human health and the environment against harmful effects of ionizing radiation. Construction and operation of the disposal facility in Forsmark will make an impact, give effects and consequences for the natural environment. Utilization of land for the construction of the facility and the impact on ground water as a result of groundwater drainage is expected to have negative consequences for the species included in species protection regulation. Thus, the planned activity require exemption from species protection regulation (SFS 2007:845). The purpose of this document is to provide a basis for an application for exemption under 14 paragraph species protection regulation from the prohibitions of 4, 6, 7 and 8 paragraph species protection regulation. A basis for the exemption application is that the proposed activity is considered to have an 'overriding public interest' prescribed in 14 paragraph species protection regulation. The document reports the impact, effects and consequences of the planned activities on species covered in the species protection regulation. The impact on protected species can be divided into two categories: - Direct effects on protected species and their habitats by utilization of the land. - Indirect effects on protected species and their habitats in the drainage of groundwater and the effect on groundwater levels. The document also includes a description of planned actions to prevent, restrict and compensate for the effects and consequences that the activity may cause. By applying for an exemption under 14 paragraph species protection regulation in a separate order from the application for permit according to chapters 9

  7. Prohibition of parallel Imports as a hard core Restriction of Article 4 of Block Exception Regulation for vertical Agreements: European Law and Economics

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    Zevgolis, Nikolaos; Fotis, Panagiotis

    2011-01-01

    This paper attempts, on the one hand, to reveal the main principles of Competition Law (regulatory and case law framework) covering the prevention of parallel trade, mainly the prohibition of parallel imports or exports, and on the other hand to cast light on the main effects of parallel imports prohibition imposed by an upstream supplier on the competitive structure of the downstream market. Especially, the regulatory framework relates Block Exception Regulation 330/2010, (ex Block Exception...

  8. Smart TV business regulation and collaboration among business operators and regulators: Focus on the case analysis of Smart TV blocking and IPTV regulation process in Korea

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    Kim, Yaeeun; Chang, Younghoon; Park, Myeong-cheol

    2012-01-01

    The lack of detailed guideline of network traffic management has led complex conflicts among ICT players. Among them, the most severe case was KT and Samsung's case: Korea Telecom (KT) once blocked Internet connection of Samsung Smart TV service users. This aroused the needs of a reasonable policy establishment. On the process of making policy regarding network management, participants, for example network operators, device and platform providers, and contents providers, are sticking to their...

  9. Doxycycline blocks gastric ulcer by regulating matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity and oxidative stress

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    Laishram Pradeepkumar Singh; Amartya Mishra; Debjit Saha; Snehasikta Swarnakar

    2011-01-01

    AIM: To examine the effect of doxycycline on the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and oxidative stress in gastric tissues of rats following gastric injury. METHODS: Gastric ulcers were generated in rats by administration of 70% ethanol, and activity of doxycycline was tested by administration 30 min prior to ethanol. Similarly, the effect of doxycycline was tested in an indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer model. The activities and expression of MMPs were examined by zymography and Western blot analysis. RESULTS: Gastric injury in rats as judged by elevated ulcer indices following exposure to ulcerogen, either indomethacin or ethanol, was reversed significantly by doxycycline. Indomethacin-induced ulcerated gastric tissues exhibited about 12-fold higher proMMP-9 activity and about 5-fold higher proMMP-3 activity as compared to control tissues. Similarly, ethanol induced about 22-fold and about 6-fold higher proMMP-9 and proMMP-3 activities, respectively, in rat gastric tissues. Both proMMP-9 and MMP-3 activities were markedly decreased by doxycycline in ulcerogen treated rat gastric tissues. In contrast, the reduced MMP-2 activity in ulcerated tissues was increased by doxycycline during ulcer prevention. On the other hand, doxycycline inhibited significantly proMMP-9, -2 and -3 activities in vitro . In addition, doxycycline reduced oxidative load in gastric tissues and scavenged H2O2 in vitro . Our results suggest a novel regulatory role of doxycycline on MMP-2 activity in addition to inhibitory action on MMP-9 and MMP-3 during prevention of gastric ulcers. CONCLUSION: This is the first demonstration of dual action of doxycycline, that is, regulation of MMP activity and reduction of oxidative stress in arresting gastric injury.

  10. Regulation-Exempt Family Child Care in the Context of Publicly Subsidized Child Care: An Exploratory Study.

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    Whether and how to regulate family child care has been a continuing policy dilemma facing child care advocates, policymakers, child care administrators, and child care regulators over the last 20 years. Insufficient attention has been given to what regulatory and/or non-regulatory methods might be used to ensure that all children, regardless of…

  11. 49 CFR 376.22 - Exemption for private carrier leasing and leasing between authorized carriers.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Exemption for private carrier leasing and leasing... MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS LEASE AND INTERCHANGE OF VEHICLES Exemptions for the Leasing Regulations § 376.22 Exemption for private carrier leasing and leasing between authorized carriers....

  12. Exemption values and measurements in international comparison

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    Activities are developed worldwide to systematically derive exemption limits or exemption values (IAEA, ICRP, Radiation Protection Ordinance) for different applications according to uniform principles. An important step in this regard is the adoption of the new guideline of the EU Council on radiation protection. Also regarding a uniform definition of the exemption of material from nuclear installations, agreement should be reached soon in Europe. Due to different concepts of ultimate disposal of radioactive wastes, in particular low level wastes, internationally there is no prospect of a uniform regulation concerning the exemption of very low level wastes, while in Germany a corresponding recommendation has already been made by the radiation protection commission. The exemption limits valid at present are mentioned. (orig./HP)

  13. Creating functional sophistication from simple protein building blocks, exemplified by factor H and the regulators of complement activation.

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    Makou, Elisavet; Herbert, Andrew P; Barlow, Paul N

    2015-10-01

    Complement control protein modules (CCPs) occur in numerous functionally diverse extracellular proteins. Also known as short consensus repeats (SCRs) or sushi domains each CCP contains approximately 60 amino acid residues, including four consensus cysteines participating in two disulfide bonds. Varying in length and sequence, CCPs adopt a β-sandwich type fold and have an overall prolate spheroidal shape with N- and C-termini lying close to opposite poles of the long axis. CCP-containing proteins are important as cytokine receptors and in neurotransmission, cell adhesion, blood clotting, extracellular matrix formation, haemoglobin metabolism and development, but CCPs are particularly well represented in the vertebrate complement system. For example, factor H (FH), a key soluble regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation, is made up entirely from a chain of 20 CCPs joined by short linkers. Collectively, therefore, the 20 CCPs of FH must mediate all its functional capabilities. This is achieved via collaboration and division of labour among these modules. Structural studies have illuminated the dynamic architectures that allow FH and other CCP-rich proteins to perform their biological functions. These are largely the products of a highly varied set of intramolecular interactions between CCPs. The CCP can act as building block, spacer, highly versatile recognition site or dimerization mediator. Tandem CCPs may form composite binding sites or contribute to flexible, rigid or conformationally 'switchable' segments of the parent proteins. PMID:26517887

  14. 75 FR 25917 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-05-10

    ..., 2000 (65 FR 19476). This information is also available at http://www.regulations.gov . FOR FURTHER... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  15. 78 FR 18410 - Order Granting a Limited Exemption From Rule 102 of Regulation M Concerning the NASDAQ Stock...

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    2013-03-26

    ... market maker incentive programs''). \\38\\ Letter from Gus Sauter, Managing Director and Chief Investment... the MQP.\\24\\ One commenter stated that the MQP program ``could create value for an issuer,'' ``jump... Market LLC Market Quality Program Pilot Pursuant to Regulation M Rule 102(e) March 20, 2013....

  16. 78 FR 78424 - Order Granting a Limited Exemption From Rule 102(a) of Regulation M to Certain Business...

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    2013-12-26

    ... Markets (``Staff''), counsel for C ON Investment Corporation (``Company''), an unlisted business... Act'') (defining ``business development company''). \\2\\ 17 CFR 242.102. Rule 102(a) of Regulation M... a limited source of liquidity for the Company's shareholders as there is no trading market for...

  17. The trp RNA-binding attenuation protein of Bacillus subtilis regulates translation of the tryptophan transport gene trpP (yhaG) by blocking ribosome binding.

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    Yakhnin, Helen; Zhang, Hong; Yakhnin, Alexander V; Babitzke, Paul

    2004-01-01

    Expression of the Bacillus subtilis tryptophan biosynthetic genes (trpEDCFBA and pabA [trpG]) is regulated in response to tryptophan by TRAP, the trp RNA-binding attenuation protein. TRAP-mediated regulation of the tryptophan biosynthetic genes includes a transcription attenuation and two distinct translation control mechanisms. TRAP also regulates translation of trpP (yhaG), a single-gene operon that encodes a putative tryptophan transporter. Its translation initiation region contains triplet repeats typical of TRAP-regulated mRNAs. We found that regulation of trpP and pabA is unaltered in a rho mutant strain. Results from filter binding and gel mobility shift assays demonstrated that TRAP binds specifically to a segment of the trpP transcript that includes the untranslated leader and translation initiation region. While the affinities of TRAP for the trpP and pabA transcripts are similar, TRAP-mediated translation control of trpP is much more extensive than for pabA. RNA footprinting revealed that the trpP TRAP binding site consists of nine triplet repeats (five GAG, three UAG, and one AAG) that surround and overlap the trpP Shine-Dalgarno (S-D) sequence and translation start codon. Results from toeprint and RNA-directed cell-free translation experiments indicated that tryptophan-activated TRAP inhibits TrpP synthesis by preventing binding of a 30S ribosomal subunit. Taken together, our results establish that TRAP regulates translation of trpP by blocking ribosome binding. Thus, TRAP coordinately regulates tryptophan synthesis and transport by three distinct mechanisms: attenuation transcription of the trpEDCFBA operon, promoting formation of the trpE S-D blocking hairpin, and blocking ribosome binding to the pabA and trpP transcripts. PMID:14702295

  18. Should Religious Groups Be Exempt from Civil Rights Laws?

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    Minow, Martha Louise

    2007-01-01

    Should a private, religious university lose its tax-exempt status because it bans interracial dating? Should a religious school fire a pregnant married teacher on religious grounds despite the ban against gender discrimination in employment? Should a religious social service agency be exempt from a state regulation banning discrimination in the delivery of social services on the basis of sexual orientation? This Article argues that courts and legislatures have granted and refused exemptions f...

  19. CsrA Regulates Translation of the Escherichia coli Carbon Starvation Gene, cstA, by Blocking Ribosome Access to the cstA Transcript

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    Ashok K Dubey; Baker, Carol S.; Suzuki, Kazushi; Jones, A. Daniel; Pandit, Pallavi; Romeo, Tony; Babitzke, Paul

    2003-01-01

    CsrA is a global regulator that binds to two sites in the glgCAP leader transcript, thereby blocking ribosome access to the glgC Shine-Dalgarno sequence. The upstream CsrA binding site (GCACACGGAU) was used to search the Escherichia coli genomic sequence for other genes that might be regulated by CsrA. cstA contained an exact match that overlapped its Shine-Dalgarno sequence. cstA was previously shown to be induced by carbon starvation and to encode a peptide transporter. Expression of a cstA...

  20. 49 CFR 525.11 - Termination of exemption; amendment of alternative average fuel economy standard.

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    2010-10-01

    ... average fuel economy standard. 525.11 Section 525.11 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to... EXEMPTIONS FROM AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS § 525.11 Termination of exemption; amendment of alternative average fuel economy standard. (a) Any exemption granted under this part for an affected model year...

  1. 78 FR 56841 - Arbitrage Rebate Overpayments on Tax-Exempt Bonds

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    2013-09-16

    ... Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 RIN 1545-BK80 Arbitrage Rebate Overpayments on Tax-Exempt Bonds... recovery of overpayments of arbitrage rebate on tax- exempt bonds and other tax-advantaged bonds. These... certain other rules. These proposed regulations affect issuers of tax-exempt and tax-advantaged...

  2. 29 CFR 570.72 - Exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemptions. 570.72 Section 570.72 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REGULATIONS CHILD LABOR... and declarations of fact in § 570.71(a) shall not apply to the employment of any child as...

  3. 76 FR 9856 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-02-22

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  4. 45 CFR 5.68 - Exemption seven: Law enforcement.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Exemption seven: Law enforcement. 5.68 Section 5... INFORMATION REGULATIONS Reasons for Withholding Some Records § 5.68 Exemption seven: Law enforcement. We are not required to disclose information or records that the government has compiled for law...

  5. 7 CFR 989.72 - Exemption of educational institutions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 8 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemption of educational institutions. 989.72 Section... educational institutions. The committee may exempt, wholly or in part, from the volume regulation provisions... or institutions incidental to or in connection with teaching, experimental, or research...

  6. 10 CFR 71.13 - Exemption of physicians.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 CFR part 35 or the equivalent Agreement State regulations. ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) PACKAGING AND TRANSPORTATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL Exemptions... medicine is exempt from § 71.5 with respect to transport by the physician of licensed material for use...

  7. 76 FR 67248 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-10-31

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  8. 77 FR 46793 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-08-06

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable...

  9. 76 FR 29022 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-05-19

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  10. 78 FR 64274 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2013-10-28

    ... System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable...

  11. 76 FR 70213 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-11-10

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  12. 77 FR 64839 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-10-23

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable...

  13. 76 FR 25766 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-05-05

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  14. 75 FR 69737 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-11-15

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  15. 78 FR 64271 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2013-10-28

    ... System (FDMS) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable...

  16. 76 FR 25764 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-05-05

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  17. 77 FR 36336 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-06-18

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  18. 48 CFR 252.229-7003 - Tax Exemptions (Italy).

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    2010-10-01

    ... contract number. (ii) The IVA tax exemption claimed pursuant to Article 72 of Decree Law 633, dated October... this transaction is not subject to the tax in accordance with Article 72 of Decree Law 633, dated... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Tax Exemptions...

  19. 19 CFR 122.175 - Exemption from penalties.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exemption from penalties. 122.175 Section 122.175 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY AIR COMMERCE REGULATIONS Air Carrier Smuggling Prevention Program § 122.175 Exemption...

  20. 77 FR 3552 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-01-24

    ... the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If...

  1. 77 FR 539 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-01-05

    ... the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If...

  2. 77 FR 5874 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-02-06

    ... the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If...

  3. 76 FR 1493 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-01-10

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  4. 75 FR 39725 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-07-12

    ... Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476). This information is also available at http://www... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  5. 76 FR 17481 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-03-29

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  6. 75 FR 65057 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-10-21

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted,...

  7. 32 CFR 1624.7 - Expiration of deferment or exemption.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Expiration of deferment or exemption. 1624.7 Section 1624.7 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM INDUCTIONS § 1624.7 Expiration of deferment or exemption. The Director shall issue an Order to Report...

  8. Autophagy regulation revealed by SapM-induced block of autophagosome-lysosome fusion via binding RAB7

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    Hu, Dong, E-mail: austhudong@126.com [Institute of Infection and Immunology, Department of Medical Immunology, Medical School, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan (China); Wu, Jing, E-mail: wujing8008@126.com [Institute of Infection and Immunology, Department of Medical Immunology, Medical School, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan (China); Wang, Wan; Mu, Min; Zhao, Runpeng; Xu, Xuewei; Chen, Zhaoquan [Institute of Infection and Immunology, Department of Medical Immunology, Medical School, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan (China); Xiao, Jian [School of Pharmacy, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou (China); Hu, Fengyu; Yang, Yabo [Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou (China); Zhang, Rongbo, E-mail: lory456@126.com [Institute of Infection and Immunology, Department of Medical Immunology, Medical School, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan (China)

    2015-05-29

    The mechanism underlying autophagy alteration by mycobacterium tuberculosis remains unclear. Our previous study shows LpqH, a lipoprotein of mycobacterium tuberculosis, can cause autophagosomes accumulation in murine macrophages. It is well known that SapM, another virulence factor, plays an important role in blocking phagosome-endosome fusion. However, the mechanism that SapM interferes with autophagy remains poorly defined. In this study, we report that SapM suppresses the autophagy flux by blocking autophagosome fusion with lysosome. Exposure to SapM results in accumulations of autophagosomes and decreased co-localization of autophagosome with lysosome. Molecularly, Rab7, a small GTPase, is blocked by SapM through its CT domain and is prevented from involvement of autophagosome-lysosome fusion. In conclusion, our study reveals that SapM takes Rab7 as a previously unknown target to govern a distinct molecular mechanism underlying autophagosome-lysosome fusion, which may bring light to a new thought about developing potential drugs or vaccines against tuberculosis. - Highlights: • A mechanism for disrupting autophagosome-lysosome fusion induced by SapM. • Rab7 is involved in SapM-inhibited autophagy. • SapM interacts with Rab7 by CT-domain. • CT-domain is indispensable to SapM-inhibited autophagy.

  9. Autophagy regulation revealed by SapM-induced block of autophagosome-lysosome fusion via binding RAB7

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    The mechanism underlying autophagy alteration by mycobacterium tuberculosis remains unclear. Our previous study shows LpqH, a lipoprotein of mycobacterium tuberculosis, can cause autophagosomes accumulation in murine macrophages. It is well known that SapM, another virulence factor, plays an important role in blocking phagosome-endosome fusion. However, the mechanism that SapM interferes with autophagy remains poorly defined. In this study, we report that SapM suppresses the autophagy flux by blocking autophagosome fusion with lysosome. Exposure to SapM results in accumulations of autophagosomes and decreased co-localization of autophagosome with lysosome. Molecularly, Rab7, a small GTPase, is blocked by SapM through its CT domain and is prevented from involvement of autophagosome-lysosome fusion. In conclusion, our study reveals that SapM takes Rab7 as a previously unknown target to govern a distinct molecular mechanism underlying autophagosome-lysosome fusion, which may bring light to a new thought about developing potential drugs or vaccines against tuberculosis. - Highlights: • A mechanism for disrupting autophagosome-lysosome fusion induced by SapM. • Rab7 is involved in SapM-inhibited autophagy. • SapM interacts with Rab7 by CT-domain. • CT-domain is indispensable to SapM-inhibited autophagy

  10. 78 FR 24987 - Regulated Navigation Area, Gulf of Mexico; Mississippi Canyon Block 20, South of New Orleans, LA

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    2013-04-29

    ..., as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... the Code of Federal Regulations on April 29, 2013. Comments and related material must be received...

  11. Public inspection of exempt organization returns--Internal Revenue Service. Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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    1983-03-01

    This document contains proposed regulations relating to the public inspection of returns of certain tax exempt organizations. The regulations clarify the rules relating to the disclosure of certain information of exempt organizations. Additionally, the regulations reflect changes made by Pub. L. 96-603 and Pub. L. 95-488. PMID:10259814

  12. The politics and strategy of industry self-regulation: the pharmaceutical industry's principles for ethical direct-to-consumer advertising as a deceptive blocking strategy.

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    Arnold, Denis G; Oakley, James L

    2013-06-01

    As the pharmaceutical industry lobbies European regulators to permit direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription drugs in the European Union, we found that five leading companies violated industry-developed and -promulgated standards for ethical advertising in the United States. Utilizing multiple data sources and methods, we demonstrate a consistent failure by companies that market erectile dysfunction drugs to comply with the industry's guiding principles for ethical DTCA over a four-year period despite pledges of compliance by company leaders. Noncompliance resulted in children being exposed to sexually themed promotional messages more than 100 billion times. We argue that the guidelines are a coordinated effort by the industry to prevent unwanted federal regulation, and we introduce the concept of a blocking strategy to explain company behavior and to advance theoretical understanding of firms' public affairs strategies. We recommend policy responses to prevent deceptive practices, protect children from adult content, and promote genuine health care education. PMID:23418365

  13. Differentiation of mouse erythroleukemia cells is blocked by late up-regulation of a c-myb transgene.

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    McClinton, D; Stafford, J; Brents, L; Bender, T. P.; Kuehl, W M

    1990-01-01

    During chemically induced differentiation of Friend virus-infected mouse erythroleukemia (MEL) cell lines, there is a biphasic down-regulation of the c-myb proto-oncogene. A plasmid containing a murine c-myb cDNA controlled by a mouse metallothionein I promoter was transfected into the C19 MEL cell line. For six transfected clones, it was found that expression of the exogenous c-myb mRNA could be up-regulated by the addition of 120 microM ZnCl2 and that the N,N'-hexamethylenebisacetamide-indu...

  14. Experience in the application of exemption principles. Proceedings of a specialists meeting held in Vienna, 2-4 November 1993

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    The Proceedings presentations have been grouped in 4 Sessions: International developments on principles and standards (3 papers), Exemption principles in national regulations (8 papers), Derived exemption and clearance levels (6 papers) and Practical application of exemption and clearance concepts (5 papers). A separate abstract was prepared for each paper. Refs, figs and tabs

  15. Heart Block

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    ... the signal causes the heart to contract and pump blood. Heart block occurs if the electrical signal is ... degree heart block limits the heart's ability to pump blood to the rest of the body. This type ...

  16. Population Blocks.

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    Smith, Martin H.

    1992-01-01

    Describes an educational game called "Population Blocks" that is designed to illustrate the concept of exponential growth of the human population and some potential effects of overpopulation. The game material consists of wooden blocks; 18 blocks are painted green (representing land), 7 are painted blue (representing water); and the remaining…

  17. 15 CFR 30.35 - Procedure for shipments exempt from filing requirements.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Procedure for shipments exempt from filing requirements. 30.35 Section 30.35 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS Exemptions From...

  18. Lymphoid enhancer factor-1 blocks adenomatous polyposis coli-mediated nuclear export and degradation of beta-catenin. Regulation by histone deacetylase 1.

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    Henderson, Beric R; Galea, Melanie; Schuechner, Stefan; Leung, Louie

    2002-07-01

    The oncogenic protein beta-catenin is overexpressed in many cancers, frequently accumulating in nuclei where it forms active complexes with lymphoid enhancer factor-1 (LEF-1)/T-cell transcription factors, inducing genes such as c-myc and cyclin D1. In normal cells, nuclear beta-catenin levels are controlled by the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) protein through nuclear export and cytoplasmic degradation. Transient expression of LEF-1 is known to increase nuclear beta-catenin levels by an unknown mechanism. Here, we show that APC and LEF-1 compete for nuclear beta-catenin with opposing consequences. APC can export nuclear beta-catenin to the cytoplasm for degradation. In contrast, LEF-1 anchors beta-catenin in the nucleus by blocking APC-mediated nuclear export. LEF-1 also prevented the APC/CRM1-independent nuclear export of beta-catenin as revealed by in vitro assays. Importantly, LEF-1-bound beta-catenin was protected from degradation by APC and axin in SW480 colon cancer cells. The ability of LEF-1 to trap beta-catenin in the nucleus was down-regulated by histone deacetylase 1, and this correlated with a decrease in LEF1 transcription activity. Our findings identify LEF-1 as key regulator of beta-catenin nuclear localization and stability and suggest that overexpression of LEF-1 in colon cancer and melanoma cells may contribute to the accumulation of oncogenic beta-catenin in the nucleus. PMID:11986304

  19. The coming changes in tax-exempt health care finance.

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    Carlile, L L; Serchuk, B M

    1995-01-01

    On December 30, 1994, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) that if enacted would significantly change the climate and rules of federal income tax law controlling the issuance and maintenance of tax-exempt bonds for governmental and 501(c)(3) health care borrowers. This article (1) summarizes the aspects of the Proposed Regulations dealing with private activity tests, management contracts, allocation and accounting rules, change in use of financed facilities, and antiabuse rules, and (2) summarizes the possible interrelationship of the IRS's audit program for tax-exempt bonds and the Proposed Regulations. The article reviews features of the Proposed Regulations that will affect either the costs or administrative burdens of managing the federal tax compliance of future tax-exempt health care borrowings. PMID:8528823

  20. Should Religious Groups Ever Be Exempt From Civil Rights Laws?

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    Minow, Martha Louise

    2007-01-01

    Should a private religious university lose its tax exempt status if it bans interracial dating? Should a religious school be able fire a pregnant married teacher because her continued work would violate the church's view that mothers of young children should not work outside the home? Should a religious social service agency, such as Catholic Charities, be exempt from a state regulation banning discrimination in the delivery of social services on the basis of sexual orientation? Should religi...

  1. A review and comparison of international exemption and clearance levels

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    The publication of new European Basic Safety Standards by the European Commission and of new International Basic Safety Standards by the IAEA together with other international agencies, has led to increased interest in the application of the concepts of exemption and clearance. This paper discusses the derivation of radionuclide-specific exemption and clearance values for application in various areas of the regulation of radioactive materials. (author)

  2. The FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act and the Exemption for Small Firms

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    Pouliot, Sebastien

    2011-01-01

    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 is new legislation that mandates, among other things, new food safety standards. The act includes a clause that exempts small firms from new regulatory requirements. This paper investigates the effects of a small firm exemption from more stringent food safety standards. The model compares food safety, total output and the number of market participants for different food safety regulation with and without an exemption for small firms. The numerical...

  3. Transportation safety aspects of ore and related material - inconsistencies in current exemption values

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    The IAEA's system for exemption of material from the transport regulations is based on the fundamental principle that exemption values should be commensurate with the risk posed by the material, as represented by effective dose and skin dose. Important departures from that principle as well as inconsistencies between exemption values for different radionuclides have resulted from special provisions for natural materials that depend on their intended use, and from exposure scenarios and other assumptions and rules used in the derivation of exemption values. This paper examines the sources and extent of inconsistencies in exemption values for transport, particularly as they relate to naturally occurring radionuclides, and suggests ways to achieve greater internal consistency in exemption values as well as greater consistency with the fundamental principle underlying the current system

  4. 75 FR 14656 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-03-26

    ... on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476). This information is also available at http://www.regulations.gov...; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications... individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations....

  5. 50 CFR 216.25 - Exempted marine mammals and marine mammal products.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Exempted marine mammals and marine mammal... AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARINE MAMMALS REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TAKING AND IMPORTING OF MARINE MAMMALS General Exceptions § 216.25 Exempted marine mammals and marine...

  6. 50 CFR 18.25 - Exempted marine mammals or marine mammal products.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Exempted marine mammals or marine mammal... IMPORTATION OF WILDLIFE AND PLANTS (CONTINUED) MARINE MAMMALS General Exceptions § 18.25 Exempted marine mammals or marine mammal products. (a) The provisions of the Act and these regulations shall not apply:...

  7. 29 CFR 780.405 - Exemption is direct and does not mean activities are agriculture.

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    2010-07-01

    ... agriculture. 780.405 Section 780.405 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION... EXEMPTIONS APPLICABLE TO AGRICULTURE, PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES, AND RELATED SUBJECTS UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Employment in Agriculture or Irrigation That Is Exempted From the Overtime...

  8. 29 CFR 780.711 - Exemption of mixed business applies only to country elevators.

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    2010-07-01

    ... elevators. 780.711 Section 780.711 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION... FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Employment by Small Country Elevators Within Area of Production; Exemption... Elevator § 780.711 Exemption of mixed business applies only to country elevators. The language of...

  9. 10 CFR 9.19 - Segregation of exempt information and deletion of identifying details.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Segregation of exempt information and deletion of identifying details. 9.19 Section 9.19 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION PUBLIC RECORDS Freedom of Information Act Regulations § 9.19 Segregation of exempt information and deletion of identifying details....

  10. 29 CFR 784.128 - Requirements for exemption of first processing, etc., at sea.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Requirements for exemption of first processing, etc., at sea. 784.128 Section 784.128 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION... Marine Products Under Section 13(a)(5) § 784.128 Requirements for exemption of first processing, etc.,...

  11. 76 FR 51027 - F&B Wood Corporation; Milltown Hydroelectric LLC.; Notice of Transfer of Exemption

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    2011-08-17

    ... Energy Regulatory Commission F&B Wood Corporation; Milltown Hydroelectric LLC.; Notice of Transfer of Exemption 1. Pursuant to section 4.106(i) of the Commission's regulations,\\1\\ F&B Wood Corporation, exemptee... exemption from licensing for Project No. 12629 on October 24, 2006. F&B Wood Corp.,117 FERC ] 62,059...

  12. 77 FR 36406 - Exemption From Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Expiration Provisions for...

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    2012-06-19

    ... the Maritime Sector Final Rule, 72 FR 3492 (January 25, 2007). TSA is issuing this exemption to give... Identification Credential (TWIC) Expiration Provisions for Certain Individuals Who Hold a Valid TWIC AGENCY... Administration (TSA) is granting a temporary exemption from certain TWIC regulations regarding card...

  13. Ghost Block

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    Webb, Neil

    2011-01-01

    Filmed on the English south coast 'Ghost Block' depicts the uncanny and eerie atmosphere at the site of a WW2 coastal defence line. The concrete cubes were used as an anti-invasion blockade against potential landing forces. This protection line now slowly decaying and becoming enmeshed into the environment still acts as a defence to repel unwanted visitors. The area is a natural reserve to nesting birds that often lay eggs directly onto the beach surface. The blocks act as a final barrier ...

  14. Study on Economic Regulation of Collaborative Strategies among Container Shipping Companies Following Repeal of European Union Regulation 4056/86

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The European Union removed the block exemption granted under Regulation 4056/86, to liner shipping companies to provide scheduled services on a collaborative basis effective October 2008. This has also been followed by the proposed P3 alliance with participation of Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM. This paper explores, the arguments adopted by the US Federal Maritime Commission, the European Commission and the Ministry of Commerce of China, in rejecting the case proposed by the P3 alliance. The findings of this paper will inform on understanding strategies adopted by major Competition Regulatory authorities in their interpretation of horizontal collaboration in the industry.

  15. Epidural block

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    ... Drugs & Supplements Videos & Tools Español You Are Here: Home ... It numbs or causes a loss of feeling in the lower half your body. This lessens the pain of contractions during childbirth. An epidural block may also be used to ...

  16. 75 FR 11875 - Spirotetramat; Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemptions, Solicitation of Public Comment

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    2010-03-12

    ... development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. To help address... disproportionately high and adverse human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticide... AGENCY Spirotetramat; Receipt of Applications for Emergency Exemptions, Solicitation of Public...

  17. Heat shock protein 70 negatively regulates the heat-shock-induced suppression of the IκB/NF-κB cascade by facilitating IκB kinase renaturation and blocking its further denaturation

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    Heat shock (HS) treatment has been previously shown to suppress the IκB/nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) cascade by denaturing, and thus inactivating IκB kinase (IKK). HS is characterized by the induction of a group of heat shock proteins (HSPs). However, their role in the HS-induced suppression of the IκB/NF-κB cascade is unclear. Adenovirus-mediated HSP70 overexpression was found not to suppress the TNF-α-induced activation of the IκB/NF-κB pathway, thus suggesting that HSP70 is unlikely to suppress this pathway. When TNF-α-induced activation of the IκB/NF-κB pathway was regained 24 h after HS, HSP70 was found to be highly up-regulated. Moreover, blocking HSP70 induction delayed TNF-α-induced IκBα degradation and the resolubilization of IKK. In addition, HSP70 associated physically with IKK, suggesting that HSP70 is involved in the recovery process via molecular chaperone effect. Adenovirus-mediated HSP70 overexpression prior to HS blocked the IκBα stabilizing effect of HS by suppressing IKK insolubilization. Moreover, the up-regulation of endogenous HSP70 by preheating, suppressed this subsequent HS-induced IKK insolubilization, and this effect was abrogated by blocking HSP70 induction. These findings indicate that HSP70 accumulates during HS and negatively regulates the HS-induced suppression of the IκB/NF-κB cascade by facilitating the renaturation of IKK and blocking its further denaturation

  18. Blocked strainers

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    Thermal insulation was the cause of the blockages that shut down five BWRs in Sweden. The main culprit was mineral wool installed when the plants started up. Physical degradation of the wool over the lifetime of the plant meant it could easily be washed out of place during a loss of coolant accident and could quickly block strainers in the emergency core cooling systems. The five BWRs are almost all back on line, equipped with larger strainers and faster backwashing capability. But the incident prompted more detailed investigation into how materials in the containment would behave during an accident. One material that caused particular concern is Caposil, a material often used to insulate the reactor vessel. Composed of natural calcium, aluminium silicates and cellulose fibres, in the event of a LOCA Caposil becomes particularly hazardous. Under high pressure, or when brought into contact with high pressure water and steam, Caposil fragments into 1 cm clumps, free fibres, and ''fines''. It is these fines which cause major problems and can block a strainer extremely quickly. The successful testing of a high performance water filter which can handle Caposil is described. (4 figures) (Author)

  19. 29 CFR 784.137 - Relationship of exemption to exemption for “offshore” activities.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Relationship of exemption to exemption for âoffshoreâ...(a)(4) Exemption § 784.137 Relationship of exemption to exemption for “offshore” activities. The... Fleming v. Hawkeye Pearl Button Co., 113 F. 2d 52; cf. McComb v. Consolidated Fisheries, 174 F. 2d 74)....

  20. 12 CFR 347.215 - Exemptions from deposit insurance requirement.

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    2010-01-01

    ... importance of maintaining and improving the availability of credit to all sectors of the United States... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemptions from deposit insurance requirement. 347.215 Section 347.215 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION REGULATIONS...

  1. 76 FR 18824 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-04-05

    ... the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http...; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications... individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations....

  2. 77 FR 41879 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-07-16

    ... the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http...; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications... individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations....

  3. 78 FR 22598 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2013-04-16

    ... FR 82132), or you may visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-12-29/pdf/2010-32876.pdf . FOR...; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications... individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations....

  4. 75 FR 1835 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-01-13

    ..., 2000 (65 FR 19476). This information is also available at http://www.regulations.gov . FOR FURTHER... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision.... Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P...

  5. 75 FR 5515 - Hexythiazox; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions

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    2010-02-03

    ... combined residues of hexythiazox in or on corn, sweet, plus cobs with husks removed (K+CWHR); corn, sweet, forage; and corn, sweet, stover. This action is in response to EPA's granting of an emergency exemption... the pesticide on sweet corn grown for seed. This regulation establishes a maximum permissible...

  6. 75 FR 38603 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-07-02

    ... end of the 2-year period. The comment period ended on June 16, 2010 (75 FR 27623). Discussion of...; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice... the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 21 individuals. FMCSA...

  7. 40 CFR 80.81 - Enforcement exemptions for California gasoline.

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    2010-07-01

    ... gasoline. 80.81 Section 80.81 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) REGULATION OF FUELS AND FUEL ADDITIVES Reformulated Gasoline § 80.81 Enforcement exemptions for California gasoline. (a)(1) The requirements of subparts D, E, F, and J of this part...

  8. 31 CFR 103.55 - Exceptions, exemptions, and reports.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exceptions, exemptions, and reports. 103.55 Section 103.55 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance FINANCIAL RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING OF CURRENCY AND FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS General Provisions § 103.55...

  9. 29 CFR 1612.4 - Exemptions to open meeting policy.

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    2010-07-01

    ...) disclose the identity of a confidential source, and, in the case of a record compiled by a criminal law... arbitration, or the initiation, conduct, or disposition by the agency of a particular case of formal agency... THE SUNSHINE ACT REGULATIONS § 1612.4 Exemptions to open meeting policy. Except in a case where...

  10. 29 CFR 516.21 - Bulk petroleum employees partially exempt from overtime pay requirements pursuant to section 7(b...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bulk petroleum employees partially exempt from overtime pay requirements pursuant to section 7(b)(3) of the Act. 516.21 Section 516.21 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor....21 Bulk petroleum employees partially exempt from overtime pay requirements pursuant to section...

  11. 40 CFR 180.1072 - Poly-D-glucosamine (chitosan); exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Poly-D-glucosamine (chitosan... RESIDUES IN FOOD Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1072 Poly-D-glucosamine (chitosan); exemption from the... of the biological plant growth regulator poly-D-glucosamine when used as a seed treatment in or...

  12. 17 CFR 250.12 - Exemption of certain public utility companies from the definition of subsidiary companies of...

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    2010-04-01

    ... utility companies from the definition of subsidiary companies of holding companies. 250.12 Section 250.12... REGULATIONS, PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935 Registration and General Exemptions § 250.12 Exemption of certain public utility companies from the definition of subsidiary companies of......

  13. 32 CFR 806b.37 - Exemption types.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption types. 806b.37 Section 806b.37 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ADMINISTRATION PRIVACY ACT PROGRAM Privacy Act Exemptions § 806b.37 Exemption types. There are two types of exemptions permitted by...

  14. Beta-elemene blocks epithelial-mesenchymal transition in human breast cancer cell line MCF-7 through Smad3-mediated down-regulation of nuclear transcription factors.

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    Zhang, Xian; Li, Yinghua; Zhang, Yang; Song, Jincheng; Wang, Qimin; Zheng, Luping; Liu, Dan

    2013-01-01

    Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is the first step required for breast cancer to initiate metastasis. However, the potential of drugs to block and reverse the EMT process are not well explored. In the present study, we investigated the inhibitory effect of beta-elemene (ELE), an active component of a natural plant-derived anti-neoplastic agent in an established EMT model mediated by transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1). We found that ELE (40 µg/ml ) blocked the TGF-β1-induced phenotypic transition in the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7. ELE was able to inhibit TGF-β1-mediated upregulation of mRNA and protein expression of nuclear transcription factors (SNAI1, SNAI2, TWIST and SIP1), potentially through decreasing the expression and phosphorylation of Smad3, a central protein mediating the TGF-β1 signalling pathway. These findings suggest a potential therapeutic benefit of ELE in treating basal-like breast cancer. PMID:23516540

  15. Beta-elemene blocks epithelial-mesenchymal transition in human breast cancer cell line MCF-7 through Smad3-mediated down-regulation of nuclear transcription factors.

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    Xian Zhang

    Full Text Available Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT is the first step required for breast cancer to initiate metastasis. However, the potential of drugs to block and reverse the EMT process are not well explored. In the present study, we investigated the inhibitory effect of beta-elemene (ELE, an active component of a natural plant-derived anti-neoplastic agent in an established EMT model mediated by transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1. We found that ELE (40 µg/ml blocked the TGF-β1-induced phenotypic transition in the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7. ELE was able to inhibit TGF-β1-mediated upregulation of mRNA and protein expression of nuclear transcription factors (SNAI1, SNAI2, TWIST and SIP1, potentially through decreasing the expression and phosphorylation of Smad3, a central protein mediating the TGF-β1 signalling pathway. These findings suggest a potential therapeutic benefit of ELE in treating basal-like breast cancer.

  16. AECB Cost Recovery Fees Regulations, amendment

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    The amendment to the Regulations was published on 24 October 1991 (SOR/91-590,Canada Gazette Part II, Vol.125, No 23). It modifies the list of institutions exempted from paying cost recovery fees (licence fees) to the Atomic Energy Control Board. The exemptions now include educational and health care institutions as well as Departments. (NEA)

  17. 75 FR 763 - Dibenzylidene Sorbitol; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance

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    2010-01-06

    ...This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of dibenzylidene sorbitol (CAS Reg. No. 32647-67-9) under 40 CFR 180.920 when used as the inert ingredient in pesticdes formulations applied in or on growing crops. Dow Agrosciences LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the......

  18. The small-scale treatability study sample exemption

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    In 1981, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an interim final rule that conditionally exempted ''waste samples collected solely for the purpose of monitoring or testing to determine their characteristics or composition'' from RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste regulations. This exemption [40 CFR 261.4(d)] apples to the transportation of samples between the generator and testing laboratory, temporary storage of samples at the laboratory prior to and following testing, and storage at a laboratory for specific purposes such as an enforcement action. However, the exclusion did not include large-scale samples used in treatability studies or other testing at pilot plants or other experimental facilities. As a result of comments received by the EPA subsequent to the issuance of the interim final rule, the EPA reopened the comment period on the interim final rule on September 18, 1987, and specifically requested comments on whether or not the sample exclusion should be expanded to include waste samples used in small-scale treatability studies. Almost all responders commented favorably on such a proposal. As a result, the EPA issued a final rule (53 FR 27290, July 19, 1988) conditionally exempting waste samples used in small-scale treatability studies from full regulation under Subtitle C of RCRA. The question of whether or not to extend the exclusion to larger scale as proposed by the Hazardous Waste Treatment Council was deferred until a later date. This information Brief summarizes the requirements of the small-scale treatability exemption

  19. 3D PLUS HI-REL DDR2 Termination Regulator Module- A Building Block Function for High Reliability SDRAM DDR2 System Architecture

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    Perrot, Nicolas; Dubus, Patrick; Garcia-Sanchez, Esther

    2015-09-01

    Memory system architectures using DDR2 technology need to be compliant with JEDEC JESD8-15A standard [1]. Therefore a bus termination regulator able to sink and source current while regulating VTT voltage is used for this purpose. Such module has been developed by 3D PLUS and is the first space qualified DDR Termination Regulator (DDR2-TR) available on the market. It is based on an innovative Bang-Bang regulation principle, chosen for its speed performance and to guarantee an output voltage that remains within the predefined limits regardless of any output current transients. The output filter type is selected to make the module rugged to any overload condition without complex protection circuits. The module has been specifically designed for low input voltage, low noise and high reliability systems where space is a key consideration. The module uses the 3D PLUS SIP (System-In-Package) technology embedding 3 stacked PCBs. No external filters or decoupling capacitors are needed.

  20. Exemption of the use of radiation from the safety licence and reporting obligation

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    1999-07-01

    The primary means of controlling the use of radiation is the safety licence procedure. The safety licence, and the granting of the licence, are regulated in the section 16 of the Finnish Radiation Act (592/1991). In section 17 of the act, certain practices are exempted from the safety licence. In addition to these practices, the Radiation and Nuclear Safety (STUK) may (on the basis of the same legal clause) exempt other types of radiation use from the safety licence, if it is possible to ascertain with sufficient reliability that the use of the radiation will not cause damage or danger to health. This guide presents the conditions applying to exemption from the safety licence for the use of radiation and reporting obligation, and also the exemption values for radioactive substances which, if exceeded, will entail the application of the safety licence and notification procedure for the use of radiation in question. The guide also presents exemptions in the use of exemption values, and requirements associated with the exemption of radiation appliances. However, the guide does not apply to the use of nuclear energy.

  1. Ultrasound guided supraclavicular block.

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    Hanumanthaiah, Deepak

    2013-09-01

    Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia is becoming increasingly popular. The supraclavicular block has been transformed by ultrasound guidance into a potentially safe superficial block. We reviewed the techniques of performing supraclavicular block with special focus on ultrasound guidance.

  2. Lauric acid in crown daisy root exudate potently regulates root-knot nematode chemotaxis and disrupts Mi-flp-18 expression to block infection.

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    Dong, Linlin; Li, Xiaolin; Huang, Li; Gao, Ying; Zhong, Lina; Zheng, Yuanyuan; Zuo, Yuanmei

    2014-01-01

    Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) crops can be severely damaged due to parasitism by the root-knot nematode (RKN) Meloidogyne incognita, but are protected when intercropped with crown daisy (Chrysanthemum coronarium L.). Root exudate may be the determining factor for this protection. An experiment using pots linked by a tube and Petri dish experiments were undertaken to confirm that tomato-crown daisy intercropping root exudate decreased the number of nematodes and alleviated nematode damage, and to determine crown daisy root exudate-regulated nematode chemotaxis. Following a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry assay, it was found that the intercropping protection was derived from the potent bioactivity of a specific root exudate component of crown daisy, namely lauric acid. The Mi-flp-18 gene, encoding an FMRFamide-like peptide neuromodulator, regulated nematode chemotaxis and infection by RNA interference. Moreover, it was shown that lauric acid acts as both a lethal trap and a repellent for M. incognita by specifically regulating Mi-flp-18 expression in a concentration-dependent manner. Low concentrations of lauric acid (0.5-2.0mM) attract M. incognita and consequently cause death, while high concentrations (4.0mM) repel M. incognita. This study elucidates how lauric acid in crown daisy root exudate regulates nematode chemotaxis and disrupts Mi-flp-18 expression to alleviate nematode damage, and presents a general methodology for studying signalling systems affected by plant root exudates in the rhizosphere. This could lead to the development of economical and feasible strategies for controlling plant-parasitic nematodes, and provide an alternative to the use of pesticides in farming systems. PMID:24170741

  3. 5 CFR 1304.4606 - Exemptions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES POST EMPLOYMENT CONFLICT OF... technological information are exempt from these prohibitions. (2) A former Government employee may be exempted... Federal Register. The certification shall state that the former Government employee has...

  4. Improving European Gas Infrastructure Regulation. Lessons from Theory and Practice

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    As an instrument to trigger and speed up new investments in gas infrastructure across the European Union, the European Commission has implemented an exemption regime where new investment projects can apply for an exemption from default third party access regulation and tariff regulation. In this contribution we assess access holiday and transaction cost economics' literature and derive conditions for applying an exemption regime. We test whether these conditions are applied in practice by analysing the exemption application process of the Netherlands - UK interconnector (BBL). We conclude that current practice could substantially be improved.

  5. 5 CFR 2502.17 - Exemptions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Reproduction § 2502.17 Exemptions. (a) 5 U.S.C. 552 exempts from all of its publication and disclosure... Administration shall upon request, assist the White House office in performing its role of providing those... 1974 are exempt from disclosure to the public except as provided by 5 CFR part 2504....

  6. Are LCCEs Exempt from Income Taxes?

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    Philipsen, Nayna Campbell

    2002-01-01

    Lamaze International Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCEs) may incorporate as tax-exempt organizations under the federal tax law if they meet all of the outlined requirements. They may then be considered exempt from income taxes for the purpose of any law that refers to tax-exempt organizations.

  7. 29 CFR 570.126 - Parental exemption.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Parental exemption. 570.126 Section 570.126 Labor... Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as Amended Exemptions § 570.126 Parental exemption. By... place of a parent may employ his own child or a child in his custody under the age of 16 years in...

  8. Assessing exemptions under the ballast water management convention: preclude the Trojan horse.

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    Olenin, Sergej; Ojaveer, Henn; Minchin, Dan; Boelens, Rick

    2016-02-15

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) is a powerful instrument aimed at reducing spread of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens (HAOPs). As BWMC is expected to enter into force soon, shipping companies will start seeking exemptions for ballast water management in accordance with BWMC Regulation A-4. However, without scientifically robust risk assessment (RA) and consistent rules, the exemptions may introduce a new form of risk within a convention generally designed to reduce risks. This paper describes an adaptive system for granting exemptions, consisting of six major components: target species selection procedure, port-to-port RA, monitoring, information support, administrative decision and review process. The system is based on key principles defined in the IMO guidelines for RA and is designed to continuously accumulate evolving experience on granting exemptions. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the control of the spread of HAOPs, without placing an unnecessary burden on the shipping industry. PMID:26795122

  9. 29 CFR 779.388 - Exemption provided for food or beverage service employees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption provided for food or beverage service employees. 779.388 Section 779.388 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY OR INTERPRETATION NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AS APPLIED...

  10. 29 CFR 779.387 - “Restaurant” exemption under section 13(b) (8).

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false âRestaurantâ exemption under section 13(b) (8). 779.387 Section 779.387 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY OR INTERPRETATION NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AS APPLIED TO RETAILERS OF...

  11. 75 FR 40751 - Castor Oil, Ethoxylated, Oleate; Tolerance Exemption

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    2010-07-14

    ...This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of castor oil, ethoxylated, oleate (CAS Reg. No. 220037-02-5) with a minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) of 1,600 when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation under 40 CFR 180.960. SciReg. Inc. on behalf of Rhodia, Inc, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal......

  12. Block clustering with collapsed latent block models

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    Wyse, Jason; Friel, Nial

    2010-01-01

    We introduce a Bayesian extension of the latent block model for model-based block clustering of data matrices. Our approach considers a block model where block parameters may be integrated out. The result is a posterior defined over the number of clusters in rows and columns and cluster memberships. The number of row and column clusters need not be known in advance as these are sampled along with cluster memberhips using Markov chain Monte Carlo. This differs from existing work on latent bloc...

  13. 29 CFR 793.20 - Exclusive engagement in exempt work.

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    2010-07-01

    ... LABOR STANDARDS ACT Workweek Application of Exemption § 793.20 Exclusive engagement in exempt work. An employee who engages exclusively in a workweek in work which is exempt under section 13(b)(9) is exempt... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exclusive engagement in exempt work. 793.20 Section...

  14. 19 CFR 148.53 - Exemption for tools of trade.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exemption for tools of trade. 148.53 Section 148.53 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PERSONAL DECLARATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS Other Exemptions § 148.53 Exemption for tools of trade. (a) Exemption....

  15. Identification of a Dynamic Core Transcriptional Network in t(8;21 AML that Regulates Differentiation Block and Self-Renewal

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    Anetta Ptasinska

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Oncogenic transcription factors such as RUNX1/ETO, which is generated by the chromosomal translocation t(8;21, subvert normal blood cell development by impairing differentiation and driving malignant self-renewal. Here, we use digital footprinting and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq to identify the core RUNX1/ETO-responsive transcriptional network of t(8;21 cells. We show that the transcriptional program underlying leukemic propagation is regulated by a dynamic equilibrium between RUNX1/ETO and RUNX1 complexes, which bind to identical DNA sites in a mutually exclusive fashion. Perturbation of this equilibrium in t(8;21 cells by RUNX1/ETO depletion leads to a global redistribution of transcription factor complexes within preexisting open chromatin, resulting in the formation of a transcriptional network that drives myeloid differentiation. Our work demonstrates on a genome-wide level that the extent of impaired myeloid differentiation in t(8;21 is controlled by the dynamic balance between RUNX1/ETO and RUNX1 activities through the repression of transcription factors that drive differentiation.

  16. Incomplete block designs

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    Dey, Aloke

    2010-01-01

    This book presents a systematic, rigorous and comprehensive account of the theory and applications of incomplete block designs. All major aspects of incomplete block designs are considered by consolidating vast amounts of material from the literature - the classical incomplete block designs, like the balanced incomplete block (BIB) and partially balanced incomplete block (PBIB) designs. Other developments like efficiency-balanced designs, nested designs, robust designs, C-designs and alpha designs are also discussed, along with more recent developments in incomplete block designs for special t

  17. 75 FR 3053 - Application Numbers and Proposed Exemptions

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    2010-01-19

    ... Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration Application Numbers and Proposed Exemptions; Notice #0... LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Application Numbers and Proposed Exemptions AGENCY: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Exemptions. [Application...

  18. NORM regulations

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    Gray, P. [ed.

    1997-02-01

    The author reviews the question of regulation for naturally occuring radioactive material (NORM), and the factors that have made this a more prominent concern today. Past practices have been very relaxed, and have often involved very poor records, the involvment of contractors, and the disposition of contaminated equipment back into commercial service. The rationale behind the establishment of regulations is to provide worker protection, to exempt low risk materials, to aid in scrap recycling, to provide direction for remediation and to examine disposal options. The author reviews existing regulations at federal and state levels, impending legislation, and touches on the issue of site remediation and potential liabilities affecting the release of sites contaminated by NORM.

  19. Postural heart block.

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    Seda, P E; McAnulty, J H; Anderson, C J

    1980-01-01

    A patient presented with orthostatic dizziness and syncope caused by postural heart block. When the patient was supine, atrioventricular conduction was normal and he was asymptomatic; when he was standing he developed second degree type II block and symptoms. The left bundle-branch block on his electrocardiogram and intracardiac electrophysiological study findings suggest that this heart block occurred distal to the His bundle. Orthostatic symptoms are usually presumed to be secondary to an i...

  20. 75 FR 4295 - Premanufacture Notification Exemption for Polymers; Amendment of Polymer Exemption Rule to...

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    2010-01-27

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 723 RIN 2070-AD58 Premanufacture Notification Exemption for Polymers; Amendment of Polymer Exemption Rule to Exclude Certain Perfluorinated Polymers AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: EPA is amending the polymer exemption rule, which provides...

  1. Generalized Block Failure

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    Jönsson, Jeppe

    2015-01-01

    shows that no readily available tests with a well-defined substantial eccentricity have been performed. This paper presents theoretical and experimental work leading towards generalized block failure capacity methods. Simple combination of normal force, shear force and moment stress distributions along......Block tearing is considered in several codes as a pure block tension or a pure block shear failure mechanism. However in many situations the load acts eccentrically and involves the transfer of a substantial moment in combination with the shear force and perhaps a normal force. A literature study...... yield lines around the block leads to simple interaction formulas similar to other interaction formulas in the codes....

  2. 49 CFR 801.58 - Records for regulation of financial institutions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION Exemption From Public Disclosure § 801.58 Records... agencies regulating or supervising financial institutions are exempt from public disclosure. ... 49 Transportation 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Records for regulation of financial...

  3. Blocked randomization with randomly selected block sizes.

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    Efird, Jimmy

    2011-01-01

    When planning a randomized clinical trial, careful consideration must be given to how participants are selected for various arms of a study. Selection and accidental bias may occur when participants are not assigned to study groups with equal probability. A simple random allocation scheme is a process by which each participant has equal likelihood of being assigned to treatment versus referent groups. However, by chance an unequal number of individuals may be assigned to each arm of the study and thus decrease the power to detect statistically significant differences between groups. Block randomization is a commonly used technique in clinical trial design to reduce bias and achieve balance in the allocation of participants to treatment arms, especially when the sample size is small. This method increases the probability that each arm will contain an equal number of individuals by sequencing participant assignments by block. Yet still, the allocation process may be predictable, for example, when the investigator is not blind and the block size is fixed. This paper provides an overview of blocked randomization and illustrates how to avoid selection bias by using random block sizes. PMID:21318011

  4. Blocked Randomization with Randomly Selected Block Sizes

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    Jimmy Efird

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available When planning a randomized clinical trial, careful consideration must be given to how participants are selected for various arms of a study. Selection and accidental bias may occur when participants are not assigned to study groups with equal probability. A simple random allocation scheme is a process by which each participant has equal likelihood of being assigned to treatment versus referent groups. However, by chance an unequal number of individuals may be assigned to each arm of the study and thus decrease the power to detect statistically significant differences between groups. Block randomization is a commonly used technique in clinical trial design to reduce bias and achieve balance in the allocation of participants to treatment arms, especially when the sample size is small. This method increases the probability that each arm will contain an equal number of individuals by sequencing participant assignments by block. Yet still, the allocation process may be predictable, for example, when the investigator is not blind and the block size is fixed. This paper provides an overview of blocked randomization and illustrates how to avoid selection bias by using random block sizes.

  5. BLOCK H-MATRICES AND SPECTRUM OF BLOCK MATRICES

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    黄廷祝; 黎稳

    2002-01-01

    The block H-matrices are studied by the concept of G-functions, several concepts of block matrices are introduced. Equivalent characters of block H-matrices are obtained. Spectrum localizations claracterized by Gfunctions for block matrices are got.

  6. 17 CFR 270.22e-3 - Exemption for liquidation of money market funds.

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    2010-04-01

    ... money market funds. 270.22e-3 Section 270.22e-3 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... for liquidation of money market funds. (a) Exemption. A registered open-end management investment company or series thereof (“fund”) that is regulated as a money market fund under § 270.2a-7 is...

  7. Case for tax-exempt bond financing of pollution control facilities at nuclear power plants

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    Legal aspects of bond financing of nuclear power plant pollution control facilities are discussed in sections dealing with tax incentives, legislative analysis, application of existing regulations to a PWR plant, and a summary of those PWR pollution control facilities that should qualify for tax-exempt financing

  8. 29 CFR 780.803 - Basic conditions of exemption; first part, ginning of cotton.

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    2010-07-01

    ... cotton. 780.803 Section 780.803 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION... FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Employment in Ginning of Cotton and Processing of Sugar Beets, Sugar-Beet... Section 13(b)(15) Introductory § 780.803 Basic conditions of exemption; first part, ginning of...

  9. 78 FR 32152 - Guar Hydroxypropyltrimethylammo-nium Chloride; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance

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    2013-05-29

    ...This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of guar hydroxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride (CAS Reg. No. 71329-50-5) when used as an inert ingredient (thickener/drift reduction agent) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops. SciReg. Inc., on behalf of Rhodia Inc., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic......

  10. 29 CFR 794.112 - Only independent and local enterprises qualify for exemption.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Only independent and local enterprises qualify for exemption. 794.112 Section 794.112 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION... Act âindependently Owned and Controlled Local Enterpriseâ § 794.112 Only independent and...

  11. 75 FR 9527 - Trichoderma asperellum strain ICC 012; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance

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    2010-03-03

    ... Findings In the Federal Register of November 12, 2008 (73 FR 66897) (FRL- 8386-8), EPA issued a notice... (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this final rule has been exempted from review under Executive... Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001)...

  12. 25 CFR 211.29 - Exemption of leases and permits made by organized tribes.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exemption of leases and permits made by organized tribes... permits made by organized tribes. The regulations in this part may be superseded by the provisions of any... leases and permits made by organized tribes if the validity of the lease or permit depends upon...

  13. 77 FR 44151 - Titanium Dioxide; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance

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    2012-07-27

    ...This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of titanium dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 13463-67- 7) when used as an inert ingredient (Ultraviolet-stabilizer) (UV), at no more than 5% in pesticide formulations containing the active ingredient napropamide, used in or on growing crops. United Phosphorus, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food,......

  14. 75 FR 29538 - Spirotetramat; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption and Solicitation of Public Comment

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    2010-05-26

    ... development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. To help address... disproportionately high and adverse human health impacts or environmental effects from exposure to the pesticide(s... AGENCY Spirotetramat; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption and Solicitation of Public...

  15. 78 FR 75386 - Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for River Bend Station Unit 3, Exemption...

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    2013-12-11

    ... Health and Safety The underlying purposes of the enhancements to Emergency Preparedness found in 10 CFR..., addressing the enhancements to Emergency Preparedness Regulations. EOI's requested exemption is seen as an... measures in the event of a radiological emergency; address, in part, enhancements identified after...

  16. 31 CFR 585.213 - Exemption of activities related to certain international organizations.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption of activities related to certain international organizations. 585.213 Section 585.213 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... related to certain international organizations. Any activities related to the United Nations...

  17. 15 CFR 30.36 - Exemption for shipments destined to Canada.

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    2010-01-01

    ... CFR 120-130). (4) Requiring a Department of Commerce, BIS, export license under the EAR (15 CFR 730... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemption for shipments destined to Canada. 30.36 Section 30.36 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign...

  18. 15 CFR 30.39 - Special exemptions for shipments to the U.S. Armed Services.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Special exemptions for shipments to the U.S. Armed Services. 30.39 Section 30.39 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOREIGN TRADE...

  19. 15 CFR 30.38 - Exemption from the requirements for reporting complete commodity information.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemption from the requirements for reporting complete commodity information. 30.38 Section 30.38 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOREIGN...

  20. 76 FR 77563 - Florida Power & Light Company; St. Lucie Plant, Unit No. 1; Exemption

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    2011-12-13

    ... COMMISSION Florida Power & Light Company; St. Lucie Plant, Unit No. 1; Exemption 1.0 Background The Florida..., which authorizes operation of St. Lucie Plant, Unit No. 1 (St. Lucie, Unit 1). The license provides... ASME Code [Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code].'' The regulations in 10 CFR part 50, Appendix G...

  1. 76 FR 55255 - Definition of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities for Tax-Exempt Bond Purposes; Correction

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    2011-09-07

    ... Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 RIN 1545-BD04 Definition of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities for Tax... the Federal Register on Friday, August 19, 2011, on the definition of solid waste disposal facilities... regulations provide guidance to State and local governments that issue tax-exempt bonds to finance solid...

  2. 76 FR 25236 - Carbon Dioxide; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance

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    2011-05-04

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 Carbon Dioxide; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance AGENCY... from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of carbon dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 124-38-9) when used as... permissible level for residues of carbon dioxide. DATES: This regulation is effective May 4, 2011....

  3. 78 FR 24738 - Ethylene Oxide; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment

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    2013-04-26

    ... exemption request from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection... sterilization. This notice does not constitute a decision by EPA on the application itself. The regulations... action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. The...

  4. 40 CFR 180.32 - Procedure for modifying and revoking tolerances or exemptions from tolerances.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Procedure for modifying and revoking... FOOD Procedural Regulations § 180.32 Procedure for modifying and revoking tolerances or exemptions from... modifying or revoking a tolerance for a pesticide chemical residue on raw agricultural commodities...

  5. 31 CFR 598.202 - Blocking of assets.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Blocking of assets. 598.202 Section... FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FOREIGN NARCOTICS KINGPIN SANCTIONS REGULATIONS Prohibitions § 598.202 Blocking of assets. Except to the extent provided in regulations, orders,...

  6. Lesson Thirteen Trifascicular Block

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    鲁端; 王劲

    2005-01-01

    @@ A complete trifascicular block would result in complete AV block. The idio ventricular rhythm has a slower rate and a wide QRS complex because the pacemaker is located at the peripheral part of the conduction system distal to the sites of the block1. Such a rhythm may be difficult to differentiate from bifascicular or bundle branch block combined with complete block at a higher level such as the AV node or His bundle2. Besides a slower ventricular rate, a change in the morphology of the QRS complex from a previous known bifascicular pattern would be strongly suggestive of a trifascicular origin of the complete AV block3. A His bundle recording is required for a definitive diagnosis, however.

  7. Block Advertisement Protocol

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    Nemirovsky, Danil

    2015-01-01

    Bitcoin, a decentralized cryptocurrency, has attracted a lot of attention from academia, financial service industry and enthusiasts. The trade-off between transaction confirmation throughput and centralization of hash power do not allow Bitcoin to perform at the same level as modern payment systems. Block Advertisement Protocol is proposed as a step to resolve this issue. The protocol allows block mining and block relaying to happen in parallel. The protocol dictates a miner to advertise the ...

  8. 26 CFR 31.3121(k)-3 - Request for coverage of individual employed by exempt organization before August 1, 1956.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 1954, see 26 CFR (1939) 408.216(c) and (d) (Regulations 128).) (b) Organization which did not have... 1426(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1939 and the regulations in 26 CFR (1939) 408.226 and 408.227... exempt organization before August 1, 1956. 31.3121(k)-3 Section 31.3121(k)-3 Internal Revenue...

  9. 7 CFR 301.80-2b - Exempted articles. 1

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exempted articles. 1 301.80-2b Section 301.80-2b....80-2b Exempted articles. 1 1 The articles hereby exempted remain subject to applicable restrictions under other quarantines. (a) The following articles are exempt from the certification and permit...

  10. 29 CFR 780.406 - Exemption is from overtime only.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption is from overtime only. 780.406 Section 780.406...(b)(12) The Irrigation Exemption § 780.406 Exemption is from overtime only. This exemption applies only to the overtime provisions of the Act and does not affect the minimum wage, child...

  11. 28 CFR 16.84 - Exemption of Immigration Appeals System.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption of Immigration Appeals System... MATERIAL OR INFORMATION Exemption of Records Systems Under the Privacy Act § 16.84 Exemption of Immigration...) Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals (JUSTICE/BIA-001). This exemption applies only to the...

  12. 5 CFR 551.207 - Professional exemption criteria.

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    2010-01-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Exemptions and Exclusions § 551.207 Professional exemption criteria. To qualify for the professional exemption, an employee's primary duty must be the performance of... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Professional exemption criteria....

  13. 21 CFR 1308.34 - Exempt anabolic steroid products.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 9 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exempt anabolic steroid products. 1308.34 Section... SUBSTANCES Exempt Anabolic Steroid Products § 1308.34 Exempt anabolic steroid products. The list of compounds, mixtures, or preparations that contain an anabolic steroid that have been exempted by the...

  14. 40 CFR 87.7 - Exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemptions. 87.7 Section 87.7 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) CONTROL OF AIR... exemptions. (f) No state or political subdivision thereof may attempt to enforce a standard...

  15. 10 CFR 1045.8 - Procedural exemptions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) NUCLEAR CLASSIFICATION AND DECLASSIFICATION Program Management of the Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data Classification System § 1045.8 Procedural exemptions... Classification. (b) A request for an exemption shall be made in writing to the Director of Classification...

  16. 40 CFR 211.110 - Exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemptions. 211.110 Section 211.110 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAMS PRODUCT NOISE LABELING General Provisions § 211.110 Exemptions....

  17. 40 CFR 205.5 - Exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemptions. 205.5 Section 205.5 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAMS TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT NOISE EMISSION CONTROLS General Provisions § 205.5 Exemptions....

  18. 40 CFR 721.45 - Exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemptions. 721.45 Section 721.45 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT... person has applied for and has been granted an exemption for test marketing the substance for...

  19. 32 CFR 319.13 - Specific exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... PROGRAM DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY PRIVACY PROGRAM § 319.13 Specific exemptions. (a) All systems of records maintained by the Director Intelligence Agency shall be exempt from the requirements of 5 U.S.C... has been properly classified. (b) The Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, designated the systems...

  20. Principles for the exemption of radiation sources and practices from regulatory control

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    Radiation sources, including equipment and installations, which emit ionizing radiations, are potentially harmful to health and their use should therefore be regulated. Some types of radiation source, however, do not need to be subject to regulatory control, because they present such a low hazard that it would be a needless waste of time and effort to exercise control by a regulatory process and they can therefore be exempted from it. An Advisory Group Meeting was convened in Vienna in March 1988 sponsored jointly by the IAEA and NEA. This Safety Guide is the result of that meeting and represents a first international consensus on the subject of exemption principles. This document is issued as an IAEA Safety Guide since it recommends a procedure which might be followed in implementing the Basic Safety Standards (BSS) for Radiation Protection. Its purpose is to recommend a policy on exemptions from the BSS system of notification, registration and licensing. 15 refs

  1. Block Scheduling Revisited.

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    Queen, J. Allen

    2000-01-01

    Successful block scheduling depends on provision of initial and ongoing instructional training. Teaching strategies should vary and include cooperative learning, the case method, the socratic seminar, synectics, concept attainment, the inquiry method, and simulations. Recommendations for maximizing block scheduling are outlined. (Contains 52…

  2. Medical Versus Nonmedical Immunization Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance.

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    2016-09-01

    Routine childhood immunizations against infectious diseases are an integral part of our public health infrastructure. They provide direct protection to the immunized individual and indirect protection to children and adults unable to be immunized via the effect of community immunity. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have regulations requiring proof of immunization for child care and school attendance as a public health strategy to protect children in these settings and to secondarily serve as a mechanism to promote timely immunization of children by their caregivers. Although all states and the District of Columbia have mechanisms to exempt school attendees from specific immunization requirements for medical reasons, the majority also have a heterogeneous collection of regulations and laws that allow nonmedical exemptions from childhood immunizations otherwise required for child care and school attendance. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports regulations and laws requiring certification of immunization to attend child care and school as a sound means of providing a safe environment for attendees and employees of these settings. The AAP also supports medically indicated exemptions to specific immunizations as determined for each individual child. The AAP views nonmedical exemptions to school-required immunizations as inappropriate for individual, public health, and ethical reasons and advocates for their elimination. PMID:27573087

  3. Predictability of blocking

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    Tibaldi and Molteni (1990, hereafter referred to as TM) had previously investigated operational blocking predictability by the ECMWF model and the possible relationships between model systematic error and blocking in the winter season of the Northern Hemisphere, using seven years of ECMWF operational archives of analyses and day 1 to 10 forecasts. They showed that fewer blocking episodes than in the real atmosphere were generally simulated by the model, and that this deficiency increased with increasing forecast time. As a consequence of this, a major contribution to the systematic error in the winter season was shown to derive from the inability of the model to properly forecast blocking. In this study, the analysis performed in TM for the first seven winter seasons of the ECMWF operational model is extended to the subsequent five winters, during which model development, reflecting both resolution increases and parametrisation modifications, continued unabated. In addition the objective blocking index developed by TM has been applied to the observed data to study the natural low frequency variability of blocking. The ability to simulate blocking of some climate models has also been tested

  4. Block Cipher Analysis

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    Miolane, Charlotte Vikkelsø

    ensurethat no attack violatesthe securitybounds specifiedbygeneric attack namely exhaustivekey search and table lookup attacks. This thesis contains a general introduction to cryptography with focus on block ciphers and important block cipher designs, in particular the Advanced Encryption Standard......(AES).Wedescribe the mostgeneraltypes ofblock cipher cryptanalysis but concentrate on the algebraic attacks. While the algebraic techniques have been successful oncertainstreamcipherstheirapplicationtoblock ciphershasnot shown any significant results so far. This thesis contributes to the field of algebraic attacks on...... algebraic results on small scale variants of AES. In the final part of the thesis we present a new block cipher proposal Present and examine its security against algebraic and differential cryptanalysis in particular....

  5. ASME AG-1 REQUIREMENT EXEMPTION JUSTIFICATIONS FOR VENTILATION SYSTEMS AT NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE TANKS AT THE HANFORD SITE

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    Washington State Department of Health regulations require compliance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) AG-1, ''Code on Nuclear Air and Gas Treatment,'' for all new radioactive air emission units. As a result, these requirements have been applied to systems that ventilate the radioactive waste storage tanks in the tank farm facilities on the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site. ASME AG-1 is applied as a regulatory constraint to waste tank ventilation systems at the Hanford Site, even though the code was not intended for these systems. An assessment was performed to identify which requirements should be exempted for waste tank ventilation systems. The technical justifications for requirement exemptions were prepared and presented to the regulator. The technical justifications were documented so that select requirement exemptions for specific projects and systems can be sought through the regulator's permitting process. This paper presents the rationale for attempting to receive requirement exemption and presents examples of the technical justifications that form the basis for these exemptions

  6. Block copolymer battery separator

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    Wong, David; Balsara, Nitash Pervez

    2016-04-26

    The invention herein described is the use of a block copolymer/homopolymer blend for creating nanoporous materials for transport applications. Specifically, this is demonstrated by using the block copolymer poly(styrene-block-ethylene-block-styrene) (SES) and blending it with homopolymer polystyrene (PS). After blending the polymers, a film is cast, and the film is submerged in tetrahydrofuran, which removes the PS. This creates a nanoporous polymer film, whereby the holes are lined with PS. Control of morphology of the system is achieved by manipulating the amount of PS added and the relative size of the PS added. The porous nature of these films was demonstrated by measuring the ionic conductivity in a traditional battery electrolyte, 1M LiPF.sub.6 in EC/DEC (1:1 v/v) using AC impedance spectroscopy and comparing these results to commercially available battery separators.

  7. Blocking in Category Learning

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    Bott, Lewis; Hoffman, Aaron B.; Murphy, Gregory L.

    2007-01-01

    Many theories of category learning assume that learning is driven by a need to minimize classification error. When there is no classification error, therefore, learning of individual features should be negligible. We tested this hypothesis by conducting three category learning experiments adapted from an associative learning blocking paradigm. Contrary to an error-driven account of learning, participants learned a wide range of information when they learned about categories, and blocking effe...

  8. Concord Housing Blocks

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    Kumaraswamy, Mohan

    2002-01-01

    One element of the CIVCAL project Web-based resources containing images, tables, texts and associated data on the construction of Concord type Housing Blocks. A high rise public housing project using prefabriction and advanced formwork systems. Both Harmony and Concord Blocks are designed on the basis of standard modular flats which permit the use of factory produced components and a construction sequence which makes extensive use of advanced formwork systems.

  9. Efficient Block Truncation Coding

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    K.Somasundaram,

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Block Truncation Coding (BTC is one of the lossy image compression techniques. The computational complexity involved in this method is very simple. In the proposed method, the feature of inter-pixel correlation is exploited to further reduce the requirement of bits to store a block. The proposed method gives very good performance in terms of bit-rate and PSNR values when compared to the conventional BTC.

  10. Merit in Principle, Merit in Practice: An Investigation into Merit-based Human Resources Management Through the Lens of Title 5-exempt Federal Organizations

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    Woodard, Colleen A.

    2000-01-01

    This dissertation research investigates whether merit-based principles and practices are embedded into the HRM systems of 19 Title 5-exempt federal organizations. Title 5-exempt organizations, such as government corporations, serve as a vehicle for exploring the question of what constitutes merit in more loosely regulated public environments. This research fills a void in the discussion about how we can sustain a merit foundation in deregulated and decentralized federal human resources syste...

  11. 22 CFR 503.8 - Exemptions.

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    2010-04-01

    ... information. We may withhold records whose release could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a... violence. (h) Exemptions eight and nine—Records on financial institutions and records on wells....

  12. Exclusion, exemption, clearance European Union approach

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    The presentation overviews the following issues: Euratom Basic Safety Standards; administrative requirements; radiation protection of the population. Scope of the Standards: natural radiation sources; exclusion. Exemption; Clearance; Import of radioactive scrap metal

  13. 32 CFR 292.6 - FOIA exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... INFORMATION ACT PROGRAM DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (DIA) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT § 292.6 FOIA exemptions... footnote 1 to § 292.3(a)(3). 5 Forward requests to: Defense Intelligence Agency, ATTN: DSP-1A...

  14. Impression block with orientator

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    Tool review, namely the impression block, applied to check the shape and size of the top of fish as well as to determine the appropriate tool for fishing operation was realized. For multiple application and obtaining of the impress depth of 3 cm and more, the standard volumetric impression blocks with fix rods are used. However, the registered impress of fish is not oriented in space and the rods during fishing are in the extended position. This leads to rods deformation and sinking due to accidental impacts of impression block over the borehole irregularity and finally results in faulty detection of the top end of fishing object in hole. The impression blocks with copy rods and fixed magnetic needle allow estimating the object configuration and fix the position of magnetic needle determining the position of the top end of object in hole. However, the magnetic needle fixation is realized in staged and the rods are in extended position during fishing operations as well as it is in standard design. The most efficient tool is the impression block with copy rods which directs the examined object in the borehole during readings of magnetic needles data from azimuth plate and averaging of readings. This significantly increases the accuracy of fishing toll direction. The rods during fishing are located in the body and extended only when they reach the top of fishing object

  15. Uniaxial backfill block compaction

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    The main parts of the project were: to make a literature survey of the previous uniaxial compaction experiments; do uniaxial compaction tests in laboratory scale; and do industrial scale production tests. Object of the project was to sort out the different factors affecting the quality assurance chain of the backfill block uniaxial production and solve a material sticking to mould problem which appeared during manufacturing the blocks of bentonite and cruched rock mixture. The effect of mineralogical and chemical composition on the long term functionality of the backfill was excluded from the project. However, the used smectite-rich clays have been tested for mineralogical consistency. These tests were done in B and Tech OY according their SOPs. The objective of the Laboratory scale tests was to find right material- and compaction parameters for the industrial scale tests. Direct comparison between the laboratory scale tests and industrial scale tests is not possible because the mould geometry and compaction speed has a big influence for the compaction process. For this reason the selected material parameters were also affected by the previous compaction experiments. The industrial scale tests were done in summer of 2010 in southern Sweden. Blocks were done with uniaxial compaction. A 40 tons of the mixture of bentonite and crushed rock blocks and almost 50 tons of Friedland-clay blocks were compacted. (orig.)

  16. Block diagonal and schur complement preconditioners for block-toeplitz systems with small size blocks

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    Ching, WK; Ng, MK; Wen, YW

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we consider the solution of Hermitian positive definite block-Toeplitz systems with small size blocks. We propose and study block diagonal and Schur complement preconditioners for such block-Toeplitz matrices. We show that for some block-Toeplitz matrices, the spectra of the preconditioned matrices are uniformly bounded except for a fixed number of outliers where this fixed number depends only on the size of the block. Hence, conjugate gradient type methods, when applied to solv...

  17. Nymble Blocking System

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    Anand Joshi

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available In order to allow users to access Internet services privately, anonymizing networks like Tor uses a series of routers to hide the client’s IP address from the server. These networks, however, have been marred by users employing this anonymity for abusive purposes such as defacing popular web sites. Usually, web site administrators rely on IP-address blocking in order to disable access to misbehaving users, but it is impractical if the abuser routes through an anonymizing network. In order to avoid this, administrators bar all known exit nodes of the anonymizing network, thereby denying anonymous access to all the users(whether misbehaving or not. To solve this issue, we introduce Nymble, a system where servers blacklist misbehaving users, thereby blocking users without affecting their anonymity. Nymble is thus agnostic to varied definitions of misbehavior. Servers can block users for any reason, and the privacy of blacklisted users is not affected in any case.

  18. Bactericidal block copolymer micelles.

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    Vyhnalkova, Renata; Eisenberg, Adi; van de Ven, Theo

    2011-05-12

    Block copolymer micelles with bactericidal properties were designed to deactivate pathogens such as E. coli bacteria. The micelles of PS-b-PAA and PS-b-P4VP block copolymers were loaded with biocides TCMTB or TCN up to 20 or 30 wt.-%, depending on the type of antibacterial agent. Bacteria were exposed to loaded micelles and bacterial deactivation was evaluated. The micelles loaded with TCN are bactericidal; bacteria are killed in less than two minutes of exposure. The most likely interpretation of the data is that the biocide is transferred to the bacteria by repeated micelle/bacteria contacts, and not via the solution. PMID:21275041

  19. E-Block: A Tangible Programming Tool with Graphical Blocks

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    Danli Wang; Yang Zhang; Shengyong Chen

    2013-01-01

    This paper designs a tangible programming tool, E-Block, for children aged 5 to 9 to experience the preliminary understanding of programming by building blocks. With embedded artificial intelligence, the tool defines the programming blocks with the sensors as the input and enables children to write programs to complete the tasks in the computer. The symbol on the programming block's surface is used to help children understanding the function of each block. The sequence information is transfer...

  20. 46 CFR 530.13 - Exceptions and exemptions.

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    2010-10-01

    ...; (2) Forest products; (3) Recycled metal scrap; (4) New assembled motor vehicles; and (5) Waste paper or paper waste. (b) Commission exemptions. Exemptions from the requirements of this part are...

  1. 75 FR 22175 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-04-27

    ... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the...

  2. 78 FR 76394 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2013-12-17

    ... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the...

  3. 77 FR 12361 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-02-29

    ... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the...

  4. 76 FR 69793 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-11-09

    ... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the...

  5. 76 FR 25763 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-05-05

    ... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision... Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the...

  6. 28 CFR 36.404 - Alterations: Elevator exemption.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Alterations: Elevator exemption. 36.404... Alterations: Elevator exemption. (a) This section does not require the installation of an elevator in an... facility has an elevator....

  7. 21 CFR 1310.12 - Exempt chemical mixtures.

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    2010-04-01

    .... Ergotamine and its salts 8676 Not exempt at any concentration Chemical mixtures containing amount of any ergotamine, including its salts, are not exempt. Ethylamine and its salts 8678 20% by Weight or...

  8. 77 FR 64181 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-10-18

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441) \\1\\. The revision...; Diabetes Mellitus AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY:...

  9. Ganglion block. When and how?

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    Increasing understanding of the anatomy and physiology of neural structures has led to the development of surgical and percutaneous neurodestructive methods in order to target and destroy various components of afferent nociceptive pathways. The dorsal root ganglia and in particular the ganglia of the autonomous nervous system are targets for radiological interventions. The autonomous nervous system is responsible for the regulation of organ functions, sweating, visceral and blood vessel-associated pain. Ganglia of the sympathetic chain and non-myelinized autonomous nerves can be irreversibly destroyed by chemical and thermal ablation. Computed tomography (CT)-guided sympathetic nerve blocks are well established interventional radiological procedures which lead to vasodilatation, reduction of sweating and reduction of pain associated with the autonomous nervous system. Sympathetic blocks are applied for the treatment of various vascular diseases including critical limb ischemia. Other indications for thoracic and lumbar sympathectomy include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), chronic tumor associated pain and hyperhidrosis. Neurolysis of the celiac plexus is an effective palliative pain treatment particularly in patients suffering from pancreatic cancer. Percutaneous dorsal root ganglion rhizotomy can be performed in selected patients with radicular pain that is resistant to conventional pharmacological and interventional treatment. (orig.)

  10. Effects of Block Scheduling

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    William R. Veal

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available This study examined the effects of a tri-schedule on the academic achievement of students in a high school. The tri-schedule consists of traditional, 4x4 block, and hybrid schedules running at the same time in the same high school. Effectiveness of the schedules was determined from the state mandated test of basic skills in reading, language, and mathematics. Students who were in a particular schedule their freshman year were tested at the beginning of their sophomore year. A statistical ANCOVA test was performed using the schedule types as independent variables and cognitive skill index and GPA as covariates. For reading and language, there was no statistically significant difference in test results. There was a statistical difference mathematics-computation. Block mathematics is an ideal format for obtaining more credits in mathematics, but the block format does little for mathematics achievement and conceptual understanding. The results have content specific implications for schools, administrations, and school boards who are considering block scheduling adoption.

  11. Spice Blocks Melanoma Growth

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    Science Teacher, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Curcumin, the pungent yellow spice found in both turmeric and curry powders, blocks a key biological pathway needed for development of melanoma and other cancers, according to a study that appears in the journal Cancer. Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center demonstrate how curcumin stops laboratory strains of…

  12. Contaminated soil concrete blocks

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    Korte, de A.C.J.; Brouwers, H.J.H.; Limbachiya, Mukesh C.; Kew, Hsein Y.

    2009-01-01

    According to Dutch law the contaminated soil needs to be remediated or immobilised. The main focus in this article is the design of concrete blocks, containing contaminated soil, that are suitable for large production, financial feasible and meets all technical and environmental requirements. In ord

  13. 78 FR 77770 - Ironwood Equity Fund, LP; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business...

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    2013-12-24

    ... ADMINISTRATION Ironwood Equity Fund, LP; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest Notice is hereby given that Ironwood Equity Fund, LP, 45 Nod Road, Avon... Administration (``SBA'') Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.730). Ironwood Equity Fund, LP proposes to make...

  14. 75 FR 50845 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-027 The...

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    2010-08-18

    ... / Wednesday, August 18, 2010 / Rules and Regulations#0;#0; ] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary 6 CFR Part 5 Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL--027 The History of the Department of Homeland Security System of Records AGENCY: Privacy...

  15. 76 FR 77580 - Contemporary Healthcare Senior Lien Fund I, LP; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the...

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    2011-12-13

    ... ADMINISTRATION Contemporary Healthcare Senior Lien Fund I, LP; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest Notice is hereby given that Contemporary Healthcare... Constitute Conflicts of Interest, of the Small Business Administration (``SBA'') Rules and Regulations...

  16. 29 CFR 2520.104-47 - Limited exemption and alternative method of compliance for filing of insurance company financial...

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    2010-07-01

    ... insurance company, insurance service or similar organization, provided that the administrator files a copy... filing of insurance company financial reports. 2520.104-47 Section 2520.104-47 Labor Regulations Relating... exemption and alternative method of compliance for filing of insurance company financial reports....

  17. 75 FR 54661 - Main Street Capital II, LP; Notice of Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business...

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    2010-09-08

    ... ADMINISTRATION Main Street Capital II, LP; Notice of Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest Notice is hereby given that Main Street Capital II, LP, 1300 Post Oak Blvd... Regulations (13 CFR 107.730), Financings which Constitute Conflicts of Interest. Main Street Capital II,...

  18. 75 FR 54661 - Main Street Mezzanine Fund, LP; Notice of Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business...

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    2010-09-08

    ... ADMINISTRATION Main Street Mezzanine Fund, LP; Notice of Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest Notice is hereby given that Main Street Mezzanine Fund, LP, 1300 Post...'') Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.730), Financings which Constitute Conflicts of Interest. Main...

  19. 77 FR 42353 - Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of...

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    2012-07-18

    .... proposes to provide debt financing to 2007 Apollo Holding Corp. which owns 100% of the outstanding stock of... Act''), in connection with the financing of a small concern, has sought an exemption under Section 312... financing is brought within the purview of Sec. 107.730 of the Regulations because Accretive II, LP...

  20. 77 FR 11618 - Solutions Capital I, L.P.; Notice Seeking Exemption Under the Small Business Investment Act...

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    2012-02-27

    ... Administration Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107). Solutions Capital I, L.P., proposes to acquire debt financing... Act''), in connection with the financing of a small concern, has sought an exemption under Sec. 312 of.... The financing is contemplated to provide growth capital for the company. The financing is...

  1. 76 FR 77298 - Emergence Capital Partners SBIC, L.P.; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small...

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    2011-12-12

    .... proposes to provide debt financing to Action Environmental Group, Inc., 451 Frelinghuysen Avenue, Newark... amended (``the Act''), in connection with the financing of a small concern, has sought an exemption under... facility. The financing is brought within the purview of Sec. 107.730(a)(1) of the Regulations...

  2. 29 CFR 779.357 - May qualify as exempt 13(a)(2) establishments; classification of coal sales.

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    2010-07-01

    ...; classification of coal sales. 779.357 Section 779.357 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND... for Certain Retail or Service Establishments Coal Dealers § 779.357 May qualify as exempt 13(a)(2) establishments; classification of coal sales. (a) General. A coal dealer's establishment may qualify as an...

  3. 15 CFR 30.40 - Special exemptions for certain shipments to U.S. government agencies and employees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Special exemptions for certain shipments to U.S. government agencies and employees. 30.40 Section 30.40 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOREIGN...

  4. 77 FR 6471 - Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae Protein in Cotton; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance

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    2012-02-08

    ... Register. September 10, 2008. (73 FR 52591) (FRL-8380-1). Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae in Cotton... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 174 Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae Protein in Cotton; Exemption from the Requirement of... residues of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ae protein in cotton under the FFDCA. DATES: This regulation...

  5. Edit Distance with Block Deletions

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    Dana Shapira; Storer, James A.

    2011-01-01

    Several variants of the edit distance problem with block deletions are considered. Polynomial time optimal algorithms are presented for the edit distance with block deletions allowing character insertions and character moves, but without block moves. We show that the edit distance with block moves and block deletions is NP-complete (Nondeterministic Polynomial time problems in which any given solution to such problem can be verified in polynomial time, and any NP problem can be converted into...

  6. Fermion-Scalar Conformal Blocks

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    Iliesiu, Luca; Poland, David; Pufu, Silviu S; Simmons-Duffin, David; Yacoby, Ran

    2015-01-01

    We compute the conformal blocks associated with scalar-scalar-fermion-fermion 4-point functions in 3D CFTs. Together with the known scalar conformal blocks, our result completes the task of determining the so-called `seed blocks' in three dimensions. Conformal blocks associated with 4-point functions of operators with arbitrary spins can now be determined from these seed blocks by using known differential operators.

  7. 9 CFR 317.400 - Exemption from nutrition labeling.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemption from nutrition labeling. 317... INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION LABELING, MARKING DEVICES, AND CONTAINERS Nutrition Labeling § 317.400 Exemption from nutrition labeling. (a) The following meat or meat food products are exempt from...

  8. 9 CFR 590.650 - Exempted plant registration number.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exempted plant registration number... Egg Products Plants § 590.650 Exempted plant registration number. Each plant processing egg products... Number” at the time the exemption approval is provided....

  9. 75 FR 57329 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2010-09-20

    ... established its diabetes exemption program, based on the Agency's July 2000 study entitled ``A Report to... case exempting these applicants from the diabetes standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3) is likely to achieve... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications;...

  10. 21 CFR 801.127 - Medical devices; expiration of exemptions.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Medical devices; expiration of exemptions. 801.127 Section 801.127 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES LABELING Exemptions From Adequate Directions for Use § 801.127 Medical devices; expiration of exemptions. (a) If...

  11. 46 CFR 531.10 - Excepted and exempted commodities.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 9 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Excepted and exempted commodities. 531.10 Section 531.10... ARRANGEMENTS Exceptions and Implementation § 531.10 Excepted and exempted commodities. (a) Statutory exceptions... or paper waste. (b) Commission exemptions. The following commodities and/or services are not...

  12. 22 CFR 505.14 - Specific exemptions (Subsection (k)).

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Specific exemptions (Subsection (k)). 505.14... exemptions (Subsection (k)). The specific exemptions focus more on the nature of the records in the system of...) Subsection (k)(1). Records which are specifically authorized under criteria established under an...

  13. 26 CFR 26.2632-1 - Allocation of GST exemption.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 14 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Allocation of GST exemption. 26.2632-1 Section...-1 Allocation of GST exemption. (a) General rule. Except as otherwise provided in this section, an individual or the individual's executor may allocate the individual's $1 million GST exemption at any...

  14. 16 CFR 1702.7 - Justification for the exemption.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Justification for the exemption. 1702.7... PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS § 1702.7 Justification for the exemption. The justification for the exemption... grounds: (a) If the justification is based on a lack of need for special packaging to protect...

  15. 9 CFR 590.660 - Inspection of exempted plants.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Inspection of exempted plants. 590.660... Products Plants § 590.660 Inspection of exempted plants. Duly authorized representatives of the Administrator shall make such periodic inspections of exempted plants and records thereof as the...

  16. 75 FR 60862 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-10-01

    ... renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The comment period ended on September 16, 2010 (75 FR...-0174] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety... decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier...

  17. 17 CFR 36.2 - Exempt boards of trade.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exempt boards of trade. 36.2... Exempt boards of trade. (a) Eligible commodities. Commodities eligible under section 5d(b)(1) of the Act to be traded by an exempt board of trade are: (1) Commodities having— (i) A nearly...

  18. 40 CFR 720.38 - Exemptions for test marketing.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemptions for test marketing. 720.38... CONTROL ACT PREMANUFACTURE NOTIFICATION Applicability § 720.38 Exemptions for test marketing. (a) Any person may apply for an exemption to manufacture or import a new chemical substance for test...

  19. Exemption

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    Chant, Sylvia

    2014-01-01

    As part of her work on gender and poverty in The Gambia, Sylvia Chant has collaborated with Dr Isatou Touray, Founder and Executive Director of the NGO, GAMCOTRAP. GAMCOTRAP has since the 1980s been engaged, inter alia, in the struggle to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which affects over two-thirds of the female population in the country. Aside from GAMCOTRAP’s contributions to drafting a parliamentary bill to outlaw FGM, the organisation has also worked in several communities at ...

  20. Assessment and recommendations for fissile-material packaging exemptions and general licenses within 10 CFR Part 71

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    Parks, C.V.; Hopper, C.M.; Lichtenwalter, J.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1998-07-01

    This report provides a technical and regulatory assessment of the fissile material general licenses and fissile material exemptions within Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 71. The assessment included literature studies and calculational analyses to evaluate the technical criteria; review of current industry practice and concerns; and a detailed evaluation of the regulatory text for clarity, consistency and relevance. Recommendations for potential consideration by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff are provided. The recommendations call for a simplification and consolidation of the general licenses and a change in the technical criteria for the first fissile material exemptions.

  1. Insulin-like Growth Factor-binding Protein-3 (IGFBP-3) Blocks the Effects of Asthma by Negatively Regulating NF-κB Signaling through IGFBP-3R-mediated Activation of Caspases*♦

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    Lee, Yong-Chul; Jogie-Brahim, Sherryline; Lee, Dae-Yeol; Han, Jinfeng; Harada, Aki; Murphy, Liam J.; Oh, Youngman

    2011-01-01

    Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) is a multifunctional protein known for modulating mitogenic and metabolic actions of IGFs as well as exerting a variety of biological actions not involving IGFs. Here, we show that IGFBP-3 blocks specific physiological consequences of asthma in an IGF-independent manner in vitro and in vivo. IGFBP-3 treatment effectively reduced all physiological manifestations of asthma examined in vivo (airway hyper-responsiveness, cellular and patholog...

  2. Exemption, exception and other criteria for transport criticality safety

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    Many strange concepts, requirements and specifications related to criticality safety are present in the Regulations. Some earlier problems have been corrected but, going back to 1961 and the first edition of the Regulations, it seems as many changes have been to the worse. Fissile material was defined correctly as a material that could consist of or contain fissile nuclides. Materials consisting of pure fissile nuclides don't exist but are important in package designs. 238Pu was included as a fissile nuclide only as an emergency, because there was no alternative, but this caused some people to think that all nuclides supporting criticality are fissile. Neutron interaction between different (non-identical) packages had to be evaluated, making the transport index or allowable number of packages a credible safety control. That is not true anymore. The 15 gram exception limit for fissile nuclides was combined with a transport mode limit, similar to but more restrictive than the current consignment limit. The confinement system was introduced to help with formulation of a single requirement for safety of the containment system but is becoming something very different. Controls before the first use of a packaging have become controls of the first use of a package, supporting multiple shipments of the same package. The lack of exemption limits for fissile material essentially makes all radioactive materials fissile (all radioactive material contains some fissile atoms). Radioactive material seems to be defined without consideration of the criticality hazard of the material. LSA materials are defined with consideration of criticality, but only relates to quantities in fissile exceptions when other properties can be equally or more important. In July 2004, a number of proposals to IAEA have been submitted by Sweden to improve and expand the criticality safety control of the Regulations. Essential is the introduction of the fissionable nuclide and material concepts in

  3. ABC's of monitoring federal tax exemption.

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    Sanborn, A B; MacKelvie, C F

    1988-10-01

    Congress and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are taking a close look at the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as it applies to Catholic institutions' activities. Although most Catholic institutions' exempt status is secured by reserved power organizational characteristics, it would behoove healthcare leaders to become familiar with the tax system and the IRS operation and, if necessary, make appropriate accommodations. They should understand what triggers an IRS audit and the audit process itself. The IRS subjects exempt institutions to organizational and operational tests. It deems that a healthcare entity is organized exclusively for an exempt (and charitable) purpose when that entity's articles of incorporation: 1. Limit the organization's purposes to charitable purposes. 2. Limit the organizations's activities to those which further its exempt purposes only, with other purposes furthered in only an insubstantial way. 3. Limit activities to those specified in IRC Section 501(c)(3). 4. Limit distribution of the organization's assets on dissolution to another organization with a like or similar exempt purpose. 5. Limit legislative and bar political activities Although most Catholic healthcare entities are "tax managed" conservatively, from an operational perspective, they often enter into transactions that the IRS considers "red flags." Some of these "red flag" transactions involve: Joint venture operations. Physician recruitment and physician handling plans. Rental/lease arrangements. Defined compensation plans. Hospital productivity plans. Profit-sharing plans. Contingent compensation arrangements. Acquisition, mergers, and divestitures. Taxable subsidiaries and unrelated business income. PMID:10290390

  4. NCCN Evidence Blocks.

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    Carlson, Robert W; Jonasch, Eric

    2016-05-01

    NCCN has developed a series of Evidence Blocks: graphics that provide ratings for each recommended treatment regimen in terms of efficacy, toxicity, quality and consistency of the supporting data, and affordability. The NCCN Evidence Blocks are currently available in 10 tumor types within the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines). At a glance, patients and providers can understand how a given treatment was assessed by the NCCN Guidelines Panel and get a sense of how a given treatment may match individual needs and preferences. Robert W. Carlson, MD, CEO of NCCN, described the reasoning behind this new feature and how the tool is used, and Eric Jonasch, MD, Professor of Genitourinary Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Vice Chair of the NCCN Kidney Cancer Panel, described its applicability in the management of metastatic renal cell carcinoma. PMID:27226499

  5. Right bundle branch block

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    Bussink, Barbara E; Holst, Anders Gaarsdal; Jespersen, Lasse;

    2013-01-01

    AimsTo determine the prevalence, predictors of newly acquired, and the prognostic value of right bundle branch block (RBBB) and incomplete RBBB (IRBBB) on a resting 12-lead electrocardiogram in men and women from the general population.Methods and resultsWe followed 18 441 participants included in...... men vs. 0.5%/2.3% in women, P <0.001). Significant predictors of newly acquired RBBB were male gender, increasing age, high systolic blood pressure, and presence of IRBBB, whereas predictors of newly acquired IRBBB were male gender, increasing age, and low BMI. Right bundle branch block was associated...... with significantly increased all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in both genders with age-adjusted hazard ratios (HR) of 1.31 [95% confidence interval (CI), 1.11-1.54] and 1.87 (95% CI, 1.48-2.36) in the gender pooled analysis with little attenuation after multiple adjustment. Right bundle branch...

  6. SNUPPS power block modelling

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    A series of models is being built and used as tools in the design of the SNUPPS Standard Power Block. The modelling programme includes both preliminary and final design models, a construction sequence mode, and additional models used to study various features of the design. The design of a standard power block unit has necessitated design definition which is more detailed than that customarily used in the design of nuclear power stations. One innovation is the use of engineering models as a primary design tool in the layout of process piping, preparation of isometric drawings, design of small components which are customarily designed in the field during construction. Development of a standard construction sequence and construction work plan is another innovation. (author)

  7. SUPERFICIAL CERVICAL PLEXUS BLOCK

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    Komang Mega Puspadisari

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Superficial cervical plexus block is one of the regional anesthesia in  neck were limited to thesuperficial fascia. Anesthesia is used to relieve pain caused either during or after the surgery iscompleted. This technique can be done by landmark or with ultrasound guiding. The midpointof posterior border of the Sternocleidomastoid was identified and the prosedure done on thatplace or on the level of cartilage cricoid.

  8. Growth, Endlessness, Blocks

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    Nabata, Avery Misuzu

    2014-01-01

    Growth, Endlessness, Blocks is a sculptural installation comprised of a series of wood structures of various scales. Large sections of drywall function as extensions of the gallery walls. Each structure balances a number of different physical characteristics that are tied to the act of making. Balance and presence combine in a disconcerting way giving the viewer a sense of uneasiness and a moment finely tuned by the artist. The artist seeks to embody the role of the factory fabricator as a me...

  9. Exclusion, exemption and clearance in the mining and minerals industry - A review of the concepts from a South African perspective

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    The risks from mining and processing of ores is reviewed on a generic basis with particular reference to some of the confusions which can arise due to lack of consistency or common logic in the use of exclusion, exemption and clearance. The difference in exclusion and exemption are challenged by comparing doses received in high background radiation areas and the doses received from a mining practice. The common principle of risk to the human species is not applied consistently. The differences between IAEA recommendations and local regulatory conditions are compared, and the use of exemption levels as clearance levels is considered. A case study on management of mine tailings is presented with special focus on the use of clearance levels. In all areas of review the interpretation of regulation is subject to confusion resulting from inconsistencies which can distort free market economics. (author)

  10. E-Block: A Tangible Programming Tool with Graphical Blocks

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    Danli Wang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper designs a tangible programming tool, E-Block, for children aged 5 to 9 to experience the preliminary understanding of programming by building blocks. With embedded artificial intelligence, the tool defines the programming blocks with the sensors as the input and enables children to write programs to complete the tasks in the computer. The symbol on the programming block's surface is used to help children understanding the function of each block. The sequence information is transferred to computer by microcomputers and then translated into semantic information. The system applies wireless and infrared technologies and provides user with feedbacks on both screen and programming blocks. Preliminary user studies using observation and user interview methods are shown for E-Block's prototype. The test results prove that E-Block is attractive to children and easy to learn and use. The project also highlights potential advantages of using single chip microcomputer (SCM technology to develop tangible programming tools for children.

  11. Demographic Data - MDC_Block

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — A polygon feature class of Miami-Dade Census 2000 Blocks. Census blocks are areas bounded on all sides by visible and/or invisible features shown on a map prepared...

  12. Ear - blocked at high altitudes

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    High altitudes and blocked ears; Flying and blocked ears; Eustachian tube dysfunction - high altitude ... you are going up or coming down from high altitudes. Chewing gum the entire time you are changing ...

  13. Banking services aid tax-exempt investments.

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    Forbes, R W; Leonard, P A

    1987-04-01

    Many not-for-profit hospitals are facing a severe capital shortage. Their traditional sources of funding--government grants, philanthropy, and appropriations--have dramatically declined. Increasingly, these hospitals are turning to the tax-exempt bond market for their capital. It is important for the financial manager to understand the elements and the process of tax-exempt financing. One crucial element is the investment banker who handles the project's financing. This article focuses on the financing services investment banking firms provide to hospitals and explains how much these services will cost. PMID:10280840

  14. Porous block nanofiber composite filters

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    Ginley, David S.; Curtis, Calvin J.; Miedaner, Alexander; Weiss, Alan J.; Paddock, Arnold

    2016-08-09

    Porous block nano-fiber composite (110), a filtration system (10) and methods of using the same are disclosed. An exemplary porous block nano-fiber composite (110) includes a porous block (100) having one or more pores (200). The porous block nano-fiber composite (110) also includes a plurality of inorganic nano-fibers (211) formed within at least one of the pores (200).

  15. A standard graphite block

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    A graphite block was calibrated for the thermal neutron flux of the Ra-Be source using indium foils as detectors. Experimental values of the thermal neutron flux along the central vertical axis of the system were corrected for the self-shielding effect and depression of flux in the detector. The experimental values obtained were compared with the values calculated on the basis of solving the conservation neutron equation by the continuous slowing-down theory. In this theoretical calculation of the flux the Ra-Be source was divided into three resonance energy regions. The measurement of the thermal neutron diffusion length in the standard graphite block is described. The measurements were performed in the thermal neutron region of the system. The experimental results were interpreted by the diffusion theory for point thermal neutron source in the finite system. The thermal neutron diffusion length was calculated to be L= 50.9 ±3.1 cm for the following graphite characteristics: density = 1.7 g/cm3; boron content = 0.1 ppm; absorption cross section = 3.7 mb

  16. Radiation Safety (Qualifications) Regulations 1980

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    These Regulations, promulgated pursuant to the provisions of the Radiation Safety Act, 1975-1979, require persons engaged in activities involving radiation to pass a radiation safety examination or to possess an approved qualification in radiation. The National Health and Medical Research Council is authorised to exempt persons from compliance with these requirements or, conversely, to impose such requirements on persons other than those designated. (NEA)

  17. One-Block CYRCA: an automated procedure for identifying multiple-block alignments from single block queries

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    Frenkel-Morgenstern, Milana; Singer, Alice; Bronfeld, Hagit; Pietrokovski, Shmuel

    2005-01-01

    One-Block CYRCA is an automated procedure for identifying multiple-block alignments from single block queries (). It is based on the LAMA and CYRCA block-to-block alignment methods. The procedure identifies whether the query blocks can form new multiple-block alignments (block sets) with blocks from a database or join pre-existing database block sets. Using pre-computed LAMA block alignments and CYRCA sets from the Blocks database reduces the computation time. LAMA and CYRCA are highly sensit...

  18. 76 FR 69662 - Methacrylic Polymer; Tolerance Exemption

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    ... exemption. 6. The polymer is not a water absorbing polymer with a number average molecular weight (MW... average molecular weight (in amu): 2,900 * * * * * * * BILLING CODE 6560-50-P ... Findings In the Federal Register of July 6, 2011 (79 FR 39358) (FRL-8875-6), EPA issued a notice...

  19. 22 CFR 1102.8 - Exemptions.

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    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Exemptions. 1102.8 Section 1102.8 Foreign Relations INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, UNITED STATES SECTION...) Could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source, including a State,...

  20. 21 CFR 21.61 - Exempt systems.

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    ... criminal law enforcement purposes, in the Food and Drug Administration Privacy Act Record Systems listed in... records compiled by the Food and Drug Administration in a criminal law enforcement investigation where the... enforcement purposes, including criminal law enforcement purposes, are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2) and...

  1. 32 CFR 310.28 - General exemption.

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    2010-07-01

    ... criminal law enforcement process from arrest or indictment through the final release from parole... law-enforcement activities of a DoD Component. (c) To qualify for the (j)(2) exemption, the system of... any activity pertaining to the enforcement of criminal laws, such as the U.S. Army...

  2. 7 CFR 12.5 - Exemption.

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    ... created by a water delivery system, irrigation, irrigation system, or application of water for irrigation, (C) A nontidal drainage or irrigation ditch excavated in non-wetland, or (D) A wetland converted by... commenced under this section lost its exempt status if such activity as not completed on or before January...

  3. 14 CFR 1206.300 - Exemptions.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemptions. 1206.300 Section 1206.300 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION AVAILABILITY OF AGENCY RECORDS TO MEMBERS... reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of any individual. (8) Contained in or...

  4. 39 CFR 266.9 - Exemptions.

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    ... UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION PRIVACY OF INFORMATION § 266.9 Exemptions...; (E) Constitute unwarranted invasions of the personal privacy of third parties who are involved in a... provisions on suits to enforce subsection (d) inapplicable. (vii) If one of these systems of records...

  5. 16 CFR Appendix to Part 460 - Exemptions

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    ... the unfair or deceptive acts or practices to which the rule relates. In response to petitions from industry representatives, the Commission has granted exemptions from specific requirements of 16 CFR part... other than new home sellers when they participate with a new home seller to advertise and promote...

  6. 41 CFR 60-1.5 - Exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Exemptions. 60-1.5 Section 60-1.5 Public Contracts and Property Management Other Provisions Relating to Public Contracts... society, or if the curriculum of such school, college, university, or other educational institution...

  7. 9 CFR 130.49 - Exemptions.

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    ... States for testing for foreign animal diseases. (b) ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemptions. 130.49 Section 130.49 Animals and Animal Products ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE...

  8. 40 CFR 147.102 - Aquifer exemptions.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Aquifer exemptions. 147.102 Section 147.102 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS...) Granite Point. (ii) McArthur River Field. (iii) Middle Ground Shoal Field. (iv) Trading Bay Field. (3)...

  9. 22 CFR 1101.9 - Exemptions.

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    ... established by an executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy, and... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Exemptions. 1101.9 Section 1101.9 Foreign Relations INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, UNITED STATES...

  10. 32 CFR 321.13 - Exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... informed decision-making by the Department when making required suitability, eligibility, and qualification... name: Case Control Management System (CCMS). (2) Exemption: (i) Investigatory material compiled for law... access to the disclosure accounting could alert the subject of an investigation to the existence...

  11. 32 CFR 320.12 - Exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... this paragraph. The decisions to release information from these systems will be made on a case-by-case..., which contain isolated items of properly classified information. (b) System identifier and name: B0210..., generic information currently published in the system notice, an exemption from this provision...

  12. 40 CFR 69.41 - New exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... at 40 CFR 58.20, but will, for these purposes, be averaged by the hour, starting on the hour. (3) The... 40 Protection of Environment 15 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false New exemptions. 69.41 Section 69.41... 1-hour averages, starting on the hour. If the average wind direction for a given hour is from...

  13. 21 CFR 710.9 - Exemptions.

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    2010-04-01

    ... REGISTRATION OF COSMETIC PRODUCT ESTABLISHMENTS § 710.9 Exemptions. The following classes of persons are not... registration is not justified: (a) Beauty shops, cosmetologists, retailers, pharmacies, and other persons and organizations that compound cosmetic products at a single location and administer, dispense, or distribute...

  14. 5 CFR 1632.5 - Exemptions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... confidential source and, in the case of a record compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course... tribunal, or an arbitration, or the initiation, conduct, or disposition of a particular case of formal... MEETINGS § 1632.5 Exemptions. (a) Except in a case where the Board finds that the public interest...

  15. 37 CFR 102.34 - Specific exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... are within this exemption are: COMMERCE/PAT-TM-6, COMMERCE/PAT-TM-7, COMMERCE/PAT-TM-8, COMMERCE/PAT.../DEPT-14; (D) Attorneys and Agents Registered to Practice Before the Office—COMMERCE/PAT-TM-1; (E...—COMMERCE/PAT-TM-2; and (F) Non-Registered Persons Rendering Assistance to Patent...

  16. Exemption of electricity-intensive network users pursuant to paragraph 19 II 2 of the Electricity Network Charges Ordinance. Reallocation sleaze regulation and the law.; Befreiung stromintensiver Netznutzer gem. paragraph 19 II 2 StromNEV. Die Umlagenfilzregulierung und das Recht

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    Ernst, Lukas [Bonn Univ. (Germany). Zentrum fuer Europaeische Integrationsforschung; Koenig, Christian [Bonn Univ. (Germany). Zentrum fuer Europaeische Integrationsforschung; Bonn Univ. (Germany). Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultaet

    2012-12-13

    The last major amendment of the energy economy laws in the summer of 2011 included changes to paragraph 19 II 2 of the Electricity Network Charges Ordinance. Whereas previously individual agreements on network charges had only been permissible in cases of atypical network use, the present amendment now entirely exempts electricity-intensive customers from network charges. If the loss in revenue which results from the exemption of large network users is socialised through a reallocation mechanism and is thus borne by the entirety of network users, then such a reallocation scheme will have the economic effect of a consumer tax serving the redistribution of wealth from bottom to top under the pretence of securing international competitiveness and employment, circumventing the arduous route via the national fiscal budget. There is nothing like the law, especially the law on EU subsidies, as a means of stabilising this lobby-driven regulatory roller-coaster ride.

  17. Blocking the Hawking radiation

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    Autzen, M.; Kouvaris, C.

    2014-01-01

    grows after its formation (and eventually destroys the star) instead of evaporating. The fate of the black hole is dictated by the two opposite mechanics, i.e., accretion of nuclear matter from the center of the star and Hawking radiation that tends to decrease the mass of the black hole. We study how......Some severe constraints on asymmetric dark matter are based on the scenario that certain types of weakly interacting massive particles can form mini-black holes inside neutron stars that can lead to their destruction. A crucial element for the realization of this scenario is that the black hole...... the assumptions for the accretion rate can in fact affect the critical mass beyond which a black hole always grows. We also study to what extent degenerate nuclear matter can impede Hawking radiation due to the fact that emitted particles can be Pauli blocked at the core of the star....

  18. Photovoltaic building blocks

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    Hanberg, Peter Jesper; Jørgensen, Anders Michael

    2014-01-01

    efficiency of about 15% for commercial Silicon solar cells there is still much to gain. DTU Danchip provides research facilities, equipment and expertise for the building blocks that comprises fabricating the efficient solar cell. In order to get more of the sun light into the device we provide thin film...... coating tools to depositand develop anti-reflection filters by means of sputtering or e-beam evaporation. To reduce the area taken up by metallic contacts transparent conducting oxides like Aluminium doped ZincOxide (AZO) and Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) can be deposited. We also support research...... and development of new 2D materials like graphene that is a promising candidate for cheap highly transparent contacts. Another way to increase efficiency is to structure the active layers indevice so that more light is absorbed. This can be done in one of our advanced dry etching machines either mask-less to form...

  19. Block Voter Model

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    Sampaio, C I N

    2011-01-01

    We introduce and study the block voter model with noise on two-dimensional square lattices using Monte Carlo simulations and finite-size scaling techniques. The model is defined by an outflow dynamics where a central set of $N_{PCS}$ spins, here denoted by persuasive cluster spins (PCS), tries to influence the opinion of their neighbouring counterparts. We consider the collective behaviour of the entire system with varying PCS size. When $N_{PCS}>2$, the system exhibits an order-disorder phase transition at a critical noise parameter $q_{c}$ which is a monotonically increasing function of the size of the persuasive cluster. We conclude that how large the PCS is more power of persuasion it has. It also seems that the resulting critical behaviour is Ising-like independent of the range of the interactions.

  20. 77 FR 8721 - Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C)

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    2012-02-15

    ... PROTECTION 12 CFR Part 1003 RIN 3170-AA06 Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C) AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer... requirements of Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) to reflect a change in the asset-size exemption... 1975, as amended (HMDA; 12 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) requires most mortgage lenders located in...

  1. ADVANCES IN INTEGRATING INSECT GROWTH REGULATORS INTO STORAGE PEST MANAGEMENT

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    Insect growth regulators (IGRs) are insecticides that mimic insect-produced hormones that regulate the developmental process. They generally have little or no mammalian toxicity, and are considered reduced-risk insecticides that are often exempt from tolerance requirements of regulatory agencies. Al...

  2. The Block-block Bootstrap: Improved Asymptotic Refinements

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    Donald W.K. Andrews

    2002-01-01

    The asymptotic refinements attributable to the block bootstrap for time series are not as large as those of the nonparametric iid bootstrap or the parametric bootstrap. One reason is that the independence between the blocks in the block bootstrap sample does not mimic the dependence structure of the original sample. This is the join-point problem. In this paper, we propose a method of solving this problem. The idea is not to alter the block bootstrap. Instead, we alter the original sample sta...

  3. Convergence rates of empirical block length selectors for block bootstrap

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    Nordman, Daniel J.; Lahiri, Soumendra N.

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the accuracy of two general non-parametric methods for estimating optimal block lengths for block bootstraps with time series – the first proposed in the seminal paper of Hall, Horowitz and Jing (Biometrika 82 (1995) 561–574) and the second from Lahiri et al. (Stat. Methodol. 4 (2007) 292–321). The relative performances of these general methods have been unknown and, to provide a comparison, we focus on rates of convergence for these block length selectors for the moving block ...

  4. Large Block Test Final Report

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    Lin, W

    2001-12-01

    This report documents the Large-Block Test (LBT) conducted at Fran Ridge near Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The LBT was a thermal test conducted on an exposed block of middle non-lithophysal Topopah Spring tuff (Tptpmn) and was designed to assist in understanding the thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes associated with heating and then cooling a partially saturated fractured rock mass. The LBT was unique in that it was a large (3 x 3 x 4.5 m) block with top and sides exposed. Because the block was exposed at the surface, boundary conditions on five of the six sides of the block were relatively well known and controlled, making this test both easier to model and easier to monitor. This report presents a detailed description of the test as well as analyses of the data and conclusions drawn from the test. The rock block that was tested during the LBT was exposed by excavation and removal of the surrounding rock. The block was characterized and instrumented, and the sides were sealed and insulated to inhibit moisture and heat loss. Temperature on the top of the block was also controlled. The block was heated for 13 months, during which time temperature, moisture distribution, and deformation were monitored. After the test was completed and the block cooled down, a series of boreholes were drilled, and one of the heater holes was over-cored to collect samples for post-test characterization of mineralogy and mechanical properties. Section 2 provides background on the test. Section 3 lists the test objectives and describes the block site, the site configuration, and measurements made during the test. Section 3 also presents a chronology of events associated with the LBT, characterization of the block, and the pre-heat analyses of the test. Section 4 describes the fracture network contained in the block. Section 5 describes the heating/cooling system used to control the temperature in the block and presents the thermal history of the block during the test

  5. Dimensional Reduction for Conformal Blocks

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    Hogervorst, Matthijs

    2016-01-01

    We consider the dimensional reduction of a CFT, breaking multiplets of the d-dimensional conformal group SO(d+1,1) up into multiplets of SO(d,1). This leads to an expansion of d-dimensional conformal blocks in terms of blocks in d-1 dimensions. In particular, we obtain a formula for 3d conformal blocks as an infinite sum over 2F1 hypergeometric functions with closed-form coefficients.

  6. Covariant Approaches to Superconformal Blocks

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    Fitzpatrick, A Liam; Khandker, Zuhair U; Li, Daliang; Poland, David; Simmons-Duffin, David

    2014-01-01

    We develop techniques for computing superconformal blocks in 4d superconformal field theories. First we study the super-Casimir differential equation, deriving simple new expressions for superconformal blocks for 4-point functions containing chiral operators in theories with N-extended supersymmetry. We also reproduce these results by extending the "shadow formalism" of Ferrara, Gatto, Grillo, and Parisi to supersymmetric theories, where superconformal blocks can be represented as superspace integrals of three-point functions multiplied by shadow three-point functions.

  7. SRP meeting: the Radioactive Substances Act and Exemption Orders, London, 16 January 2001

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    The SRP conference on the Radioactive Substances Act (RSA) and Exemption Orders was held in the Scientific Societies Lecture Theatre in London on 16 January 2001. The proposed changes to RSA93 were put forward in two draft Statutory Instruments, 'Proposals for Radioactive Substances (Basic Safety Standards) (England and Wales) Regulation 2000' and the 'Radioactive Substances (Basic Safety Standards) (England and Wales) Directive 2000'. The former is limited to the changes for clocks and watches and requires prior authorisation for the disposal of all radioactive substances arising from practices subject to reporting. The latter places legally binding duties on the EA in the administration of the Act. This includes legal obligation for the EA to ensure that when granting RSA authorisations, resulting exposures are ALARA, that dose limits for members of the public are complied with, that dose constraints are considered where appropriate and that undertakings discharge their responsibilities under the Act. Mr. Ciaran McDonnell from the NRPB presented their findings on the current application of some of the existing Exemption Orders (excluding MOD use), and discussed the impact of possible changes. The main advantage of he Exemption Orders was considered to be avoiding the need for registration. Mr. McDonnell also stated that for some users, a move to prior notification on first use of an Exemption Order may be acceptable, but a requirement for further notification may prove impracticable. The NRPB found a reluctance by users to make full use of the provision for waste disposal. Instead many chose to use authorised disposal routes, for example Safeguard. Therefore, provided these disposal costs did not increase excessively, he felt that the removal of some of the current disposal options may not have a serious effect for small industrial users. However, he also stated that this view may not be shared by those in different work areas, e.g. schools/hospitals. Although

  8. Control rod blocking device

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    Purpose: To increase the degree of freedom for the reactor operation by control rod blocking by monitoring the critical power ratio (CPR) with real time. Constitution: There has been a problem that the withdrawal of control rods may occasionally be inhibited with all the margin in view of CPR. The present invention dissolves this problem. That is, the control rod withdrawal device periodically calculates CPR, and calculated CPR upon generation of a control rod withdrawing signal by conpensating the result of calculation with a LPRM signal and a reactor core flow rate signal. The CPR at real time is compared with a predetermined setting value to output a control rod withdrawing inhibition signal depending on the result of the comparison. In the device as described above, since CPR is monitored at real time, the control rod can be withdrawn without causing fuel damages, as well as the inhibition of withdrawal irrespective of the presence of margin in view of CPR can be avoided. Accordingly, degree of freedom in the reactor operation can be increased. (Kamimura, M.)

  9. 78 FR 20032 - Styrene-Ethylene-Propylene Block Copolymer; Tolerance Exemption

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    2013-04-03

    ... a number average molecular weight (MW) greater than or equal to 10,000 daltons. 7. The polymer does... criteria specified in 40 CFR 723.250(e). 8. The polymer's number average MW of 125,000 is greater than or...-occupational non-dietary exposure was possible. The number average MW of styrene-ethylene- propylene...

  10. AtMyb7, a subgroup 4 R2R3 Myb, negatively regulates ABA-induced inhibition of seed germination by blocking the expression of the bZIP transcription factor ABI5

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    Kim, Junhyeok

    2014-08-27

    Various Myb proteins have been shown to play crucial roles in plants, including primary and secondary metabolism, determination of cell fate and identity, regulation of development and involvement in responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. The 126 R2R3 Myb proteins (with two Myb repeats) have been found in Arabidopsis; however, the functions of most of these proteins remain to be fully elucidated. In the present study, we characterized the function of AtMyb7 using molecular biological and genetic analyses. We used qRT-PCR to determine the levels of stress-response gene transcripts in wild-type and atmyb7 plants. We showed that ArabidopsisAtMyb7 plays a critical role in seed germination. Under abscisic acid (ABA) and high-salt stress conditions, atmyb7 plants showed a lower germination rate than did wild-type plants. Furthermore, AtMyb7 promoter:GUS seeds exhibited different expression patterns in response to variations in the seed imbibition period. AtMyb7 negatively controls the expression of the gene encoding bZIP transcription factor, ABI5, which is a key transcription factor in ABA signalling and serves as a crucial regulator of germination inhibition in Arabidopsis. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  11. Special report on taxation. IRS issues stricter guidelines for audits of tax-exempt hospitals.

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    Solomon, J E

    1992-07-01

    The new audit guidelines serve as yet another reminder to tax-exempt hospitals that great care must be taken in structuring and documenting business arrangements with physicians and executives so as to withstand scrutiny by the IRS with regard to exempt status. Since increased census and utilization, and enhancement of the hospital's financial position, are no longer acceptable justifications for such activities as physician recruitment incentives (being suggestive of payment for referrals), it is important that hospitals make an effort to ensure that board minutes, recruitment policies, internal memoranda, and other documentation set forth the reasons--other than the benefits to the institution's bottom line--for having entered into such transactions. Hospitals must establish and document a community need for each physician recruited. Hospitals that actively recruit should be armed with studies evaluating recruiting needs in each clinical area, based on objective criteria, taking into consideration managed care contracting needs and the provision of services to the poor and needy. Finally, hospitals should re-examine all joint ventures and other business relationships with physicians to determine whether such arrangements resulted from arm's length negotiation, involve fair market value for goods and services, and conform, insofar as possible, with the Medicare fraud and abuse safe harbor regulations. Under GCM 39862 and the new guidelines, "aggressive" arrangements may not only create exposure under fraud and abuse laws, but could jeopardize the provider's tax-exempt status as well. PMID:10119510

  12. 78 FR 32294 - Main Street Capital ll, L.P., License No. 06/06-0332; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312...

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    2013-05-29

    ... ADMINISTRATION Main Street Capital ll, L.P., License No. 06/06-0332; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312... Capital ll, L.P., 1300 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 800, Houston, TX 77056, a Federal Licensee under the... Regulations (13 CFR 107.730). Main Street Capital ll, L.P. proposes to provide loan and equity financing...

  13. 77 FR 47287 - Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab Protein in Corn; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance

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    2012-08-08

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 174 Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab Protein in Corn; Exemption From the Requirement...-incorporated protectant (PIP), Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein in corn, in or on the food and feed... permissible level for residues of Bacillus thuringiensis eCry3.1Ab protein in corn. DATES: This regulation...

  14. Four-block beam collimator

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    1977-01-01

    The photo shows a four-block collimator installed on a control table for positioning the alignment reference marks. Designed for use with the secondary beams, the collimators operated in vacuum conditions. The blocks were made of steel and had a standard length of 1 m. The maximum aperture had a square coss-section of 144 cm2. (See Annual Report 1976.)

  15. Classical Virasoro irregular conformal block

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    Rim, Chaiho

    2015-01-01

    Virasoro irregular conformal block with arbitrary rank is obtained for the classical limit or equivalently Nekrasov-Shatashvili limit using the beta-deformed irregular matrix model (Penner-type matrix model for the irregular conformal block). The same result is derived using the generalized Mathieu equation which is equivalent to the loop equation of the irregular matrix model.

  16. OPAL Various Lead Glass Blocks

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    These lead glass blocks were part of a CERN detector called OPAL (one of the four experiments at the LEP particle detector). OPAL uses some 12 000 blocks of glass like this to measure particle energies in the electromagnetic calorimeter. This detector measured the energy deposited when electrons and photons were slowed down and stopped.

  17. The Shamrock lumbar plexus block

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    Sauter, Axel R; Ullensvang, Kyrre; Niemi, Geir;

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The Shamrock technique is a new method for ultrasound-guided lumbar plexus blockade. Data on the optimal local anaesthetic dose are not available. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to estimate the effective dose of ropivacaine 0.5% for a Shamrock lumbar plexus block. DESIGN: A...... prospective dose-finding study using Dixon's up-and-down sequential method. SETTING: University Hospital Orthopaedic Anaesthesia Unit. INTERVENTION: Shamrock lumbar plexus block performance and block assessment were scheduled preoperatively. Ropivacaine 0.5% was titrated with the Dixon and Massey up......-and-down method using a stepwise change of 5 ml in each consecutive patient. Combined blocks of the femoral, the lateral femoral cutaneous and the obturator nerve were prerequisite for a successful lumbar plexus block. PATIENTS: Thirty patients scheduled for lower limb orthopaedic surgery completed the study...

  18. On Approximability of Block Sorting

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    Narayanaswamy, N S

    2011-01-01

    Block Sorting is a well studied problem, motivated by its applications in Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and Computational Biology. Block Sorting has been shown to be NP-Hard, and two separate polynomial time 2-approximation algorithms have been designed for the problem. But questions like whether a better approximation algorithm can be designed, and whether the problem is APX-Hard have been open for quite a while now. In this work we answer the latter question by proving Block Sorting to be Max-SNP-Hard (APX-Hard). The APX-Hardness result is based on a linear reduction of Max-3SAT to Block Sorting. We also provide a new lower bound for the problem via a new parametrized problem k-Block Merging.

  19. Federal Environmental Regulations Impacting Hydrocarbon Exploration, Drilling, and Production Operations

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    Carroll, Herbert B.; Johnson, William I.

    1999-04-27

    Waste handling and disposal from hydrocarbon exploration, drilling, and production are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through federal and state regulations and/or through implementation of federal regulations. Some wastes generated in these operations are exempt under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) but are not exempt under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), and other federal environmental laws. Exempt wastes remain exempt only if they are not mixed with hazardous wastes or hazardous substances. Once mixture occurs, the waste must be disposed as a hazardous material in an approved hazardous waste disposal facility. Before the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, air emissions from production, storage, steam generation, and compression facilities associated with hydrocarbon exploration, drilling, and production industry were not regulated. A critical proposed regulatory change which will significantly effect Class II injection wells for disposal of produced brine and injection for enhanced oil recovery is imminent. Federal regulations affecting hydrocarbon exploration, drilling and production, proposed EPA regulatory changes, and a recent significant US Court of Appeals decision are covered in this report. It appears that this industry will, in the future, fall under more stringent environmental regulations leading to increased costs for operators.

  20. 29 CFR 794.143 - Work exempt under another section of the Act.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Work exempt under another section of the Act. 794.143... Application of Exemption to Employees § 794.143 Work exempt under another section of the Act. Where an employee performs work during his workweek, some of which is exempt under one section of the Act, and...

  1. 40 CFR 180.1291 - Cold pressed neem oil; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Cold pressed neem oil; exemption from... FOOD Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1291 Cold pressed neem oil; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Residues of the biochemical pesticide cold pressed neem oil are exempt from the requirement of......

  2. 76 FR 9853 - Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Brakes; Application for Exemption From...

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    2011-02-22

    ... Exemption From Innovative Electronics; Notice of application for exemption; request for comments (76 FR 7623...; Application for Exemption From Innovative Electronics; Correction AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety.... SUMMARY: This document corrects the docket number for FMCSA's notice of ] application for exemption...

  3. 40 CFR 180.1145 - Pseudomonas syringae; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pseudomonas syringae; exemption from... FOOD Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1145 Pseudomonas syringae; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Pseudomonas syringae is exempted from the requirement of a tolerance on all raw...

  4. 40 CFR 180.905 - Pesticide chemicals; exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pesticide chemicals; exemptions from... PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS TOLERANCES AND EXEMPTIONS FOR PESTICIDE CHEMICAL RESIDUES IN FOOD Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.905 Pesticide chemicals; exemptions from the requirement of...

  5. 40 CFR 180.1176 - Sodium bicarbonate; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Sodium bicarbonate; exemption from the... Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1176 Sodium bicarbonate; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. The biochemical pesticide sodium bicarbonate is exempted from the requirement of a tolerance in or on all...

  6. 40 CFR 180.1090 - Lactic acid; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Lactic acid; exemption from the... Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1090 Lactic acid; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Lactic acid (2-hydroxypropanoic acid) is exempted from the requirement of a tolerance when used as a plant...

  7. 40 CFR 180.1197 - Hydrogen peroxide; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Hydrogen peroxide; exemption from the... Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1197 Hydrogen peroxide; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. An exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established for residues of hydrogen peroxide in or on...

  8. Criminal Justice Systems. Block I: Law Enforcement. Block II: The Courts. Block III: Corrections. Block IV: Community Relations. Block V: Proficiency Skills. Block VI: Criminalistics. Instructor Guide.

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    Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

    This instructor guide together with a student guide comprise a set of curriculum materials on the criminal justice system. The instructor guide is a resource for planning and managing individualized, competency-based instruction in six major subject areas or blocks, which are further broken down into several units with some units having several…

  9. Criminal Justice Systems. Block I: Law Enforcement. Block II: The Courts. Block III: Corrections. Block IV: Community Relations. Block V: Proficiency Skills. Block VI: Criminalistics. Student Guide.

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    Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

    This student guide together with an instructor guide comprise a set of curriculum materials on the criminal justice system. The student guide contains self-contained instructional material that students can study at their own pace most of the time. Six major subject areas or blocks, which are further broken down into several units, with some units…

  10. Exemption 4: Trade Secrets under the Freedom of Information Act.

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    Selby, Holly E.

    Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) protects from disclosure by government agencies privileged and confidential trade secrets and commercial or financial information. Based on early Exemption 4 litigation, courts have devised a "substantial competitive harm test" to decide whether requested information should be covered by the…

  11. 76 FR 59426 - Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions

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    2011-09-26

    ... (55 FR 32836, 32847, August 10, 1990) and based upon the entire record, the Department makes the... grant this exemption, refer to the notice of proposed exemption published on May 5, 2011 at 76 FR 25711... Crediting Rate formula; (b) BANA may not reset a Crediting Rate attributable to a Global Account...

  12. 24 CFR 1710.10 - Single-family residence exemption.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 5 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Single-family residence exemption... Requirements § 1710.10 Single-family residence exemption. (a) General. The sale of a lot which meets the... within a municipality or county where a unit of local government or the State specifies minimum...

  13. 77 FR 38383 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-06-27

    ... diabetes exemption applications from 23 individuals and requested comments from the public (77 FR 27842.... These drivers report no other disqualifying conditions, including diabetes-related complications. Each.... Consequently, FMCSA finds that in each case exempting these applicants from the diabetes requirement in 49...

  14. 75 FR 38598 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2010-07-02

    ..., received education related to diabetes management, and is on a stable insulin regimen. These drivers report.... Consequently, FMCSA finds that in each case exempting these applicants from the diabetes standard in 49 CFR 391... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications;...

  15. 75 FR 44049 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2010-07-27

    ..., received education related to diabetes management, and is on a stable insulin regimen. These drivers report.... Consequently, FMCSA finds that in each case exempting these applicants from the diabetes standard in 49 CFR 391... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications;...

  16. 19 CFR 148.46 - Sale of exempted articles.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Sale of exempted articles. 148.46 Section 148.46... exempted articles. (a) Sale resulting in forfeiture. The following articles or their value (to be recovered... paragraph (b) of this section is followed: (1) Any jewelry or similar articles of personal adornment...

  17. 29 CFR 784.117 - Combinations of exempt work.

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    2010-07-01

    ... under another section of the Act, is permitted. Where a part of an employee's covered work in a workweek... work exempt from both the minimum wage and overtime requirements under another section of the Act. In... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Combinations of exempt work. 784.117 Section 784.117...

  18. 29 CFR 793.21 - Exempt and nonexempt work.

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    2010-07-01

    ... workweek performs work which is exempt from the overtime requirements of the Act under section 13(b)(9..., performs a substantial amount of nonexempt work to which the overtime provisions of the Act are applicable... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exempt and nonexempt work. 793.21 Section 793.21...

  19. 75 FR 32983 - Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards: Exemption

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    2010-06-10

    ... exemption (72 FR 36748). The complete docket of the NAAA request, including public comments, can be examined... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards: Exemption AGENCY... not obtained an HM endorsement for their commercial driver's license (CDL) as required by...

  20. 21 CFR 801.110 - Retail exemption for prescription devices.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Retail exemption for prescription devices. 801.110 Section 801.110 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES LABELING Exemptions From Adequate Directions for Use § 801.110 Retail...

  1. 77 FR 75494 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-12-20

    ... the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http... receipt of exemption applications from certain individuals, and requested comments from the public (77 FR... discussed in detail in the October 23, 2012 notice (77 FR 64839). Basis for Exemption Determination Under...

  2. 75 FR 28682 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-05-21

    ... Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476). This information is also... of exemption applications from certain individuals, and requested comments from the public (75 FR... notice (75 FR 14656). Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA...

  3. 78 FR 52602 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2013-08-23

    ... FR 3316). Background On June 6, 2013, FMCSA published a notice of receipt of exemption applications from certain individuals, and requested comments from the public (78 FR 34143). That notice listed 69... discussed in detail in the June 6, 2013 notice (78 FR 34143). Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49...

  4. 76 FR 37883 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2011-06-28

    ... the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http... receipt of exemption applications from certain individuals, and requested comments from the public (76 FR... discussed in detail in the May 5, 2011 notice (76 FR 25764). Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49...

  5. 78 FR 76707 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2013-12-18

    ... exemption from the vision requirements (74 FR 60022; 75 FR 4623; 77 FR 543). Each of these 15 applicants has...) published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications;...

  6. 77 FR 22059 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-04-12

    ... the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http... receipt of exemption applications from certain individuals, and requested comments from the public (77 FR... February 13, 2012 notice (77 FR 7657). Basis for Exemption Determination Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and...

  7. 75 FR 36779 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-06-28

    ... renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The comment period ended on May 17, 2010 (75 FR 19674...-2008-0021] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety.... BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P...

  8. 40 CFR 211.110-3 - Export exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Export exemptions. 211.110-3 Section 211.110-3 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAMS PRODUCT NOISE LABELING General Provisions § 211.110-3 Export exemptions. (a) A new...

  9. 40 CFR 211.110-1 - Testing exemption.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Testing exemption. 211.110-1 Section 211.110-1 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAMS PRODUCT NOISE LABELING General Provisions § 211.110-1 Testing exemption. (a) A new...

  10. 32 CFR 806.7 - Use of exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Use of exemptions. 806.7 Section 806.7 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ADMINISTRATION AIR FORCE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PROGRAM § 806.7 Use of exemptions. (a) A listing of some AFIs that provide guidance on...

  11. 26 CFR 1.7872-5 - Exempted loans.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 13 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exempted loans. 1.7872-5 Section 1.7872-5 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES General Actuarial Valuations § 1.7872-5 Exempted loans. (a) In general—(1) General...

  12. 10 CFR 34.111 - Applications for exemptions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION LICENSES FOR INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY AND RADIATION SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHIC OPERATIONS Exemptions § 34.111 Applications for exemptions. The Commission may, upon... endanger life or property or the common defense and security and is otherwise in the public interest....

  13. 19 CFR 10.17 - Valuation of exempted components.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Valuation of exempted components. 10.17 Section 10.17 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF... Assembled Abroad with United States Components § 10.17 Valuation of exempted components. The value...

  14. 78 FR 14406 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2013-03-05

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate...

  15. 78 FR 50482 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2013-08-19

    ... Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441) \\1\\. The... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate...

  16. 77 FR 59447 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-09-27

    ... the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate...

  17. 36 CFR 703.5 - Records exempt from disclosure.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Records exempt from disclosure. 703.5 Section 703.5 Parks, Forests, and Public Property LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DISCLOSURE OR PRODUCTION OF RECORDS OR INFORMATION Availability of Library of Congress Records § 703.5 Records exempt from disclosure. (a) The public disclosure of...

  18. 75 FR 19676 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-04-15

    ... period. The comment period ended on March 25, 2010 (75 FR 8184). Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no...-2005-22194; FMCSA-2007-27897] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY: Federal... previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal...

  19. 75 FR 38864 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-07-06

    ... 16, 2010 (75 FR 27621). Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding...-11714; FMCSA- 2008-0021] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor... announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor...

  20. 75 FR 39618 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-07-09

    ... comment period ended on June 16, 2010 (75 FR 27622). Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in...-24015; FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2008-0021] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY...: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in...

  1. 75 FR 22178 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-04-27

    ... comment period ended on April 1, 2010 (75 FR 9484). Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY...: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in...

  2. 78 FR 27281 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2013-05-09

    ... January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs...; Exemption Applications; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION... applications from 25 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier...

  3. 77 FR 543 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-01-05

    ... applicants has satisfied the entry conditions for obtaining an exemption from the vision requirements (74 FR 60022; 75 FR 4623). Each of these 17 applicants has requested renewal of the exemption and has submitted... Privacy Act Statement for the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316),...

  4. 75 FR 22179 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-04-27

    ... comment period ended on April 1, 2010 (75 FR 9477). Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY...: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in...

  5. 76 FR 1197 - Detroit Edison Company, FERMI 2; Exemption

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    2011-01-07

    ... quality of the human environment (75 FR 81316). This exemption is effective upon issuance. Dated at... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Detroit Edison Company, FERMI 2; Exemption 1.0 Background Detroit Edison Company (DECo)...

  6. 75 FR 39727 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2010-07-12

    ... Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19476). This information is also... exemption applications from certain individuals, and requested comments from the public (75 FR 25917). That... and discussed in detail in the May 10, 2010 notice (75 FR 25917). Basis for Exemption...

  7. Tax exemption: why not-for-profits deserve it.

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    Annis, R; Kistner, W G

    1988-04-01

    Not-for-profit healthcare facilities' tax-exempt status is coming under attack, particularly in congressional hearings on the unrelated business income tax. Therefore tax-exempt providers must keep adequate records of all services and expenditures to demonstrate and preserve their exempt nature. A facility qualifies for tax exemption by demonstrating that it is legally organized to achieve its exempt purpose and that the bulk of its activities is directed toward that goal. The exemption indicates an agreement between the government and the facility: The government is willing to forgo collection of the tax due because the facility performs tasks that would otherwise befall the government, in particular, caring for the indigent. In addition to such care, other social goods flowing from tax-exempt healthcare facilities include their responsiveness to the needs of the nation, their desire to benefit the community, the medical training they provide, and their role as outlets for philanthropy. Before great changes are made in the unrelated business income tax, tax-exempt facilities must make legislatures and the public aware of the vital services they provide. PMID:10286448

  8. 29 CFR 780.307 - Exemption for employer's immediate family.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption for employer's immediate family. 780.307 Section... 13(a)(6) Statutory Provisions § 780.307 Exemption for employer's immediate family. Section 13(a)(6)(B... case of “any employee engaged in agriculture * * * if such employee is the parent, spouse, child,...

  9. 41 CFR 109-39.107 - Limited exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Discontinuance of Interagency Fleet Management Systems § 109-39.107 Limited exemptions. The Director, Office of Administrative Services and heads of field organizations for their respective organizations shall seek limited... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Limited exemptions....

  10. 19 CFR 4.21 - Exemptions from tonnage taxes.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exemptions from tonnage taxes. 4.21 Section 4.21... TREASURY VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES Tonnage Tax and Light Money § 4.21 Exemptions from tonnage taxes. (a) Tonnage taxes and light money shall be suspended in whole or in part whenever the...

  11. 75 FR 1453 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-01-11

    ... at the end of the 2-year period. The comment period ended on December 7, 2009 (74 FR 57553...-2007-27897; FMCSA- 2007-28695; FMCSA-2007-29019] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision.... SUMMARY: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement...

  12. 40 CFR 60.4105 - Retired unit exemption.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Electric Steam Generating Units Hg Budget Trading Program General Provisions § 60.4105 Retired unit exemption. (a)(1) Any Hg Budget unit that is permanently retired shall be exempt from the Hg Budget Trading... section shall become effective the day on which the Hg Budget unit is permanently retired. Within 30...

  13. 76 FR 17478 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-03-29

    ... the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate...

  14. 78 FR 22599 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2013-04-16

    ... requires the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  15. 76 FR 25769 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-05-05

    ... the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441... exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  16. 77 FR 18302 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-03-27

    ... diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441) \\1\\. The revision must provide... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate...

  17. 77 FR 63411 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-10-16

    ... diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision must provide for... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  18. 77 FR 13686 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-03-07

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  19. 76 FR 64165 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-10-17

    ... the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441... exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. ] SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  20. 76 FR 17475 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-03-29

    ... diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441) \\1\\. The revision must provide... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate...

  1. 78 FR 68139 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2013-11-13

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  2. 77 FR 70530 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-11-26

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. ] SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate...

  3. 77 FR 56258 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-09-12

    ... the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  4. 75 FR 77947 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2010-12-14

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441) \\1\\. The revision... exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  5. 78 FR 7852 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2013-02-04

    ... diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision must provide for... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  6. 78 FR 63298 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2013-10-23

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision... individuals for exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin- treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM... January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical...

  7. 78 FR 63285 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2013-10-23

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\. The revision... exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin- treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating... FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division,...

  8. 76 FR 32012 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-06-02

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR ] 52441).\\1\\ The revision... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate...

  9. 76 FR 9854 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-02-22

    ... diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision must provide for... exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  10. 77 FR 40941 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-07-11

    ... Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  11. 78 FR 63295 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2013-10-23

    ... diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision must provide for... individuals for exemptions from the prohibition against persons with insulin- treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM... January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine M. Papp, Chief, Medical...

  12. 75 FR 80889 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2010-12-23

    ... the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441...; Diabetes Mellitus AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA...

  13. 77 FR 5870 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-02-06

    ... diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision must provide for... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  14. 76 FR 40439 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-07-08

    ... diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision must provide for... exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  15. 77 FR 36333 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-06-18

    ... the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  16. 78 FR 32704 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2013-05-31

    ... the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441... exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  17. 76 FR 9862 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-02-22

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441) \\1\\. The revision... exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  18. 77 FR 33554 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-06-06

    ... diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).\\1\\ The revision must provide for... individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM... Privacy Act Statement for the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316),...

  19. 76 FR 66120 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2011-10-25

    ... revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441) \\1\\. The revision... exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces receipt of... diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted,...

  20. 21 CFR 201.127 - Drugs; expiration of exemptions.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Drugs; expiration of exemptions. 201.127 Section 201.127 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) DRUGS: GENERAL LABELING Exemptions From Adequate Directions for Use § 201.127 Drugs;...

  1. 32 CFR 505.10 - Use and establishment of exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Use and establishment of exemptions. 505.10 Section 505.10 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AID OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ARMY PRIVACY ACT PROGRAM § 505.10 Use and establishment of exemptions....

  2. Development of Regulatory Guidance for the Review of Exemption Requests from the Requirements for Licensed Personnel Staffing

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    The introduction of advanced reactor designs and the increased use of advanced automation in existing nuclear power plants will likely change the roles, responsibilities, composition, and size of the crews required to control plant operations. The design features and concepts of operation for new generations of advanced reactors, as well as the introduction of new automated systems into existing plants, may lead to reductions in staff size and a changing role for the operator. Current regulations regarding control room staffing, which are based upon the concept of operation for existing light-water reactors, may no longer apply. Therefore, applicants for an operating license for an advanced reactor, and current licensees who have implemented significant changes to existing control rooms, may submit applications for exemptions from current staffing regulations. The NRC staff will be responsible for reviewing the exemption requests and determining whether the staffing proposals will provide adequate assurance that public health and safety are maintained to a level that is comparable to compliance with the current regulations. This paper discusses the proposed regulatory guidance for the review of requests for exemptions from any of the requirements of 10 CFR Part 50 related to the number of licensed personnel needed to safely operate the nuclear power plant, as well as computerized tools to assist in the review. (authors)

  3. Establishing exemption and clearance criteria by the regulatory authority

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    This Project work discusses the relationship between the concepts of exemption and clearance, and their practical use in the overall scheme of regulatory control of practices. It also discusses how exemptions and clearance is established and the scope of its applications for regulatory control. The concept of general clearance levels for any type of material and any possible pathway of disposal is also introduced in this work. Guidance of the Group of Experts establishing scenarios for general clearance, parameter values, and a nuclide-specific list of calculated clearance levels is also presented. Regulatory authorities are required to develop guidance on exemption and clearance levels to assist licensees and registrants to know which practices and sources within practices are exempted from regulatory control and those to be cleared from further controls. Exemption and clearance levels are tools for assisting the Regulatory Authority to optimize the use of resources. (author)

  4. A low cost automatic shielding block cutter

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    In many radiotherapy treatments it is necessary to shield certain internal organs from the radiation beam covering an area of cancer. Shields may be required to match the anatomy and shape or the region to be protected from radiation, and consequently need to be customised for individual patients. A common method of producing customised shields is to pour low melting-point alloy into polystyrene foam moulds. The moulds are produced by cutting the polystyrene shapes with a heated wire. Traditionally, foam moulds have been cut by tracing a pointer, attached to a suspended heated wire, around the required shield area on a radiograph. This suspended unit was bulky and cumbersome to use. One of the major benefits of the low cost computer-controlled shielding block cutter is the improvement in the block cutting accuracy. Using the PC to digitise the shape and regulate the temperature and speed of the wire produces accurate results independent of operator skills. Computer contol permits the use of a finer wire which further increases the precision. The speed and efficiency of block production is also better due to the rejection of fewer moulds and the ability to cut multiple moulds from a single blank. The ergonomics of the computer-controlled system greatly benefits the operator. Whilst seated, the operator is able to trace shapes on radiographs and accommodate different shielding tray heights. This contrasts with the manual system which requires physical adjustment of the block to film distance. We have built three of these units for use at each of our metropolitan centres. (author)

  5. Left bundle-branch block

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    Risum, Niels; Strauss, David; Sogaard, Peter;

    2013-01-01

    The relationship between myocardial electrical activation by electrocardiogram (ECG) and mechanical contraction by echocardiography in left bundle-branch block (LBBB) has never been clearly demonstrated. New strict criteria for LBBB based on a fundamental understanding of physiology have recently...

  6. Learning Potentials in Number Blocks

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    Majgaard, Gunver; Misfeldt, Morten; Nielsen, Jacob

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes an initial exploration of how an interactive cubic user-configurable modular robotic system can be used to support learning about numbers and how they are pronounced. The development is done in collaboration with a class of 7-8 year old children and their mathematics teacher....... The tool is called Number Blocks and it combines physical interaction, learning, and immediate feedback. Number Blocks supports the children's understanding of place value in the sense that it allows them to experiment with creating large numbers. We found the blocks contributed to the learning...... process in several ways. The blocks combined mathematics and play, and they included and supported children at different academic levels. The auditory representation, especially the enhanced rhythmic effects due to using speech synthesis, and the rhythm helped the children to pronounce large numbers. This...

  7. Linear characters and block algebra

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    Zeng, Jiwen

    2011-01-01

    This paper will prove that: 1. $G$ has a block only having linear ordinary characters if and only if $G$ is a $p$-nilpotent group with an abelian Sylow $p$-subgroup; 2. $G$ has a block only having linear Brauer characters if and only if $O_{p'}(G)\\leq O_{p'p}(G)=HO_{p'}(G)= \\textrm{Ker}(B_{0}^{*}) \\leq O_{p'pp'}=G$, where $H=G^{'}O^{p'}(G), \\textrm{Ker}(B_{0}^{*})=\\bigcap_{\\lambda \\in \\textrm{IBr}(B_{0})} \\textrm{Ker}(V_{\\lambda}), B_{0}$ is the principal block of $G$ and $V_{\\lambda}$ is the $F[G]$-module affording the Brauer character $\\lambda$; 3. if $G$ satisfies the conditions above, then for any block algebra $B$ of $G$, we have

  8. Recursion Relations for Conformal Blocks

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    Penedones, João; Yamazaki, Masahito

    2015-01-01

    In the context of conformal field theories in general space-time dimension, we find all the possible singularities of the conformal blocks as functions of the scaling dimension $\\Delta$ of the exchanged operator. In particular, we argue, using representation theory of parabolic Verma modules, that in odd spacetime dimension the singularities are only simple poles. We discuss how to use this information to write recursion relations that determine the conformal blocks. We first recover the recursion relation introduced in 1307.6856 for conformal blocks of external scalar operators. We then generalize this recursion relation for the conformal blocks associated to the four point function of three scalar and one vector operator. Finally we specialize to the case in which the vector operator is a conserved current.

  9. The wild tapered block bootstrap

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    Hounyo, Ulrich

    In this paper, a new resampling procedure, called the wild tapered block bootstrap, is introduced as a means of calculating standard errors of estimators and constructing confidence regions for parameters based on dependent heterogeneous data. The method consists in tapering each overlapping block......-of-the-art block-based method in terms of asymptotic accuracy of variance estimation and distribution approximation. For stationary time series, the asymptotic validity, and the favorable bias properties of the new bootstrap method are shown in two important cases: smooth functions of means, and M-estimators. The...... estimator for the sample mean is shown to be robust against heteroskedasticity of the wild tapered block bootstrap. This easy to implement alternative bootstrap method works very well even for moderate sample sizes....

  10. MarineMineralsProgramBlocks

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    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior — This data set contains OCS block outlines and delineated polygons in ESRI ArcGIS shape file format for the BOEM Gulf of Mexico Region that contain sediment...

  11. MORINGA TEA BLOCKS ACUTE LUNG INFLAMMATION INDUCED BY SWINE CONFINEMENT DUST THROUGH A MECHANISM INVOLVING TNF-α EXPRESSION, C-JUN N-TERMINAL KINASE ACTIVATION AND NEUTROPHIL REGULATION

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    Mykea Mcknight

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Plant based products represent a promising alternative to conventional treatments for inflammation. Moringa oleifera Lam is a tree rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and a variety of phytochemcals with health benefits. Among the reported health benefits are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether tea brewed from dried Moringa leaves would abrogate inflammation in a mouse model of acute lung inflammation induced by LPS or extracts prepared from dust collected from a swine confinement facility (DE. Mice were offered water or Moringa tea for seven days. Tea consumption was significantly greater than that of water consumption on days 1 and 6, but there were no significant differences in weight gain or food consumption. On day seven, mice from both groups were forced to inhale, via intranasal challenge, either Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS, Lipopolysaccharide (LPS [10 µg mL-1] or DE [10%]. Compared to mice that drank water, mice that drank Moringa tea had significantly less protein (p<0.05 and cellular influx (p<0.0001 into the lung after inhalation of 10% DE. No difference in neutrophil migration into the lungs of water and M. tea groups after LPS or DE challenge was detected. But mice that drank tea had significantly (p<0.05 more neutrophils with apoptotic morphology after DE challenge. TNF-α expression 24 h after inhalation of 10% DE, was significantly higher (p<0.05 in lungs of M. tea mouse group as compared to water group. This increase in TNF-α was accompanied by higher levels of pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Finally, activation of c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (JNK in lungs of M. tea+DE group 24 h post inhalation was decreased. Taken together these results suggest that Moringa oleifera leaf tea exerts anti-inflammatory properties on acute lung inflammation induced by swine confinement dust through a mechanism involving neutrophil regulation and JNK

  12. Statistical cryptanalysis of block ciphers

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    Junod, Pascal

    2005-01-01

    Since the development of cryptology in the industrial and academic worlds in the seventies, public knowledge and expertise have grown in a tremendous way, notably because of the increasing, nowadays almost ubiquitous, presence of electronic communication means in our lives. Block ciphers are inevitable building blocks of the security of various electronic systems. Recently, many advances have been published in the field of public-key cryptography, being in the understanding of involved securi...

  13. A Novel Tetrathiafulvalene Building Block

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    Jeppesen, Jan Oskar; Takimiya, Kazuo; Thorup, Niels;

    1999-01-01

    Efficient synthesis of a novel tetrathiafulvalene building block. 2,3-bis(2-cyanoethylthio)-6,7-bis(thiocyanato-methyl)tetrathiafulv alene (7) useful for stepwise and asymmetrical bis-function-alization is reported.......Efficient synthesis of a novel tetrathiafulvalene building block. 2,3-bis(2-cyanoethylthio)-6,7-bis(thiocyanato-methyl)tetrathiafulv alene (7) useful for stepwise and asymmetrical bis-function-alization is reported....

  14. Risking Aggression: Reply to Block

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    Kris Borer

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available In his paper, “Is There an ‘Anomalous’ Section of the Laffer Curve?”, Walter Block describes some situations in which it appears that a libertarian should violate the non-aggression principle. To rectify this, Block proposes a different perspective on libertarianism which he calls punishment theory. This paper argues that no new theory is needed, as the non-aggression principle can be used to resolve theapparent conundrums.

  15. Risking Aggression: Reply to Block

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    Kris Borer

    2010-01-01

    In his paper, “Is There an ‘Anomalous’ Section of the Laffer Curve?”, Walter Block describes some situations in which it appears that a libertarian should violate the non-aggression principle. To rectify this, Block proposes a different perspective on libertarianism which he calls punishment theory. This paper argues that no new theory is needed, as the non-aggression principle can be used to resolve theapparent conundrums.

  16. Statistical cryptanalysis of block ciphers

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    Junod, Pascal; Vaudenay, Serge

    2007-01-01

    Since the development of cryptology in the industrial and academic worlds in the seventies, public knowledge and expertise have grown in a tremendous way, notably because of the increasing, nowadays almost ubiquitous, presence of electronic communication means in our lives. Block ciphers are inevitable building blocks of the security of various electronic systems. Recently, many advances have been published in the field of public-key cryptography, being in the understanding of involved securi...

  17. Techniques of facial nerve block.

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    Schimek, F; Fahle, M

    1995-01-01

    The efficacy of different techniques of facial nerve block for cataract surgery was investigated. Forty four patients underwent either modified O'Brien, Atkinson, van Lint, or lid blocks. Intentional muscle activity of the orbicularis oculi muscle was recorded and the area under the EMG curve calculated for quantitative comparison of muscle activity between the groups before and after injection of lignocaine with the vasoconstrictor naphazoline nitrate. In addition, the force of lid closure w...

  18. NANOSTRUCTURES OF FUNCTIONAL BLOCK COPOLYMERS

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    Guojun Liu

    2000-01-01

    Nanostructure fabrication from block copolymers in my group normally involves polymer design, synthesis, selfassembly, selective domain crosslinking, and sometimes selective domain removal. Preparation of thin films with nanochannels was used to illustrate the strategy we took. In this particular case, a linear triblock copolymer polyisopreneblock-poly(2-cinnamoylethyl methacrylate)-block-poly(t-butyl acrylate), PI-b-PCEMA-b-PtBA, was used. Films, 25 to50μm thick, were prepared from casting on glass slides a toluene solution of PI-b-PCEMA-b-PtBA and PtBA homopolymer,hPtBA, where hPtBA is shorter than the PtBA block. At the hPtBA mass fraction of 20% relative to the triblock or the total PtBA (hPtBA and PtBA block) volume fraction of 0.44, hPtBA and PtBA formed a seemingly continuous phase in the matrix of PCEMA and PI. Such a block segregation pattern was locked in by photocrosslinking the PCEMA domain. Nanochannels were formed by extracting out hPtBA with solvent. Alternatively, larger channels were obtained from extracting out hPtBA and hydrolyzing the t-butyl groups of the PtBA block. Such membranes were not liquid permeable but had gas permeability constants ~6 orders of magnitude higher than that of low-density polyethylene films.

  19. 45 CFR 87.2 - Formula and block grants.

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    2010-10-01

    ... the Charitable Choice regulations found at 42 CFR Part 54 and 45 CFR Parts 96, 260, and 1050. (b... CFR Parts 74, 92, and 96. (c) Organizations that receive direct financial assistance from the... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Formula and block grants. 87.2 Section 87.2...

  20. Application of Generic Exemption Levels for Radioactive Material

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    In essence, exemption is an authorization granted by the regulatory body, which, once issued, releases the user of the radioactive source from the requirements that would otherwise apply, in particular, the requirements relating to notification and authorization. The exemption figures included in the Basic Safety Standards BSS 115 were derived from scenarios postulated in the document 'Radiation Protection 65' of the Commission of the European Communities considering quantitative exemption criteria. This paper briefly describes and analyses these scenarios and also, describes the status of an implementation guide of these levels in the Argentinean Regulatory System. (authors)

  1. Application of generic exemption levels for radioactive material

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    In essence, exemption is an authorization granted by the regulatory body, which, once issued, releases the user of the radioactive source from the requirements that would otherwise apply, in particular, the requirements relating to notification and authorization. The exemption figures included in the Basic Safety Standards BSS 115 were derived from scenarios postulated in the document 'Radiation Protection 65' of the Commission of the European Communities considering quantitative exemption criteria. This paper briefly describes and analyses these scenarios and also, describes the status of an implementation guide of these levels in the Argentinean Regulatory System. (author)

  2. Some aspects in the compliance with the Japanese radiation protection regulations

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    This paper gives an overview of the major subjects in the recent amendments to the Japanese radiation protection regulations. These are related to the scope of the application of regulations: exclusion, exemption and clearance. The Radiological Hazards Prevention Law has modified the legal definition of 'radioactive materials'. The Reactors Control Law has been amended to establish clearance levels for releasing radioactive materials from regulatory control. The Japanese government has a plan to develop guidelines for exclusion and exemption of certain types of naturally-occurring radioactive materials (NORM). Some aspects in the compliance with the regulations are addressed. (author)

  3. Regulated control of practices and radiation sources

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    Excepting the radiation caused by the natural background radiation, the Executive Secretariat for Nuclear Affairs (SEAN) does not authorize any source no practice within the national territory that may imply exposure of a person to ionizing radiation unless this use is ruled. This document establishes the basic criteria to set up such system as well as to exclude or exempt practices and sources from this regulated control

  4. Israel seeks exemption from atomic rules

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    Israel is looking to a U.S.-India nuclear deal to expand its own ties to suppliers, quietly lobbying for an exemption to non-proliferation rules so it can legally import atomic material, according to documents made available to the Associated Press. The new push is reflected in papers Israel presented earlier this year to the Nuclear Suppliers Group. The initiative appeared to be linked to a U.S.-India deal that would effectively waive the group's rules by allowing the United States to supply India with nuclear fuel despite its refusal both to sign the nonproliferation treaty and allowing the IAEA to inspect all its nuclear facilities. Israeli officials began examining how their country could profit from the U.S.-India deal as early as last year, at one point proposing that the U.S. ask for an exemption from restrictions stipulating safeguards by the U.N. nuclear agency on all nuclear facilities. The U.S. rejected that request, demanding anonymity for discussing restricted information.

  5. Projectors, Shadows, and Conformal Blocks

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    Simmons-Duffin, David

    2012-01-01

    We introduce a method for computing conformal blocks of operators in arbitrary Lorentz representations in any spacetime dimension, making it possible to apply bootstrap techniques to operators with spin. The key idea is to implement the "shadow formalism" of Ferrara, Gatto, Grillo, and Parisi in a setting where conformal invariance is manifest. Conformal blocks in d-dimensions can be expressed as integrals over the projective null-cone in the "embedding space" R^{d+1,1}. Taking care with their analytic structure, these integrals can be evaluated in great generality, reducing the computation of conformal blocks to a bookkeeping exercise. To facilitate calculations in four-dimensional CFTs, we introduce techniques for writing down conformally-invariant correlators using auxiliary twistor variables, and demonstrate their use in some simple examples.

  6. Climatological features of blocking anticyclones

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    Several climatological studies have been previously performed using large observational data sets (i.e., 10 years or longer) in order to determine the predominant characteristics of blocking anticyclones, including favored development regions, duration, preferred seasonal occurrence, and frequency of occurrence. These studies have shown that blocking anticyclones occur most frequently from October to April over the eastern Atlantic and Pacific oceans downstream from both the North American and Asian continental regions and the storm track regions to the east of these continents. Some studies have also revealed the presence of a third region block formation in western Russia near 40 degrees E which is associated with another storm track region over the Mediterranean and western Asia

  7. Tharsis block tectonics on Mars

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    Raitala, Jouko T.

    1988-01-01

    The concept of block tectonics provides a framework for understanding many aspects of Tharsis and adjoining structures. This Tharsis block tectonics on Mars is manifested partly by mantle-related doming and partly by response to loading by subsequent volcanic construction. Although the origin of the volcanism from beneath Tharsis is a subject of controversy explanations have to include inhomogeneities in Martian internal structure, energy distribution, magma accumulation and motion below the lithosphere. Thermal convection can be seen as a necessary consequence for transient initial phase of Martian cooling. This produced part of the elevated topography with tensional stresses and graben systems radial to the main bulge. The linear grabens, radial to the Tharsis center, can be interpreted to indicate rift zones that define the crustal block boundaries. The load-induced stresses may then have contributed on further graben and ridge formation over an extended period of time.

  8. Block ground interaction of rockfalls

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    Volkwein, Axel; Gerber, Werner; Kummer, Peter

    2016-04-01

    During a rockfall the interaction of the falling block with the ground is one of the most important factors that define the evolution of a rockfall trajectory. It steers the rebound, the rotational movement, possibly brake effects, friction losses and damping effects. Therefore, if most reliable rockfall /trajectory simulation software is sought a good understanding of the block ground interaction is necessary. Today's rockfall codes enable the simulation of a fully 3D modelled block within a full 3D surface . However, the details during the contact, i.e. the contact duration, the penetration depth or the dimension of the marks in the ground are usually not part of the simulation. Recent field tests with rocks between 20 and 80 kg have been conducted on a grassy slope in 2014 [1]. A special rockfall sensor [2] within the blocks measured the rotational velocity and the acting accelerations during the tests. External video records and a so-called LocalPositioningSystem deliver information on the travel velocity. With these data not only the flight phases of the trajectories but also the contacts with the ground can be analysed. During the single jumps of a block the flight time, jump length, the velocity, and the rotation are known. During the single impacts their duration and the acting accelerations are visible. Further, the changes of rotational and translational velocity influence the next jump of the block. The change of the rotational velocity over the whole trajectory nicely visualizes the different phases of a rockfall regarding general acceleration and deceleration in respect to the inclination and the topography of the field. References: [1] Volkwein A, Krummenacher B, Gerber W, Lardon J, Gees F, Brügger L, Ott T (2015) Repeated controlled rockfall trajectory testing. [Abstract] Geophys. Res. Abstr. 17: EGU2015-9779. [2] Volkwein A, Klette J (2014) Semi-Automatic Determination of Rockfall Trajectories. Sensors 14: 18187-18210.

  9. OPAL 96 Blocks Lead Glass

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    This array of 96 lead glass bricks formed part of the OPAL electromagnetic calorimeter. One half of the complete calorimeter is shown in the picture above. There were 9440 lead glass counters in the OPAL electromagnetic calorimeter. These are made of Schott type SF57 glass and each block weighs about 25 kg and consists of 76% PbO by weight. Each block has a Hamamatsu R2238 photomultiplier glued on to it. The complete detector was in the form of a cylinder 7m long and 6m in diameter. It was used to measure the energy of electrons and photons produced in LEP interactions.

  10. Cryptanalysis of Selected Block Ciphers

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    Alkhzaimi, Hoda A.

    architectures and frameworks. For a long time they were known as the main building block that will provide confidentiality in an information system. They would also be able to represent a full spectrum of cryptographic services as many block ciphers can be used to construct stream ciphers, hash functions...... PRINTcipher for a significant fraction of its keys. This new attack also gives us new insights into other, more well-established attacks. In addition, we also show that for weak keys, strongly biased linear approximations exists for any number of rounds. Furthermore, we provide variety of attacks...

  11. 33 CFR 110.150 - Block Island Sound, N.Y.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Block Island Sound, N.Y. 110.150 Section 110.150 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANCHORAGES ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS Anchorage Grounds § 110.150 Block Island Sound, N.Y. (a) The anchorage ground. A...

  12. 31 CFR 515.528 - Certain transactions with respect to blocked foreign intellectual property.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Certain transactions with respect to blocked foreign intellectual property. 515.528 Section 515.528 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... Certain transactions with respect to blocked foreign intellectual property. (a) The following...

  13. 31 CFR 500.568 - U.S. assets of blocked decedents.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false U.S. assets of blocked decedents. 500...) OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS Licenses, Authorizations and Statements of Licensing Policy § 500.568 U.S. assets of blocked decedents. (a)...

  14. 24 CFR Appendix A to Part 1000 - Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Mechanics

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Indian Housing Block Grant Formula Mechanics A Appendix A to Part 1000 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban... Housing Block Grant Formula Mechanics This appendix shows the different components of the IHBG...

  15. Summary of the regulations

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) prescribes regulations for the international movement of all radioactive materials among member nations. The U.S. governmental agencies regulating the transportation of radioactive materals include the Department of Transportation (DOT), which is responsible for safety in packaging, shipping, carriage, stowage, storage, and handling of all radioactive materials; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is responsible for (1) safety and safeguards in receipt, possession, use, transfer of by-product, source, and special nuclear materials and (2) safety in packaging of fissile and radioactive materials in quantities exceeding Type A limits, defined in the Code of Federal Regulations; the Energy Research and Development Administration, which is responsible for safety in all aspects of radioactive material transport by its license-exempt contractors; and the Postal Service, which is responsible for safety in shipment by mail. Current regulatory actions involving NRC that may influence the transportation of radioactive materials include the examination of the regulations, legal contests, and the adoption of new regulations. The NRC published a draft of an environmental impact statement on transportation in March 1976 and will conduct a rulemaking proceeding after the final version of the statement is published in the fall. Of the new regulations, the most recent innovations in the IAEA regulations and a quality assurance program of increased rigor are foremost. The two most prominent ideas of the reguations IAEA regulations are the assignment of radiotoxicity values to each radionuclide rather than to grups of radionuclides, providing for increased flexibility in package limits for most radionuclides, and the allowance of small releases from Type B packages under hypothetical accident conditions. The DOT and NRC are in the process of adopting these IAEA revisions

  16. 75 FR 36774 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision

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    2010-06-28

    ... 23, 2010 (75 FR 20881). Conclusion The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these...-2007-0017; FMCSA-2007-0071] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor.... BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P...

  17. 77 FR 17109 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-03-23

    ... the FDMS published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision.... BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P...

  18. 77 FR 56261 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    2012-09-12

    ... Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf... Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision.... BILLING CODE 4910-EX-P...

  19. 29 CFR 779.337 - Requirements of exemption summarized.

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    2010-07-01

    ... section 13(a)(2) expressly excludes from the exemption an establishment or employee engaged in laundering....338(b).) With respect to laundering and drycleaning establishments, which Congress found to lack...

  20. Development of international exemption principles for recycle and reuse

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been investigating the possibility of exempting certain radiation sources and practices from regulatory control as an extension of its earlier work in the area of de minimis. Because of the potential value of scrap materials recovered during decommissioning of commercial reactors, and because of national and international efforts to minimize radioactive wastes, exemption criteria for recycle and reuse have gained attention. The IAEA has established basic principles for exemption that limit the radiation dose that individuals or population groups may receive from exempted practices or sources. This paper discusses the recent IAEA Advisory Group's recommendations on principles for radiation practices and sources in the recycling of retired components and materials from nuclear facilities. The background of the Advisory Group's work is discussed, then its methods and preliminary recommendations are summarized. Finally, a similar effort sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities is summarized and compared to the IAEA approach. 8 refs., 3 tabs

  1. Tax-exempt bank loans still an option for providers.

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    Ostlund, Grant; Cheney, John E

    2011-07-01

    In evaluating the potential for tax-exempt bank financing, healthcare organizations should carefully consider: Pricing. Loan structure. Security requirements (such as financial covenants and default remedies). PMID:21789946

  2. 75 FR 69734 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2010-11-15

    ... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus standard; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce... on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit...

  3. 77 FR 17111 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus

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    2012-03-23

    ... for exemption from the diabetes mellitus requirement; request for comments. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces... insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce... on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit...

  4. Building Blocks for Personal Brands

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    Thomas, Lisa Carlucci

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the four essential building blocks for personal brands: (1) name; (2) message; (3) channels; and (4) bridges. However, outstanding building materials can only take a person so far. The author emphasizes that vision, determination, faith, a sense of humor, and humility are also required.

  5. Scintigraphic visualization of 'Blocking' thyroid

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    Full text: An important problem in nuclear endocrinology is 'blocking' of thyroid gland, which necessitates postpone of the investigation, adverse clinical effect of stopping medications and a delay of making diagnosis. The aim of the study was to introduce and to determine the clinical value of the scintigraphy with 99mTc-MIBI in patients (Pts) with 'blocked thyroid'. In 365 Pts (aged 38-75 years), indicated for a thyroid scintigraphy after proper preparation, an investigation was performed with 74 MBq 99mTc-pertechnetate, 20 min. p.i. In 14 of them (3.8%), the thyroid was 'blocked' and additional scintigraphy was done with 370-555 MBq 99mTc-MIBI, 15 and 120 min.p.i. It was estimated that in all Pts there was a visualization of thyroid. In 1 of them, a large 'hot' nodule was visualized in the early and late image. Later on a differentiated thyroid carcinoma was proved histologically. In the rest of the patients 'cold' nodules with different size were visualized, eventually as a result of cysts. As a conclusion we consider, that a scintigraphy with 99mTc-MIBI is a useful tool in Pts with 'blocked' thyroid. In addition an evaluation of the thyroid nodule could be done and therefore- a recommendation for therapy

  6. Building block filtering and mixing

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    Kemenade, C.H.M. van

    1998-01-01

    A three-stage evolutionary method, the BBF-GA is introduced. BBF-GA is an acronym for building block filtering genetic algorithm. During the first stage, an ensemble of fast evolutionary algorithms is used to explore the search space. The best individual found by each of these evolutionary algorithm

  7. 26 CFR 1.852-2 - Method of taxation of regulated investment companies.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 9 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Method of taxation of regulated investment... Trusts § 1.852-2 Method of taxation of regulated investment companies. (a) Imposition of normal tax and... for partially tax-exempt interest provided by section 242. (b) Taxation of capital gains—(1)...

  8. 49 CFR 1150.36 - Exempt construction of connecting track.

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    2010-10-01

    ... railroads, under 49 U.S.C. 10901 (a), (b), and (c). (See the reference to connecting track in 49 CFR 1105.6... the information specified at 49 CFR 1105.8(d), must be filed either before or at the same time as the notice of exemption is filed. See 49 CFR 1105.7(a). The entity seeking the exemption authority must...

  9. Innovative masonry blocks for partition walls

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    Vasconcelos, Graça; Poletti, Elisa; Medeiros, Pedro; Mendonça, Paulo; Carvalho, Pedro; Cunha, Sandra Raquel Leite; Camões, Aires; Lourenço, Paulo B.

    2010-01-01

    This paper intends to propose a non structural system of partition walls with monolithic blocks based on a composite material resulting from an admixture of cork and textile fibers combined with a non cement binder, gypsum. These blocks consist of two half blocks which have to be connected during laying process. The developed blocks were first tested under compressive and flexural loading in order to derive their mechanical behaviour. Different curing conditions were applied to the blocks dur...

  10. Endoscopic sphenopalatine ganglion block for pain relief

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    Murty, P. S. N.; Prasanna, Atma

    1998-01-01

    The anaesthetic effect of the sphenopalatine (SPG) block has been well utilized for intranasal topical anaesthesia but the analgesic efficacy of (SPG) block, though well documented in literature, has not been put into practice. The methods available for SPG block till date were blind as they do not visualize the foramen. Nasal endoscopies have been used to visualize the foramen for an effective block. The authors present their experience with the endoscopic sphenopalatine ganglion block for p...

  11. Block Algorithms for Quark Propagator Calculation

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    Pickles, Stephen M.; Collaboration, UKQCD

    1997-01-01

    Computing quark propagators in lattice QCD is equivalent to solving large, sparse linear systems with multiple right-hand sides. Block algorithms attempt to accelerate the convergence of iterative Krylov-subspace methods by solving the multiple systems simultaneously. This paper compares a block generalisation of the quasi-minimal residual method (QMR), Block Conjugate Gradient on the normal equation, Block Lanczos and ($\\gamma_5$-symmetric) Block BiConjugate Gradient.

  12. Cutaneous Sensory Block Area, Muscle-Relaxing Effect, and Block Duration of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block

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    Støving, Kion; Rothe, Christian; Rosenstock, Charlotte V;

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a widely used nerve block. However, basic block characteristics are poorly described. The purpose of this study was to assess the cutaneous sensory block area, muscle-relaxing effect, and block duration. METHODS: Sixteen...... healthy volunteers were randomized to receive an ultrasound-guided unilateral TAP block with 20 mL 7.5 mg/mL ropivacaine and placebo on the contralateral side. Measurements were performed at baseline and 90 minutes after performing the block. Cutaneous sensory block area was mapped and separated into a...... medial and lateral part by a vertical line through the anterior superior iliac spine. We measured muscle thickness of the 3 lateral abdominal muscle layers with ultrasound in the relaxed state and during maximal voluntary muscle contraction. The volunteers reported the duration of the sensory block and...

  13. Limiting Spectral Distribution of Block Matrices with Toeplitz Block Structure

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    Basu, Riddhipratim; Ganguly, Shirshendu; Hazra, Rajat Subhra

    2011-01-01

    We study two specific symmetric random block Toeplitz (of dimension $k \\times k$) matrices: where the blocks (of size $n \\times n$) are (i) matrices with i.i.d. entries, and (ii) asymmetric Toeplitz matrices. Under suitable assumptions on the entries, their limiting spectral distributions (LSDs) exist (after scaling by $\\sqrt{nk}$) when (a) $k$ is fixed and $n \\to\\infty$ (b) $n$ is fixed and $k\\rightarrow \\infty$ (c) $n$ and $k$ go to $\\infty$ simultaneously. Further the LSD's obtained in (a) and (b) coincide with those in (c) when $n$ or respectively $k$ tends to infinity. This limit in (c) is the semicircle law in case (i). In Case (ii) the limit is related to the limit of the random symmetric Toepiltz matrix as obtained by Bryc et al.(2006) and Hammond and Miller(2005).

  14. On the Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Block Triangular Preconditioned Block Matrices

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    Pestana, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    Block lower triangular matrices and block upper triangular matrices are popular preconditioners for 2×2 block matrices. In this note we show that a block lower triangular preconditioner gives the same spectrum as a block upper triangular preconditioner and that the eigenvectors of the two preconditioned matrices are related. © 2014 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

  15. Preferential treatment and exemption policy impacts energy

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    This paper reports on the preferential treatment and exemption policy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for State and State Agencies which creates an anticompetitive and restraint of trade attitude in California against the development of alternative energy resources by the private sector when such development competes directly with state owned power generation under the State Water and Central Valley Water Projects, particularly in the area of water and power supply. The existing state water policy fails to address the effects of global warming and the adverse potential of the greenhouse effect in California, i.e. rising tides can seriously impact sea water intrusion problems of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Area by not only flooding agricultural lands in the Delta and Central Valley, but impacting the supply of water to large population areas in Southern and Northern California, especially when coupled with drought conditions. The California investigative research results herein reported demonstrates the fallacy of a preferential treatment and exemption policy in a free market economy, especially when such policy creates the potential for excessive state budget burdens upon the public in the face of questionable subsidies to special interest, i.e., allowing the resulting windfall profits to be passed onto major utilities and commingled at the expense of public interest so as to undermine the financial means for development of alternative energy resources. The cited Congressional and State Legislative Laws which provide the ways and means to resolve any energy or water resource problems are only as good as the enforcement and the commitment by the executive branch of government and the lawmakers to up-hold existing laws

  16. The impact of debit card regulation on checking account fees

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    Richard J. Sullivan

    2013-01-01

    Starting in 2011, when new regulations capped the interchange fees paid to banks for debit card transactions, some news reports predicted banks might increase checking account fees. The cap reduced many banks' revenue and the concern was that they might offset their losses by charging more for checking accounts. Sullivan examines data from broad samples of banks and finds that many large banks raised fees—but among the thousands of smaller banks that had been exempted from the regulations, so...

  17. 21 CFR 1310.16 - Exemptions for certain scheduled listed chemical products.

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    2010-04-01

    ... RECORDS AND REPORTS OF LISTED CHEMICALS AND CERTAIN MACHINES § 1310.16 Exemptions for certain scheduled... listed chemical product for which exemption is sought. (3) The complete quantitative and...

  18. 76 FR 21426 - Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company

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    2011-04-15

    ... Surface Transportation Board Union Pacific Railroad Company--Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption--BNSF Railway Company AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Partial Revocation of Exemption... protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad--Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch...

  19. 75 FR 61835 - Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company

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    2010-10-06

    ... exemption in Docket No. FD 35410, Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Company--Continuance in Control ] Exemption--Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company, in which Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Company seeks to continue...

  20. 75 FR 51036 - Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations

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    2010-08-18

    ... exemption: EPA authorized the use of linuron on lentils to control mayweed chamomile or dog fennel (Anthemis... Department of Agriculture Specific exemption: EPA authorized the use of linuron on lentils to control...

  1. 17 CFR 230.236 - Exemption of shares offered in connection with certain transactions.

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    2010-04-01

    ... stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split, conversion, merger or similar transaction, shall be... Exemptions § 230.236 Exemption of shares offered in connection with certain transactions. Shares of stock...

  2. Emplacement of small and large buffer blocks

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    The report describes emplacement of a buffer structure encircling a spent fuel canister to be deposited in a vertical hole. The report deals with installability of various size blocks and with an emplacement gear, as well as evaluates the achieved quality of emplacement and the time needed for installing the buffer. Two block assembly of unequal size were chosen for examination. A first option involved small blocks, the use of which resulted in a buffer structure consisting of small sector blocks 200 mm in height. A second option involved large blocks, resulting in a buffer structure which consists of eight blocks. In these tests, the material chosen for both block options was concrete instead of bentonite. The emplacement test was a three-phase process. A first phase included stacking a two meter high buffer structure with small blocks for ensuring the operation of test equipment and blocks. A second phase included installing buffer structures with both block options to a height matching that of a canister-encircling cylindrical component. A third phase included testing also the installability of blocks to be placed above the canister by using small blocks. In emplacement tests, special attention was paid to the installability of blocks as well as to the time required for emplacement. Lifters for both blocks worked well. Due to the mass to be lifted, the lifter for large blocks had a more heavy-duty frame structure (and other lifting gear). The employed lifters were suspended in the tests on a single steel wire rope. Stacking was managed with both block sizes at adequate precision and stacked-up towers were steady. The stacking of large blocks was considerably faster. Therefore it is probably that the overall handling of the large blocks will be more convenient at a final disposal site. From the standpoint of reliability in lifting, the small blocks were safer to install above the canister. In large blocks, there are strict shape-related requirements which are

  3. Compact planar microwave blocking filters

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    U-Yen, Kongpop (Inventor); Wollack, Edward J. (Inventor)

    2012-01-01

    A compact planar microwave blocking filter includes a dielectric substrate and a plurality of filter unit elements disposed on the substrate. The filter unit elements are interconnected in a symmetrical series cascade with filter unit elements being organized in the series based on physical size. In the filter, a first filter unit element of the plurality of filter unit elements includes a low impedance open-ended line configured to reduce the shunt capacitance of the filter.

  4. Multi-level block permutation.

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    Winkler, Anderson M; Webster, Matthew A; Vidaurre, Diego; Nichols, Thomas E; Smith, Stephen M

    2015-12-01

    Under weak and reasonable assumptions, mainly that data are exchangeable under the null hypothesis, permutation tests can provide exact control of false positives and allow the use of various non-standard statistics. There are, however, various common examples in which global exchangeability can be violated, including paired tests, tests that involve repeated measurements, tests in which subjects are relatives (members of pedigrees) - any dataset with known dependence among observations. In these cases, some permutations, if performed, would create data that would not possess the original dependence structure, and thus, should not be used to construct the reference (null) distribution. To allow permutation inference in such cases, we test the null hypothesis using only a subset of all otherwise possible permutations, i.e., using only the rearrangements of the data that respect exchangeability, thus retaining the original joint distribution unaltered. In a previous study, we defined exchangeability for blocks of data, as opposed to each datum individually, then allowing permutations to happen within block, or the blocks as a whole to be permuted. Here we extend that notion to allow blocks to be nested, in a hierarchical, multi-level definition. We do not explicitly model the degree of dependence between observations, only the lack of independence; the dependence is implicitly accounted for by the hierarchy and by the permutation scheme. The strategy is compatible with heteroscedasticity and variance groups, and can be used with permutations, sign flippings, or both combined. We evaluate the method for various dependence structures, apply it to real data from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) as an example application, show that false positives can be avoided in such cases, and provide a software implementation of the proposed approach. PMID:26074200

  5. A conformal block Farey tail

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    Maloney, Alexander; Ng, Gim Seng

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the constraints of crossing symmetry on CFT correlation functions. Four point conformal blocks are naturally viewed as functions on the upper-half plane, on which crossing symmetry acts by PSL(2,Z) modular transformations. This allows us to construct a unique, crossing symmetric function out of a given conformal block by averaging over PSL(2,Z). In some two dimensional CFTs the correlation functions are precisely equal to the modular average of the contributions of a finite number of light states. For example, in the two dimensional Ising and tri-critical Ising model CFTs, the correlation functions of identical operators are equal to the PSL(2,Z) average of the Virasoro vacuum block; this determines the 3 point function coefficients uniquely in terms of the central charge. The sum over PSL(2,Z) in CFT2 has a natural AdS3 interpretation as a sum over semi-classical saddle points, which describe particles propagating along rational tangles in the bulk. We demonstrate this explicitly for the corre...

  6. Interfaces between Block Copolymer Domains

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    Kim, Jaeup; Jeong, Seong-Jun; Kim, Sang Ouk

    2011-03-01

    Block copolymers naturally form nanometer scale structures which repeat their geometry on a larger scale. Such a small scale periodic pattern can be used for various applications such as storage media, nano-circuits and optical filters. However, perfect alignment of block copolymer domains in the macroscopic scale is still a distant dream. The nanostructure formation usually occurs with spontaneously broken symmetry; hence it is easily infected by topological defects which sneak in due to entropic fluctuation and incomplete annealing. Careful annealing can gradually reduce the number of defects, but once kinetically trapped, it is extremely difficult to remove all the defects. One of the main reasons is that the defect finds a locally metastable morphology whose potential depth is large enough to prohibit further morphology evolution. In this work, the domain boundaries between differently oriented lamellar structures in thin film are studied. For the first time, it became possible to quantitatively study the block copolymer morphology in the transitional region, and it was shown that the twisted grain boundary is energetically favorable compared to the T-junction grain boundary. [Nano Letters, 9, 2300 (2010)]. This theoretical method successfully explained the experimental results.

  7. [THE TECHNOLOGY "CELL BLOCK" IN CYTOLOGICAL PRACTICE].

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    Volchenko, N N; Borisova, O V; Baranova, I B

    2015-08-01

    The article presents summary information concerning application of "cell block" technology in cytological practice. The possibilities of implementation of various modern techniques (immune cytochemnical analysis. FISH, CISH, polymerase chain reaction) with application of "cell block" method are demonstrated. The original results of study of "cell block" technology made with gelatin, AgarCyto and Shadon Cyoblock set are presented. The diagnostic effectiveness of "cell block" technology and common cytological smear and also immune cytochemical analysis on samples of "cell block" technology and fluid cytology were compared. Actually application of "cell block" technology is necessary for ensuring preservation of cell elements for subsequent immune cytochemical and molecular genetic analysis. PMID:26596046

  8. Some new construction methods of variance balanced block designs with repeated blocks

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    Ceranka, Bronisław; Graczyk, Małgorzata

    2014-01-01

    Some new construction methods of the variance balanced block designs with repeated blocks are given. They are based on the specialized product of incidence matrices of the balanced incomplete block designs.

  9. MicroRNA mimicry blocks pulmonary fibrosis

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    Montgomery, Rusty L; Yu, Guoying; Latimer, Paul A; Stack, Christianna; Robinson, Kathryn; Dalby, Christina M; Kaminski, Naftali; van Rooij, Eva

    2014-01-01

    Over the last decade, great enthusiasm has evolved for microRNA (miRNA) therapeutics. Part of the excitement stems from the fact that a miRNA often regulates numerous related mRNAs. As such, modulation of a single miRNA allows for parallel regulation of multiple genes involved in a particular disease. While many studies have shown therapeutic efficacy using miRNA inhibitors, efforts to restore or increase the function of a miRNA have been lagging behind. The miR-29 family has gained a lot of attention for its clear function in tissue fibrosis. This fibroblast-enriched miRNA family is downregulated in fibrotic diseases which induces a coordinate increase of many extracellular matrix genes. Here, we show that intravenous injection of synthetic RNA duplexes can increase miR-29 levels in vivo for several days. Moreover, therapeutic delivery of these miR-29 mimics during bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis restores endogenous miR-29 function whereby decreasing collagen expression and blocking and reversing pulmonary fibrosis. Our data support the feasibility of using miRNA mimics to therapeutically increase miRNAs and indicate miR-29 to be a potent therapeutic miRNA for treating pulmonary fibrosis. PMID:25239947

  10. 40 CFR 180.1180 - Kaolin; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Kaolin; exemption from the requirement... From Tolerances § 180.1180 Kaolin; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. (a) The biochemical pesticide kaolin is temporarily exempted from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the...

  11. 29 CFR 780.724 - Work exempt under another section of the Act.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Work exempt under another section of the Act. 780.724..., attention is directed to another exemption in the Act which relates to work in grain elevators, which may... STANDARDS ACT Employment by Small Country Elevators Within Area of Production; Exemption From Overtime...

  12. 29 CFR 783.50 - Work exempt under another section of the Act.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Work exempt under another section of the Act. 783.50... LABOR STANDARDS ACT TO EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED AS SEAMEN Application of the Exemptions § 783.50 Work exempt under another section of the Act. Where an employee performs work during his workweek, some of which...

  13. 29 CFR 780.12 - Work exempt under another section of the Act.

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    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Work exempt under another section of the Act. 780.12... AGRICULTURE, PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES, AND RELATED SUBJECTS UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Introductory § 780.12 Work exempt under another section of the Act. The combination (tacking) of exempt...

  14. 40 CFR 180.1204 - Harpin protein; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1204 Harpin protein; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. An... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Harpin protein; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. 180.1204 Section 180.1204 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL...

  15. 40 CFR 180.1097 - GBM-ROPE; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false GBM-ROPE; exemption from the... Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1097 GBM-ROPE; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. The grape berry moth pheromone (GBM-ROPE) containing the active ingredients (Z)-9-dedecenyl acetate and...

  16. 40 CFR 1033.630 - Staged-assembly and delegated assembly exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... manufacturer/remanufacturer may request an exemption under 40 CFR 1068.261 instead of under this section. (1... components if they are not emission-related components identified in Appendix I of 40 CFR part 1068. (2) In... configuration, an exemption is required to ship the engine. You may ask for this exemption under 40 CFR...

  17. 26 CFR 48.4041-20 - Partially exempt methanol and ethanol fuel.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 16 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Partially exempt methanol and ethanol fuel. 48... Partially exempt methanol and ethanol fuel. (a) In general. Under section 4041(m), the sale or use of partially exempt methanol or ethanol fuel is taxed at the rate of 41/2 cents per gallon of fuel sold or...

  18. 9 CFR 121.5 - Exemptions for VS select agents and toxins.

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    2010-01-01

    ... agent or toxin that is contained in a specimen presented for proficiency testing will be exempt from the... grant a specific exemption upon a showing of good cause and upon his or her determination that such... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemptions for VS select agents...

  19. 40 CFR 142.21 - State consideration of a variance or exemption request.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false State consideration of a variance or... State-Issued Variances and Exemptions § 142.21 State consideration of a variance or exemption request. A State with primary enforcement responsibility shall act on any variance or exemption request...

  20. 40 CFR 180.1278 - Quillaja saponaria extract (saponins); exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Quillaja saponaria extract (saponins... RESIDUES IN FOOD Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1278 Quillaja saponaria extract (saponins); exemption... (saponins) are exempt from the requirement of a tolerance in or on all food commodities....

  1. 75 FR 28608 - Calcium Hydroxide; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment

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    2010-05-21

    ... AGENCY Calcium Hydroxide; Receipt of Application for Emergency Exemption, Solicitation of Public Comment... exemption request from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to use the pesticide calcium hydroxide (CAS No... has requested the Administrator to issue a quarantine exemption for the use of calcium hydroxide...

  2. 40 CFR 180.1022 - Iodine-detergent complex; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Iodine-detergent complex; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. 180.1022 Section 180.1022 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL... FOOD Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1022 Iodine-detergent complex; exemption from the requirement...

  3. 29 CFR 780.310 - Exemption for local hand harvest laborers.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption for local hand harvest laborers. 780.310 Section... 13(a)(6) Statutory Provisions § 780.310 Exemption for local hand harvest laborers. Section 13(a)(6)(C... during the harvest season to harvest crops. The exemption was not intended to apply to a...

  4. 40 CFR 180.1165 - Capsaicin; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Capsaicin; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. 180.1165 Section 180.1165 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1165 Capsaicin; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Capsaicin...

  5. 7 CFR 3565.6 - Inclusion of tax-exempt debt.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Inclusion of tax-exempt debt. 3565.6 Section 3565.6... AGRICULTURE GUARANTEED RURAL RENTAL HOUSING PROGRAM General Provisions § 3565.6 Inclusion of tax-exempt debt. Tax-exempt financing can be used a source of capital for the guaranteed loan....

  6. 78 FR 14622 - BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Cook County, Ill.

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    2013-03-06

    ... Surface Transportation Board BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Cook County, Ill. BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F-Exempt... the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue...

  7. 76 FR 72241 - BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Cass County, ND

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    2011-11-22

    ... Surface Transportation Board BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Cass County, ND BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR pt. 1152 subpart F--Exempt... and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment...

  8. 16 CFR 1500.81 - Exemptions for food, drugs, cosmetics, and fuels.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exemptions for food, drugs, cosmetics, and... § 1500.81 Exemptions for food, drugs, cosmetics, and fuels. (a) Food, drugs, and cosmetics. Substances subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act are exempted by section 2(f)(2) of the act; but...

  9. 28 CFR 16.99 - Exemption of the Immigration and Naturalization Service Systems-limited access.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Exemption of the Immigration and....99 Exemption of the Immigration and Naturalization Service Systems-limited access. (a) The following systems of records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service are exempt from 5 U.S.C. 552a (c) (3)...

  10. 40 CFR 180.1128 - Bacillus subtilis MBI 600; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bacillus subtilis MBI 600; exemption... FOOD Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1128 Bacillus subtilis MBI 600; exemption from the requirement of... biofungicide Bacillus subtilis MBI 600 in or on all food commodities, including residues resulting from...

  11. 40 CFR 52.326 - Area-wide nitrogen oxides (NOX) exemptions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Area-wide nitrogen oxides (NOX... oxides (NOX) exemptions. The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) submitted a NOX exemption... area, be exempted from the requirement to meet the NOX provisions of the Federal transportation...

  12. 40 CFR 180.1234 - Sodium carbonate; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Sodium carbonate; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. 180.1234 Section 180.1234 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1234 Sodium carbonate; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance....

  13. 40 CFR 180.1056 - Boiled linseed oil; exemption from requirement of tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Boiled linseed oil; exemption from... From Tolerances § 180.1056 Boiled linseed oil; exemption from requirement of tolerance. Boiled linseed... “boiled linseed oil.” This exemption is limited to use on rice before edible parts form....

  14. 76 FR 8942 - Poison Prevention Packaging Requirements; Proposed Exemption of Powder Formulations of...

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    2011-02-16

    ... COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 1700 Poison Prevention Packaging Requirements; Proposed Exemption of Powder...'') is proposing to amend its child-resistant packaging requirements to exempt powder formulations of two... proposed rule would exempt these prescription drug products on the basis that child-resistant packaging...

  15. 21 CFR 1308.33 - Exemption of certain anabolic steroid products; application.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 9 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exemption of certain anabolic steroid products... SCHEDULES OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES Exempt Anabolic Steroid Products § 1308.33 Exemption of certain anabolic... compound, mixture, or preparation containing an anabolic steroid as defined in part 1300 of this...

  16. 41 CFR 109-38.204-4 - Report of exempted motor vehicles.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Report of exempted motor..., TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 38-MOTOR EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT 38.2-Registration, Identification, and Exemptions § 109-38.204-4 Report of exempted motor vehicles. DOE offices shall provide upon request...

  17. 78 FR 36823 - California High-Speed Rail Authority-Construction Exemption-in Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties...

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    2013-06-19

    ... TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board California High-Speed Rail Authority--Construction Exemption--in... construction exemption. SUMMARY: The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior... System. This exemption is subject to environmental mitigation conditions and the condition that...

  18. 40 CFR 180.1181 - Bacillus cereus strain BPO1; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bacillus cereus strain BPO1; exemption... FOOD Exemptions From Tolerances § 180.1181 Bacillus cereus strain BPO1; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. An exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus...

  19. Using Quilt Blocks to Construct Understanding

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    Westegaard, Susanne K.

    2008-01-01

    The article documents student experiences with quilt blocks in a mathematics classroom. Using blocks as tools, students construct their understanding of perimeter, area, probability, and transformations. (Contains 9 figures.)

  20. 14 CFR 11.61 - May I ask FAA to adopt, amend, or repeal a regulation, or grant relief from the requirements of a...

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    2010-01-01

    ... Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) or ask FAA to amend or repeal a current regulation in 14 CFR. (b) Using a petition for exemption, you may ask FAA to grant you relief from current regulations in 14 CFR. ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false May I ask FAA to adopt, amend, or repeal...