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  1. 10 CFR 51.10 - Purpose and scope of subpart; application of regulations of Council on Environmental Quality.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Purpose and scope of subpart; application of regulations of Council on Environmental Quality. 51.10 Section 51.10 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION..., regulations, and public laws of the United States shall be interpreted and administered in accordance with...

  2. Ocean Dumping, A National Policy. A Report to the President Prepared by the Council on Environmental Quality.

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    Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC.

    This report was prepared for the President of the United States by the Council of Environmental Quality. Location, quantities, composition, trends, pollution, and international aspects of ocean dumping are discussed. Also included are alternatives to dumping and legislative control. Recommendations are made dealing with policies, regulations, and…

  3. The National Environmental Policy Act and the role of the President's Council on Environmental Quality

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    Clark, R. (President' s Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC (United States))

    1993-01-01

    Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the federal government has played a major role in acquiring, using, and disposing of land, including encouraging prospecting and mining and reserving special lands for public purposes; in funding infrastructure projects; and in approving private projects. While expanding economic growth opportunities for Americans, many of the decisions made by federal agencies have had long-term detrimental effects on the natural, cultural, and social environment. What the drafters of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) had in mind was nothing less than restructuring federal agency decision making to account for these unintended consequences. For too long, agency leadership had focused on the economic and technical feasibility of a program or project but had ignored the environmental consequences of their actions. NEPA added the necessary third dimension.

  4. Coordinating Council. Ninth Meeting: Total Quality Management

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    1992-01-01

    This report summarizes the 9th meeting of the STI Coordinating Council. The council listened to the speakers' understanding of Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and heard stories of successful applications of these principles. Definitions of quality stated were focused on customer satisfaction. Reports presented by the speakers are also included.

  5. 78 FR 74129 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2013-12-10

    ... AGENCY National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection... Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT...

  6. 78 FR 17395 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2013-03-21

    ... AGENCY National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection... public meeting for the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT.... NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology,...

  7. The making of environmental policy in the European Council

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    Andersen, Mikael Skou; Rasmussen, Lise Nordvig

    1998-01-01

    Details the decision-making processes regarding the legal acts approved by the European Union Council of Ministers on environmental issues during 1993 and 1994. Role of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives; Use of council presidency by member states; Significance of decision-making proc......Details the decision-making processes regarding the legal acts approved by the European Union Council of Ministers on environmental issues during 1993 and 1994. Role of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives; Use of council presidency by member states; Significance of decision...

  8. 76 FR 21786 - Meetings of The United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation...

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    2011-04-18

    ... of The United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance ACTION: Notice of meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on ] Forest Sector Governance,...

  9. 77 FR 28419 - Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation...

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    2012-05-14

    ... of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance ACTION: Notice of meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance,...

  10. 78 FR 49752 - National Environmental Education Advisory Council

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    2013-08-15

    ... AGENCY National Environmental Education Advisory Council AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... series of teleconference meetings of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The... EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of these...

  11. 78 FR 12056 - National Environmental Education Advisory Council

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    2013-02-21

    ... AGENCY National Environmental Education Advisory Council AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... series of teleconference meetings of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The... EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of these...

  12. 77 FR 70161 - Meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council

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    2012-11-23

    ... AGENCY Meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The National Environmental Education Advisory Council will meet on... the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC) at (202) 564-2642 or email at...

  13. 76 FR 68183 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2011-11-03

    ... Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting... of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and...

  14. 77 FR 2719 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology; Meeting

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    2012-01-19

    ... AGENCY National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology; Meeting AGENCY: Environmental... Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, ] and management issues. NACEPT members represent...

  15. 78 FR 9689 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2013-02-11

    ... AGENCY National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection... Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT represents diverse interests...

  16. 77 FR 1931 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2012-01-12

    ... AGENCY National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection... Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT members represent...

  17. 75 FR 25240 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2010-05-07

    ... AGENCY National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection... 92463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental...

  18. 78 FR 77449 - National Environmental Education Advisory Council Meeting

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    2013-12-23

    ... AGENCY National Environmental Education Advisory Council Meeting AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency... of a meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created... National Environmental Education Act (Act). The purpose of these meeting(s) is to discuss specific...

  19. 78 FR 56696 - National Environmental Education Advisory Council

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    2013-09-13

    ... AGENCY National Environmental Education Advisory Council AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by... Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss specific topics of...

  20. 78 FR 1858 - National Environmental Education Advisory Council

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    2013-01-09

    ... AGENCY National Environmental Education Advisory Council AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... teleconference meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by... Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of this teleconference is to discuss specific topics...

  1. 77 FR 8859 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2012-02-15

    ... AGENCY National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Cancellation and Rescheduling of National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy... 12, 2012 a National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) Meeting to...

  2. 75 FR 8045 - National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Draft Guidance, Establishing, Applying, and Revising...

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    2010-02-23

    ... QUALITY National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Draft Guidance, Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions Under the National Environmental Policy Act AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality... Exclusions Under the National Environmental Policy Act.'' SUMMARY: On February 18, 2010, the Council...

  3. 36 CFR 805.4 - Ensuring environmental documents are actually considered in Council decisionmaking.

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    2010-07-01

    ... officials required to consider environmental documents Recommendations for legislation During staff... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Ensuring environmental... Property ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL...

  4. Poultry production's environmental impact on water quality.

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    Pope, C W

    1991-05-01

    Poultry meat and eggs are rapidly becoming the major source of animal protein in the diets of American consumers. Such expansion has resulted in a similar increase in waste management problems. The national production of broilers and mature chickens was 5.68 billion, 242 million turkeys, 31 million ducks, and 69 trillion table eggs in 1989 based on the USDA National Statistics Survey. Annual production of fecal waste from poultry flocks was 8.8 million tons on a dry weight basis plus more than 106,000 metric tons of broiler hatchery waste. Add to this 37 million dead birds and condemnations at processing plants (figures are also from USDA for 1989 based on USDA National Statistics Survey). When all this waste is added together, the task of keeping the environment clean becomes monumental. The following waste management practices can and must take care of these poultry industry waste products: sanitary land fills, rendering facilities, extrusion machinery, compost plants, lagoons or holding tanks, and land application techniques.

  5. Impact of Electronic Wastes Recycling on Environmental Quality

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2006-01-01

    To evaluate the environmental quality of Guiyu, Guangdong impacted by the electronic waste recycling industry. Methods The surface water, ground water and sediment samples taken separately from two sites that recycle E-wastes and other rubbish relevant to the E-waste recycling, and an agricultural area, were analyzed, and the data were used to evaluate the impact of E-waste recycling on the environmental quality of Guiyu based on environmental quality standards in China. Results The concentrations of lead and iron in the surface water samples significantly different in the three locations. The maximum value of lead in the first site was 8 times higher than the threshold of environmental quality standards for surface water. The concentration of iron in polluted sample was 22 times that of the background sample. Manganese and iron also showed a significant difference in ground water samples between the three sites. The amount of iron was 22 times that of the threshold of the quality standard for ground water, and 120 times that of the background sample. Moreover, the results of all the eight heavy metals showed significant differences among the sediment samples. The concentrations of copper, cadmium,nickel, and lead in the polluted samples were above the median benchmarks of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The copper concentration of 2670 mg/kg was 10 times that of the median benchmark. ConclusionE-waste recycling has led to the severe pollution Guiyu.

  6. 75 FR 38810 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2010-07-06

    ... Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting... teleconference of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and...

  7. 77 FR 39705 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2012-07-05

    ... Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Advisory... a public meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology,...

  8. 77 FR 3475 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2012-01-24

    ... Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of advisory... notice of a public teleconference of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental...

  9. Reflections on the State of Research: Indoor Environmental Quality

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    Clausen, Geo; Bekö, Gabriel; Corsi, Richard

    2011-01-01

    that with parallel research and writing efforts culminating with internal review and revision cycles. In this paper, we present our choices for the most important research findings on indoor environmental quality from the past three decades followed by a discussion of the most important research questions in our...

  10. 75 FR 52941 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2010-08-30

    ... AGENCY National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology AGENCY: Environmental Protection... 92463, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy... environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT represents diverse interests from...

  11. Reflections on the State of Research: Indoor Environmental Quality

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    Clausen, Geo; Bekö, Gabriel; Corsi, Richard;

    2011-01-01

    that with parallel research and writing efforts culminating with internal review and revision cycles. In this paper, we present our choices for the most important research findings on indoor environmental quality from the past three decades followed by a discussion of the most important research questions in our...... field today. We then continue with a discussion on whether there are research areas for which we can ‘close the book’ and say that we already know what is needed. Finally, we discuss whether we can maintain our identity in the future or it is time to team up with new partners....

  12. President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

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    ... Newsletter Search Site President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Be Active Why Is It Important? Ways To ... Jaci L. Van Heest, PhD. November 03, 2016 Nutrition Celebrate a Haunt-Healthy Halloween! By President's Council ...

  13. President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

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    ... A Print Share President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) Fitness Homepage Intro Tile PCFSN engages, educates, ... lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. Since 1956, the Council has created and promoted ...

  14. 78 FR 41799 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

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    2013-07-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION... Services and the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), on matters related to...

  15. 75 FR 13293 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

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    2010-03-19

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). ACTION: Notice of... Health and Human Services and the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), on...

  16. Wheat Quality Council, Hard Spring Wheat Technical Committee, 2015 Crop

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    Nine experimental lines of hard spring wheat were grown at up to five locations in 2015 and evaluated for kernel, milling, and bread baking quality against the check variety Glenn. Wheat samples were submitted through the Wheat Quality Council and processed and milled at the USDA-ARS Hard Red Sprin...

  17. Environmental challenges and opportunities of the evolving North American electricity market : NAFTA provisions and the electricity sector[Secretariat report to Council under article 13 of the North American agreement on environmental cooperation

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    Horlick, G.; Schuchhardt, C. [O' Melveny and Myers LLP, Washington, DC (United States); Mann, H. [International Inst. for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    2002-06-01

    In this background paper, the authors examined the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from the perspective of the electricity sector, especially trade in electricity. The authors only identified those rules that have relevance to the topic at hand; they did not interpret the rules. NAFTA rules and environmental regulations, as well as the possible links between them were examined in the first section of the paper, while the relationship between NAFTA Chapter Eleven: Investment Provisions and environmental regulations and standards was dealt with in the second section. The twelve committees and nineteen working groups of NAFTA were listed in annex one, as well as the one council. Annex two discussed tariff reduction on capital equipment. refs., tabs.

  18. 78 FR 47316 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

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    2013-08-05

    ... candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups, as well as... sustainability. --Demonstrated ability to assess and analyze environmental challenges with objectivity and integrity. --Middle/Senior-level leadership experience that fills a current need on the Council. --Excellent...

  19. 78 FR 72972 - Meeting of the United States-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation...

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    2013-12-04

    ... of the United States-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission...) are providing notice that the United States and Colombia intend to hold the first meeting of the... implementation of Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) and...

  20. 75 FR 63497 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

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    2010-10-15

    ... available from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality... research, (B) the field of health care research including training needs and information dissemination on... HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting of the National Advisory Council for...

  1. TO THE QUESTION OF IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF DISSERTATIONS AND OPTIMIZATION OF DISSERTATION COUNCILS

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    Grigorash O. V.

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available It is known, that the development of fundamental and applied sciences, besides research institutes, are the universities. Integration of scientific researches of higher school into production occurs in many forms and can be largely determined by the quality of the training, including defense of thesis, research and teaching staff of the university. The article criticized the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, and the higher attestation Commission of Russian Academy of Sciences aimed at improving the quality of work of dissertation councils and of the level of theses, based on the optimization of the network of dissertation councils, including their union, raising the level of members of dissertation councils. We have suggested a number of measures and specific requirements for the content of dissertations and supervisors of theses, official opponents of the thesis councils and their members, employees of the HAC. Introduction of considered proposals concerning increasing the level of theses into practice of work of dissertation councils, one set of measures will allow to optimize the network of dissertation councils and to improve the quality of their work

  2. 75 FR 29533 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Notice of Charter Renewal

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    2010-05-26

    ... Environmental Policy and Technology Notice of Charter Renewal AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... U.S.C. App.2, the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is a...

  3. Impact of Urbanization on Shanghai's Soil Environmental Quality

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    HU Xue-Feng; WU He-Xin; HU Xing; FANG Sheng-Qiong; WU Chen-Juan

    2004-01-01

    Heavy metal contents in the soils in the Baoshan District of Shanghai were monitored to evaluate the risk of soil environmental quality degradation due to rapid urbanization and to reveal the ways of heavy metal accumulation in soil during rapid urban sprawl. It was found that the soils in this district were commonly contaminated by Pb, Zn and Cd. Evaluated with a geo-accumulation index (Igeo), the rate of Pb contamination in soils was 100% with 59% of these graded as moderate-severe or severe; Zn contamination reached 59% with 6% graded as moderate-severe or severe; and Cd contamination was over 50%, with one site graded as moderate-severe and another severe-extremely severe. Metal contamination of soils around the Shanghai metropolis was mainly attributed to traffic, industrial production, wastewater irrigation and improper disposal of solid wastes. Because of continuing urbanization, the cultivated land around the metropolis should be comprehensively planned and carefully managed. Also the soil environmental quality of vegetable production bases in this area should be monitored regularly, with vegetables to be grown selected according to the degrees and types of soil contamination.

  4. Environmental (in)equity in the Netherlands - A case study on the distribution of environmental quality in the Rijnmond region

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    Kruize H; Bouwman AA; MGO; RIM

    2004-01-01

    As a part of a broader investigation on environmental inequity in the Netherlands, an exploratory case study on the socio-economic distribution on (perceived) environmental quality was carried out in the Rijnmond (industrial and urbanised) region in the western part of the Netherlands. Disparities

  5. Environmental (in)equity in the Netherlands. A case study on the distribution of environmental quality in the Rijnmond region

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    Kruize, H.; Bouwman, A.A.

    2004-07-01

    As a part of a broader investigation on environmental inequity in the Netherlands, an exploratory case study on the socio-economic distribution on (perceived) environmental quality was carried out in the Rijnmond (industrial and urbanised) region in the western part of the Netherlands. Disparities in local environmental quality with respect to noise, air pollution, availability of public green areas, safety risks, and presence of waste disposal sites, were analysed separately and accumulatively across income levels making use of postal codes. Inhabitants' perception of environmental quality with respect to spatial and income differences was also ascertained and analysed. Recent, available national and regional databases and literature were used for the analyses. Disparities in local environmental quality were found to be linked to income level, especially for air pollution and the availability of public green areas. In addition, accumulation of environmental 'goods' (high-quality environmental conditions) were found more often in high-income than in low-income areas. Inhabitants of Rotterdam also mentioned littering and dog mess to be the greatest environmental problem. All income categories experienced annoyance, but from different, often area-specific sources. Considering these results, policy-makers are advised to take the effects of their policy on different income categories into account.

  6. EPA Awards $91,000 Environmental Education Grant to Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council in Providence, R.I.

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $91,000 environmental education grant to the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council in Providence, R.I. to work on a two-year effort to educate K-12 students in greater Providence about environmental

  7. [Ecological environmental quality assessment of Hangzhou urban area based on RS and GIS].

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    Xu, Pengwei; Zhao, Duo

    2006-06-01

    In allusion to the shortage of traditional ecological environmental quality assessment, this paper studied the spatial distribution of assessing factors at a mid-small scale, and the conversion of integer character to girding assessing cells. The main assessing factors including natural environmental condition, environmental quality, natural landscape and urbanization pressure, which were classified into four types with about eleven assessing factors, were selected from RS images and GIS-spatial analyzing environmental quality vector graph. Based on GIS, a comprehensive assessment model for the ecological environmental quality in Hangzhou urban area was established. In comparison with observed urban heat island effects, the assessment results were in good agreement with the ecological environmental quality in the urban area of Hangzhou.

  8. Analysis on the Characteristics of Environmental Kuznets Curve and Assessment of Air Quality in Qingdao City

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] The aim was to analyze the characteristics of environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) and assess air quality in Qingdao City. [Method] The EKC characteristics of Qingdao from 1996 to 2008 were studied based on air pollutant discharge indices, air pollution indices and economic data from the environmental quality reports and statistics yearbooks of Qingdao, and the air quality of Qingdao City was assessed. [Result] With the increase of GDP per capita, the total discharge of industrial waste gases impro...

  9. Renewable energy respecting nature. A synthesis of knowledge on environmental impacts of renewable energy financed by the Research Council for Norway

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    May, Roel; Bevanger, Kjetil; Dijk, Jiska Van; Petrin, Zlatko; Brende, Hege

    2012-07-01

    Renewable energy production is seen as a key factor for reduction of climate emissions; however further development of landscapes and seascapes may impact the environment on top of existing pressures. Norway has committed to reduce emissions, and major efforts are put into technological and environmental research to provide knowledge and solutions to meet these challenges. This report synthesizes the knowledge on environmental impacts of renewable energy acquired through the EFFEN, EFFEKT and RENERGI programmes run by the Research Council of Norway; especially from the Centre for Environmental Design of Renewable Energy (CEDREN), as one of the centres for environmental-friendly energy research (CEER). Due to extensive water resources Norway was among the first countries to base its energy system on hydropower; already from the late 19th century. Today, approximately 62% of Norway's energy supply comes from hydropower. Norway has ratified EUs Renewables Directive and committed to a target of generating 67.5% from renewable sources. Because the majority of the large river systems were already regulated in the 1960s, wind power is expected to grow extensively to reach this target. With the current development of onshore and offshore wind power and the extension of associated power transmission, environmental considerations will evolve rapidly. Research on environmental impacts of hydropower production prioritized the Atlantic salmon for many years, also due to its value for recreation and tourism. Currently Norway is at the very front of generating knowledge on salmon, empirical studies and development of mitigation measures. Research on hydropower production in regulated rivers has revealed major bottlenecks for salmon production and survival, with varying impacts at different life stages. Research results from EnviDORR and EnviPEAK have provided solutions to ensure production of salmon despite hydropower development. This shows the possibility of reconciling

  10. PECVD Environmental Effects on Silicon Nanoparticle Size and Quality

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    Klafehn, Grant; Kendrick, Chito; Guan, Tianyuan; Theingi, San; Riskey, Kory; Vitti, Lauren; Bagolini, Luigi; Lusk, Mark; Gorman, Brian; Taylor, Craig; Collins, Reuben; Fields, Jeremy; Stradins, Paul

    2014-03-01

    Silicon based nanoparticles (SiNPs) have recently been of great interest to the PV community because of their unique properties compared to their bulk constituents. By decreasing a nanoparticle's (NP) size below its exciton Bohr radius, its band gap can be increased relative to the bulk. This talk will discuss fundamental variables involved in defining and controlling plasma-grown SiNP size and quality. A quartz tube with a RF electrode ring is used to create a plasma in an argon-silane mixture to grow the SiNPs. Their quality and size can be changed by varying the reactor pressure, gas flow, and thus the resulting residence time. They are then characterized by Raman, PL, ESR, XRD, and TEM, and then mapped to a phase diagram with respect to pressure and flow. Higher residence times of 10 ms resulted in highly crystalline, 7 nm SiNPs. Residence times of 2 ms create 4 nm particles, while below 2 ms will result in highly defective material, even though the PL exhibits peaks at 1.6 eV. These parameters will be discussed, including how each variable affects the resultant SiNP size, quality. Also included will be a discussion about additive gasses and their additional effects on SiNP characteristics. We acknowledge support given by the DOE (DE-EE0005326) and NSF REMRSEC (DMR 0820518).

  11. Effect of economic growth and environmental quality on tourism in Southeast Asian Countries

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    Firmansyah

    2017-02-01

    The tourism is an important sector in generating income for a country, nevertheless, tourism is sensitive toward the changes in economy, as well as changes in environmental quality. By employing econometric models of error correction on annual data, this study examines the influence of environmental quality, domestic and global economic growth on foreign tourist arrivals in selected Southeast Asian countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Singapore. The findings of this study showed that all of countries long run model were proved statistically, indicated that world economic growth as well as environmental quality affect foreign tourism arrivals.

  12. Environmental factors and semen quality

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    Jurewicz, Joanna; Hanke, Wojciech; Radwan, Michal

    2009-01-01

    , trihalomethanes (THMs), mobile phones) on semen quality, by reviewing most recent published literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Epidemiological studies focusing on exposure to environmental factors and semen quality for the last ten years were identified by a search of the Pubmed, Medline, Ebsco, Agricola...

  13. Research on the Evaluation of Marine Environmental Quality by Using the GIS Technology

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    王立华; 李继龙; 葛常水; 李小恕; 贾静; 黄其泉

    2004-01-01

    Based on the biological resources surveys in China's exclusive economic zone, the paper discusses the application of the GIS technology in evaluating the marine environmental quality, establishes the basic concept and technological process for evaluating the environmental quality of the habitats of marine living resources, proposes the key points for the establishment of the relevant evaluationattributes database by applying the GIS technology and analyses several typical evaluation models and the data interpolation method for the model in GIS. Results show that the combination of the GIS technology with the quantitative evaluation model can be applied to the fast and accurate evaluation of the marine environmental quality.

  14. Environmental impact of leachate characteristics on water quality.

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    Cumar, Sampath Kumar Mandyam; Nagaraja, Balasubramanya

    2011-07-01

    Improper urbanization and industrialization are causing a critical stress on groundwater quality in urban areas of the developing countries. The present study under investigation describes the pollution caused by leachate from a waste management site in southwestern Bangalore city causing pollution of the surface water and groundwater reserves. The characterization of 20 groundwater samples and Haralukunte lake sample indicated high pollution of these water reserves by leachate entry into the groundwater and surface water sources. The study area focuses around the solid waste management site, carrying out bio-composting and vermi-composting of municipal solid waste. Further investigations on the severe health problems faced by the public in the study area has revealed a clear pointer towards the usage of polluted water for rearing live-stock, farming, and domestic activities. The characterization of the leachate with high values of BOD at 1,450 mg/l, TDS at 17,200 mg/l, nitrates at 240 mg/l, and MPN at 545/100 ml indicates a clear nuisance potential, which has been substantiated by the characterization of lake water sample with chlorides at 3,400 mg/l, TDS at 8,020 mg/l, and lead and cadmium at 0.18 and 0.08 mg/l, respectively. Analysis of groundwater samples shows alarming physicochemical values closer to the waste disposal site and relatively reduced values away from the source of the waste management site. Bureau of Indian Standards have been adapted as the benchmark for the analysis and validation of observed water quality criteria.

  15. Air Quality Measures on the National Environmental Health Tracking Network

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides air pollution data about ozone and particulate matter (PM2.5) to CDC for the Tracking Network. The EPA maintains a...

  16. On the Necessity of an Integrated, Participative and Adaptive Approach to Sustainable Urban Environmental Quality Planning

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    van Stigt, Rien; Driessen, Peter|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/069081417; Spit, Tejo|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/070576289

    2017-01-01

    Based on a review of recent literature, this paper addresses the question of how urban planners can steer urban environmental quality, given the fact that it is multidimensional in character, is assessed largely in subjective terms and varies across time. A novel perspective of urban environmental

  17. 77 FR 39705 - National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology; Charter Renewal

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    2012-07-05

    ... Environmental Policy and Technology; Charter Renewal AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION... Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is a necessary committee which is in the... environmental policy, technology and management issues. Inquiries may be directed to Mark Joyce, U.S. EPA,...

  18. 77 FR 30315 - Protocol for Categorical Exclusions Supplementing the Council on Environmental Quality...

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    2012-05-22

    ..., meeting rooms, gaming facilities, or via the Internet. CATEGORY 2--Regulation, Monitoring and Oversight of... the Internet. C. Preparing and issuing subpoenas, holding hearings, and taking depositions for... that the action has not been segmented in order for the NIGC action to meet the definition of an...

  19. Environmental impact of coal mining and coal seam gas production on surface water quality in the Sydney basin, Australia.

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    Ali, A; Strezov, V; Davies, P; Wright, I

    2017-08-01

    The extraction of coal and coal seam gas (CSG) will generate produced water that, if not adequately treated, will pollute surface and groundwater systems. In Australia, the discharge of produced water from coal mining and related activities is regulated by the state environment agency through a pollution licence. This licence sets the discharge limits for a range of analytes to protect the environment into which the produced water is discharged. This study reports on the impact of produced water from coal mine activities located within or discharging into high conservation environments, such as National Parks, in the outer region of Sydney, Australia. The water samples upstream and downstream from the discharge points from six mines were taken, and 110 parameters were tested. The results were assessed against a water quality index (WQI) which accounts for pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, total dissolved solids, total phosphorus, nitrate nitrogen and E .coli. The water quality assessment based on the trace metal contents against various national maximum admissible concentration (MAC) and their corresponding environmental impacts was also included in the study which also established a base value of water quality for further study. The study revealed that impacted water downstream of the mine discharge points contained higher metal content than the upstream reference locations. In many cases, the downstream water was above the Australia and New Zealand Environment Conservation Council and international water quality guidelines for freshwater stream. The major outliers to the guidelines were aluminium (Al), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni) and zinc (Zn). The WQI of surface water at and downstream of the discharge point was lower when compared to upstream or reference conditions in the majority of cases. Toxicology indices of metals present in industrial discharges were used as an additional tool to assess water quality, and the newly

  20. Visions of development and environmental values in the municipal councils of Itajaí Middle Valley, Santa Catarina State

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    Cleci Teresinha Noara

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper began in November 2006, it deals with environmental values the councils of environment of Blumenau and Indaial on the middle Vale of Itajaí, Santa Catarina State. The objective was to identify and to analyze the environment values and interests that permeate the practice of these councils. The subject becomes relevant because the theorical sources are scarces, data-collecting interviews, comments bibliographical and documentary. The results demonstrate even though the council members possess and anthropocentric vision about environment, they believe that, with a environment management integrated and participative action, close to sustainable development, it will be possible the solution of these environment problems. The study aims to be a contribution to municipal councils of environment in Itajaí basin, since it allows us to understand some of the capacities and limitations of them in the formulation and implementation of public policies for sustainable development in the region.

  1. Sweden's environmental objectives - are we getting there. A progress report from the Swedish Environmental Objectives Council. de Facto 2004

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    2004-06-01

    In April 1999 the Swedish Parliament adopted fifteen national environmental quality objectives, describing what quality and state of the environment and the natural and cultural resources of Sweden are ecologically sustainable in the long term. In a series of decisions from 2001 to 2003, Parliament has subsequently adopted a total of seventy-one interim targets, indicating the direction and timescale of the action to be taken to achieve the fifteen objectives. In this, its third annual report to the Government, the Environmental Objectives Council presents its appraisal of progress towards the objectives. The main body of the report deals with the fifteen environmental quality objectives. The fold-out diagram on the inside front cover gives a summary of the assessments made, symbolized by smiley and less cheerful faces. Our assessments answer the questions: Will the environmental quality objectives be achieved by 2020 (or 2050, as a first step, in the case of the climate objective), and will the interim targets be met within the time-frames laid down for each of them. This year's report also deals - very briefly - with the four broader issues, related to the objectives, that are referred to in the Environmental Objectives Bill: 'The Swedish Environmental Objectives - Interim Targets and Action Strategies' (2001). It is very important that the values and principles which these issues represent are pursued and upheld as efforts to implement the environmental objectives continue. In addition, de Facto 2004 offers a few glimpses of how businesses and local authorities are working to achieve a better environment. This chapter of the report is based on interviews and information from Sweden's county administrative boards. For further information about the country's environmental goals, readers are referred to the Environmental Objectives Portal, miljomal.nu. The ultimate aim of our endeavour to attain the environmental quality objectives is to

  2. 78 FR 12056 - National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

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    2013-02-21

    ... or serve on Work Groups to develop recommendations, advice letters, and reports to address specific... sociology and social science, and environmental financing. Other criteria used to evaluate nominees will... committee and demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on committees How to...

  3. A theoretical analysis of the effectiveness of sustainable development assistance on environmental quality

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    Carren Pindiriri

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A number of empirical studies have been carried out to assess the impact of sustainable development assistance (SDA and aid on environmental quality in poor countries, but these studies have been characterized by weak theoretical anchor. It is against this background that this paper provides a theoretical basis from which empirical models of the effectiveness and impact of SDA on environmental quality can be derived. The paper applies the classical consumer theory of utility maximization, Keynesian macroeconomic model and further suggests an incentive-based approach (post-cure financial SDA model in explaining the effectiveness of environmental financing. The theories discussed in this paper confirm the results obtained by previous empirical studies on environmental financing.

  4. Workplace Safety: Indoor Environmental Quality

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    ... please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Workplace Safety & Health Topics Indoor Environmental Quality Dampness and Mold in Buildings What is mold? ... Twitter YouTube NIOSH Homepage NIOSH A-Z Workplace Safety & Health Topics Publications and Products Programs Contact NIOSH ... on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir Overview Indoor ...

  5. 76 FR 67233 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2011-10-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of...

  6. 76 FR 31645 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2011-06-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management...

  7. 77 FR 55233 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2012-09-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management...

  8. 77 FR 5582 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2012-02-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of...

  9. 76 FR 18263 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2011-04-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management...

  10. 77 FR 71200 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2012-11-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management...

  11. 76 FR 75567 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2011-12-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of...

  12. 77 FR 23513 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2012-04-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management...

  13. 76 FR 54811 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2011-09-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... with its other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of...

  14. 77 FR 37077 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2012-06-20

    ... No: 2012-14952] OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling of Council meeting. SUMMARY: The Hispanic Council on... of the Office of Personnel Management on matters involving the recruitment, hiring, and...

  15. [Bioindication of environmental quality based on plant mutational and modification variability].

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    Mamedova, A O

    2009-01-01

    The level of mutations (aberrations of chromosomes, gene mutations) and modifications (bilateral asymmetry of the leaves) induced with NG (N-methyl-N-nitro-N-nitro-zoguanidine) and granozane, as well as with environmental pollutants have been studied on Vicia faba, Triticum aestivum, Arabidopsis thaliana, Ligustrum japonicum, Olea europea. The tested xenobiotic increased the level of mutations and modifications. The bilateral asymmetry is suggested as a test for environmental quality assessment.

  16. 78 FR 4399 - National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

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    2013-01-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice... the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general...

  17. 76 FR 33745 - National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

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    2011-06-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice... closed meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to...

  18. 75 FR 64716 - National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

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    2010-10-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice... agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is...

  19. 77 FR 23230 - National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

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    2012-04-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice... the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general...

  20. 76 FR 18539 - National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

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    2011-04-04

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice... meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the...

  1. Environmental Quality Standards Research on Wastewaters of Army Ammunition Plants

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    1978-06-01

    standard materials, 1-MNG, 2-MNG, and 1,3-DNG (supplied by Naval Ordnance Laboratory), and TNC diluted with 13- lactose (DuPont), each showed single major...TNG much as 13- lactose does in the pharmaceutical preparation. Preliminary GC investigations were made on liquid/liquid extracts of the wastewaters...evaporated, agglomerations of water-soluble needlelike (acicular) crystals could be observed in the LG samples; these were identified through energy dispersion

  2. Environmental challenges and opportunities of the evolving North American electricity market : Modeling techniques and estimating environmental outcomes[Secretariat report to Council under article 13 of the North American agreement on environmental cooperation

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    Patterson, Z. [Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America, Montreal, PQ (Canada)

    2002-06-01

    Background information and results of the different models publicly available used for the evaluation of environmental effects of electricity market restructuring in the various jurisdictions in North America were included in this working paper. It comprised the description of eleven models and twelve modeling exercises. The information on each model varied greatly, as it is proprietary. The models described were: (1) the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), (2) the Department of Energy's Policy Office Electricity Modeling System (POEMS), (3) the Integrated Planning Model (IPM) utilized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), (4) Resources for the Future's (RFF) Haiku model, (5) the Canadian Energy Research Institute's Energy 2020 Model, (6) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) use of ICF's Coal and Electric Utilities Model, (7) the Center for Clean Air Policy's use of General Electric's Market Assessment and Portfolio Strategies (GE MAPS) model, (8) the Center for Clean Air Policy's use of GE MAPS in combination with New Energy Associates' Proscreen II, (9) the Commission for Environmental Cooperation use of the Front of Envelope Model, (10) Ontario Power Generation's use of the Utility Fuel Economics Model and National Power Model, and (11) New York State Department of Public Service's (NYDPS) Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement using New Energy Associates' PROMOD. Also included in this working paper was a comparison of the results of models and modeling exercises on which the estimation of the environmental effects of electricity market restructuring in the United States was based. 18 refs., 5 tabs.

  3. 76 FR 72218 - National Environmental Policy Act; NASA Routine Payloads on Expendable Launch Vehicles

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    2011-11-22

    ... SPACE ADMINISTRATION National Environmental Policy Act; NASA Routine Payloads on Expendable Launch... (FONSI). SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the...

  4. Environmental quality and infant mortality

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    The relationship between environmental conditions and human health varies by environmental media. In order to account for multiple ambient environmental conditions, we constructed an Environmental Quality Index (EQI)for use in health research. We used u.s. county level data repre...

  5. Public perception of environmental quality

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    Lech Cantuaria, Manuella

    2017-01-01

    Several aspects of human health and well-being are influenced by the environment. Air pollution, noise pollution, water contamination, toxic metals and many other environmental factors may impose several risks for public health by initiating, promoting, sustaining and stimulating a number of health......-quality conclusions on the association between an environmental exposure and a particular health outcome can be drawn. However, given specific characteristics of environmental epidemiology investigations (e.g. environmental factors are usually human-made, being modifiable, complex and variable in both temporal...... and spatial aspects), a broad spectrum of methodological issues are commonly encountered within this field. Therefore, the main objective of this thesis is to address some of these methodological issues by providing alternatives to improve quantitative analysis in epidemiological research and, for some...

  6. Report on Scottish council elections 2012

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    Bochel, Hugh; Denver, David; Steven, Martin

    2012-01-01

    This report to the Electoral Commission covers the Scottish council elections of May 2012. It considers aspects of the administration of the elections, turnout, patterns of candidature and party support and control of councils.

  7. Methodology for Assessing the Quality of Agribusiness Activity Based on the Environmentally Responsible Approach

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    Anna Antonovna Anfinogentova

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the research and development of quality evaluation methods of agro-industrial enterprises activity in the regional economy with the use of the ecological approach. The hypothesis of the study is that the activity of the economic entities (as well as of agribusiness must be assessed not only in the context of economic efficiency and effectiveness, but also in the context of environmental ethics and environmental aggression. As the initial data, we have used the indicators of economic statistics of Russian agrarian-oriented regions, as well as the data received from management reporting on the sample of enterprises of three regions (the Belgorod and Moscow regions, Krasnodar Territory. The article offers the economic and mathematical approach for measuring the level of the environmental responsibility of agro-industrial enterprises on the basic formula of the Mandelbrot set and statistical indicator of Hurst. Our scientific contribution is the development of a modified methodology for assessing the quality of the activity of agro-industrial enterprises using the parameter characterizing the level of environmental ethics and environmental aggression of these entities. The main result of the study is the approbation of the method, which has shown its practical applicability and relative coherence with certain indicators of regional ecological statistics. The proposed method is characterized by the integration of the different mathematical approaches and as an adaptive assessment tool that can be used to assess the quality of the activity of both agro-industrial enterprises and enterprises of other industries and fields of the economy. In the further works, the authors plan to develop methodological approaches to the assessment of the quality of agro-industrial products. At the same time, the main attention will be paid to the ecological and social component of the quality.

  8. Total quality management in hospitals: the contributions of commitment, quality councils, teams, budgets, and training to perceived improvement at Veterans Health Administration hospitals.

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    Lammers, J C; Cretin, S; Gilman, S; Calingo, E

    1996-05-01

    Studies of total quality management as a means of improving health care quality to date have relied on case studies of individual teams or hospitals. The Total Quality Improvement Registry Project surveyed quality coordinators (n = 36) and quality improvement team leaders (n = 228) to collect both site-level and team-level data on quality improvement in Veterans Health Administration hospitals. Usable responses were received from 100% of quality coordinators and 73.7% (168) of team leaders. Site-level data include hospital structural characteristics and measures of training and commitment, as well as features and activities of the hospital quality councils. Team-level data include size, membership, task, age, activities, and a proxy measure of quality improvement. The authors report on the relations between levels of commitment to total quality management principles, training levels, activities of quality councils, and team formation and success. These data provide support for a model of commitment to quality improvement that involves four realms of influence within the medical centers: (1) management, (2) physician leadership, (3) physician staff and middle management, and (4) nurses and employees. The authors also report on the activities of quality councils and the relation of their activities to commitment and perceived improvement. Using bivariate correlation and multiple regression, the authors found that the age of the quality council, overall facility commitment to total quality management philosophy, and physician commitment are the most critical variables in explaining numbers of teams, training intensity, and total perceived improvement at this sample of medical centers. Specifically, we find that commitment to total quality management philosophy and the number of active teams explains 41% of the observed variation in quality improvement. In future articles, the authors will report details of team activities and the development of teams over time.

  9. IMPACT OF INVESTMENT IN QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ON REGIONAL SUSTAINABILITY

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    Ivan Savovic

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Considering that quality is one of foundation of harmonized regional development, in this paper, overall view of identified need for level of product quality, improvement of environmental protection, improvement of competitiveness and improvement of quality of tourism services has been analysed. In the next phase requests of stakeholders are presented. Author has also analysed feasibility of investing in quality improvement and environmental protection in Sumadija and Pomoravlje and identified the most significant types of economic benefits and economic costs that may result from the introduction of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, HACCP and obtaining the CE mark for products and diagrammatic unveiled in the assumed maximum, realistic and minimum value applying cost/benefit analysis. On these bases, mathematical functions and calculations are applied to determine if there are different variants of total economic benefits and total economic costs. Goal was to determine if the investment in quality improvement and environmental protection in SMEs in Sumadija and Pomoravlje is largely justified and profitable.

  10. Aircraft Cabin Environmental Quality Sensors

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    Gundel, Lara; Kirchstetter, Thomas; Spears, Michael; Sullivan, Douglas

    2010-05-06

    The Indoor Environment Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) teamed with seven universities to participate in a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence (COE) for research on environmental quality in aircraft. This report describes research performed at LBNL on selecting and evaluating sensors for monitoring environmental quality in aircraft cabins, as part of Project 7 of the FAA's COE for Airliner Cabin Environmental Research (ACER)1 effort. This part of Project 7 links to the ozone, pesticide, and incident projects for data collection and monitoring and is a component of a broader research effort on sensors by ACER. Results from UCB and LBNL's concurrent research on ozone (ACER Project 1) are found in Weschler et al., 2007; Bhangar et al. 2008; Coleman et al., 2008 and Strom-Tejsen et al., 2008. LBNL's research on pesticides (ACER Project 2) in airliner cabins is described in Maddalena and McKone (2008). This report focused on the sensors needed for normal contaminants and conditions in aircraft. The results are intended to complement and coordinate with results from other ACER members who concentrated primarily on (a) sensors for chemical and biological pollutants that might be released intentionally in aircraft; (b) integration of sensor systems; and (c) optimal location of sensors within aircraft. The parameters and sensors were selected primarily to satisfy routine monitoring needs for contaminants and conditions that commonly occur in aircraft. However, such sensor systems can also be incorporated into research programs on environmental quality in aircraft cabins.

  11. Environmental Setting and Implications on Water Quality, Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado and Utah

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    Apodaca, Lori E.; Driver, Nancy E.; Stephens, Verlin C.; Spahr, Norman E.

    1995-01-01

    The Upper Colorado River Basin in Colorado and Utah is 1 of 60 study units selected for water-quality assessment as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment program, which began full implementation in 1991. Understanding the environmental setting of the Upper Colorado River Basin study unit is important in evaluating water-quality issues in the basin. Natural and human factors that affect water quality in the basin are presented, including an overview of the physiography, climatic conditions, general geology and soils, ecoregions, population, land use, water management and use, hydrologic characteristics, and to the extent possible aquatic biology. These factors have substantial implications on water-quality conditions in the basin. For example, high concentrations of dissolved solids and selenium are present in the natural background water conditions of surface and ground water in parts ofthe basin. In addition, mining, urban, and agricultural land and water uses result in the presence of certain constituents in the surface and ground water of the basin that can detrimentally affect water quality. The environmental setting of the study unit provides a framework of the basin characteristics, which is important in the design of integrated studies of surface water, ground water, and biology.

  12. Sticking to Quality First,Building Quality Stron Country——The State Council Releases Quality Development Outline (2011-2020)

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    2012-01-01

    The StateCouncil released Quality Development Outline (2011-2020) on February 6,herenafter referred to as Outline,and asked all local governments strictly implement it.This is the second time that the State Council releases a mid-long term quality development outline since the release of Quality Development Outline (1996-2010)in 1996.It is reported that the Outline was developed to better implement Scientific Outlook on Development,promote the transformation of economic development mode,improve the overall quality situation in China,and realize the sound and fast development of society and economy.It was developed by the joint efforts of 14 national ministries and commissions.With a total number of characters of more than 14,000,it consists of 9 parts as the conditions and environment of quality development,the part of guiding ideology,working principles and development goals,strengthening the role of enterprises as the main body,enhancing the quality supervision and management,innovating mechanism of quality development,optimizing the environment for quality development,improving the basic conditions for quality development and carrying out the quality improvement project.

  13. Questionnaire survey on factors influencing comfort with indoor environmental quality in Danish housing

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    Frontczak, Monika Joanna; Andersen, Rune Vinther; Wargocki, Pawel

    2012-01-01

    . A total of 2499 questionnaires were sent to inhabitants of the most common types of housing in Denmark; 645 persons replied (response rate of 26%). The results show that the main indoor environmental parameters (visual, acoustic and thermal conditions, and air quality) are considered by occupants...... for controlling indoor environmental quality in their homes should be used. 54% of them reported to have had at least one problem related to the indoor environment at home. A majority of those respondents did not try to search for information on how to solve the problem. This may suggest that there is a need......A questionnaire survey in Danish homes investigated the factors that influence occupants’ comfort. The questionnaire contained questions on inhabitants’ behaviour, their knowledge as regards building systems designed for controlling the indoor environment and the ways in which they achieve comfort...

  14. The effects of buffer strips and bioretention facilities on agricultural productivity and environmental quality in Central Africa

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    Gilroy, Kristin L.; McCuen, Richard H.

    2010-05-01

    SummaryLand degradation is a growing concern in Central Africa as poor management practices continue to cause erosion and increase water runoff in agricultural fields. The implementation of best management practices (BMPs) is needed; however, productivity is often indirectly related to the environmental benefits of such practices and resource constraints often exist. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of bioretention facilities and buffer strips on environmental quality with productivity and resources as constraints. A water quantity and quality model for an agricultural field in Central Africa was developed. Analyses were conducted to assess the marginal benefits of each BMP, the effect of different BMP combinations on environmental quality and productivity, and the effect of data uncertainty and location uncertainty on model predictions. The results showed that bioretention pits were more effective than buffer strips in increasing environmental quality. Productivity was shown to be directly related to bioretention pits, thus environmental quality can be attained without sacrificing productivity. Data uncertainties resulted in changes in the environmental quality values, but trends remained the same. Guidelines were provided to assist design engineers in developing BMP scenarios that provide the greatest productivity and environmental quality for the constraints involved. The results of this study will bring awareness to the ability of attaining environmental quality without sacrificing productivity as well as the need for accurate data in Central Africa.

  15. Influence of streambank fencing on the environmental quality of cattle-excluded pastures.

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    Miller, J J; Chanasyk, D S; Curtis, T; Willms, W D

    2010-01-01

    Limited information exists on the effect of streambank fencing on riparian zone pastures. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that 4 to 6 yr of streambank fencing would improve the environmental quality of the cattle-excluded pasture compared with the grazed pasture and cause the fenced pasture to act as a buffer or filter strip. Rangeland health, vegetative and soil properties, and rainfall simulation runoff were measured in the cattle-excluded and adjacent grazed native pastures along the fenced reach of the Lower Little Bow River in southern Alberta, Canada, for 3 yr (2005-2007). Rangeland health was improved (health score increase from 55 to 72%); vegetation cover (13-21%) and standing litter (38-742%) were increased; and bare soil (72-93%) and soil bulk density (6-8%) were decreased under cattle exclusion, indicating an improvement in environmental quality from streambank fencing. In contrast, other vegetation (total and live basal area, fallen litter) and soil properties (soil water and soil C, N, and P) were not improved by cattle exclusion. Cattle exclusion significantly (P fenced pasture may act as a buffer for certain runoff variables. In contrast, other runoff variables (turbidity, electrical conductivity, pH, concentrations and loads of total suspended solids, and certain N and P fractions) in the cattle-excluded pasture were generally not improved by streambank fencing. Overall, streambank fencing improved the quality of certain environmental variables within the cattle-excluded pasture.

  16. Model for the Assessment of Seawater Environmental Quality Based on Multiobjective Variable Fuzzy Set Theory

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    Lina Ke

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available With the rapid development of marine economy industry, the activities for exploring and exploiting the marine resources are increasing, and there are more and more marine construction projects, which contribute to the growing trend of eutrophication and frequent occurrence of red tide. Thus, seawater quality has become the topic which the people generally cared about. The seawater quality evaluation could be considered as an analysis process which combined the evaluation indexes with certainty and evaluation factors with uncertainty and its changes. This paper built a model for the assessment of seawater environmental quality based on the multiobjective variable fuzzy set theory (VFEM. The Qingdao marine dumping site in China is taken as an evaluation example. Through the quantitative research of water-quality data from 2004 to 2008, the model is more reliable than other traditional methods, in which uncertainty and ambiguity of the seawater quality evaluation are considered, and trade the stable results as the final results of seawater quality evaluation, which effectively solved the impact of the fuzzy boundary of evaluation standard and monitoring error, is more suitable for evaluation of a multi-index, multilevel, and nonlinear marine environment system and has been proved to be an effective tool for seawater quality evaluation.

  17. [Evaluation on environmental quality of heavy metals in soils and vegetables based on geostatistics and GIS].

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    Xie, Zheng-miao; Li, Jing; Wang, Bi-ling; Chen, Jian-jun

    2006-10-01

    Contents of heavy metals (Pb, Zn, Cd, Cu) in soils and vegetables from Dongguan town in Shangyu city, China were studied using geostatistical analysis and GIS technique to evaluate environmental quality. Based on the evaluation criteria, the distribution of the spatial variability of heavy metals in soil-vegetable system was mapped and analyzed. The results showed that the distribution of soil heavy metals in a large number of soil samples in Dongguan town was asymmetric. The contents of Zn and Cu were lower than those of Cd and Pb. The concentrations distribution of Pb, Zn, Cd and Cu in soils and vegetables were different in spatial variability. There was a close relationship between total and available contents of heavy metals in soil. The contents of Pb and Cd in green vegetables were higher than those of Zn and Cu and exceeded the national sanitation standards for vegetables.

  18. RESEARCH ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN THE OLT RIVER, DRĂGĂŞANI CITY

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    Alina – Mihaela Truţă

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The Olt River is an important component of the Danube Hydrographic Basin, with a total area of 24 050 square kilometers. At EU level, concern for the quality of the aquatic environment has always been a very topical issue. Implementation of strategies and policies related to water management were materialized through the adoption of the Framework Directive "Water" 2000/60 / EC by the European Parliament. The aim of these strategies is the balanced management of water resources and the protection of aquatic ecosystems, with the main objective to achieve a "good condition" of surface and groundwater water. Following the objectives of the Directive 2000/60/EC, the present study aims at assessing the environmental quality in the Olt River, Drăgăşani city, thus highlighting the influence of the city's wastewater discharge on the river water quality.

  19. Impact of environmental factors on maintaining water quality of Bakreswar reservoir, India

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    Moitreyee Banerjee

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Reservoirs and dams are engineered systems designed to serve purposes like supply of drinking water as well as other commercial and industrial use. A thorough assessment of water quality for these systems is thus necessary. The present study is carried out at Bakreswar reservoir, in Birbhum district, which was created by the dam, built on Bakreswar River. The major purpose of the reservoir is the supply of drinking water to the surrounding villages and Bakreswar Thermal Power Station. Water samples were collected fortnightly from three different stations of the reservoir. Physical and chemical factors like dissolved oxygen, atmospheric temperature, pH, conductivity, salinity, solar radiation, water temperature, alkalinity, hardness, chloride, productivity etc. were analysed using standard procedure. Abundance data is calculated for four major groups of zooplanktons (Cladocera, Copepoda, Ostracoda, and Rotifera with the software PAST 2.1. Multivariate statistical analysis like PCA, hierarchical cluster and CCA are performed in order to predict the temporal variation in the water quality factors using SPSS 20. Distinct seasonal variation was found for environmental factors and zooplankton groups. Bakreswar reservoir has good assemblage of zooplankton and distinct temporal variation of environmental factors and its association with zooplankton predicts water quality condition. These results could help in formulating proper strategies for advanced water quality management and conservation of reservoir ecosystem. Key elements for growth and sustenance of the system can then be evaluated and this knowledge can be further applied for management purposes.

  20. Environmental quality for striped bass

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    Coutant, C. C.

    1980-01-01

    Effects of environmental changes on the quality of life for striped bass populations can be evaluated objectively with modern procedures of environmental risk analysis. Such analysis requires knowledge of the sources of risk in the context of environmental requirements of the species. A prime environmental requirement of striped bass appears to be a suitable thermal structure that accommodates the hereditary thermal niche, which changes with age. Strong thermal preferences had promoted striped bass survival in the pristine natural estuaries of eastern North America, but they may increase risks to the species in some new environments and in native ones that are altered by man. The magnitude and likelihood of risks for striped bass from many pollutants and physical changes (structures or water flow, for example) depend upon the fish's thermally controlled distribution. The importance of a species' thermal niche and of the thermal structure of aquatic environments for population success is only beginning to be recognized and included in risk assessments.

  1. Economic structure and environmental quality and their impact on changing land use efficiency in China

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    Peng, Chong; Xiao, Hao; Liu, Yu; Zhang, Jingjing

    2016-10-01

    Extensive urban land expansion and heavy industrialization have increased energy consumption and caused environmental problems, both of which present serious threats to humans. Consequently, improved land use efficiency and realization of green development are imperative. Based on a detailed analysis of spatialtemporal evolution of urban land use efficiency, this paper analyzes the synergistic effect of industrial structure and city size, as well as the effect of environmental quality, by using panel data from 283 cities at or above prefecturelevel in China from 2003 to 2012. It was concluded that 1) environmental quality has an obvious "crowding out effect" on urban land use efficiency and 2) urban land use efficiency shows a significant spatial auto-correlation. The effect of industrial structure is dependent on population size of the city. It has been found that a threshold population size of more than 108.45 (10,000 persons) is needed for an optimized benefit from industrial linkages. The urban population size presents an inverted-U shape against the urban land use efficiency, and the marginal benefit of urban size increases when the industrial structure shifts from secondary industry to tertiary industry. Additionally we found that the actual urban size of 98.2% is less than the cities' optimal sizes.

  2. 78 FR 59950 - Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

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    ... participate in the meeting must notify Mr. Cade London by close of business on Monday, October 14, 2013. See... Council business as appropriate. Background Pursuant to E.O. 13648, the Advisory Council on Wildlife... leadership within the U.S. Government, as well as chief executive officers and board members...

  3. 77 FR 11514 - National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice... of an upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the...

  4. 78 FR 32639 - National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

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    2013-05-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice... of an upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the...

  5. Policy councils on food, nutrition and physical activity: the UK as a case study.

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    Lang, Tim; Rayner, Geof; Rayner, Mike; Barling, David; Millstone, Erik

    2005-02-01

    International experience of Policy Councils on food and nutrition has developed over recent decades but they have not received the attention that is due to them. The 1992 International Conference on Nutrition recommended that governments create Food Policy Councils but few have been created. There has been more experience in local and sub-national policy councils, particularly in North America. Developing country experience of attempting to improve food policy integration stems from the 1970s. The UK's House of Commons' (Parliamentary) Health Committee, in its 2004 report on obesity, reviewed current policy determinants of the rise in obesity, concluding that national food and health policy lacked coherence, integration and effectiveness. To address this vacuum, it proposed the creation of a new 'Council of Nutrition and Physical Activity to improve co-ordination and inject independent thinking into strategy'. The case for creating such a Council in the UK is reviewed, as are possible organisational options, functions and remit. A Council could be created under the forthcoming Public Health Act. The purpose of the new Council would be to provide independent advice and strategic advice as well as monitor the linkages between policies on food, nutrition and physical activity, noting their environmental implications.

  6. Coherent energy and environmental system analysis. A strategic research project financed by The Danish Council for Strategic Research Programme Commission on Sustainable Energy and Environment

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    Lund, H. (ed.); Hvelplund, F.; Vad Mathiesen, B. (and others)

    2011-11-15

    The main focus of this project has been A) to further develop and integrate existing tools and methodologies of environmental life cycle assessment and energy system and market analysis into coherent energy and environmental analysis tools. B) to apply such integrated tools and methodologies to the analysis of future sustainable energy systems with an emphasis on: 1) how to integrate the transport sector including considerations of limitations in biomass resources; 2) how to develop future power systems suitable for the integration of distributed renewable energy sources; and 3) how to develop efficient public regulation in an international market environment. It is found that the transition from the present energy system dominated by fossil fuels to a system dominated by renewable energy sources requires significant changes in existing policies on both supply and demand sides. In order to succeed, such change requires the system based on renewables to be supported by strong and efficient energy conservation. In Denmark, wind power and biomass are expected to be the two dominant resources in the short and medium term perspectives. In order to ease the pressure on wind and biomass resources, energy conservation becomes essential and so does the inclusion of contributions from additional sources such as solar and geothermal energy. The change requires infrastructure where intermittent renewable energy sources can be managed in such a way that energy is available at the right time and in the right amount for the consumers. A main challenge for the transition planning is to obtain an efficient coordination between investments in the electricity, transportation, and heat sectors. The policy instruments include new systems of taxes, subsidies, tariffs, and other economic conditions in order to obtain an optimal effect. One main problem is to assure an energy-efficient use of low-temperature sources from CHP, waste incineration, industrial surplus heat and geothermal

  7. Genetic and environmental influences on sleep quality in middle-aged men: a twin study.

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    Genderson, Margo R; Rana, Brinda K; Panizzon, Matthew S; Grant, Michael D; Toomey, Rosemary; Jacobson, Kristen C; Xian, Hong; Cronin-Golomb, Alice; Franz, Carol E; Kremen, William S; Lyons, Michael J

    2013-10-01

    Poor sleep quality is a risk factor for a number of cognitive and physiological age-related disorders. Identifying factors underlying sleep quality are important in understanding the etiology of these age-related health disorders. We investigated the extent to which genes and the environment contribute to subjective sleep quality in middle-aged male twins using the classical twin design. We used the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index to measure sleep quality in 1218 middle-aged twin men from the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (mean age = 55.4 years; range 51-60; 339 monozygotic twin pairs, 257 dizygotic twin pairs, 26 unpaired twins). The mean PSQI global score was 5.6 [SD = 3.6; range 0-20]. Based on univariate twin models, 34% of variability in the global PSQI score was due to additive genetic effects (heritability) and 66% was attributed to individual-specific environmental factors. Common environment did not contribute to the variability. Similarly, the heritability of poor sleep-a dichotomous measure based on the cut-off of global PSQI>5-was 31%, with no contribution of the common environment. Heritability of six of the seven PSQI component scores (subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration, habitual sleep efficiency, sleep disturbances, and daytime dysfunction) ranged from 0.15 to 0.31, whereas no genetic influences contributed to the use of sleeping medication. Additive genetic influences contribute to approximately one-third of the variability of global subjective sleep quality. Our results in middle-aged men constitute a first step towards examination of the genetic relationship between sleep and other facets of aging. © 2013 European Sleep Research Society.

  8. 76 FR 31582 - The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Meeting of the National...

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    2011-06-01

    ... Economic Development Administration The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship AGENCY: Economic Development... Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. The open...

  9. The Influence of Environmental Friendliness on Green Trust: The Mediation Effects of Green Satisfaction and Green Perceived Quality

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    Yu-Shan Chen

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available As global green trends became more prevalent, green marketing also developed into an important issue. Although prior literature explored the main factors affecting green trust, it was inconclusive as to how environmental friendliness could affect the green trust in green marketing. This study aims to focus on the positive influence of environmental friendliness on green trust, and explore the mediation effects of green satisfaction and green perceived quality. This study undertakes an empirical study by means of questionnaire survey. The respondents are consumers who have experience purchasing green products. This study applies structural equation modeling (SEM to test the hypotheses. The findings of this study indicate that (1 environmental friendliness has a significant positive impact on green satisfaction, green perceived quality, and green trust; (2 both green satisfaction and green perceived quality positively affect green trust; and (3 green satisfaction and green perceived quality partially mediate the positive relationship between environmental friendliness and green trust.

  10. Conservation unit and water quality: the influence of environmental integrity on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages

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    Jessé Renan Scapini Sobczak

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available AIM: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a Conservation Unit (CU in maintaining the quality of freshwater habitats and to evaluate the influence of environmental integrity on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages. METHODS: The research was conducted at sampling sites located within and outside of the CU in the Alto Uruguai region, southern Brazil, and included two stages: (i the collection of benthic macroinvertebrates and (ii the application of a Rapid Assessment Protocol (RAP to characterise the habitat quality. RESULTS: A total of 1,362 benthic macroinvertebrates were collected during the study, totalling 30 taxa. The densities within and outside the CU were significantly different (F= 160.08; p= 0.05, and the Shannon diversity and taxa richness followed the same pattern (F= 118.72, p= 0.05; and F= 176.33, p= 0.04, respectively. In contrast, the Pielou equitability did not differ within and outside the CU (F= 0.19, p= 0.74. The biotic index (Biological Monitoring Working Party indicated that water quality was good or very good in the majority of cases. Most of the sampling sites were classified as ‘natural’ according to the RAP. The taxa richness was significantly related to habitat diversity (F= 7.24; p = 0.05, but no significant relationship was found between the habitat diversity and the Shannon diversity (F= 2.13, p = 0.22. CONCLUSION: The CU was effective for the conservation of water quality and the freshwater biodiversity of benthic macroinvertebrates. The results show that the environmental integrity was related to the distribution of benthic macroinvertebrates, primarily to the taxa richness. More detailed investigations need to be developed to better understand these relationships and to take into account the temporal scale. An analysis of the most significant sources of stress on the aquatic life outside the area is recommended.

  11. Regulatory demands on data quality for the environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals.

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    Küster, A; Bachmann, J; Brandt, U; Ebert, I; Hickmann, S; Klein-Goedicke, J; Maack, G; Schmitz, S; Thumm, E; Rechenberg, B

    2009-12-01

    The evaluation of the quality of data and their use within the review of environmental risk assessment of human as well as veterinary pharmaceuticals is described from a regulatory point of view. A definition and differentiation in three categories for the reliability of data are given. Existing criteria relating to international testing standards for categorising reliability are adopted for their use within the environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals. A systematic documentation of evaluating reliability for literature data as well as for experimental studies (effect and environmental fate studies) is proposed. The data quality criteria are defined in order to increase the transparency of the evaluation process in Germany and thus the quality of the environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals.

  12. White House, EPA Honor Georgia Teachers with Environmental Education Award EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife also announce new environmental education partnership

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    (07/17/2015) ATLANTA - On Friday, July 17, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will recognize the winners and honorable mentions for the annual Presidential Innovation

  13. Influence of tissue, age, and environmental quality on DNA methylation in Alligator mississippiensis.

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    Parrott, Benjamin B; Bowden, John A; Kohno, Satomi; Cloy-McCoy, Jessica A; Hale, Matthew D; Bangma, Jacqueline T; Rainwater, Thomas R; Wilkinson, Phillip M; Kucklick, John R; Guillette, Louis J

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    Epigenetic modifications are key mediators of the interactions between the environment and an organism's genome. DNA methylation represents the best-studied epigenetic modification to date and is known to play key roles in regulating transcriptional activity and promoting chromosome stability. Our laboratory has previously demonstrated the utility of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) as a sentinel species to investigate the persistent effects of environmental contaminant exposure on reproductive health. Here, we incorporate a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method to directly measure the total (global) proportion of 5-methyl-2'-deoxycytidine (5mdC) in ovarian and whole blood DNA from alligators. Global DNA methylation in ovaries was significantly elevated in comparison with that of whole blood. However, DNA methylation appeared similar in juvenile alligators reared under controlled laboratory conditions but originating from three sites with dissimilar environmental qualities, indicating an absence of detectable site-of-origin effects on persistent levels of global 5mdC content. Analyses of tissues across individuals revealed a surprising lack of correlation between global methylation levels in blood and ovary. In addition, global DNA methylation in blood samples from juvenile alligators was elevated compared with those from adults, suggesting that age, as observed in mammals, may negatively influence global DNA methylation levels in alligators. To our knowledge, this is the first study examining global levels of DNA methylation in the American alligator and provides a reference point for future studies examining the interplay of epigenetics and environmental factors in a long-lived sentinel species.

  14. 78 FR 47714 - Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Notice of Meeting

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell... Health Service Act, as amended), the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT) advises... Advancing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Hemoglobinopathies. The Council also will...

  15. 78 FR 23571 - Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Notice of Meeting

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell... amended), the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT) advises the Secretary of the... Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Hemoglobinopathies. The Council will also hear presentations...

  16. Nordic workshop on action related to short-lived climate forcers. Organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers Climate and Air Quality Group

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    Skotte Moeller, H. (ed.)

    2013-02-15

    Nordic Ministers of Environment adopted in March 2012 the ''Svalbard Declaration'' with decisions to reduce the negative impacts of the climate changes and air pollution caused by the emission of the so-called Short-lived Climate Forcers (SLCFs) such as black carbon (soot) and methane. Along with CO{sub 2}, they are the main reasons why the ice in the Arctic now is melting rapidly. At a workshop organised by the Nordic Group on Climate and Air Quality in June 2012 researchers and policy-makers discussed the recent scientific findings, the national experiences with emission inventories, identification of cost-effective measures to cut emissions and the drawing up of national action plans as well as the development in the field of international co-operation on SLCFs. The report presents policy recommendations, conclusions and recommendations on scientific research and monitoring. (Author)

  17. The global agenda council on the ageing society: policy principles

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    Olshansky, S. Jay; Biggs, Simon; Achenbaum, W. Andrew

    2011-01-01

    and collaboratively developing solutions for the most crucial issues facing humanity. Because of its overarching effect on many aspects of society, a Council was created to address global issues associated with an ageing society. The Councils have the task of challenging prevailing assumptions, monitoring trends......, proposing solutions, devising strategies, making public policy proposals and evaluating the effectiveness of actions using measurable benchmarks. This report is the first product of the WEF’s Council on the Ageing Society – our goal is to lay down the initial principles that will guide our actions...

  18. [Influence of environmental noise on sleep quality and sleeping disorders-implications for health].

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    Kohlhuber, M; Bolte, G

    2011-12-01

    Environmental noise is a well-known risk factor influencing sleep-wake behavior and sleep quality. Epidemiologic studies have shown that environmental noise is regarded as the most annoying environmental factor. Noise causes modifications in physiologic and mental functions and may result in health outcomes like elevated blood pressure and ischemic heart disease. Reactions to high sound levels during sleep are decreased sleep intensity, arousals, and increased stress hormone secretion. Effects of poor sleep quality are reduced cognitive performance, tiredness, and psychosomatic symptoms. Long-term consequences of recurrent sleep loss due to environmental noise may be heart disease and increased medication intake. Arousals occur especially due to single noise events and intermittent noise. Laboratory and field studies showed no habituation of physiologic parameters to high sound levels. Sleep is especially sensitive to noise; therefore, sound levels during nighttime should be much lower than during daytime.

  19. Causality Between Urban Concentration and Environmental Quality

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    Amin Pujiati

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Population is concentrated in urban areas can cause the external diseconomies on environment if it exceeds the carrying capacity of the space and the urban economy. Otherwise the quality of the environment is getting better, led to the concentration of population in urban areas are increasingly high. This study aims to analyze the relationship of causality between the urban concentration and environmental quality in urban agglomeration areas. The data used in the study of secondary data obtained from the Central Bureau of statistics and the City Government from 2000 to 2013. The analytical method used is the Granger causality and descriptive. Granger causality study results showed no pattern of reciprocal causality, between urban concentration and the quality of the environment, but there unidirectional relationship between the urban concentration and environmental quality. This means that increasing urban concentration led to decreased environmental quality.

  20. Evaluation on environmental quality for heavy metal elements of Xihe soil

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    Aijun WU

    2008-01-01

    According to "Environmental quality standard for soil" and using As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Zn elements as evaluation index, the author evaluated soil environmental quality in Xihe area of Shenyang. The results show that the soil in Xihe area is polluted rifely by heavy metal elements. The polluted areas are mainly distributed near the upstreams of Xihe River, Shenxin River and Shenliao irrigation canal. There exist large distinctions among the heavy metal elements to the pollution degree. Cd pollution area is the biggest and the most serious in pollution degree.

  1. Technical Report on Water Quantity and Quality in Europe: an integrated economic and environmental assessment

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    Haan BJ de; Beusen A; Sedee C; Pearce DW; Howarth A; MNV

    2001-01-01

    The economic assessment of priorities for a European environmental policy plan focuses on twelve identified Prominent European Environmental Problems such as climate change, chemical risks and biodiversity. The study, commissioned by the European Commission (DG Environment) to a European consortium

  2. 76 FR 64081 - National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

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    2011-10-17

    ... 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time. Location: The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland, Hawthorne... Council submits to the Congress, not later than June 30 of each year, a report on the activities of...

  3. A survey of effective factors on improvement of environmental quality of Tehran book city-Iran

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    Hanieh Sadat Zendehbad

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Architecture, art, technique of building construction, urban spaces and other outer and inner spaces are used for harmonious fulfillment of functional and aesthetic requirements. Architecture should be distinguished from structural engineering. Based on the concentrated designs in common urban architecture projects, one of the basic studies in the present world is considering the improvement of human-based environmental quality in relevant plan. Master plans as one of the most important managerial tools at region and township in the past decades have encountered the problems inhibiting the achievement of results and goals. Also, the designers and architects of urban projects have not considered environmental space creation despite its requirements with the leisure time of the youth, adolescents and the elderly. Today, urban green space is used as one of the main indicators of sustainable development of qualitative space creation in the border of designed building and it is a criterion to recognize a healthy city. From the view of architecture planning and urban design and architects expert in landscape, development of green space in landscape of site has broader concept than mere vegetation and improvement of surrounding natural environment requires much attention. Hence, the present study is aimed to perform space creation consistent with book reading in study design “Book city” in Iran, Tehran, Shahrak-e Gharb district. For data collection, field-descriptive and library methods are applied. In theoretical method “library researches” by referring to Persian and English resources (different types of journals, theses and related books and the important relevant websites. Descriptive method includes direct observation and indirect observation and the results showed that there was a positive correlation between liveliness and the components of image ability in citizens and environmental quality with the invitation to the designed building

  4. Environmental effects of hydrothermal alteration and historical mining on water and sediment quality in Central Colorado

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    Church, S.E.; Fey, D. L.; Klein, T.L.; Schmidt, T.S.; Wanty, R.B.; deWitt, E.H.; Rockwell, B.W.; San, Juan C.A.

    2009-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey conducted an environmental assessment of 198 catchments in a 54,000-km2 area of central Colorado, much of which is on Federal land. The Colorado Mineral Belt, a northeast-trending zone of historical base- and precious-metal mining, cuts diagonally across the study area. The investigation was intended to test the hypothesis that degraded water and sediment quality are restricted to catchments in which historical mining has occurred. Water, streambed sediment, and aquatic insects were collected from (1) catchments underlain by single lithogeochemical units, some of which were hydrothermally altered, that had not been prospected or mined; (2) catchments that contained evidence of prospecting, most of which contain hydrothermally altered rock, but no historical mining; and (3) catchments, all of which contain hydrothermally altered rock, where historical but now inactive mines occur. Geochemical data determined from catchments that did not contain hydrothermal alteration or historical mines met water quality criteria and sediment quality guidelines. Base-metal concentrations from these types of catchments showed small geochemical variations that reflect host lithology. Hydrothermal alteration and mineralization typically are associated with igneous rocks that have intruded older bedrock in a catchment. This alteration was regionally mapped and characterized primarily through the analysis of remote sensing data acquired by the ASTER satellite sensor. Base-metal concentrations among unaltered rock types showed small geochemical variations that reflect host lithology. Base-metal concentrations were elevated in sediment from catchments underlain by hydrothermally altered rock. Classification of catchments on the basis of mineral deposit types proved to be an efficient and accurate method for discriminating catchments that have degraded water and sediment quality. Only about 4.5 percent of the study area has been affected by historical mining

  5. Analysis of environmental quality by means of bioindication and biomonitoring studies on plant species

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    Manes, F.; Capogna, F.; Giannini, M.A.; Silli, V. [Univ. degli Studi ' ' La Sapienza' ' di Roma, Roma (Italy). Dipt. di Biologia Vegetale

    2002-07-01

    In the present work, bioindication and biomonitoring studies, carried out in both natural area and those subjected to high anthropogenic activity, are described. Some indicators developed are discussed and their integration is presented as a useful tool to define and manage environmental quality. (orig.)

  6. The effect of nutritional quality on comparing environmental impacts of human diets

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    Kernebeek, van H.R.J.; Oosting, S.J.; Feskens, E.J.M.; Gerber, P.J.; Boer, de I.J.M.

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    Several studies support the general conclusion that plant-based diets have a lower environmental impact than animal-based diets. These studies, however, do not account for the nutritional quality of diets. The main objective of our study, therefore, was to explore if accounting for nutritional quali

  7. Impact of Environmental Quality on Health Status: A Study of 12 ...

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    Key Words: Environmental Quality, Health status, SADC, Fixed Effects, Random Effects. ... naturally occurring resources (land, air and water) are freed from impurities and ... the study, followed by section three (3) is the literature review; that is critical .... Climate change is another phenomenon threatening the SADC region.

  8. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ITS CHANGES ESTIMATION ON THE EXAMPLE OF TATARSTAN REPUBLIC NATURAL RESERVED FOND OBJECTS

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    G. R. Valeeva

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    Full Text Available Aim. Environment quality estimation and its probable changes in the presence of anthropogenous influence on the Tatarstan republic natural reserved fond objects with fluctuating asymmetry method on different species of organisms was carried out.Methods. Gathering of scientific material was carried out at the 2012-2013 years period at the natural reserved fond objects territory – Tatarstan republic state natural complex wildlife areas. For land ecosystems estimation the morphometric parameters of birch leafs was used, for water ecosystems characteristic – the morphometric parameters of most ordinary species of fish (small fry, golden crucian, bream and amphibians (pond and lake frog. Morphometric measurements results of indicator organisms was statistically processed, fluctuating asymmetry parameter was calculated, according received results the state of ecosystems was estimated.Results. The state of some especially protected natural areas at the Tatarstan republic was estimated. Applicability of fluctuating asymmetry parameter for complex ecosystem estimation was proved. Received results can be used as a matter for ecological risk estimation methodic developing for Tatarstan republic territory.Main conclusions. The investigated areas ecological status was estimated as “relatively normal”. The fluctuating asymmetry parameter in similar conditions for phytoindicator was higher than for zooindicators Results analysis was shown the need of using different indicators for complex characteristic of environmental quality.

  9. Study on urban heat island effect and its response to the vegetation eco-environmental quality

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    Xu, Saiping; Zhao, Qianjun; Yin, Kai; Cui, Bei; Zhang, Xiupeng

    2016-10-01

    With the development of urbanization, urban heat island effect issue is becoming more and more severe. What's more, the vegetation eco-environmental quality (VEEQ) is severely damaged, resulting in the decline of urban ecosystem function. Therefore, it is of great significance to use remote sensing technique to analyze the response of urban heat island to VEEQ quantitatively. As is known to all, vegetation is the main body in the vegetation ecological environment system. Water and heat conditions are the important driving forces for its formation and evolution. Good soil condition is the basis for vegetation survival. Besides, the terrain is conducive to the judgment of the vegetation distribution. Accordingly, several indexes involving vegetation index, heat index, soil moisture index, soil brightness index, elevation factor and slope factor were selected and extracted from Landsat8 OLI images to establish the evaluation index system of VEEQ. Based on Landsat8 TIRS images, this paper applied the radiative transfer equation method to retrieve land surface temperature (LST) and the urban island grade was divided based on the mean and standard deviation values of LST. The principal component analysis method was utilized to determine the weigh value of each index and then a comprehensive evaluation model of VEEQ was established. Furthermore, the quantitative relationship between LST and VEEQ was analyzed. The results showed that, there existed obvious heat island effects in Haidian District of Beijing city and its surrounding areas. The poor quality areas and the high quality areas of vegetation ecological environment had strengthening and weakening thermal environment effects respectively. There was a strong negative relationship between LST and VEEQ.

  10. 78 FR 38346 - Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Meeting

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Meeting AGENCY: Assistant... public meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services (Advisory Council). The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services provides advice on how to prevent or...

  11. Interaction between heterogeneous environmental quality domains (air, water, land, socio-demographic and built environment) on preterm birth.

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    Environmental exposures are often measured individually, though many occur in tandem. To address aggregate exposures, a county-level Environmental Quality Index (EQI) representing five environmental domains (air, water, land, built and sociodemographic) was constructed. Recent st...

  12. Manager’s Perception of the Importance of Environmental Accounting and its Effect on the Quality of Corporate Environmental Accounting Disclosures: Case from Indonesia

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    Lindrianasari Lindrianasari

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to compare perceptions of managers in Indonesia concerning environmental accounting disclosure with actual environmental accounting disclosure. The value of this research is making an original contribution to develop instrument in exploring managerial perception of environmental accounting disclosure. Samples for this study are corporate managerial from listing companies in the Jakarta Stock Exchange and also annual report companies. This research has developed strategies to measure managerial perceptions of environmental accounting disclosure. Mail surveys design used on this study. Analysis used for testing relationship between managerial perception and environmental accounting disclosure is simple regression test. The dependent sample variable data is the latest data published in Jakarta Stock Exchange. This study finds a positive correlation between managerial perception of environmental accounting disclosure and actual environmental accounting disclosure. This result shows that disclosure quality and several legal sanctions in environmental aspects could be empowerment of regulator pasties to force managers to maintain their pollution and reported their activity also in their annual report. In hence, legitimacy theory is used as an explanation for corporate reactions to threats to its legitimacy vis-á-vis the social contract, while legitimacy theory infers motivation to incorporate environmental accounting disclosure.

  13. The environmental impact of climate change adaptation on land use and water quality

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    Fezzi, Carlo; Harwood, Amii R.; Lovett, Andrew A.; Bateman, Ian J.

    2015-03-01

    Encouraging adaptation is an essential aspect of the policy response to climate change. Adaptation seeks to reduce the harmful consequences and harness any beneficial opportunities arising from the changing climate. However, given that human activities are the main cause of environmental transformations worldwide, it follows that adaptation itself also has the potential to generate further pressures, creating new threats for both local and global ecosystems. From this perspective, policies designed to encourage adaptation may conflict with regulation aimed at preserving or enhancing environmental quality. This aspect of adaptation has received relatively little consideration in either policy design or academic debate. To highlight this issue, we analyse the trade-offs between two fundamental ecosystem services that will be impacted by climate change: provisioning services derived from agriculture and regulating services in the form of freshwater quality. Results indicate that climate adaptation in the farming sector will generate fundamental changes in river water quality. In some areas, policies that encourage adaptation are expected to be in conflict with existing regulations aimed at improving freshwater ecosystems. These findings illustrate the importance of anticipating the wider impacts of human adaptation to climate change when designing environmental policies.

  14. The influence of water management and environmental conditions on the chemical composition and beverage quality of coffee beans

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    Silva,Emerson A da; MAZZAFERA, Paulo; Brunini,Orivaldo; Sakai,Emílio; Flávio B. Arruda; Mattoso,Luiz Henrique C.; Carvalho, Cássia R. L.; Pires, Regina Célia M.

    2005-01-01

    The influence of environmental conditions and irrigation on the chemical composition of green coffee beans and the relationship of these parameters to the quality of the beverage were investigated in coffee plantations in the regions of Adamantina, Mococa and Campinas, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The chemical composition and physical aspects of green coffee beans produced in the three regions were related through Principal Component Analyses (PCA) to the quality of beverage, as determi...

  15. Study on the Environmental Quality Guarantee Ratio on the Basis of Total Air Pollutant Emission Amount Control

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    徐芙蓉; 施介宽

    2004-01-01

    The hourly and daily air quality concentration in the total air pollutant emission amount control zone is not sure to be continuously up to national ambient air quality standard,even though the total annual air pollutant emission is permitted under the total air pollutant emission amount control (TAPEAC) on the basis of A-value method. So the concept of the environmental quality guarantee ratio (EQGR) for TAPEAC is advanced in this paper and its quantitative formula is figured out for both hourly and daily EQGR. It is concluded that the EQGR is related with the yearly arrangement of A-value besides the pollutant type.According to the meteorological data in a lower area along Yangtze River in 2000, the yearly A-value trend is analyzed. Based on the data, the hourly EQGR of SO2 and NO2 is respectively 97.4% and 90.2%, and daily EQGR respectively 90.2% and 79.5%.

  16. Council on Library Resources, Inc. Twenty-Sixth Annual Report/1982.

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    Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.

    This report describes the activities of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. (CLR) during the 1981-82 fiscal year. Contents include lists of members of the Council, the Council Board of Directors, and the Council staff; a listing of CLR committee members and officers; a preface; a brief statement of highlights of the year's activities and future…

  17. Council on Library Resources, Inc. Twenty-Fifth Annual Report, 1981.

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    Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.

    This report describes the activities of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. (CLR) during the 1980-1981 fiscal year. Contents include lists of members of the Council, the Council Board of Directors, and the Council staff; a preface; a brief statement of highlights of the year's activities; and sections devoted to activities in specific program…

  18. Integrated Evaluation Model for Eco- Environmental Quality in Mountainous Region Based on Remote Sensing and GIS

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    LI Ainong; WANG Angsheng; HE Xiaorong; FENG Wenlan; ZHOU Wancun

    2006-01-01

    Based on Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS), and combining Principal Component Analysis, this paper designed a numerical integrated evaluation model for mountain eco-environment on the base of grid scale. Using this model, we evaluated the mountain eco-environmental quality in a case study area-the upper reaches of Minjiang River, and achieved a good result, which accorded well with the real condition. The study indicates that, the integrated evaluation model is suitable for multi-layer spatial factor computation, effectively lowing man's subjective influence in the evaluation process; treating the whole river basin as a system, the model shows full respect to the circulation of material and energy, synthetically embodies the determining impact of such natural condition as water-heat and landform, as well as human interference in natural eco-system; the evaluation result not only clearly presents mountainous vertical distribution features of input factors, but also provides a scientific and reliable thought for quantitatively evaluating mountain eco-environment.

  19. The influence of environmental factors on sleep quality in hospitalized medical patients

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Sleep-wake disturbances are common in hospitalised patients but few studies have assessed them systematically. The aim of the present study was to assess sleep quality in a group of medical inpatients, in relation to environmental factors, and the switch to daylight saving time. Methods. Between March and April 2013, 132 consecutive inpatients were screened and 99 (76±11 yrs; hospitalization: 8±7 days enrolled. They slept in double or quadruple rooms, facing South/South-East, and were qualified as sleeping near/far from the window. They underwent daily sleep assessment by standard questionnaires/diaries. Illuminance was measured by a luxmeter at each patient’s eye-level, four times per day. Noise was measured at the same times by a phonometer. Information was recorded on room lighting, position of the rolling shutters and number/type of extra people in the room. Results. Compliance with sleep-wake assessment was poor, with a range of completion of 2-59%, depending on the questionnaires. Reported sleep quality was sufficient and sleep timing dictated by hospital routine; 33% of the patients reported one/more sleepless nights. Illuminance was generally low, and rolling shutters half way down for most of the 24 hours. Patients who slept near the window were exposed to more light in the morning (i.e. 222±72 vs. 174±85 lux, p<0.05 before the switch; 198±72 vs.141±137 lux, p<0.01 after the switch and tended to slept better (7.3±1.8 vs. 5.8±2.4 on a 1-10 scale, before the switch, p<0.05; 7.7±2.3 vs. 6.6±1.8, n.s. after the switch. Noise levels were higher than recommended for care units but substantially comparable across times/room types. No significant differences were observed in sleep parameters before/after the switch. Conclusions. Medical wards appear to be noisy environments, in which limited attention is paid to light/dark hygiene. An association was observed between sleep quality and bed position/light exposure, which

  20. Quality assurance for environmental analytical chemistry: 1980

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    Gladney, E.S.; Goode, W.E.; Perrin, D.R.; Burns, C.E.

    1981-09-01

    The continuing quality assurance effort by the Environmental Surveillance Group is presented. Included are all standard materials now in use, their consensus or certified concentrations, quality control charts, and all quality assurance measurements made by H-8 during 1980.

  1. Performance indicators of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ ...

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    Performance indicators of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) assessment in hospital buildings: a ... Four-factor parameters of IEQ were assessed; such as thermal quality, acoustic quality, ... EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT

  2. The Fuzzy Synthesizing Evaluation of City's Environmental Quality Based on GIOWA Operator: A Case of 13 Cities of Jiangsu Province

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    Bai Xianchun; Ling Kang; Guo Cunzhi

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, the generally induced ordered weighted averaging (GIOWA) operator is used to construct the fuzzy evaluating system of the quality of a city's environment including air, water and noise.Based on the part data of air, water and noise of the 13 cities under the jurisdiction of Jiangsu provincial government in 2002, a case study is given. The evaluating results show that the evaluating system of the quality of a city's environment based on the GIOWA operator can reflect the condition of pollution controlled and environmental quality of a city in a period of time.

  3. Horns Rev offshore wind power farm. Environmental impact assessment on water quality

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    Andersen, Per

    2000-05-15

    As part of an overall Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) undertaken in connection with a planned 150 MW offshore wind farm at Horns Rev, an assessment was made of the effects the wind farm would have on the water quality in the area. This EIA study was drawn up in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy in the publication 'Guidelines for the preparation of EIA studies for offshore wind farms'. Horns Rev is situated off Blaevands Huk, which is Denmark's most westerly point. It is a shallow reef with water depths between 2 and 9 metres and is primarily composed of sand, gravel and pebbles. Only local and minor changes are anticipated in connection with the currents, sediments and wave conditions during the production phase. These will occur in the immediate vicinity of the individual foundations. For these reasons, no changes are expected in the water quality. This also includes also the pelagic primary production and the occurrence of plankton in the area. Increased local copper contamination of phytoplankton and zooplankton may be expected during the production phase, as a result of the total annual discharge of 206 kg copper from the slip-rings in the wind turbines. The contamination will potentially result in a local reduction of the pelagic primary production and changes in the species composition of the plankton. The wind turbines will be sandblasted and painted once during their lifetime, as part of the routine maintenance. The sandblasting and painting will lead to a temporary spill of paint, paint waste and sand. The impacts on water quality and plankton production are unknown. It is recommended that factors such as the toxicity of the paint be investigated, and that spills and the impact of waste be reduced as much as possible. The water quality and the plankton in the wind farm area and along the cable line's passage to shore through the international protected area, will only be

  4. UK air quality modelling for annual reporting 2006 on ambient air quality assessment under Council Directives 96/62/EC, 1999/30/EC and 2000/69/EC

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    Andrew J. Kent; Susannah Grice; John R. Stedman; Tony J. Bush; Keith J. Vincent; John Abbott (and others)

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    Directive 96/62/EC on Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management establishes a framework under which the EU sets limit values or target values for the concentrations of specified air pollutants. Directive 1999/30/EC (the first Daughter Directive) sets the limit values to be achieved for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particles and lead. Directive 2000/69/EC (the second Daughter Directive) set limits to be achieved for benzene and carbon monoxide. 2005 is the sixth year for which an annual air quality assessment for the first Daughter Directive pollutants is required and the fifth year for which an annual air quality assessment has been undertaken for the second Daughter Directive pollutants. 2006 is the second year for which an annual air quality assessment has been undertaken for the third Daughter Directive. A questionnaire has been completed for submission to the EU containing the results of this air quality assessment. The assessment takes the form of comparisons of measured and modelled air pollutant concentrations with the limit values set out in the Directives. Air quality modelling has been carried out to supplement the information available from the UK national air quality monitoring networks. This report provides a summary of key results from the questionnaire for pollutants included in the first and second Daughter Directives and additional technical information on the modelling methods that have been used to assess SO{sub 2}, NO{sub 2} and NOx, PM10, benzene and CO concentrations throughout the UK. The dominant contributions to measured SO{sub 2} concentrations in the UK are typically from major point sources such as power stations and refineries, particularly in terms of high percentile concentrations. 39 refs.

  5. Genotypic and environmental effects on cottonseed oil, nitrogen, and gossypol contents in eighteen years Regional High Quality tests

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    Determination of environmental influence on seed traits is critical for genetic improvement of seed quality in Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). The objective of this study was to analyze the relative contribution of environment and genotype (G) for seed oil, nitrogen (N), and gossypol content...

  6. Environmental impact of the Midia Port - Black Sea (Romania), on the coastal sediment quality

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    Catianis, Irina; Ungureanu, Constantin; Magagnini, Luca; Ulazzi, Elisa; Campisi, Tiziana; Stanica, Adrian

    2016-03-01

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of potential pollution sources, mainly from the upstream anthropogenic sources and port-related activities. The in-vestigated area covered a wide range of anthropogenic im-pacts (e.g., industrial wastes, storm water runoff, acciden-tal oil spills, intentional discharges and shipping activities). The quality of water and Sediments was assessed us-ing Standard methods, as physical-chemical parameters, chemistry and biology (microbiology, ecotoxicology) aim-ing to figure the level of pollution and the effect of port-related activities. Seawater quality results agreed generally with environmental Standards. Though, in some samples the concentrations of sulphates (mg/1) and heavy metals (μg/1), as B, As and Se exceeded the recommended lim-its, without posing a serious environmental concern. Most of the surface sediment samples contain critical levels of hydrocarbons (C>12), (mg/kg), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (ng/g) and polychlorobiphenyls (ng/g). For some heavy metals (mg/kg), exchangeable concentrations were found to be very close or above the regulations. The signifi-cance of this study is incontestable taking into account the lack of previous relevant historical data of this area. In this sense, it was possible to indicate, in general, good environmental conditions, despite the industrial and concentrated local port-related activities in the investigated area.

  7. Environmental impact of the Midia Port - Black Sea (Romania, on the coastal sediment quality

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    Catianis Irina

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of potential pollution sources, mainly from the upstream anthropogenic sources and port-related activities. The in-vestigated area covered a wide range of anthropogenic im-pacts (e.g., industrial wastes, storm water runoff, acciden-tal oil spills, intentional discharges and shipping activities. The quality of water and Sediments was assessed us-ing Standard methods, as physical-chemical parameters, chemistry and biology (microbiology, ecotoxicology aim-ing to figure the level of pollution and the effect of port-related activities. Seawater quality results agreed generally with environmental Standards. Though, in some samples the concentrations of sulphates (mg/1 and heavy metals (μg/1, as B, As and Se exceeded the recommended lim-its, without posing a serious environmental concern. Most of the surface sediment samples contain critical levels of hydrocarbons (C>12, (mg/kg, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (ng/g and polychlorobiphenyls (ng/g. For some heavy metals (mg/kg, exchangeable concentrations were found to be very close or above the regulations. The signifi-cance of this study is incontestable taking into account the lack of previous relevant historical data of this area. In this sense, it was possible to indicate, in general, good environmental conditions, despite the industrial and concentrated local port-related activities in the investigated area.

  8. On Data Quality Assurance and Conflation Entanglement in Crowdsourcing for Environmental Studies

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    Full Text Available Volunteer geographical information (VGI, either in the context of citizen science or the mining of social media, has proven to be useful in various domains including natural hazards, health status, disease epidemics, and biological monitoring. Nonetheless, the variable or unknown data quality due to crowdsourcing settings are still an obstacle for fully integrating these data sources in environmental studies and potentially in policy making. The data curation process, in which a quality assurance (QA is needed, is often driven by the direct usability of the data collected within a data conflation process or data fusion (DCDF, combining the crowdsourced data into one view, using potentially other data sources as well. Looking at current practices in VGI data quality and using two examples, namely land cover validation and inundation extent estimation, this paper discusses the close links between QA and DCDF. It aims to help in deciding whether a disentanglement can be possible, whether beneficial or not, in understanding the data curation process with respect to its methodology for future usage of crowdsourced data. Analysing situations throughout the data curation process where and when entanglement between QA and DCDF occur, the paper explores the various facets of VGI data capture, as well as data quality assessment and purposes. Far from rejecting the usability ISO quality criterion, the paper advocates for a decoupling of the QA process and the DCDF step as much as possible while still integrating them within an approach analogous to a Bayesian paradigm.

  9. 78 FR 25079 - Forum on Environmental Measurements Announcement of Competency Policy for Assistance Agreements

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    2013-04-29

    ... AGENCY Forum on Environmental Measurements Announcement of Competency Policy for Assistance Agreements... Agreements. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM) is... and Technology Policy Council) established the Forum on Environmental Measurements (FEM) as a standing...

  10. The Council of Europe's Work on Sport in 1994.

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    Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).

    This publication contains documents from the official work of the Council on Europe and some of its committees on issues in sport, particularly spectator violence at sporting events, drug use among athletes, and sport and education policy. The first main section contains documents on the establishment of sporting event policies. The first of two…

  11. [The effect of thermal power plant on microbial ecology and environmental quality].

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    Yang, S S; Yang, C K; Chang, E H; Wei, C B

    1999-12-01

    To investigate the effect of thermal power plant on the microbial ecology and the environmental quality, the Hsieh-Ho Thermal Power Plant was chosen and the populations of microbes including bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, and cellulolytic, phosphate-solubilizing and nitrogen-fixing microbes were selected as the parameters of microbial ecology. The pH values of the soil sample collected from inside and outside of the plant were 5.2-6.2 and 4.0-5.3, respectively. Moisture content in plant area was lower than that in the surrounding area. Microbial populations of the topsoils were higher than those of the subsoils. Each gram of soil contained 3.64 x 10(4)-5.16 x 10(7) colonies of bacteria, 1.75 x 10(3)-1.10 x 10(6) colonies of actinomycetes and 6.72 x 10(3)-8.78 x 10(6) colonies of fungi in the plant area; while they were 5.52 x 10(4)-2.14 x 10(7), 8.26 x 10(3)-7.25 x 10(5) and 3.49 x 10(3)-2.74 x 10(6) colonies of bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi, respectively, in the surrounding area. The effect of seasonal change on microbial populations was not significant. The ratio of cellulolytic, phosphate-solubilizing and nitrogen-fixing microbes to the total count in the plant area was also higher than that in the surrounding area, and some of them had significant differences. From the statistical analysis, the effect of thermal power generator on the population and distribution of microbes was significantly different.

  12. Impact of environmental conditions on biomass yield, quality, and bio-mitigation capacity of Saccharina latissima

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    Bruhn, Annette; Tørring, Ditte Bruunshøj; Thomsen, Marianne

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    environmental conditions and cultivation success. The biomass yields fluctuated 10-fold between sites due to local variations in light and nutrient availability.Yields were generally low, i.e. up to 510 g fresh weight (FW) per meter seeded line; however, the dry matter contents of protein and high......-value pigments were high (up to 17% protein and 0.1% fucoxanthin). Growth performance, biomass quality and bio-mitigation potential was restricted by low availability of light and bioavailable phosphorus, and biofouling through juvenile suspension feeders was a critical factor at all cultivation sites...

  13. 75 FR 37281 - President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

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    2010-06-28

    ... Executive Order 13545--President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition #0; #0; #0; Presidential... on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to recognize that good nutrition goes hand in hand...

  14. 77 FR 49854 - Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for the Oregon Portion of the Pacific Northwest Rail...

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    ..., OR 97035 on September 13, 2012 from 5 p.m. through 7 p.m. Portland at Metro Council Chambers, 600 NE... densely populated regions of British Columbia (B.C.), Washington, and Oregon, linking Vancouver, B.C... environmental documents will be developed in accordance with Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)...

  15. Using Feedback from Data Consumers to Capture Quality Information on Environmental Research Data

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    Devaraju, A.; Klump, J. F.

    2015-12-01

    Data quality information is essential to facilitate reuse of Earth science data. Recorded quality information must be sufficient for other researchers to select suitable data sets for their analysis and confirm the results and conclusions. In the research data ecosystem, several entities are responsible for data quality. Data producers (researchers and agencies) play a major role in this aspect as they often include validation checks or data cleaning as part of their work. It is possible that the quality information is not supplied with published data sets; if it is available, the descriptions might be incomplete, ambiguous or address specific quality aspects. Data repositories have built infrastructures to share data, but not all of them assess data quality. They normally provide guidelines of documenting quality information. Some suggests that scholarly and data journals should take a role in ensuring data quality by involving reviewers to assess data sets used in articles, and incorporating data quality criteria in the author guidelines. However, this mechanism primarily addresses data sets submitted to journals. We believe that data consumers will complement existing entities to assess and document the quality of published data sets. This has been adopted in crowd-source platforms such as Zooniverse, OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, Mechanical Turk and Tomnod. This paper presents a framework designed based on open source tools to capture and share data users' feedback on the application and assessment of research data. The framework comprises a browser plug-in, a web service and a data model such that feedback can be easily reported, retrieved and searched. The feedback records are also made available as Linked Data to promote integration with other sources on the Web. Vocabularies from Dublin Core and PROV-O are used to clarify the source and attribution of feedback. The application of the framework is illustrated with the CSIRO's Data Access Portal.

  16. Biological monitoring and selected trends in environmental quality. [Use of National Inventory of Selected Biological Monitoring Programs at ORNL to identify documented environmental trends

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    Suffern, J.S.; West, D.C.; Kemp, H.T.; Burgess, R.L.

    1976-10-01

    Under a contract with the President's Council on Environmental Quality, the National Inventory of Selected Biological Monitoring Programs at ORNL was used to identify documented environmental trends. Fish population trends were described for the Great Lakes and the Colorado River system. Trends in amphibian populations in the northeast were examined and correlated with acid precipitation. Increases in breeding success among large birds of prey were correlated with reductions in ambient levels of DDT and its residues. Geographic variation in PCB contamination was examined along with differences between aquatic and terrestrial contamination levels. Changes in air quality were documented, and their effects on plant viability were outlined. Trends in the biological effects of environmental deposition of lead were documented. Long-term changes in forest structure in the southeast were presented, and a general reduction in wildlife habitat, associated with land use practices, was documented for several areas in the US.

  17. Illinois State Council on Nutrition Legislative Report 1982. Annual Report.

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    Illinois State Council on Nutrition, Springfield.

    The responsibilities of the Illinois State Council on Nutrition include studying and making recommendations concerning the following objectives: (1) introducing and developing information, subjects, and programs about nutrition for school curricula; (2) coordinating feeding programs for pre-school and school-age children, the elderly, and pregnant…

  18. Pro-environmental Behavior Regarding Solid Waste Management in Householders of Kalutara Urban Council Area- A Case Study

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Problems generated by solid waste have become a major national issue in Sri Lanka due to high levels of economic growth and consumption. Inappropriate management of solid waste may generate many problems such as environmental pollution, public health, social and economic problems as well as aesthetic issues. Therefore, this problem needs immediate attention not only for the management of waste, but also for the study of individual behavior related to solid waste production and use. This research was carried out as a case study in Kalutara urban council area, where behavior that is related to the production and management of waste is analyzed. To achieve this, a questionnaire survey was done for the households of Kalutara North, Kalutara South and Katukurunda. The households’ descriptive, inferential and informative believes were identified where they express agreement or disagreement regarding the final disposal of waste. In total 100 households completed the questionnaire. This work approached the behavioral aspect of the problem by considering the attitudes towards the environment and the beliefs about the environment. In addition, knowledge of environment and the problems raised have been considered for prediction of environmentally protective behavior. In this investigation, the classification of believes were considered in terms of austerity or limitation of consumption, conservation and material beliefs or material squandering. Further, the environmental attitudes were considered as emotional, cognitive (know and behavioral. Based on the preliminary results of this study, it can be concluded that believes and attitudes show a certain level of relation with the behavior of the households. The questionnaire survey was useful to highlight the solid waste problem that exists in the area and to indicate the trends of attitudes and behavior among the solid waste management. Further, by considering the findings of this study, an environmental

  19. Environmental policy. 2000 environmental expert opinion of the Council of Experimental Experts; Umweltpolitik. Umweltgutachten 2000 des Rates von Sachverstaendigen fuer Umweltfragen. Schritte ins naechste Jahrtausend. Kurzfassung

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    2000-05-01

    The reorientation of energy policy is a key issue. The Council of Environmental Experts considers the further use of atomic energy to be irresponsible and recommends a new orientation. Recommendations are made on ecology-centered taxation. Critical comments are made in the context of conservation of nature, where many species of plants and animals still continue to be endangered. The conservation programme of the Federal government, which also comprises a system of large, interconnected biotopes on 10% of Germany's total surface, is approved, and the potential contribution of sustainable agricultural and forestry policy is discussed in a separate chapter. Further subjects discussed are recycling and waste management, protection of water and soil, air pollution abatement, health protection and genetic engineering. The environmental aspects of Eastern European states becoming EC members are gone into in particular. The network of Europen Environmental Councils, for which the German Council of Environmental Experts currently acts as a coordinator, makes intensive efforts to improve environmental counselling in these states. [German] Eines der Schwerpunktthemen des Umweltgutachtens ist die Neuordnung der Energiepolitik. Der Umweltrat haelt die weitere Nutzung der Atomenergie vor allem wegen der Risiken der Entsorgung nicht fuer verantwortbar. Er befuerwortet die Einleitung einer Energiewende. Zur oekologischen Steuerreform werden weiterfuehrende Empfehlungen unterbreitet. An vielen Stellen nimmt der Rat die Umweltpolitik auch kritisch unter die Lupe. Er weist auf den hohen Handlungsbedarf im Naturschutz hin. Eine dauerhafte Trendwende beim Grad der Gefaehrdung heimischer Tier- und Pflanzenarten sei in Deutschland noch nicht erreicht. Der Rat bestaetigt in diesem Zusammenhang die naturschutzpolitische Konzeption der Bundesregierung fuer einen Naturschutz auf der ganzen Flaeche, kombiniert mit einem grossflaechigen Biotopverbundsystem auf 10% der Landesflaeche. Der

  20. On Data Quality Assurance and Conflation Entanglement in Crowdsourcing for Environmental Studies

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    Leibovici, D. G.; Evans, B.; Hodges, C.; Wiemann, S.; Meek, S.; Rosser, J.; Jackson, M.

    2015-08-01

    Volunteer geographical information (VGI) either in the context of citizen science, active crowdsourcing and even passive crowdsourcing has been proven useful in various societal domains such as natural hazards, health status, disease epidemic and biological monitoring. Nonetheless, the variable degrees or unknown quality due to the crowdsourcing settings are still an obstacle for fully integrating these data sources in environmental studies and potentially in policy making. The data curation process in which a quality assurance (QA) is needed is often driven by the direct usability of the data collected within a data conflation process or data fusion (DCDF) combining the crowdsourced data into one view using potentially other data sources as well. Using two examples, namely land cover validation and inundation extent estimation, this paper discusses the close links between QA and DCDF in order to determine whether a disentanglement can be beneficial or not to a better understanding of the data curation process and to its methodology with respect to crowdsourcing data. Far from rejecting the usability quality criterion, the paper advocates for a decoupling of the QA process and the DCDF step as much as possible but still in integrating them within an approach analogous to a Bayesian paradigm.

  1. Using a Council of Beings to Ascertain Student Understanding of the Relationship between Sense-of-Place and Environmental Sustainability

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    Bogan, Margaret B.

    2012-01-01

    A modified J. Seed, Council of Beings is used to ascertain participants' understanding of their sense of place within the environment. Over the past 15 years, students in environmental education, teachers in-service programs or undergraduate face-to-face and Internet sustainability education courses have been exposed to pedagogy that leads to the…

  2. 76 FR 39902 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2011-07-07

    ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH). SUMMARY:...

  3. 77 FR 69789 - President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting

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    2012-11-21

    ... Bureau of Industry and Security President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration... PECSEA provides advice on matters pertinent to those portions of the Export Administration Act,...

  4. 75 FR 14447 - Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-03-25

    ... patient-centered primary care collaborative; and (5) the relationship between primary care, population... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Council on Graduate Medical Education...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: ] Name: Council on Graduate Medical...

  5. 75 FR 62147 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2010-10-07

    ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement of meeting and member appointments. SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and...

  6. 78 FR 68865 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2013-11-15

    ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement of FACOSH meeting. SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)...

  7. 76 FR 28816 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2011-05-18

    ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement of meeting and member appointment. SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and...

  8. 77 FR 22355 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2012-04-13

    ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement of FACOSH meeting and member appointments. SUMMARY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety...

  9. 75 FR 10629 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

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    2010-03-08

    ... Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and...; ] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION:...

  10. 77 FR 22791 - Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-04-17

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell... Health Service Act, as amended), the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT) advises... Thawing and Washing, (4) Access to Transplantation, and (5) Advancing Hematopoietic Stem...

  11. 75 FR 79006 - Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-12-17

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Council on Graduate Medical Education...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Council on Graduate Medical Education... of presentations covering various aspects of graduate medical education, Bureau of Health...

  12. 78 FR 52537 - Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-08-23

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Council on Graduate Medical Education...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Council on Graduate Medical Education... education training, and the development of performance measures and longitudinal evaluation of...

  13. 75 FR 34464 - Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-06-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Council on Graduate Medical Education...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Council on Graduate Medical...

  14. 77 FR 31567 - The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Meeting of the National...

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    2012-05-29

    ... Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration The National Advisory Council on Innovation and...

  15. 75 FR 59685 - Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the National Advisory Council on Innovation and...

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    2010-09-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship AGENCY: Office of Innovation...

  16. 77 FR 55182 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    2012-09-07

    ... open meeting. SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will hold a... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation...

  17. 78 FR 5772 - The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting of the National Advisory...

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    2013-01-28

    ... Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration The National Advisory Council on Innovation and...

  18. 76 FR 73587 - The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Meeting of the National...

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    2011-11-29

    ... Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration The National Advisory Council on Innovation and...

  19. 77 FR 12235 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    2012-02-29

    ... open meeting. SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will hold a... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation...

  20. 76 FR 54426 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    2011-09-01

    ... open meeting. SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will hold a... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation...

  1. 77 FR 11557 - National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Request for Nominations

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    2012-02-27

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Request for Nominations AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration... Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill five vacancies on the National Advisory Council (NAC)...

  2. 78 FR 11142 - The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting of the National Advisory...

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    2013-02-15

    ... Economic Development Administration The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship AGENCY: U.S. Department of... Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) has cancelled its open meeting, originally planned for...

  3. 78 FR 61362 - Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Meeting

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    2013-10-03

    ... recommendations. The Advisory Council will hear presentations on work underway to harness ``big data'' to address... recommendations. The Advisory Council will hear presentations on work underway to harness ``big data'' to...

  4. The National Mastitis Council: A Global Organization for Mastitis Control and Milk Quality, 50 Years and Beyond.

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    Middleton, John R; Saeman, Anne; Fox, Larry K; Lombard, Jason; Hogan, Joe S; Smith, K Larry

    2014-12-01

    The National Mastitis Council was founded in 1961 based on the desire of a forward-thinking group of individuals to bring together "all forces of organized agriculture in the United States to combat, through every practical device, the mastitis threat to the Nation's health and food safety". What started as a small organization focused on mastitis of dairy cattle in the United States has grown into a global organization for mastitis and milk quality. Over the last 50-plus years the concerted efforts of the membership have led to the synthesis and dissemination of a considerable body of knowledge regarding udder health, milk quality, and food safety which has improved dairy cattle health and well-being and farm productivity.

  5. 78 FR 26370 - Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; Correction

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    2013-05-06

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; Correction AGENCY... Health, Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. ACTION: Notice; correction... 11, 2013 to announce a meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition on May...

  6. 45 CFR 1160.2 - Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities... FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES FEDERAL COUNCIL ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES INDEMNITIES UNDER THE ARTS AND ARTIFACTS INDEMNITY ACT § 1160.2 Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities For...

  7. 76 FR 70780 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

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    2011-11-15

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Notice of Meeting: Open Regional Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Working Group on Advanced... open regional meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST),...

  8. 76 FR 70779 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

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    2011-11-15

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Notice of Meeting: Open Regional Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Working Group on Advanced... open regional meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST),...

  9. 76 FR 70781 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

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    2011-11-15

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Notice of Meeting: Open Regional Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Working Group on Advanced... open regional meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST),...

  10. National Environmental Policy Act compliance guide. Volume II (reference book)

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    NONE

    1994-09-01

    This document (Volume II of the National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Guide) contains current copies of regulations and guidance from the Council on Environmental Quality, the Department of Energy, the Department of State, and the Environmental Protection Agency, related to compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).

  11. 40 CFR 1508.11 - Environmental impact statement.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Environmental impact statement. 1508.11 Section 1508.11 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TERMINOLOGY AND INDEX § 1508.11 Environmental impact statement. Environmental impact statement means a detailed written...

  12. 76 FR 31680 - Open Meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC)

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    2011-06-01

    ... Open Meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC) AGENCY: Departmental Offices, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness will... Officer, President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Office of the Under Secretary for Domestic...

  13. 78 FR 24422 - Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; Correction

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    2013-04-25

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; Correction AGENCY: Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, Office of the Assistant Secretary... of April 11, 2013 to announce a meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and...

  14. 77 FR 24495 - Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; Correction

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    2012-04-24

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; Correction AGENCY... Health, Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. ACTION: Notice; Correction..., Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, Suite 560 Tower Building,...

  15. 76 FR 61478 - Open Meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC)

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    2011-10-04

    ... Open Meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC) AGENCY: Departmental Offices, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness will..., President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Office of the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance,...

  16. 77 FR 1127 - Open Meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC)

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    2012-01-09

    ... Open Meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC) AGENCY: Departmental Offices, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. SUMMARY: The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness will..., President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Office of the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance,...

  17. 76 FR 7629 - Open Meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC)

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    2011-02-10

    ... Open Meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC) AGENCY: Departmental Offices, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. SUMMARY: The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness will... Oxtoby, Designated Federal Officer, President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Office of the...

  18. 76 FR 42128 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2011-07-18

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Melvin Joppy, Committee Manager, Presidential Advisory Council on...

  19. 76 FR 68462 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2011-11-04

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Office of the Assistant... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Melvin Joppy, Committee Manager, Presidential Advisory Council on...

  20. 76 FR 1167 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2011-01-07

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, Room...

  1. 77 FR 25482 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2012-04-30

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Melvin Joppy, Committee Manager, Presidential Advisory Council on...

  2. 75 FR 33307 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2010-06-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a.... Melvin Joppy, Committee Manager, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health...

  3. 75 FR 2546 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2010-01-15

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a...: Mr. Melvin Joppy, Committee Manager, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of...

  4. 75 FR 19403 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2010-04-14

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a... Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room...

  5. 78 FR 19710 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2013-04-02

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will..., Public Health Assistant, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and...

  6. 77 FR 59196 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2012-09-26

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will.... Caroline Talev, Public Health Assistant, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of...

  7. 77 FR 6122 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2012-02-07

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Office of the Assistant... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... Manager, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services,...

  8. 76 FR 27323 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2011-05-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Office of the Assistant... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, Room 443H, Hubert...

  9. 77 FR 74017 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2012-12-12

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Office of the Assistant... Services (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... Health Assistant, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services,...

  10. 75 FR 62843 - Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-10-13

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell... Act, as amended) the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT) advises the.... L. 92-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Advisory Council on Blood...

  11. 78 FR 27974 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Cancellation of Meeting

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    2013-05-13

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Cancellation of Meeting Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. Dates and Times: May 21, 2013, 8:30... Advisory Council on Migrant Health, scheduled for May 21 and 22, 2013, is cancelled. This...

  12. 77 FR 70788 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Cancellation of Meeting

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    2012-11-27

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Cancellation of Meeting Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. Dates and Times: December 4, 2012, 8... Advisory Council on Migrant Health, scheduled for December 4 and 5, 2012, is cancelled. This...

  13. 76 FR 25694 - Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; Correction

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    2011-05-05

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; Correction AGENCY: Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, Office of the Assistant Secretary... of April 21, 2011 to announce a meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition...

  14. 78 FR 27407 - Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-05-10

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Council on Graduate Medical Education...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Council on Graduate Medical Education...: The meeting will be open to the public. Purpose: The Council on Graduate Medical Education...

  15. The Price of Restraint. Brief to the Ontario Council on University Affairs.

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    Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Committee on Operating Grants.

    The Council of Ontario Universities' 1978 brief on operating support is presented. Section I compares funding recommendations for 1978-79 put forward by the Council on Ontario Universities (COU) and the Ontario Council on University Affairs (OCUS) with the provisions made for that year by the Minister of College and Universities (MCU). Section 2…

  16. 77 FR 51790 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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    2012-08-27

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION... partially closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and...: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of...

  17. 77 FR 26273 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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    2012-05-03

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION... partially closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and... INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of...

  18. 77 FR 10736 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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    2012-02-23

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) AGENCY: Department of Energy, DOE. ACTION... partially closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an...

  19. 75 FR 47317 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

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    2010-08-05

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. ACTION: Public notice... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of...

  20. 77 FR 38277 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

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    2012-06-27

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting AGENCY: Department of Energy, DoE. ACTION... meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the... INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of...

  1. 75 FR 22635 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Meeting

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    2010-04-29

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Meeting Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. ACTION: Public... the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions...

  2. 77 FR 22321 - Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

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    2012-04-13

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition AGENCY: Department..., Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY... (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition...

  3. 77 FR 71003 - Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

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    2012-11-28

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition AGENCY: President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the... notice that the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) will hold a...

  4. 78 FR 21606 - Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

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    2013-04-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition AGENCY: Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, Office of the Assistant Secretary for... Services is hereby giving notice that the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition...

  5. 76 FR 22397 - Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

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    2011-04-21

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition AGENCY: Department..., Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY... (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition...

  6. Environmental Learning Workshop: Lichen as Biological Indicator of Air Quality and Impact on Secondary Students' Performance

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    Samsudin, Mohd Wahid; Daik, Rusli; Abas, Azlan; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd; Halim, Lilia

    2013-01-01

    In this study, the learning of science outside the classroom is believe to be an added value to science learning as well as it offers students to interact with the environment. This study presents data obtained from two days' workshop on Lichen as Biological Indicator for Air Quality. The aim of the workshop is for the students to gain an…

  7. Comparing German and Danish employee representatives on European Works Councils

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    Bicknell, Helen; Knudsen, Herman Lyhne

    2006-01-01

    This article aims to analyse the links and possible‘fit’ between German and Danish representation structures and trade union policies on the one hand, and the views and activities of European Works Council (EWC) representatives from the two countries on the other. Which similarities or differences....... It is concluded that the views and practices of German and Danish EWC representatives largely converge. Those divergent views that are found are explained by differences in national representation structures, union policies and labour market situation....

  8. 40 CFR 1508.10 - Environmental document.

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    2010-07-01

    ... assessment), § 1508.11 (environmental impact statement), § 1508.13 (finding of no significant impact), and... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Environmental document. 1508.10 Section 1508.10 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TERMINOLOGY AND INDEX § 1508.10...

  9. Thoughts on the Italian National University Council (CUN

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    Borghetti M

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The Italian National University Council (CUN is an elected body that represents the Italian academic system and formulates proposal and gives advice to the Minister of University. The opinion is expressed that the professors who are appointed to CUN should go on sabbatical leave from their universities over the period they are part of CUN, as an important condition for carrying out better their institutional job and preventing any potential conflict of interest.

  10. Council on Certification Professional Practice Analysis.

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    Zaglaniczny, K L

    1993-06-01

    The CCNA has completed a PPA and will begin implementing its recommendations with the December 1993 certification examination. The results of the PPA provide content validation for the CCNA certification examination. The certification examination is reflective of the knowledge and skill required for entry-level practice. Assessment of this knowledge is accomplished through the use of questions that are based on the areas represented in the content outline. Analysis of the PPA has resulted in changes in the examination content outline and percentages of questions in each area to reflect current entry-level nurse anesthesia practice. The new outline is based on the major domains of knowledge required for nurse anesthesia practice. These changes are justified by the consistency in the responses of the practitioners surveyed. There was overall agreement as to the knowledge and skills related to patient conditions, procedures, agents, techniques, and equipment that an entry-level CRNA must have to practice. Members of the CCNA and Examination Committee will use the revised outline to develop questions for the certification examination. The questions will be focused on the areas identified as requiring high levels of expertise and those that appeared higher in frequency. The PPA survey will be used as a basis for subsequent content validation studies. It will be revised to reflect new knowledge, technology, and techniques related to nurse anesthesia practice. The CCNA has demonstrated its commitment to the certification process through completion of the PPA and implementation of changes in the structure of the examination.

  11. 75 FR 80040 - Manufacturing Council

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    2010-12-21

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S... Manufacturing Council. SUMMARY: On November 23, 2010, the Department of Commerce's International Trade... vacant position on the Manufacturing Council (Council). The November 23, 2010 notice provided that all...

  12. Advice on cultural policy matters: changing times for the Council for Culture

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    Lelieveldt, Philomeen; Minnaert, Toine

    The central question is the changing role of advisory councils in Dutch cultural policy and the subsequent change in discourse on culture and the arts within cultural policy. Our working hypothesis is that the role of the Council for Culture (Raad voor Cultuur), the formal advisory council, is

  13. 75 FR 4402 - Notice of National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Leadership Council...

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    2010-01-27

    ... Health and Chemical Exposures Leadership Council Conference Call Time and Date: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Friday... National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Leadership Council. The National Conversation... protecting the public's health from harmful chemical exposures. The Leadership Council provides...

  14. 76 FR 44047 - Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies

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    2011-07-22

    ... Benefits Security Administration Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans... Pension Benefit Plans (the Council), which is to consist of 15 members to be appointed by the Secretary of... receiving benefits from a pension plan). No more than eight members of the Council shall be members of the...

  15. 75 FR 45166 - Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies

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    2010-08-02

    ... Benefits Security Administration Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans... Pension Benefit Plans (the Council), which is to consist of 15 members to be appointed by the Secretary of... receiving benefits from a pension plan). No more than eight members of the Council shall be members of the...

  16. 75 FR 16177 - Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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    ... FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Visit the Web site for the Coordinating Council at http://www.juvenilecouncil... the Council's Web page, http:// www.JuvenileCouncil.gov., where you may also obtain information on the... Departments of Agriculture, Defense, the Interior, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

  17. Risk based on quality, environmental and occupational safety in heat treatment processes

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    T. Karkoszka

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Growing competition on the market forces the organisations to be more technological and organisational flexibility, both in the range of ensuring the products’ quality and minimising the affect the surrounding environment as well as limiting the threats of the work safety. The studies proposed the way of consistent risk management of the operational discrepancies, based on the operational control, aiming at confirming the consistency of the key characteristics with the fixed operational criteria. The applied method guarantees avoiding the estimated risk, as unaccepted, and supervising and keeping on the even level the risk classified as the accepted one, which was used in the processes of the heat treatment.

  18. Agroforestry systems and environmental quality: introduction.

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    Nair, P K Ramachandran

    2011-01-01

    Investments in agroforestry research during the past three decades-albeit modest-have yielded significant gains in understanding the role of trees on farmlands, and the ecological and economic advantages of integrated farming systems. While early research focused mostly on farm or local levels, broader-level ecosystem services of agroforestry systems (AFS) have raised high expectations in recent years. The nine papers included in this special collection deal with three of such environmental benefits of AFS: water-quality enhancement, carbon sequestration, and soil improvement. These benefits are based on the perceived ability of (i) vegetative buffer strips (VBS) to reduce surface transport of agrochemical pollutants, (ii) large volumes of aboveground and belowground biomass of trees to store high amounts of C deeper in the soil profile, and (iii) trees to enhance soil productivity through biological nitrogen fixation, efficient nutrient cycling, and deep capture of nutrients. The papers included have, in general, substantiated these premises and provided new insights. For example, the riparian VBS are reported to increase the reservoir life, in addition to reducing transport of agrochemicals; the variations in C storage in different soil-fraction sizes suggest that microaggregate (250-53 μm) dynamics in the soil could be a good indicator of its C-storage potential; and the use of vector analysis technique is recommended in AFS to avoid consequences of inaccurate and overuse of fertilizers. The papers also identified significant knowledge gaps in these areas. A common theme across all three environmental quality issues covered is that more and varied research datasets across a broad spectrum of conditions need to be generated and integrated with powerful statistical tools to ensure wide applicability of the results. Furthermore, appropriate management practices that are acceptable to the targeted land users and agroforestry practitioners need to be designed to

  19. 75 FR 30781 - Manufacturing Council

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    2010-06-02

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S... Manufacturing Council. SUMMARY: On March 16, 2010, the Department of Commerce's International Trade... the Manufacturing Council (Council). The March 16, 2010 notice provided that all applications must be...

  20. Environmental and social risks: defensive National Environmental Policy Act in the US Forest Service

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    Michael J. Mortimer; Marc J. Stern; Robert W. Malmsheimer; Dale J. Blahna; Lee K. Cerveny; David N. Seesholtz

    2011-01-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its accompanying regulations provide a spectrum of alternative analytical pathways for federal agencies proposing major actions that might significantly impact the human environment. Although guidance from the President's council on Environmental Quality suggests the decision to develop an environmental impact...

  1. Influence of User Behaviour on Indoor Environmental Quality and Heating Energy Consumptions in Danish Dwellings

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    Fabi, Valentina; Andersen, Rune Korsholm; Corgnati, Stefano Paolo;

    Danish dwellings were analysed by means of logistic regression to infer the probability of adjusting the set-point of TRVs. Three different models of occupant’s interactions with heating controls were obtained and implemented in a building simulation tool. They were used to investigate how different...... probabilistic user patterns influence indoor climate quality and energy consumptions. The aim was to compare the obtained results with an actual/deterministic use of the simulation program. Since comfort categories are related to users’ expectations and the users’ impact is crucial on determining the energy...

  2. The effects of quality and environmental management on competitive advantage: A mixed methods study in the hotel industry

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    Molina-Azorín, José F.; Tarí, Juan-José; Pereira-Moliner, Jorge; López Gamero, María Dolores; Pertusa-Ortega, Eva

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    This paper reports results derived from a mixed methods study where 13 hotel managers were initially interviewed, followed by a quantitative study of 355 additional managers. Data were analysed using partial least squares path modelling. The research question related to the relationship between quality and environmental management and the competitive advantage sought by hotels. The results indicate that quality management and environmental management permit the improvement of competitive adva...

  3. Dynamic Assessment on Regional Eco-environmental Quality Using AHP-Statistics Model——A Case Study of Chaohu Lake Basin

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    An indicator system closely connected with eco-environment, in which indicator involves in such fields as society, economy, resources, environment and ecology, is first proposed for eco-environmental quality assessment.Then, a hierarchical model with four levels is established by virtue of these indicators and attributes. In the model,weights of indicators and attributes are determined by combining Delphi method with the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and a statistic method is used to eliminate the influences arising from the differences in dimension and magnitude of indicators. On these grounds, an AHP-statistics model is provided for regional eco-environmental quality assessment. As a case, such AHP-statistics model is utilized in the dynamic analysis of regional eco-environmental assessment in Chaohu Lake basin. Study results show that natural environmental quality in the watershed was in the declining state while social environmental quality was in a markedly improved situation from 1996, and the synthetic eco-environmental quality was gradually and slowly improved under the common influences of both natural and social environmental factors. Example of application testified the capacities of above methodology to evaluate the real and dynamic state of regional eco-environmental quality.

  4. Quality and effectiveness of strategic environmental assessment ...

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    Quality and effectiveness of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as a tool ... The water management sector has been one of the first sectors in South Africa to ... Reviewed against 'direct output' indicators it achieved a 'poor' effectiveness ...

  5. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE

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    must start to spell out a shared concept of what constitutes 'quality of life'. ENVIRONMENTAL .... tables of GNP output, income per capita, school emolment figures ..... contrast with medieval times where religion was what gave one's life ...

  6. The snowmobile and environmental quality: A report on social and environmental effects of the snowmobile with suggested policies for its regulation

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report is intended to educate policy-makers on the environmental and social costs and benefits of snowmobiles. It concentrates on the environmental impact of...

  7. Indoor air quality in the Karns research houses: baseline measurements and impact of indoor environmental parameters on formaldehyde concentrations

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    Matthews, T. G.; Fung, K. W.; Tromberg, B. J.; Hawthorne, A. R.

    1985-12-01

    Baseline indoor air quality measurements, a nine-month radon study, and an environmental parameters study examining the impact of indoor temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH) levels on formaldehyde (CH2O) concentrations have been performed in three unoccupied research homes located in Karns, Tennessee. Inter-house comparison measurements of (1) CH2O concentration, (2) CH20 emission rates from primary CH20 emission sources, (3) radon and radon daughter concentrations, and (4) air exchange rates indicate that the three homes are similar. The results of the nine-month radon study indicate indoor concentrations consistently below the EPA recommended level of 4 pCi/L. Evidence was found that crawl-space concentrations may be reduced using heat pump systems whose outdoor units circulate fresh air through the crawl-spaoe. The modeled results of the environmental parameters study indicate approximate fourfold increases in CH20 concentrations from 0.07 to 0.27 ppm for seasonal T and RH conditions of 20°C, 30% RH and 29°C, 80% RH, respectively. Evaluation of these environmental parameters study data with steady-state CH2O concentration models developed from laboratory studies of the environmental dependence of CH2O emissions from particleboard underlayment indicate good correlations between the laboratory and field studies.

  8. [Environmental quality: wellfare, confort and health].

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    Vargas Marcos, Francisco; Gallego Pulgarín, Isabel

    2005-01-01

    Different ways of interpreting environmental conditions have led to the development of concepts such as the sick building, indoor air quality or indoor environment quality, for understanding the complexity of the pollutants in enclosed environments and the implications thereof on the health. The "Indoor Environment Quality" proposal is an advancement, operative and conceptual, surpassing amply prior ones, given that it orients the actions toward healthy environments without limiting the idea of pollution to the air alone. The aim is identifying the competence to preventing hazards related to exposure to pollutants within the confines of indoor environments and know the legislative framework useful for taking the actions. Optimum conditions within indoor environments must redound in health, well-being and comfort with regard to both working life as well as the environments in which everyday activities outside of work, extracurricular, leisure-time and entertainment activities are carried out. Today's society is demanding safe, clean, well-climatized places, for this is necessary to integrate the inhabitant's perceptions and demands and achieve an optimum balance among social standards, energy use and sustainable development. Legislation is being further expanded upon in the direction of occupational health and safety and the regulation of chemical substances. Environmental Health carries out prevention and control tasks, takes part in the enforcement of international pollution and waste reduction agreements and promotes measures for carrying out the European Environment and Health Strategy. It is considered useful the elaboration of protocols for the evaluation and administration gives the risks associated to the interior pollutants.

  9. 40 CFR 1501.3 - When to prepare an environmental assessment.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false When to prepare an environmental assessment. 1501.3 Section 1501.3 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY NEPA AND AGENCY... environmental impact statement. (b) Agencies may prepare an environmental assessment on any action at any time...

  10. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INFORMATION SYSTEM - EQULS® - ITER

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    This project consisted of an evaluation of the Environmental Quality Information System (EQuIS) software designed by Earthsoft, Inc. as an environmental data management and analysis platform for monitoring and remediation projects. In consultation with the EQuIS vendor, six pri...

  11. Environmental impact of municipal dumpsite leachate on ground-water quality in Jawaharnagar, Rangareddy, Telangana, India

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    Soujanya Kamble, B.; Saxena, Praveen Raj

    2016-10-01

    The aim of the present work was to study the impact of dumpsite leachate on ground-water quality of Jawaharnagar village. Leachate and ground-water samples were investigated for various physico-chemical parameters viz., pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), total hardness (TH), calcium (Ca2+), magnesium (Mg2+), sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl-), carbonates (CO3 2-), bicarbonates (HCO3 -), nitrates (NO3 -), and sulphates (SO4 2-) during dry and wet seasons in 2015 and were reported. The groundwater was hard to very hard in nature, and the concentrations of total dissolved solids, chlorides, and nitrates were found to be exceeding the permissible levels of WHO drinking water quality standards. Piper plots revealed that the dominant hydrochemical facies of the groundwater were of calcium chloride (CaCl2) type and alkaline earths (Ca2+ and Mg2+) exceed the alkali (Na+ and SO4 2-), while the strong acids (Cl- and SO4 2-) exceed the weak acids (CO3 2- and HCO3 -). According to USSL diagram, all the ground-water samples belong to high salinity and low-sodium type (C3S1). Overall, the ground-water samples collected around the dumpsite were found to be polluted and are unfit for human consumption but can be used for irrigation purpose with heavy drainage and irrigation patterns to control the salinity.

  12. 76 FR 6163 - Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council

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    2011-02-03

    ... No: 2011-2440] OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council ACTION: Notice of meeting. Public input is requested... National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC's) Committee on Science will host a public forum...

  13. Hydrogeochemical attributes and ground water quality of Ngbo Community in Ohaukwu Area Council, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

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    Omaka Ndukaku Omaka

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the hydrogeochemical attributes and quality of groundwater resources in Ngbo, Ohaukwu Area Council of Ebonyi State, Nigeria in order to determine whether boreholes in the area were suitable for potable uses. Eleven groundwater samples were collected from hand-dug boreholes between February and March, 2013. The physiochemical parameters of the samples were then analyzed to determine electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, total alkalinity, major cations and anions, and trace metals. The quality of these characteristics was evaluated by comparing them to the Nigerian Institute of Standards, the Bureau of Indian Standards and the World Health Organization standards for drinking water quality. Mass abundance of the major ions was in the order of Mg2+ > Ca2+ for cations, Cl- > SO4 2 - > NO3 - > PO4 3 - for anions and Fe > As > Mn > Cu > Zn > Cr > Ni > Pb > Cd for trace metals. Correlation analysis revealed both positive and negative correlations among the parameters. Also, one-way ANOVA tests revealed that no significant differences existed between physiochemical parameters (F = 1.004 < Fcrit =1.977, major cations and anions (F =0.547 < Fcrit =2.008 and trace metals (F = 0.772 < Fcrit = 1.940 regardless of the sampling location. Groundwater in the area was generally hard, alkaline and highly mineralized, making it unsuitable for drinking in some places due to high total hardness and TDS; but it was generally suitable for irrigation purposes. It is recommended that boreholes be flushed regularly to aid in the removal of mineralized deposits, and that regular hydrogeochemical studies be conducted in order to detect future deterioration of water quality

  14. 77 FR 56817 - Notice of Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Medical Facilities...

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    2012-09-14

    ... actions and alternatives were evaluated within several environmental resource areas: Geology, topography... Department of the Navy Notice of Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Medical... Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the...

  15. 40 CFR 1502.19 - Circulation of the environmental impact statement.

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    ... impact statement. 1502.19 Section 1502.19 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT § 1502.19 Circulation of the environmental impact statement. Agencies shall circulate the entire draft and final environmental impact statements except for certain appendices as...

  16. Content of the sixth conference on quality on the control of environmental radioactivity; Contenido de las sextas jornadas sobre calidad en el control de la radiactividad ambiental

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    Baeza, A.S.

    2010-07-01

    The sixth conference on Quality on the Control of Environmental Radioactivity has been developed with its classic structure. After the inaugural conference, six round tables were carried out in which the major problems detected and the actions taken to solve them were reviewed from multiple perspectives. Possible future projects of action were also anticipated and discussed. (Author). 9 refs.

  17. Assessing the Environmental Performance of a New Biotechnological Sensor for Air Quality Based on Devitalised Moss Clone

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    Carolina Alfonsín

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, mosses have been suggested as feasible biomonitors for the control of air quality. The most suitable type of biosensor consists of moss transplants that can be either harvested from unpolluted natural habitats or cultivated in photobioreactors. The production and devitalisation of moss was assessed with the aim of identifying the stages of the process with potential environmental impacts. The use of energy, especially associated with refrigeration in the cultivation stage, was the main factor contributing to the environmental impacts considered, ranging from 85% of the impact in marine eutrophication up to 95% for the rest of categories. Results were compared with previous studies dealing with algae production in photobioreactors, in which the electricity use for lighting also constituted a major hotspot. Scenarios based on reduced energy demand, and implementing alternative sources were proposed and showed better environmental profiles than the baseline scenario. Particularly, the use of photovoltaic energy could reduce the impacts by 50% in the analysed categories, except for terrestrial ecotoxicity, with significantly lower improvement ratios if photovoltaic energy was partially combined with conventional energy. The option of optimising the refrigeration system also provided significant reductions, ranking as the best alternative when terrestrial ecotoxicity was assessed.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.erem.71.1.10820

  18. 77 FR 69929 - Open Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability

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    2012-11-21

    ... Empowerment, Research and Evaluation, Partnerships, and Youth) on their progress; (2) discuss recommendations... Empowerment), Research and Evaluation, Partnerships, and Youth. The Council met again on April 21, 2011;...

  19. Assessing the Effects of Grassland Management on Forage Production and Environmental Quality to Identify Paths to Ecological Intensification in Mountain Grasslands

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    Loucougaray, Grégory; Dobremez, Laurent; Gos, Pierre; Pauthenet, Yves; Nettier, Baptiste; Lavorel, Sandra

    2015-11-01

    Ecological intensification in grasslands can be regarded as a process for increasing forage production while maintaining high levels of ecosystem functions and biodiversity. In the mountain Vercors massif, where dairy cattle farming is the main component of agriculture, how to achieve forage autonomy at farm level while sustaining environmental quality for tourism and local dairy products has recently stimulated local debate. As specific management is one of the main drivers of ecosystem functioning, we assessed the response of forage production and environmental quality at grassland scale across a wide range of management practices. We aimed to determine which components of management can be harnessed to better match forage production and environmental quality. We sampled the vegetation of 51 grasslands stratified across 13 grassland types. We assessed each grassland for agronomic and environmental properties, measuring forage production, forage quality, and indices based on the abundance of particular plant species such as timing flexibility, apiarian potential, and aromatic plants. Our results revealed an expected trade-off between forage production and environmental quality, notably by stressing the contrasts between sown and permanent grasslands. However, strong within-type variability in both production and environmental quality as well as in flexibility of timing of use suggests possible ways to improve this trade-off at grassland and farm scales. As achieving forage autonomy relies on increasing both forage production and grassland resilience, our results highlight the critical role of the ratio between sown and permanent grasslands as a major path for ecological intensification in mountain grasslands.

  20. Assessing the Effects of Grassland Management on Forage Production and Environmental Quality to Identify Paths to Ecological Intensification in Mountain Grasslands.

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    Loucougaray, Grégory; Dobremez, Laurent; Gos, Pierre; Pauthenet, Yves; Nettier, Baptiste; Lavorel, Sandra

    2015-11-01

    Ecological intensification in grasslands can be regarded as a process for increasing forage production while maintaining high levels of ecosystem functions and biodiversity. In the mountain Vercors massif, where dairy cattle farming is the main component of agriculture, how to achieve forage autonomy at farm level while sustaining environmental quality for tourism and local dairy products has recently stimulated local debate. As specific management is one of the main drivers of ecosystem functioning, we assessed the response of forage production and environmental quality at grassland scale across a wide range of management practices. We aimed to determine which components of management can be harnessed to better match forage production and environmental quality. We sampled the vegetation of 51 grasslands stratified across 13 grassland types. We assessed each grassland for agronomic and environmental properties, measuring forage production, forage quality, and indices based on the abundance of particular plant species such as timing flexibility, apiarian potential, and aromatic plants. Our results revealed an expected trade-off between forage production and environmental quality, notably by stressing the contrasts between sown and permanent grasslands. However, strong within-type variability in both production and environmental quality as well as in flexibility of timing of use suggests possible ways to improve this trade-off at grassland and farm scales. As achieving forage autonomy relies on increasing both forage production and grassland resilience, our results highlight the critical role of the ratio between sown and permanent grasslands as a major path for ecological intensification in mountain grasslands.

  1. Cumulative effects of noise and odour annoyances on environmental and health related quality of life.

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    Oiamo, Tor H; Luginaah, Isaac N; Baxter, Jamie

    2015-12-01

    Noise and odour annoyances are important considerations in research on health effects of air pollution and traffic noise. Cumulative exposures can occur via several chemical hazards or a combination of chemical and stressor-based hazards, and related health outcomes can be generalized as manifestations of physiological and/or psychological stress responses. A major research challenge in this field is to understand the combined health effects of physiological and psychological responses to exposure. The SF-12 Health Survey is a health related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument designed for the assessment of functional mental and physical health in clinical practice and therefore well suited to research on physiological health outcomes of exposure. However, previous research has not assessed its sensitivity to psychological stress as measured by noise annoyance and odour annoyance. The current study validated and tested this application of the SF-12 Health Survey in a cross-sectional study (n = 603) that included exposure assessment for traffic noise and air pollution in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The results indicated that SF-12 scores in Windsor were lower than Canadian normative data. A structural equation model demonstrated that this was partially due to noise and odour annoyances, which were associated with covarying exposures to ambient nitrogen dioxide and traffic noise. More specifically, noise annoyance had a significant and negative effect on both mental and physical health factors of the SF-12 and there was a significant covariance between noise annoyance and odour annoyance. The study confirmed a significant effect of psychological responses to cumulative exposures on HRQoL. The SF-12 Health Survey shows promise with respect to assessing the cumulative health effects of outdoor air pollution and traffic noise.

  2. 75 FR 77673 - National Environmental Policy Act: Scientific Balloon Program

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    2010-12-13

    ... SPACE ADMINISTRATION National Environmental Policy Act: Scientific Balloon Program AGENCY: National... the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.); the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40...

  3. Vertically Differentiating Environmental Standards: The Case of the Marine Stewardship Council

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    Simon R. Bush

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the externally-led vertical differentiation of third-party certification standards using the case of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC. We analyze this process in two dimensions. First, fisheries employ strategies to capture further market value from fishing practices that go beyond their initial conditions for certification and seek additional recognition for these activities through co-labelling with, amongst others, international NGOs. Second, fisheries not yet able to meet the requirements of MSC standards are being enrolled in NGO and private sector sponsored Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIPs, providing an alternative route to global markets. In both cases the credibility and authority of the MSC is challenged by new coalitions of market actors opening up new strategies for capturing market value and/or improving the conditions of international market access. Through the lens of global value chains, the results offer new insights on how such standards not only influence trade and markets, but are also starting to change their internal governance in response to threats to their credibility by actors and modes of coordination in global value chains.

  4. County-level cumulative environmental quality associated with cancer incidence.

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    Jagai, Jyotsna S; Messer, Lynne C; Rappazzo, Kristen M; Gray, Christine L; Grabich, Shannon C; Lobdell, Danelle T

    2017-08-01

    Individual environmental exposures are associated with cancer development; however, environmental exposures occur simultaneously. The Environmental Quality Index (EQI) is a county-level measure of cumulative environmental exposures that occur in 5 domains. The EQI was linked to county-level annual age-adjusted cancer incidence rates from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program state cancer profiles. All-site cancer and the top 3 site-specific cancers for male and female subjects were considered. Incident rate differences (IRDs; annual rate difference per 100,000 persons) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated using fixed-slope, random intercept multilevel linear regression models. Associations were assessed with domain-specific indices and analyses were stratified by rural/urban status. Comparing the highest quintile/poorest environmental quality with the lowest quintile/best environmental quality for overall EQI, all-site county-level cancer incidence rate was positively associated with poor environmental quality overall (IRD, 38.55; 95% CI, 29.57-47.53) and for male (IRD, 32.60; 95% CI, 16.28-48.91) and female (IRD, 30.34; 95% CI, 20.47-40.21) subjects, indicating a potential increase in cancer incidence with decreasing environmental quality. Rural/urban stratified models demonstrated positive associations comparing the highest with the lowest quintiles for all strata, except the thinly populated/rural stratum and in the metropolitan/urbanized stratum. Prostate and breast cancer demonstrated the strongest positive associations with poor environmental quality. We observed strong positive associations between the EQI and all-site cancer incidence rates, and associations differed by rural/urban status and environmental domain. Research focusing on single environmental exposures in cancer development may not address the broader environmental context in which cancers develop, and future research should address cumulative environmental

  5. Impact of Environmental Factors on Differences in Quality of Medication Use: An Insight for the Medicare Star Rating System.

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    Desai, Vibha; Nau, David; Conklin, Mark; Heaton, Pamela C

    2016-07-01

    The Medicare star ratings system incentivizes health plan sponsors based on their performance across a measurement system that contains quality measures related to medication use. As health plan sponsors seek to further engage their network providers, specifically network pharmacies, to improve performance on these measures, it is important to consider the effect of environmental factors on the performance of network pharmacies. To determine the effect of environmental factors on pharmacy quality as measured by (a) medication adherence for noninsulin diabetes medications, (b) medication adherence for renin angiotensin receptor antagonists (RASA), (c) medication adherence for cholesterol medications (statins), and (d) use of high-risk medications (HRM) in the elderly. The EQuIPP database, which contains performance information for pharmacies for a nationwide sample of Medicare beneficiaries, was used for this analysis. Environmental factors included regions or characteristics of a community or county. County-level data was obtained from the Area Health Resource Files, a resource product available from the Health Resources & Service Administration. A logistic regression model was developed with performance as the dependent variable and regions and environmental factors as independent variables. Performance and county characteristics, such as proportion of patients in an age group, race, income, or number of outpatient visits, were classified as high and low based on a median cutoff of nationwide performance scores. A total of 28,950 pharmacies were included in this analysis. For most measures, the proportion of low-performing pharmacies was significantly higher in the East South Central, Mid-Atlantic, Mountain, Pacific, and West South Central regions. Pharmacies in counties with high median income, high proportion of elderly population (aged > 84 years), high proportion of elderly patients who were white or Hispanic, high proportion of elderly males, and high

  6. Calibration of water quality index (WQI based on Resolution nº 357/2005 of the Environment National Council (CONAMA Calibração do índice de qualidade da água (IQA com base na Resolução nº 357/2005 do Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente (CONAMA

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    Daiane Lautert Moretto

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Environmental monitoring studies in the Hydrographical Basin of Pardo River, RS, Brazil, in the time series from 2007 to 2009, showed no agreement between the water quality evaluation obtained through the Water Quality Index (WQI - NSF, which ranged from "regular" to "good", and the Environment National Council (CONAMA Resolution 357/2005, which was bad ("class 4", highlighting as critical variables for this classification the thermotolerant coliforms and the phosphate concentration, indicating process of water eutrophication, related to the large amount of nutrients and organic load from domestic sewage and excess fertilizers used in agriculture. AIM: This research aimed to calibrate the WQI - NSF for the Pardo River Basin, based on the CONAMA Resolution 357/2005. METHODS: Using the database (2007 a 2009 from the Laboratory of Limnology of the University of Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC, RS, corresponding to the environmental monitoring studies realized in the Hydrographical Basin of Pardo River new weights of the relative importance of the variables used to calculate the WQI were attributed, by means of principal component analysis. RESULTS: There was a significant agreement between the results of the assessment of water quality using the CONAMA Resolution 357/2005 and the new WQI calibrated. CONCLUSION: The results certify the use of the calibrated WQI in environmental monitoring programs in lotic systems belonging to Guaíba Hydrographical Basin, RS.Estudos de monitoramento ambiental na Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Pardo, RS, Brasil, na série temporal 2007 a 2009, mostraram que não há concordância entre a avaliação da qualidade da água obtida através do Índice da Qualidade da Água (IQA - NSF, que oscilou entre boa e regular, e da Resolução 357/2005 do Conselho Nacional de Meio Ambiente (CONAMA, que foi ruim (classe 4, destacando como variáveis críticas para esta classificação os coliformes termotolerantes e a concentração de

  7. RETROKIT- retrofitting residential multi-family building - Evaluation of effects on indoor environmental quality

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    Kluizenaar, Y. de; Jong, P. de; Vliet, M.R.A. de

    2016-01-01

    Energy efficiency retrofitting of post war multi-family homes provides a great opportunity not only in terms of energy saving potential, but also in terms of improvement of IEQ, comfort and quality of living. However, insight is needed in potential unexpected adverse effects that may occur, for the

  8. Additive interaction between heterogeneous environmental quality domains (air, water, land, sociodemographic and built environment) on preterm birth

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    BACKGROUND Environmental exposures often occur in tandem; however, epidemiological research often focuses on singular exposures. Statistical interactions among broad, well-characterized environmental domains have not yet been evaluated in association with health. We address this ...

  9. Additive interaction between heterogeneous environmental quality domains (air, water, land, sociodemographic and built environment) on preterm birth

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    BACKGROUND Environmental exposures often occur in tandem; however, epidemiological research often focuses on singular exposures. Statistical interactions among broad, well-characterized environmental domains have not yet been evaluated in association with health. We address this ...

  10. The judicial process: an overview from the TDA Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs.

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    Burk, Roy N

    2011-08-01

    From time to time, the Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs must investigate and act on the alleged unethical behavior of Texas Dental Association members. Because the alleged behavior is directed at a colleague and TDA member, the work of the council is neither comfortable nor inviting. Nonetheless, council decisions are made taking into account its mission to investigate the allegation between the parties and to improve dental ethics in the state.

  11. 大学生旅游者环境素养调查及环境教育研究%A survey on the environmental quality of college student tourists and study on environmental education

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    是丽娜; 王国聘

    2011-01-01

    环境素养是关于环境知识和技能、情感和价值观以及行为的综合,对大学生旅游者环境素养的调查是实施环境教育的重要基础。以南京林业大学为研究对象,以配额抽样法探讨大学生旅游者学科专业、性别因素对环境素养水平的影响,研究发现当代大学生旅游者具有较好的环境意识和态度,具备锻炼成长为严格的生态旅游者的潜质,对旅游环境和生态知识的渴求和认知程度对整体环境素养水平有较大影响,然而也存在着知行脱节、环境行为滞后于环境意识的现象。应结合高校各学科教学与环境道德教育工作,合理设置相关课程,开展旅游环保实践活动,创建绿色校园,营造提升大学生旅游者环境素养的整体氛围。%Environmental quality is a complex about environmental knowledge and skills, emotion, values and behavior. A survey on the environmental quality of college student tourists is the important foundation of the environmental education implementation in colleges, Taking Nanjing Forestry University as the study object,the paper discusses the impact of discipline and gender factors on environmental quality by the quota sampling. The study indicates that the college student tourists have the better environmental consciousness, attitude and the potential to grow into a rigid ecotourists. The desire and cognition degree on tourism environment and ecological knowledge have a great influence on the overall environmental quality. However, there is the disconnection between knowledge and action and environmental behavior lags behind the environmental consciousness. It should combine the discipline teaching work and environmental moral education in colleges, set the related curriculum reasonably ,develop practice activities of tourism enviromnental protection and build a green campus in the hope of promoting the environmental quality of college student tourists.

  12. Quality Management Plan for the Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division

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    Quality management plan (QMP) which identifies the mission, roles, responsibilities of personnel with regard to quality assurance and quality management for the environmental assessment and innovation division.

  13. Effects of Environmental and Anthropogenic Factors on Water Quality in the Rock Creek Watershed

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    2016-04-08

    waters, and culture -based methods for detecting their presence. There exists a growing body of knowledge investigating the occurrence of microbial...water quality and abundance of enteric bacteria of coastal surface water in southwestern Istanbul , Turkey using GIS, the multiple tube fermentation...in surface water, the most common two being those in which the organisms are cultured (67), and those in which the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is

  14. Application, chemistry, and environmental implications of contaminant-immobilization amendments on agricultural soil and water quality.

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    Udeigwe, Theophilus K; Eze, Peter N; Teboh, Jasper M; Stietiya, Mohammed H

    2011-01-01

    Contaminants such as nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), arsenic (As), heavy metals, and infectious pathogens are often associated with agricultural systems. Various soil and water remediation techniques including the use of chemical amendments have been employed to reduce the risks associated with these contaminants. This paper reviews the use of chemical amendments for immobilizing principal agricultural contaminants, the chemistry of contaminant immobilization, and the environmental consequences associated with the use of these chemical products. The commonly used chemical amendments were grouped into aluminum-, calcium-, and iron-containing products. Other products of interest include phosphorus-containing compounds and silicate clays. Mechanisms of contaminant immobilization could include one or a combination of the following: surface precipitation, adsorption to mineral surfaces (ion exchange and formation of stable complexes), precipitation as salts, and co-precipitation. The reaction pH, redox potential, clay minerals, and organic matter are potential factors that could control contaminant-immobilization processes. Reviews of potential environmental implications revealed that undesirable substances such as trace elements, fluoride, sulfate, total dissolved solids, as well as radioactive materials associated with some industrial wastes used as amendment could be leached to ground water or lost through runoff to receiving water bodies. The acidity or alkalinity associated with some of the industrial-waste amendments could also constitute a substantial environmental hazard. Chemical amendments could introduce elements capable of inducing or affecting the activities of certain lithotrophic microbes that could influence vital geochemical processes such as mineral dissolution and formation, weathering, and organic matter mineralization.

  15. Impact of policy decisions on the future environmental quality of Flanders, Belgium; Impact beleidsbeslissingen op toekomstige milieukwaliteit Vlaanderen

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    Van Steertegem, M.; De Geest, C.; Vancraeynest, L. [Dienst Milieurapportering MIRA, Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij, Erembodegem (Belgium)

    2010-09-15

    The Environmental Outlook 2030 of the Flemish Environment Agency examines to what extent (alternative) policy strategies allow for realizing the European and Flemish targets. This article illustrates two subjects from the scenario report: the future emissions of greenhouse gases and the particulate matter from transport and the future air quality based on the concentrations of fine particles and ozone. [Dutch] De Milieuverkenning 2030 van de Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij gaat na in welke mate (alternatieve) beleidsstrategieen toelaten Europese en Vlaamse doelstellingen te halen. In dit artikel worden twee onderwerpen uit het scenariorapport belicht: de toekomstige emissies van broeikasgassen en fijn stof door transport en de toekomstige luchtkwaliteit aan de hand van de concentraties fijn stof en ozon.

  16. 77 FR 68807 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Halletts Point...

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    2012-11-16

    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Halletts... Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), 6 NYCRR 617, intend to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement... the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. This notice is in accordance with the Council on Environmental...

  17. The Influence of Supports Strategies, Environmental Factors, and Client Characteristics on Quality of Life-Related Personal Outcomes

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    Claes, Claudia; Van Hove, Geert; Vandevelde, Stijn; van Loon, Jos; Schalock, Robert

    2012-01-01

    The concept of quality of life (QOL) is increasingly being used as a support provision and outcomes evaluation framework in the field of intellectual disability (ID). The present study used a hierarchical multiple regression research design to determine the role that available supports strategies, environmental factors, and client characteristics…

  18. The Influence of Supports Strategies, Environmental Factors, and Client Characteristics on Quality of Life-Related Personal Outcomes

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    Claes, Claudia; Van Hove, Geert; Vandevelde, Stijn; van Loon, Jos; Schalock, Robert

    2012-01-01

    The concept of quality of life (QOL) is increasingly being used as a support provision and outcomes evaluation framework in the field of intellectual disability (ID). The present study used a hierarchical multiple regression research design to determine the role that available supports strategies, environmental factors, and client characteristics…

  19. Providing better indoor environmental quality brings economicbenefits

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    Fisk, William; Seppanen, Olli

    2007-06-01

    This paper summarizes the current scientific evidence that improved indoor environmental quality can improve work performance and health. The review indicates that work and school work performance is affected by indoor temperature and ventilation rate. Pollutant source removal can sometimes improve work performance. Based on formal statistical analyses of existing research results, quantitative relationships are provided for the linkages of work performance with indoor temperature and outdoor air ventilation rate. The review also indicates that improved health and related financial savings are obtainable from reduced indoor tobacco smoking, prevention and remediation of building dampness, and increased ventilation. Example cost-benefit analyses indicate that many measures to improve indoor temperature control and increase ventilation rates will be highly cost effective, with benefit-cost ratios as high as 80 and annual economic benefits as high as $700 per person.

  20. Female genital mutilation. Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association.

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    1995-12-06

    Female genital mutilation is the medically unnecessary modification of female genitalia. Female genital mutilation typically occurs at about 7 years of age, but mutilated women suffer severe medical complications throughout their adult lives. Female genital mutilation most frequently occurs in Africa, the Middle East, and Muslim parts of Indonesia and Malaysia, and it is generally part of a ceremonial induction into adult society. Recent political and economic problems in these regions, however, have increased the numbers of students and refugees to the United States. Consequently, US physicians are treating an increasing number of mutilated patients. The Council on Scientific Affairs recommends that US physicians join the World Health Organization, the World Medical Association, and other major health care organizations in opposing all forms of medically unnecessary surgical modification of the female genitalia.

  1. 77 FR 14440 - National Council on the Arts 175th Meeting

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    2012-03-09

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Council on the Arts 175th Meeting AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice--Meeting. Pursuant to section 10(a... meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held on March 30, 2012, in Room M-09 at the...

  2. 76 FR 13240 - National Endowment for the Arts; National Council on the Arts 172nd Meeting

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    2011-03-10

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts; National Council on the Arts 172nd Meeting... hereby given that a meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held on March 24-25 2011 in Rooms... meeting will begin with opening remarks by the Chairman, followed by presentations on Arts...

  3. Social preferences and environmental quality

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    Adda, D' Giovanna; Levely, Ian

    2016-01-01

    This article examines the effect of exogenous health shocks in utero and in infancy on the development of social preferences later in childhood. We use data from binarychoice dictator games run with school children in rural Sierra Leone to measure aversion to inequality, altruism and spite toward

  4. Neighborhood Community Council Coordinators in Simi Valley -- An All American City

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    Holsinger, Eve

    1973-01-01

    Describes the incorporation of Simi Valley and its governmental structure based on human resources, environmental affairs, public services, and general services. Discusses the neighborhood safety agency and neighborhood councils and the role of the neighborhood council coordinator. (DN)

  5. Quality control and statistical modeling for environmental epigenetics: a study on in utero lead exposure and DNA methylation at birth.

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    Goodrich, Jaclyn M; Sánchez, Brisa N; Dolinoy, Dana C; Zhang, Zhenzhen; Hernández-Ávila, Mauricio; Hu, Howard; Peterson, Karen E; Téllez-Rojo, Martha M

    2015-01-01

    DNA methylation data assayed using pyrosequencing techniques are increasingly being used in human cohort studies to investigate associations between epigenetic modifications at candidate genes and exposures to environmental toxicants and to examine environmentally-induced epigenetic alterations as a mechanism underlying observed toxicant-health outcome associations. For instance, in utero lead (Pb) exposure is a neurodevelopmental toxicant of global concern that has also been linked to altered growth in human epidemiological cohorts; a potential mechanism of this association is through alteration of DNA methylation (e.g., at growth-related genes). However, because the associations between toxicants and DNA methylation might be weak, using appropriate quality control and statistical methods is important to increase reliability and power of such studies. Using a simulation study, we compared potential approaches to estimate toxicant-DNA methylation associations that varied by how methylation data were analyzed (repeated measures vs. averaging all CpG sites) and by method to adjust for batch effects (batch controls vs. random effects). We demonstrate that correcting for batch effects using plate controls yields unbiased associations, and that explicitly modeling the CpG site-specific variances and correlations among CpG sites increases statistical power. Using the recommended approaches, we examined the association between DNA methylation (in LINE-1 and growth related genes IGF2, H19 and HSD11B2) and 3 biomarkers of Pb exposure (Pb concentrations in umbilical cord blood, maternal tibia, and maternal patella), among mother-infant pairs of the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) cohort (n = 247). Those with 10 μg/g higher patella Pb had, on average, 0.61% higher IGF2 methylation (P = 0.05). Sex-specific trends between Pb and DNA methylation (P < 0.1) were observed among girls including a 0.23% increase in HSD11B2 methylation with 10

  6. Environmental quality, the macroeconomy, and intergenerational distribution

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    Heijdra, Ben J.; Ligthart, Jenny E. [Department of Economics and Netspar, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen (Netherlands); Kooiman, Jan Peter [OMD Task Force, ABN-AMRO Bank, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2006-01-15

    The paper studies the dynamic allocation effects and intergenerational welfare consequences of environmental taxes. To this end, environmental externalities are introduced in a Blanchard-Yaari overlapping generations model of a small open economy. A rise in environmental taxes - taking into account pre-existing distortionary taxes and endogenous labor supply - is shown to yield an efficiency gain if agents care enough for the environment. The benefits are unevenly distributed across generations because agents are heterogeneous in their capital ownership. An accompanying debt policy can be designed - prescribing debt accumulation at impact and debt redemption in the new steady state - to ensure everybody gains to the same extent. With lump-sum recycling of environmental tax revenue, aggregate employment is unaffected in the short run, but falls in the long run. Furthermore, it raises environmental quality more in the long run than in the short run. Recycling revenue through a cut in labor taxes, however, is shown to yield a rise in employment in the short run, which disappears during transition. In the new steady state, environmental quality is higher at the expense of a lower level of employment. (author)

  7. 78 FR 34675 - National Council on the Arts 179th Meeting

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    2013-06-10

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Council on the Arts 179th Meeting AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to... given that a meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held at the Nancy Hanks Center,...

  8. 77 FR 61643 - National Council on the Arts 177th Meeting

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    2012-10-10

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Council on the Arts 177th Meeting AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant... hereby given that a meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held at the Nancy Hanks...

  9. 76 FR 62094 - National Endowment for the Arts; National Council on the Arts 174th Meeting

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    2011-10-06

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts; National Council on the Arts 174th Meeting... hereby given that a meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held on October 28, 2011 in Room..., please contact the Office of AccessAbility, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue,...

  10. 78 FR 61399 - National Council on the Arts 180th Meeting

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    2013-10-03

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Council on the Arts 180th Meeting AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to... given that a meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held at the Nancy Hanks Center,...

  11. 75 FR 61520 - National Council on the Arts 171st Meeting

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    2010-10-05

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts National Council on the Arts 171st Meeting... hereby given that a meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held on October 29, 2010 in Room...Ability, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506,...

  12. 76 FR 60535 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

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    2011-09-29

    ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Reopening of the record and extension of... submitting nominations for membership on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and...

  13. 78 FR 54923 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

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    2013-09-06

    ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH). SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary...

  14. 76 FR 30942 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; Correction

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    2011-05-27

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; Correction AGENCY: Office of.../AIDS that will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011, and Friday, May 27, 2011. The meeting is to be held... Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; Phone: (202) 690-5560. More detailed information about PACHA can be...

  15. 75 FR 57024 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2010-09-17

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... Services (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... on HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room...

  16. 78 FR 29700 - President's Export Council; Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting

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    2013-05-21

    ... Bureau of Industry and Security President's Export Council; Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting The President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) will...). The PECSEA provides advice on matters pertinent to those portions of the Export Administration Act,...

  17. 75 FR 54857 - President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Recruitment of...

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    2010-09-09

    ... Bureau of Industry and Security President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members; Date Extension Summary: The President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) advises the U.S. Government on matters and issues pertinent...

  18. 76 FR 10004 - President's Export Council; Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting

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    2011-02-23

    ... Bureau of Industry and Security President's Export Council; Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting The President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) will... provides advice on matters pertinent to those portions of the Export Administration Act, as amended,...

  19. 75 FR 47548 - President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Recruitment of...

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    2010-08-06

    ... Bureau of Industry and Security President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members SUMMARY: The President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) advises the U.S. Government on matters and issues pertinent...

  20. 77 FR 72322 - The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting of the National Advisory...

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    2012-12-05

    ... Economic Development Administration The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship AGENCY: U.S. Department of... Entrepreneurship will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The open meeting will be held from 10:00...

  1. 76 FR 72224 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

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    2011-11-22

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting AGENCY: Office of Science... summary agenda for a conference call of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology... report on undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. DATES:...

  2. 78 FR 59013 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

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    2013-09-25

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of... call of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the... Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists...

  3. 78 FR 2259 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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    2013-01-10

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION... teleconference call of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the... of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's leading...

  4. Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador comments on public discussion paper : Developing an energy plan for Newfoundland and Labrador

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    Hustins, D.

    2006-02-02

    The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has promoted public debate on the future energy needs of the province in order to assess all alternatives. The Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (SCNL) supports this effort and recognizes that new energy needs are necessary to support the developing economy. The SCNL has provided advice on preserving the valuable sport fishery for Atlantic salmon and trout in the province. The Council is dedicated to the conservation and wise management of salmonids and their habitat. The 12 affiliated members of the Council were identified along with other organizations that actively support the objectives of the SCNL. The Council has been active in the following activities: development of salmon and trout management plants; establishment of the Cooperation Agreement for Salmonid Enhancement; moratorium on the commercial exploitation of wild salmon; moratorium on small hydroelectric development; growth and development of community stewardship groups; conservation and restoration of salmon stocks in the province; and, the promotion of catch and release angling. This document reviewed issues such as the value of the sport fishing industry; stock status; effects of hydroelectric development on salmon; candidate rivers for hydroelectric development; and, recent investments in restoring salmonid habitat and stocks. This document also presented the Council's 12 recommendations to the government to develop the maximum amount of power with the least environmental damage. The Council's vision is to double the growth of sport fishery over the next 10 years through improved management of this resource which generates economic wealth throughout the province, particularly in rural areas that are greatly challenged in available economic opportunities.

  5. The value of Internet research to Danish council reporters

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    Sparre, Kirsten

    2008-01-01

    This article presents the findings from qualitative interviews with nine Danish council reporters on how they use the Internet for research on council affairs. Through qualitative interviews, the article aims to qualify and expand findings from survey research on journalists' use of the Internet...... for research and asks how much value journalists add to information found on the Internet and how important Internet research is compared to other types of research. The journalists interviewed found that the council website was useful as a provider of factual information about the council and a searchable...... archive of council affairs. Most importantly, the website expands the opportunities for monitoring council affairs. Journalists also found that access to Internet-based information on websites outside the council has improved the quality of their products. Generally, council reporters add context...

  6. The value of Internet research to Danish council reporters

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    Sparre, Kirsten

    2008-01-01

    This article presents the findings from qualitative interviews with nine Danish council reporters on how they use the Internet for research on council affairs. Through qualitative interviews, the article aims to qualify and expand findings from survey research on journalists' use of the Internet...... for research and asks how much value journalists add to information found on the Internet and how important Internet research is compared to other types of research. The journalists interviewed found that the council website was useful as a provider of factual information about the council and a searchable...... archive of council affairs. Most importantly, the website expands the opportunities for monitoring council affairs. Journalists also found that access to Internet-based information on websites outside the council has improved the quality of their products. Generally, council reporters add context...

  7. Five domains of environmental quality and infant mortality

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    The relationship between environmental conditions and human health varies by environmental media. In order to account for multiple ambient environmental conditions, we constructed an Environmental Quality Index (EQI) for health research. We used U.S. county level data representin...

  8. 77 FR 2275 - Manufacturing Council

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    2012-01-17

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the Manufacturing Council... Manufacturing Council (Council). The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters...

  9. 76 FR 33244 - Manufacturing Council

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    2011-06-08

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the Manufacturing Council... Manufacturing Council (Council). The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters...

  10. 77 FR 14804 - Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Request for Nominations

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    2012-03-13

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; Request for Nominations... member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services to fill the position of... information (current mailing address, email address, and telephone number) and current curriculum vitae...

  11. 76 FR 30950 - Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-05-27

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Council on Graduate Medical Education...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME). Date and Time: June 14, 2011, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Time; June 15, 2011, 9 a.m.-Noon...

  12. 77 FR 65928 - The Secretary of State's International Council on Women's Business Leadership; Notice of Open...

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    2012-10-31

    ... Secretary of State's International Council on Women's Business Leadership; Notice of Open Meeting The Secretary of State's International Council on Women's Business Leadership (ICWBL) will meet from 3:00 p.m... Building and Skills Training Subcommittee, and the Leadership Subcommittee. This meeting is open to public...

  13. An experimental study into the influence of works council advice on managerial decision-making

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    Sapulete, S.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/314570721; van Witteloostuijn, A.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/072825855; Kaufmann, W.

    2009-01-01

    This paper experimentally studies the potential effect of works councils on managerial decision-making. Empirical evidence on the influence of works councils in organizations is still mixed. Therefore, this experimental study tries to gain more insights into the mechanisms that may underlie the

  14. An experimental study into the influence of works council advice on managerial decision-making

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    Sapulete, S.; van Witteloostuijn, A.; Kaufmann, W.

    2009-01-01

    This paper experimentally studies the potential effect of works councils on managerial decision-making. Empirical evidence on the influence of works councils in organizations is still mixed. Therefore, this experimental study tries to gain more insights into the mechanisms that may underlie the impa

  15. 78 FR 23242 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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    2013-04-18

    ... Administration research initiatives in neuroscience and technology's impact on productivity and employment... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of... Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under...

  16. 78 FR 16505 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Advisory Council on Alzheimer's...

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    2013-03-15

    ... Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the... nominations for a new, non-Federal member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services...) 690-7996, helen.lamont@hhs.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Council on...

  17. 78 FR 63249 - National Council on the Arts 180th Meeting

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    2013-10-23

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Council on the Arts 180th Meeting AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to... given that the National Endowment for the Arts will hold a virtual meeting of the National Council...

  18. 78 FR 36163 - National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-06-17

    ... Food and Nutrition Service National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the... Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition. DATES: Date and Time: July 23-25, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-5:30...

  19. 77 FR 40884 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2012-07-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council ] on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443H, Hubert...

  20. 78 FR 49516 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2013-08-14

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Office of the Assistant... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443H, Hubert...

  1. 77 FR 74016 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2012-12-12

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Office of the Assistant... Service (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will... HIV/AIDS, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 443H,...

  2. 76 FR 48863 - Renewal of Charter for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2011-08-09

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Renewal of Charter for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/ AIDS AGENCY: Department..., Office of HIV/ AIDS Policy. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the charter for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/ AIDS (PACHA;...

  3. 75 FR 48698 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-08-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant... of the meeting is to discuss services and issues related to the ] health of migrant and...

  4. 77 FR 2734 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-01-19

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant... purpose of the meeting is to discuss services and issues related to the health of migrant and...

  5. 76 FR 22107 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-04-20

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant.... Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss services and issues related to the health of migrant...

  6. 77 FR 19294 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-03-30

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant... discuss services and issues related to the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their...

  7. 78 FR 22890 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-04-17

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health... given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant Health Dates and Times: May... meeting is to discuss services and issues related to the health of migrant and seasonal...

  8. 75 FR 1397 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-01-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant... meeting is to discuss services and issues related to the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers...

  9. 77 FR 67014 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-11-08

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant... migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and their families and to formulate recommendations for...

  10. 78 FR 41412 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-07-10

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant.... Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss services and issues related to the health of migrant...

  11. 75 FR 19652 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-04-15

    ... National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the...: National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. Dates and Times: May 3, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4, 2010... purpose of the meeting is to discuss services and issues related to the health of migrant and...

  12. 76 FR 1185 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-01-07

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant... meeting is to discuss services and issues related to the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers...

  13. 78 FR 69700 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-11-20

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant... health of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and their families, and to formulate...

  14. 76 FR 58283 - National Advisory Council on Migrant Health; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-09-20

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Migrant Health...-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant.... Place: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Boulevard, Northwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico...

  15. 77 FR 74515 - Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Charter Renewal

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    2012-12-14

    ... Benefits Security Administration Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of... Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans is renewed. The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit... person representing those receiving benefits from a pension plan); and there shall be one representative...

  16. 75 FR 80072 - Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Charter Renewal

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    2010-12-21

    ... Employee Benefits Security Administration Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans... Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans is renewed. The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension... shall be a person representing those receiving benefits from a pension plan); and there shall be one...

  17. 76 FR 22078 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    2011-04-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship AGENCY: U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open conference call. SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council on...

  18. 75 FR 38771 - National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition: Notice of Meeting

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    2010-07-06

    ...: 2010-16331] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service National Advisory Council on Maternal... National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition. Date and Time: July 27-29, 2010, 9 a.m... Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition will meet to continue its study of the Special Supplemental...

  19. 76 FR 38109 - National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition: Notice of Meeting

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    2011-06-29

    ... Food and Nutrition Service National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition: Notice of... National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition. DATES: Date and Time: July 19-21, 2011... Maternal, Infant, and Fetal Nutrition will meet to continue its study of the Special Supplemental...

  20. 75 FR 14131 - Effect on Propane Consumers of the Propane Education and Research Council's Operations, Market...

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    2010-03-24

    ... comment on whether the operation of the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), in conjunction with... International Trade Administration Effect on Propane Consumers of the Propane Education and Research Council's Operations, Market Changes and Federal Programs AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of...

  1. 76 FR 52935 - President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting

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    2011-08-24

    ... Bureau of Industry and Security President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting The President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) will... Administration Act, as amended, that deal with United States policies of encouraging trade with all...

  2. 77 FR 8807 - President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting

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    2012-02-15

    ... Bureau of Industry and Security President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting The President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) will... pertinent to those portions of the Export Administration Act, as amended, that deal with United...

  3. 75 FR 71670 - Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the National Advisory Council on Innovation and...

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    2010-11-24

    ... Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship AGENCY: Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. SUMMARY:...

  4. 76 FR 32358 - Open Meeting Notice; Advisory Council on Dependents' Education

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    2011-06-06

    ... of the Secretary Open Meeting Notice; Advisory Council on Dependents' Education AGENCY: Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), DoD. ACTION: Open meeting notice. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the... that a Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents' Education will take...

  5. 77 FR 18798 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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    2012-03-28

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of... agenda for an open conference call of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology... President to augment the science and technology advice available to him from inside the White House and...

  6. 76 FR 75919 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

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    2011-12-05

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting AGENCY: Office of Science... Council of Advisors on ] Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment the science and technology advice...

  7. 78 FR 35617 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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    2013-06-13

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of... Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment the science and technology advice...

  8. 77 FR 74837 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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    2012-12-18

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment the science and technology...

  9. 78 FR 68040 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

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    2013-11-13

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION... partially-closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and... President to augment the science and technology advice available to him from inside the White House,...

  10. 78 FR 12302 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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    2013-02-22

    ... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of... President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment the science and technology...

  11. 75 FR 41163 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Overseas Environmental Impact...

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    2010-07-15

    ... National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality... area does not include the Arctic. This EIS and OEIS is being prepared to renew and combine current... responsibility (except for the Arctic). The AFTT study area covers approximately 2.6 million square...

  12. Assessment of fracking for shale gas production from the viewpoints of energy policy and environmental policy. Opinion of the German Advisory Council on the Environment; Energie- und umweltpolitische Bewertung des Fracking zur Schiefergasgewinnung. Stellungnahme des Sachverstaendigenrates fuer Umweltfragen

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    Baron, Mechthild; Taeuber, Sabine [Sachverstaendigenrat fuer Umweltfragen, Berlin (Germany)

    2014-07-01

    The proponents of shale gas production in Europe hope that the effects it has occasioned in the USA, namely falling prices and growing competitiveness, will also come about in Germany. However a decrease in gas prices is not to be expected, given Germany's comparatively modest shale gas reserves; these are even only enough to have a slightly moderating effect on the country's decline in domestic natural gas production. While it is true that the improved climate footprint of the USA is attributable to the increasing substitution of natural gas for coal, this is of little benefit to the global climate, since the coal does not remain in the ground but, as a result of the decline in domestic demand, is successfully exported as a cheap energy resource, leading to higher CO{sub 2} emissions elsewhere. For the purposes of the energy turnaround shale gas production is dispensable because it is not available short-term and gas demand will decrease over the medium term. Shale gas production is associated with a real risk of groundwater contamination or an inadvertent release of climatically harmful gases; however these are probably controllable with the aid of continued research as well as stringent environmental regulations and monitoring. Other consequences such as soil sealing and the loss of natural and recreational space cannot be avoided, however. Here the costs and benefit of shale gas production will have to be weighed against each other with great care. There are still major gaps in available knowledge on its environmental effects; these should be closed through representative pilot projects prior to commercial production.

  13. 77 FR 56811 - Manufacturing Council

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    2012-09-14

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Opportunity to Apply for Membership on the Manufacturing Council... ] Manufacturing Council (Council) for a two-year term to begin in fall 2012. The purpose of the Council is to...

  14. New York State Council on Children and Families Annual Report, 2001.

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    New York State Council on Children and Families, Albany.

    The New York State Council on Children and Families is charged with acting as a neutral body to coordinate the 13 health, education, and human services agencies within the state to promote children and families' well-being. The Council uses the Touchstone accountability framework to facilitate the development of state and local service systems…

  15. Council on Library and Information Resources: Annual Report, 2007-2008

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    Council on Library and Information Resources, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This annual report of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) contains an overview of activities of the Council between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. These include programs, advisory groups, grants and contracts, and financial statements. It also includes a list of staff, a letter from the chairperson Paula Kaufman, and a message…

  16. Council on Library and Information Resources: Annual Report, 2006-2007

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    Council on Library and Information Resources, 2007

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    This annual report of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) contains an overview of activities of the Council between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. These include programs, awards, publications, advisory groups, grants and contracts, and financial statements. It also includes a list of staff, a letter from the chairperson Paula…

  17. 78 FR 49755 - Renewal of Charter for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2013-08-15

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Renewal of Charter for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/ AIDS AGENCY: Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the.../ AIDS (PACHA; the Council) has been renewed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Caroline Talev,...

  18. 77 FR 38071 - Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-06-26

    ... and longitudinal evaluation of grant programs over which the Council has legislative authority. Agenda.... Next, elections will take place for a chair and vice chair of the Council. The main agenda item will be... a focus on population need and fiscal constraint. Discussion topics include graduate...

  19. 27th Session of CERN Council Report on the past; discussion of the future

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    This year's summer Session of the Council was held in the Council Chamber at the Meyrin Laboratory on 18 and 19 June. Delegates from the Member States and the three 'Observer' countries attended, under the presidency of Mr. J. H. Bannier (Netherlands).

  20. An experimental study into the influence of works council advice on managerial decision-making

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    Sapulete, Sarai; van Witteloostuijn, Arjen; Kaufmann, Wesley

    2014-01-01

    This paper experimentally studies the effect of works council advice on managerial decision-making, aiming to gain more insights into the fundamental mechanisms that may underlie the impact of works council advice. We conducted laboratory experiments in which subjects played a two-player Prisoner's

  1. 76 FR 16391 - Call for Innovative National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pilot Project Proposals

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    2011-03-23

    ... QUALITY Call for Innovative National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pilot Project Proposals AGENCY: Council On Environmental Quality. ACTION: Notice of Availability, Call for Innovative National..., or excessively burdensome. 76 FR 3821, Jan. 21, 2011; 40 CFR 1500-1508. DATES: The Call...

  2. Influence of geocoding quality on environmental exposure assessment of children living near high traffic roads

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    Zandbergen Paul A

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Background The widespread availability of powerful geocoding tools in commercial GIS software and the interest in spatial analysis at the individual level have made address geocoding a widely employed technique in epidemiological studies. This study determined the effect of the positional error in street geocoding on the analysis of traffic-related air pollution on children. Methods For a case-study of a large sample of school children in Orange County, Florida (n = 104,865) the posi...

  3. Environmental challenges and opportunities of the evolving North American electricity market : A retrospective review of FERC's environmental impact statement on open transmission access[Secretariat report to Council under article 13 of the North American agreement on environmental cooperation

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    Woolf, T.; Keith, G.; White, D. [Synapse Energy Economics, Cambridge, MA (United States); Ackerman, F. [Tufts Univ., Medford, MA (United States). Global Development and Environment Inst.

    2002-06-01

    The environmental implications of increased competition in the electricity sector have been the focus of numerous discussions over the past ten years. In this background paper, the authors discussed the analysis of Order 888 conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Order 888 was a proposal pertaining to increasing competition in the American wholesale electricity markets through the promotion of open access to transmission lines. In 1996, the final environmental impact statement for Order 888 was issued. It comprised detailed forecasts of the environmental effects expected as a result of increased competition in the electricity sector. A number of scenarios for electricity industry activity and related air emissions for the years 2000, 2005, and 2010 were projected, starting from a base year of actual data for 1993. The results indicated that a slight increase in air emissions would be a consequence of competition in certain scenarios, while in other scenarios, there would be a small decrease in air emissions. It was concluded that the associated benefits of increased competition would outweigh the environmental effects of competition. In this background paper, the authors utilized the actual data for 2000 and compared it to to the projections issued in 1996 for 2000. Their objective was to identify lessons to be learned concerning expected and unexpected environmental implications in the American electricity industry from increased competition. 15 refs., 13 tabs., 30 figs.

  4. Influence of geocoding quality on environmental exposure assessment of children living near high traffic roads

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    Zandbergen Paul A

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The widespread availability of powerful geocoding tools in commercial GIS software and the interest in spatial analysis at the individual level have made address geocoding a widely employed technique in epidemiological studies. This study determined the effect of the positional error in street geocoding on the analysis of traffic-related air pollution on children. Methods For a case-study of a large sample of school children in Orange County, Florida (n = 104,865 the positional error of street geocoding was determined through comparison with a parcel database. The effect of this error was evaluated by analyzing the proximity of street and parcel geocoded locations to road segments with high traffic volume and determining the accuracy of the classification using the results of street geocoding. Of the original sample of 163,886 addresses 36% were not used in the final analysis because they could not be reliably geocoded using either street or parcel geocoding. The estimates of positional error can therefore be considered conservative underestimates. Results Street geocoding was found to have a median error of 41 meters, a 90th percentile of 100 meters, a 95th percentile of 137 meters and a 99th percentile of 273 meters. These positional errors were found to be non-random in nature and introduced substantial bias and error in the estimates of potential exposure to traffic-related air pollution. Street geocoding was found to consistently over-estimate the number of potentially exposed children at small distances up to 250 meters. False positives and negatives were also found to be very common at these small distances. Conclusion Results of the case-study presented here strongly suggest that typical street geocoding is insufficient for fine-scale analysis and more accurate alternatives need to be considered.

  5. 40 CFR 1501.4 - Whether to prepare an environmental impact statement.

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    2010-07-01

    ... impact statement. 1501.4 Section 1501.4 Protection of Environment COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY NEPA AND AGENCY PLANNING § 1501.4 Whether to prepare an environmental impact statement. In determining whether to prepare an environmental impact statement the Federal agency shall: (a) Determine under its...

  6. 77 FR 59420 - 164th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of...

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    2012-09-27

    ... Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the authority... 164th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as...

  7. Monitoring And Modeling Environmental Water Quality To Support Environmental Water Purchase Decision-making

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    Null, S. E.; Elmore, L.; Mouzon, N. R.; Wood, J. R.

    2016-12-01

    More than 25 million cubic meters (20,000 acre feet) of water has been purchased from willing agricultural sellers for environmental flows in Nevada's Walker River to improve riverine habitat and connectivity with downstream Walker Lake. Reduced instream flows limit native fish populations, like Lahontan cutthroat trout, through warm daily stream temperatures and low dissolved oxygen concentrations. Environmental water purchases maintain instream flows, although effects on water quality are more varied. We use multi-year water quality monitoring and physically-based hydrodynamic and water quality modeling to estimate streamflow, water temperature, and dissolved oxygen concentrations with alternative environmental water purchases. We simulate water temperature and dissolved oxygen changes from increased streamflow to prioritize the time periods and locations that environmental water purchases most enhance trout habitat as a function of water quality. Monitoring results indicate stream temperature and dissolved oxygen limitations generally exist in the 115 kilometers upstream of Walker Lake (about 37% of the study area) from approximately May through September, and this reach acts as a water quality barrier for fish passage. Model results indicate that low streamflows generally coincide with critically warm stream temperatures, water quality refugia exist on a tributary of the Walker River, and environmental water purchases may improve stream temperature and dissolved oxygen conditions for some reaches and seasons, especially in dry years and prolonged droughts. This research supports environmental water purchase decision-making and allows water purchase decisions to be prioritized with other river restoration alternatives.

  8. Reliability testing across the Environmental Quality Index and national environmental indices.

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    One challenge in environmental epidemiology is the exploration of cumulative environmental exposure across multiple domains (e.g. air, water, land). The Environmental Quality Index (EQI), created by the U.S. EPA, uses principle component analyses combining environmental domains (...

  9. Council Session

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    From face, 1st raw: Erich Lohrmann, Sergio Fubini, Léon Van Hove, John Adams (Directors-General), Paul Levaux (President of the Council) Hans-Otto Wüster, Franco Bonaudi, Robert Lévy-Mandel and 2nd raw, centre: Patrick Mollet, Eliane de Modzelewska, Jean-Marie Dufour

  10. British participation in the first Solvay Councils on physics

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    Heilbron, J. L.

    2015-09-01

    Analysis of the makeup and contributions of the British contingents to the first two Solvay Councils can elucidate the character of British mathematical physics and its internal dynamics at a critical time in its development. The paper provides this analysis, outlines the process of selection of the participants, parses the meaning of "international" in the Solvay context, and offers an explanation of the differential attendance of the British at the two Councils. Most of those invited to the first refused whereas all but one of those invited to the second accepted. The unusual social and scientific views of Ernest Solvay help to explain this divergence.

  11. Open Economy, Institutional Quality, and Environmental Performance: A Macroeconomic Approach

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    Amaryllis Mavragani

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available As the subject of how economic development affects the quality of the natural environment has gained great momentum, this paper focuses on examining the extent to which the openness of a market economy and the quality of the institution affect environmental performance. The majority of the current studies focus on the Environmental Kuznets Curve and the level of economic growth. This paper addresses this question by relating environmental (“Environmental Performance Index” to macroeconomic (Gross Domestic Product per capita, “Open Markets Index” and governance indicators (“Worldwide Governance Indicators”. The sample consists of 75 countries, including all G20 and EU members, comprising “more than 90% of global trade and investment”. Findings show that the Environmental Performance Index is positively correlated to each of the (institutional indicators, so as to confirm that the selected indices are consistent with previous studies, suggesting that environmental performance increases in line with economic development and that good governance increases a country’s levels of environmental protection. By applying factor analysis, an empirical model of the Environmental Performance Index is estimated, suggesting that there is a significant positive correlation between a country’s economic growth, the openness of an economy, high levels of effective governance, and its environmental performance.

  12. The US Green Building Council`s initiatives to improve the energy and environmental efficiency of the {open_quotes}whole building environment{close_quotes}

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    Italiano, M.

    1994-12-31

    Today, there is a strong public demand for environmental and energy efficiency in the built environment. According to EPA for at least the past three or four years, there has been one hundred twenty billion dollars annually spent on the environment. This is being done because there are some 30 federal statutes relating to environmental protection. On average there are about 10 separate statutes at every state level. This legislation has taken since the 1970`s to accumulate. They have been enacted because of strong public demand for environmental protection. Public opinion polls have shown for the last five years that support for environmental protections exceeds 90%. It is a very popular national commitment. There are no more debates over whether we need to stop pollution. Those have long gone, and this is being recognized by the building community. We need to recognize that there is a public demand for these issues to be evaluated, discussed and resolved. Buildings, productivity, energy and environmental efficiency are a huge investment in the country, and it is thought that a deliberative debate with decisions on a consensus basis in an expedited manner, is going to be very effective.

  13. Quality assurance review of training in oral and maxillofacial surgery by the General Medical Council: areas of good practice, requirements, and recommendations.

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    Sandhu, Davinder P S; Dover, Michael Stephen; Lay, Sarah

    2016-04-01

    The purpose of this paper is to disseminate the outcome of the 2012/13 UK-wide quality assurance review of postgraduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) by the General Medical Council (GMC), as part of its review of small specialties. OMF surgeons need to be aware of the evidence on which the conclusions are based, and to know about the strengths of the specialty and the areas for future development so that postgraduate training, and ultimately the outcomes for patients, can be improved. This paper, by the authors involved in the review, summarises the salient points and is not a verbatim report. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  14. 75 FR 39052 - Federal Council On the Arts and the Humanities Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee

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    2010-07-07

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Federal Council On the Arts and the Humanities Arts and Artifacts Indemnity... hereby given that a meeting of the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel of the Federal Council on the Arts... applications for Certificates of Indemnity submitted to the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities...

  15. 75 FR 61760 - Amendment of the Charter for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and...

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    2010-10-06

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Amendment of the Charter for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and... Physical Fitness and Sports) is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92... the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to establish the President's Council on...

  16. Environmental legacy of an underground gas well blowout: long-term effects of gas and brine leakage on groundwater quality

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    Schout, Gilian; Hartog, Niels; Majid Hassanizadeh, S.; Griffioen, Jasper

    2017-04-01

    research sheds new light on the long-term effects of natural gas and brine leakage on groundwater quality, which is considered one of the main environmental hazards related to hydraulic fracturing and unconventional gas production in general. Notably, it shows that the anaerobic oxidation of methane may play a major role in containing the effects of uncontrolled gas migration from reservoirs to shallow aquifers.

  17. Council of Europe Contribution to the Report on Migrants' Education.

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    Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).

    Designed as an information document, this report describes the activities of the Council in facilitating the settlement of migrant workers' children in the compulsory schooling systems of host countries. Experimental classes are discussed in terms of the basic aims of the integration of migrant children through language learning, maintenance of…

  18. 77 FR 28406 - 161st Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of...

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    2012-05-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 161st Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension... Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be...

  19. 78 FR 5209 - 165th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of...

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    2013-01-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 165th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension... Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be...

  20. 78 FR 24235 - 166th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of...

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    2013-04-24

    ... Benefits Security Administration 166th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension... Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be... following issues: (1) Locating Missing and Lost Participants, (2) Private Sector Pension De-risking and...

  1. 76 FR 65211 - 159th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of...

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    2011-10-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 159th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension... Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be...

  2. 77 FR 11159 - 160th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of...

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    2012-02-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 160th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension... Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be...

  3. Analytical Studies on the Quality and Environmental Impact of Commercial Motor Gasoline Available in Multan Region of Pakistan

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    Ghulam Yasin

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Physico-chemical characteristics such as specific gravity, reid vapour pressure, copper corrosion, distillation (I.B.P., F.B.P., Total recovery & residue and hydrocarbon contents (saturates, aromatics and polars of gasoline of different oil marketing companies collected from retail outlets in district Multan have been analysed using standard ASTM procedures. Results have been compared with the Pakistani, Indian and European specifications to assess the quality of Pakistani gasoline (petrol. The environmental impact of gasoline has also been assessed.

  4. 76 FR 71077 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2011-11-16

    ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement of... advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and...

  5. 75 FR 9007 - National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology Capstone Workshop Risk...

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    2010-02-26

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology Capstone Workshop Risk Management Methods & Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Nanotechnology: Public Meeting ACTION... the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on...

  6. 对环境质量综合分析工作的思考与建议%Thought and Proposals on Comprehensive Analysis of Environmental Quality

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    沈红军

    2013-01-01

    概述了环境质量综合分析对环境管理与综合决策的重要性,分析了环境质量综合分析工作现状与存在问题,阐述了新时期对综合分析工作的新要求,从创新理念、主动服务、收集信息、强化手段、健全机制、人才培养等方面提出做好环境质量综合分析,服务环境管理与决策的建议。%Comprehensive analysis of environmental quality plays increasingly important supporting role in environmental management and integrated decision-making .The current situation and problems of environmental quality comprehensive analysis were analyzed .Against the new requirements for environmental quality compre-hensive analysis in new period , proposals on how to improve the analysis level and provide better service for envi-ronmental management and decision-making were put forward .

  7. A Study on Methodologies for Research Impact Assessment: Responses of the UK Research Councils to the Warry Report

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    de Campos, Andre Luiz

    2010-01-01

    The experience of the UK Research Councils in assessing the impacts of their research funding is discussed, including a report on the findings of research which reviewed the impact studies implemented by the Research Councils. The response of the Councils to the challenge of demonstrating the impacts of their funding and the main methodologies…

  8. 75 FR 32818 - National Endowment for the Arts; National Council on the Arts 170th Meeting

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    2010-06-09

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts; National Council on the Arts 170th Meeting... hereby given that a meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held on June 24-25, 2009 in Rooms... of this meeting, from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. on June 24th, will be closed for National Medal of...

  9. 75 FR 8046 - National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Draft Guidance, “NEPA Mitigation and Monitoring.”

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    2010-02-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Draft Guidance, ``NEPA Mitigation and Monitoring... implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Enacted in 1970, NEPA is a fundamental tool...

  10. 75 FR 26739 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Airfield Operations at...

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    2010-05-12

    ... Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40... identify and evaluate the potential environmental effects that may result from airfield training operations... surge significant combat power in the event of a national crisis or contingency operation...

  11. Status report on the National Research Council`s BEIR VI study

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    Douple, E.

    1995-10-01

    The objectives of the committee on Biological Radiation Effects of Ionizing Radiation VI (BEIR) are to : assist the EPA in phase I by collecting and evaluating information on ongoing studies and results of studies published since the BEIR VI report of 1988 on the health effects of exposure to radon progeny; to perform a full scale reassessment of the health effects if a phase II study is warranted on the basis of phase I results. The BEIR VI working groups consists of miner data sets and analysis; residential studies; smoking and nonsmoking interactions; exposure and dosimetry; cellular and molecular studies; risk models and uncertainties; and animal studies.

  12. Challenges in quality of environmental measurements for compliance

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    White, M.G.

    1994-04-07

    Quality systems development in environmental measurements for compliance with regulatory requirements for nuclear and other contaminants in the environment is one of the major challenges in current technology disciplines. Efforts to fulfill the mission and objectives of funded projects will not be successful on a timely and cost-effective schedule without adequate plans and credible action for the protection of workers, facilities, and the public in environment, safety, and health aspects. This can be accomplished through quality assurance planning and implementation of an effective, controlled environmental measurements program.

  13. Optimal growth when environmental quality is a research asset

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    Groth, Christian; Ricci, Francesco

    2011-01-01

    the use of a non-renewable resource generates pollution. We show that in such a case, it is socially optimal to postpone extraction, as opposed to the situation in which the environment has no effect on productivity in R&D. Furthermore, insofar as environmental quality declines and subsequently recovers......, we find that it is optimal to re-allocate employment to R&D in line with productivity changes. If environmental quality recovers only partially from pollution, R&D effort optimally begins above its long-run level, then progressively declines to a minimum and eventually increases to its steady...

  14. 78 FR 9705 - National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Request for Nominations

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    2013-02-11

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Request for Nominations AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is...

  15. 76 FR 11491 - Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Request for Nominations for Voting Members

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    2011-03-02

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Request for Nominations for Voting Members AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)...

  16. 76 FR 19101 - Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-04-06

    ....transplant.hrsa.gov/ABOUT/Advisory_Council/index.html . Those planning to attend are requested to register in... registration form are available on the HRSA's Program Web site at http://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/ABOUT...

  17. Council dinner

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    1980-01-01

    Jean Teillac (President of the Council) gives the speech. The occasion was the end-of-term of Leon Van Hove and John Adams as Research and Executive Director-General, respectively, to be succeeded by Herwig Schopper. The venue was the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva. Beside Jean Teillac are (on the left) G.H. Stafford and Mme Van Hove, (on the right) Mme Schopper.

  18. Environmental qualities and patient wellbeing in hospital settings

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    Frandsen, Anne Kathrine

    2013-01-01

    undertaken by Architecture and Design and the Danish Building Research Institute (Aalborg University) set out in 2008 to review research on the impact of the environmental qualities of health-care facilities on patients and staff. The objective of the review team was to develop a tool that would allow...... be linked to such spatial qualities, like stress and depression. In other words, the application of this categorisation foregrounds the importance and the convenience of looking at spatial qualities of the physical environment, when addressing issues related to patient or staff wellbeing. Abstract DK...

  19. 75 FR 10845 - Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council

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    2010-03-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology... Subcommittee on Forensic Science of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC's) Committee on...

  20. The future of pathology. Council on Long Range Planning and Development.

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    1987-07-17

    The American Medical Association Council on Long Range Planning and Development has identified trends in the environment of medicine and has assessed their likely implications for the pathology specialty. Competition and economic pressures focused on the hospital setting are likely to continue to affect the choice of delivery site for pathology practice. During the past decade, the pathology specialty has been subject to extensive regulation, placing a new focus on the role of the laboratory within the hospital and generating new ventures for the provision of pathology services. A continuing challenge to the specialty is management innovation and adaptation in the face of regulatory restrictions and cost-containment experiments. The significant forces for change affecting the demand for services and the shape of future provision of pathology services include rapid advances in technology and scientific knowledge, funding for biomedical research, training for research pathologists, demographic trends in the population, and medical liability trends. Finally, with renewed emphasis on quality of care in the health professions, the pathology specialty has the potential to make substantial contributions to the quality and art of medical practice and is likely to remain at the center of efforts to refine methods of quality assessment and implementation.

  1. 77 FR 793 - National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Request for Nominations

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    2012-01-06

    ... January 25, 2012. ] ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line NEJAC Membership... individuals for membership. The EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of... jobs and economic initiatives, energy, and environmental financing. Other criteria used to...

  2. Heuristic Model Of The Composite Quality Index Of Environmental Assessment

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    Khabarov, A. N.; Knyaginin, A. A.; Bondarenko, D. V.; Shepet, I. P.; Korolkova, L. N.

    2017-01-01

    The goal of the paper is to present the heuristic model of the composite environmental quality index based on the integrated application of the elements of utility theory, multidimensional scaling, expert evaluation and decision-making. The composite index is synthesized in linear-quadratic form, it provides higher adequacy of the results of the assessment preferences of experts and decision-makers.

  3. Guidelines for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act

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    Kielusiak, C.

    1993-02-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) sets forth national policy for the protection of the environment. The NEPA process is intended to help officials of the federal government make decisions that are based on an understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the environment. The California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA) is similar to NEPA. The California legislature established CEQA to inform both state and local governmental decision-makers and the public about potential significant environmental effects of proposed activities, to identify ways to avoid or reduce environmental impacts, and to disclose to the public the reasons why a project is approved if significant environmental effects are involved. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), complies with the provisions of both NEPA and CEQA. This document defines the responsibilities and authorities for NEPA/CEQA compliance at LBL.

  4. Guidelines for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act

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    Kielusiak, C.

    1993-02-01

    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) sets forth national policy for the protection of the environment. The NEPA process is intended to help officials of the federal government make decisions that are based on an understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the environment. The California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA) is similar to NEPA. The California legislature established CEQA to inform both state and local governmental decision-makers and the public about potential significant environmental effects of proposed activities, to identify ways to avoid or reduce environmental impacts, and to disclose to the public the reasons why a project is approved if significant environmental effects are involved. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), complies with the provisions of both NEPA and CEQA. This document defines the responsibilities and authorities for NEPA/CEQA compliance at LBL.

  5. 75 FR 4882 - Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council

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    2010-01-29

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology... ). SUMMARY: The Subcommittee on Forensic Science (SOFS) of the National Science and Technology Council's... the Office of Science and Technology Policy's NSTC Web site at http://www.ostp.gov/cs/nstc or...

  6. 76 FR 38430 - Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council

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    2011-06-30

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology... ). SUMMARY: The Subcommittee on Forensic Science (SoFS) of the National Science and Technology Council's... Science can be obtained through the Office of Science and Technology Policy's NSTC Web site at:......

  7. Environmental Quality and the U.S. Power Sector: Air Quality, Land Use and Environmental Justice

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    Massetti, Emanuele [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Brown, Marilyn Ann [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Lapsa, Melissa Voss [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Sharma, Isha [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Bradbury, James [U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Cunliff, Colin [American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC (United States); Li, Yufei [Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)

    2017-01-04

    This baseline report summarizes key environmental quality issues associated with electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and end use in the United States. Its scope includes non-greenhouse gas air pollution (i.e., sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and hazardous air pollutants), land use, water pollution, ecological impacts, human health, and environmental justice. The discussion characterizes both current impacts and recent trends, as well as assessments of key drivers of change. For example, the air emissions section includes a quantitative decomposition analysis of the drivers of change in sulfur dioxide emissions reductions from coal-fired power plants. The report is divided into four topical sections: air emissions, land use and ecology, water quality, and environmental justice.

  8. Determining the quality of water in environmental measuring technology

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    Bonfig, K.W.; Kramp, E.

    1983-11-01

    The present high degree of pollution of our water resources due to environmental effects endangers the natural cleaning processes. With the growing demand for water from domestic, industrial and other users, certain minimum requirements must be postulated for the quality of water returned to the natural circuit. This requires continuous control and monitoring of the quality of water in many industrial and community areas, such as water treatment plants, for example. Measuring processes and equipment are used to an increasing degree here. This article reports on processes for determining important parameters for the quality of water. Processes with and without treatment of samples are mentioned.

  9. 78 FR 67117 - Manufacturing Council

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    2013-11-08

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Opportunity to Apply for Membership on the Manufacturing Council.... manufacturing industry to fill five vacant positions on the Manufacturing Council (Council). The purpose of the...

  10. A Report on Education and Training in the International Council on Archives' Africa Programme

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    Lowry, James

    2017-01-01

    In 2015, the International Council on Archives launched its Africa Programme (2015-2020) in order to coordinate its support for African archives and archivists. The Programme is focused on two strategic priorities: advocacy and education and training. This article examines the education and training component of the Programme. It begins by…

  11. Overview of the EPA quality system for environmental programs

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    Johnson, G.L. [Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

    1993-12-31

    Formalized quality assurance program requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been established for more than a decade. During this period, the environmental issues and concerns addressed by the EPA have changed. Many issues, such as ozone depletion and global climate warming, have become international concerns among the world environmental community. Other issues, such as hazardous waste cleanup and clean air, remain a focus of national environmental concerns. As the environmental issues of the 1980`s evolved, the traditional quality assurance (QA) program was transformed through the use of quality management principles into a Quality System to help managers meet the needs of the 1990`s and beyond.

  12. 75 FR 75173 - Gulf of Mexico Executive Council Notice of Charter Renewal

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    2010-12-02

    ... (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Gulf of Mexico Executive Council (GMEC) is a necessary committee which is... AGENCY Gulf of Mexico Executive Council Notice of Charter Renewal AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency... associated with plans to improve and protect the water quality and living resources of the Gulf of Mexico...

  13. Environmental Quality and Human Well-being. Outcomes of a workshop

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    Kamp I van; Hollander AEM den; Staatsen BAM; Poll R van; MGO

    2003-01-01

    In April 2002 an international workshop on environmental quality and human well-being was held at Utrecht, the Netherlands. The workshop was aimed at obtaining consensus on basic principles and assumptions underlying conceptual models concerning environmental quality (EQ) and quality of life (QoL) a

  14. 77 FR 69794 - Manufacturing Council

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    2012-11-21

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S... Manufacturing Council. SUMMARY: On September 14, 2012, the Department of Commerce's International Trade... appointment of 25 members of the Manufacturing Council (Council) for a two-year term to begin in fall 2012...

  15. 77 FR 66179 - Manufacturing Council

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    2012-11-02

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S... manufacturing council. SUMMARY: On September 14, 2012, the Department of Commerce's International Trade... of 25 members of the Manufacturing Council (Council) for a two-year term to begin in fall 2012. The...

  16. 78 FR 65321 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality

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    2013-10-31

    ... health care quality and (C) the role of the Agency in light of private sector activity and opportunities... Zimmerman, Designated Management Official, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither... Research and Quality is authorized by Section 941 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299c....

  17. Environmental Quality of the Pensacola Bay System ...

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    The objective of this report is to summarize the scattered environmental information for the PBS which is essential for understanding its current environmental condition and trend and needed for future cost-effective and science-based resource management. The management and regulatory response to the on-going influx of anthropogenic contaminants, the effects of episodic events (hurricanes, oil spills) and the effects of climate change depend upon technically-based information such as that contained in a current state-of-the-science synthesis report. Many environmental reviews are available for the PBS (examples, Pratt et al. 1990; Thorpe et al. 1997; BARC et al. 1998; WFRPC et al. 2005) but many are limited in scope, most are outdated, and none have been published in the peer-reviewed literature. This review provides an updated and critical appraisal of the environmental condition of the PBS based on consolidation and integration of historical, recently published, and unpublished information reflective of current chemical and biological assessment methodologies. The review also includes summaries for ecological information lacking or under-reported in previous reviews. This includes information for biodiversity, non-nutrient contaminant concentrations in surface water and sediment, sediment phytotoxicity and genotoxicity, bioaccumulation, use of colonized periphyton as bioindicators, organism and wildlife health, economic value for ecological services, climate c

  18. US Higher Education Environmental Program Managers' Perspectives on Curriculum Design and Core Competencies: Implications for Sustainability as a Guiding Framework

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    Vincent, Shirley; Focht, Will

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: This study is the first of a five-phase research project sponsored by the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD), an organization of environmental program managers operating under the umbrella of the National Council for Science and the Environment. The purpose of the project is to determine if a consensus on core…

  19. The effects of catchment and riparian forest quality on stream environmental conditions across a tropical rainforest and oil palm landscape in Malaysian Borneo.

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    Luke, Sarah H; Barclay, Holly; Bidin, Kawi; Chey, Vun Khen; Ewers, Robert M; Foster, William A; Nainar, Anand; Pfeifer, Marion; Reynolds, Glen; Turner, Edgar C; Walsh, Rory P D; Aldridge, David C

    2017-06-01

    Freshwaters provide valuable habitat and important ecosystem services but are threatened worldwide by habitat loss and degradation. In Southeast Asia, rainforest streams are particularly threatened by logging and conversion to oil palm, but we lack information on the impacts of this on freshwater environmental conditions, and the relative importance of catchment versus riparian-scale disturbance. We studied 16 streams in Sabah, Borneo, including old-growth forest, logged forest, and oil palm sites. We assessed forest quality in riparian zones and across the whole catchment and compared it with stream environmental conditions including water quality, structural complexity, and organic inputs. We found that streams with the highest riparian forest quality were nearly 4 °C cooler, over 20 cm deeper, had over 40% less sand, greater canopy cover, more stored leaf litter, and wider channels than oil palm streams with the lowest riparian forest quality. Other variables were significantly related to catchment-scale forest quality, with streams in the highest quality forest catchments having 40% more bedrock and 20 times more dead wood, along with higher phosphorus, and lower nitrate-N levels compared to streams with the lowest catchment-scale forest quality. Although riparian buffer strips went some way to protecting waterways, they did not maintain fully forest-like stream conditions. In addition, logged forest streams still showed signs of disturbance 10-15 years after selective logging. Our results suggest that maintenance and restoration of buffer strips can help to protect healthy freshwater ecosystems but logging practices and catchment-scale forest management also need to be considered.

  20. Real-world vehicle emissions: a summary of the Seventeenth Coordinating Research Council On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop.

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    Cadle, Steven H; Ayala, Alberto; Black, Kevin N; Graze, R Rob; Koupal, John; Minassian, Fred; Murray, Hannah B; Natarajan, Mani; Tennant, Christopher J; Lawson, Douglas R

    2008-01-01

    The Coordinating Research Council, Inc. (CRC) held its 17th On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop in March 2007, where results of the most recent on-road vehicle emissions research were presented. We summarize ongoing work from researchers who are engaged in improving our understanding of the role and contribution of mobile sources to ambient air quality and emission inventories. Participants in the Workshop discussed efforts to improve mobile source emission models, light- and heavy-duty vehicle emissions measurements, on- and off-road emissions measurements, effects of fuels and lubricating oils on emissions, as well as emerging issues and topics for future research.

  1. Ways of improving environmental quality while quadrupling output

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    1983-06-01

    This article reports on a symposium held in China which proposed strategic thinking on improving environmental quality in keeping with economic development. The gross industrial and agricultural output value in China is expected to quadruple by the year 2000. Although the water quality of the big rivers in China is still good, the medium and small streams in the cities have become polluted by industrial waste and domestic sewage. China devotes only 0.3% of her gross industrial and agricultural output value to environmental protection, while the Western countries allocate about 1% or even as much as 2-2.5% of their GNP for the environment. The conferees at the symposium agreed that environmental protection should work for economic development and for raising social and economic results. It is proposed that environmental protection should be carried out by enforcing discharge and drainage limits, and by encouraging enterprises to reduce the discharge of pollutants. In a survey of more than 100 enterprises engaged in papermaking, tanning, the manufacture of synthetic fatty acids, synthetic detergents and sugar, the departments of light industry found that 70-90% of the discharged pollutants are resources which can still be used. The question of focusing on planned environmental management is examined. Includes a table.

  2. Urbanization and Environmental Quality in Africa

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    Effiong, Ekpeno

    2016-01-01

    Africa’s rapid urbanization pose challenges for her sustainable development. This paper investigates the environmental impact of urbanization for 49 African countries from 1990 to 2010. Using the Stochastic Impacts by Regression on Population, Affluence and Technology (STIRPAT) framework, a recently developed semi-parametric panel fixed-effects regression technique, and two atmospheric air pollutants, namely carbon dioxide (CO2) and ambient particulate matter PM10 emissions, the evidenc...

  3. On Strengthening Environmental Monitoring Quality Management System%浅谈强化环境监测质量管理体系建设

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    李羲

    2015-01-01

    This work is the core of environmental monitoring data quality, in order to ensure and improve data quality, the most important thing is continue to strengthen the construction of environmental monitoring quality management system. Analysis of the present stage of environmental monitoring problems in quality management, and puts forward the strengthening of environmental monitoring quality management system approach.%环境监测工作的核心是数据质量,为了保证和提高数据质量,最重要的是不断加强环境监测质量管理体系的建设。分析了我国现阶段环境监测质量管理中存在的问题,并有针对性地提出了强化环境监测质量管理体系的途径。

  4. Chemical elements in invertebrate orders for environmental quality studies

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    Magalhaes, Marcelo R.L.; Franca, Elvis J.; Paiva, Jose D.S.; Hazin, Clovis A., E-mail: marcelo_rlm@hotmail.com, E-mail: ejfranca@cnen.gov.br, E-mail: dan-paiva@hotmail.com, E-mail: chazin@cnen.gov.br [Centro Regional de Ciencias Nucleares do Nordeste (CRCN-NE/CNEN-PE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Fonseca, Felipe Y.; Fernandes, Elisabete A. de Nadai; Bacchi, Marcio A., E-mail: felipe-yamada@hotmail.com, E-mail: lis@cena.usp.br, E-mail: mabacchi@cena.usp.br [Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil)

    2013-07-01

    Among the biomonitors of environmental quality, there is a lack of studies on using invertebrates to evaluate quantitatively chemical elements in ecosystems. This group of animals is quite numerous, widely distributed and adaptable to the most diverse environmental conditions. These features are very useful for the environmental quality assessment, as well as the several occurring insect-plant interactions performing essential functions in ecosystems. The objective of this work is to study the variability of chemical composition of invertebrate orders for using in environmental quality monitoring studies. Instrumental neutron activation analysis - INAA was applied to determine some nutrients and trace elements in invertebrate samples. Sampling by pitfall traps was carried out in riverine ecosystems from the urban area from the Piracicaba Municipality, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Invertebrate and reference material samples were irradiated in the nuclear research reactor IEA-R1, Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares - IPEN/CNEN. Fragments of a Ni-Cr alloy were irradiated for monitoring the thermal neutron flux. Hymenoptera order was considered the most representative according to the total number of sampled species (about 60%). Significant amounts of Ba, Br, Fe and Sc were found in invertebrates of the order Opiliones. Potassium, rubidium and zinc were highly accumulated in species from Blattodea order, indicating a consistent pattern of accumulation for this invertebrate order. Taking into account the abundance of Hymenoptera order, the chemical composition of its species was significant different at the 95% confidence level for Br and Na in the sampled locals. (author)

  5. Evaluation of Environmental Quality Productive Ecosystem Guayas (Ecuador).

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    Pozo, Wilson; Pardo, Francisco; Sanfeliu, Teófilo; Carrera, Gloria; Jordan, Manuel; Bech, Jaume; Roca, Núria

    2015-04-01

    Natural resources are deteriorating very rapidly in the Gulf of Guayaquil and the area of influence in the Guayas Basin due to human activity. Specific problems are generated by the mismanagement of the aquaculture industry affecting the traditional agricultural sectors: rice, banana, sugarcane, cocoa, coffee, and soya also studied, and by human and industrial settlements. The development of industrial activities such as aquaculture (shrimp building for shrimp farming in ponds) and agriculture, have increasingly contributed to the generation of waste, degrading and potentially toxic elements in high concentrations, which can have adverse effects on organisms in the ecosystems, in the health of the population and damage the ecological and environmental balance. The productive Guayas ecosystem, consists of three interrelated ecosystems, the Gulf of Guayaquil, the Guayas River estuary and the Guayas Basin buffer. The objective of this study was to evaluate the environmental quality of the productive Guayas ecosystem (Ecuador), through operational and specific objectives: 1) Draw up the transition coastal zone in the Gulf of Guayaquil, 2) Set temporal spatial variability of soil salinity in wetlands rice, Lower Guayas Basin, 3) evaluate the heavy metals in wetland rice in the Lower Basin of Guayas. The physical and chemical parameters of the soils have been studied. These are indicators of environmental quality. The multivariate statistical method showed the relations of similarities and dissimilarities between variables and parameter studies as stable. Moreover, the boundaries of coastal transition areas, temporal spatial variability of soil salinity and heavy metals in rice cultivation in the Lower Basin of Guayas were researched. The sequential studies included and discussed represent a broad framework of fundamental issues that has been valued as a basic component of the productive Guayas ecosystem. They are determinants of the environmental quality of the Guayas

  6. Sensitivity to environmental irritants and quality of life in COPD

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    Ternesten-Hasséus E

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Ewa Ternesten-Hasséus, Sven Larsson, Eva MillqvistDepartment of Internal Medicine/Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, SwedenAbstract: It is a common clinical experience that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD complain of airway symptoms provoked by environmental irritants like chemicals and scents, although few studies can confirm such connections. The aim was to study the prevalence of airway symptoms induced by chemicals and scents in a group of patients with newly diagnosed CPOD and to analyze any relation to illness severity and quality of life. Eighty-one patients with COPD were recruited to the study. By mail they were asked to answer three questionnaires regarding symptoms, quality of life, and social and emotional influence of airway symptoms induced by environmental irritants. A majority (62% of the COPD patients claimed to be hyperreactive to chemicals and scents. As a group they scored higher on a questionnaire measuring social and emotional influences of such environmental irritants compared to healthy control subjects. Further, high scores were more common among patients with a very severe form of COPD and among patients with regular use of β2-stimulants. High scores were also associated with significantly more airway symptoms and, in some aspects, with impaired quality of life. In conclusion, the results of this study show that airway symptoms induced by environmental irritants are common in patients with COPD and that this increased airway sensitivity follows the impairment of lung capacity. The mechanisms behind this remain unclear.Keywords: COPD, hyperresponsiveness, environmental irritants, sensory hyperreactivity, quality of life

  7. EPA's Role in the United Nations Economic and Social Council

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    The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) considers the world’s economic, social, and environmental challenges. ECOSOC is composed of subsidiary bodies, including the recently concluded Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).

  8. The demand for environmental quality and the environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis

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    Khanna, Neha [Department of Economics and Environmental Studies Program, Binghamton, University (LT 1004), P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 (United States); Plassmann, Florenz [Department of Economics, Binghamton University (LT 904), P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 (United States)

    2004-12-01

    Household demand for better environmental quality is the key factor in the long-term global applicability of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis. We argue that, for given consumer preferences, the threshold income level at which the EKC turns downwards or the equilibrium income elasticity changes sign from positive to negative depends on the ability to spatially separate production and consumption. We test our hypothesis by estimating the equilibrium income elasticities of five pollutants, using 1990 data for the United States. We find that the change in sign occurs at lower income levels for pollutants for which spatial separation is relatively easy as compared to pollutants for which spatial separation is difficult. Our results suggest that even high-income households in the United States have not yet reached the income level at which their demand for better environmental quality is high enough to cause the income-pollution relationship to turn downwards for all the pollutants that we analyzed.

  9. Moving beyond green: exploring the relationship of environment type and indicators of perceived environmental quality on emotional well-being following group walks.

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    Marselle, Melissa R; Irvine, Katherine N; Lorenzo-Arribas, Altea; Warber, Sara L

    2014-12-23

    Against the backdrop of increasing interest in the relationship between Nature and health, this study examined the effect of perceived environment type and indicators of perceived environmental quality on short-term emotional well-being following outdoor group walks. Participants (n = 127) of a national group walk program completed pre- and post-walk questionnaires for each walk attended (n = 1009) within a 13-week study period. Multilevel linear modelling was used to examine the main and moderation effects. To isolate the environmental from the physical activity elements, analyses controlled for walk duration and perceived intensity. Analyses revealed that perceived restorativeness and perceived walk intensity predicted greater positive affect and happiness following an outdoor group walk. Perceived restorativeness and perceived bird biodiversity predicted post-walk negative affect. Perceived restorativeness moderated the relationship between perceived naturalness and positive affect. Results suggest that restorative quality of an environment may be an important element for enhancing well-being, and that perceived restorativeness and naturalness of an environment may interact to amplify positive affect. These findings highlight the importance of further research on the contribution of environment type and quality on well-being, and the need to control for effects of physical activity in green exercise research.

  10. The Study on Global Oil and Gas Supply and Demand undertaken by the National Petroleum Council

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    Slutz, James

    2007-07-01

    The National Petroleum Council (NPC) Study on Global Oil and Gas is one of the most comprehensive studies on global oil and gas supply and demand projections ever undertaken to date. This study comprises approximately 250 experts from industry, government, research institutions, academia, energy ministries from around the world, national oil companies, and non-government organizations. The NPC study team has collected and analyzed global data on supply and demand trends through the year 2030. While other studies have examined the economic, environmental, security and geo-policy implications of the oil and gas supply and demand picture, this study examines all three political priorities simultaneously. The multi-dimensional foundations of the policy recommendations, and the diverse expertise of study group members, results in findings which are truly unique, and separate this study from numerous previous studies on global oil and gas supply and demand. Although key findings and policy recommendations will not be released prior to the study's release in June of 2007, the following paper provides the scope of work and the detailed project plan that will result in an energy outlook that is differentiated from all recent studies.

  11. Application of the Environmental Protection Agency`s data quality objective process to environmental monitoring quality control

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    Garcia, Lucinda M. [Univ. of San Francisco, CA (United States)

    1995-11-01

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Data Quality Objectives (DQO) process was applied to two environmental monitoring networks for the purpose of optimizing field quality control sampling to give the highest quality monitoring data with minimal impact on resources. The DQO process, developed primarily to aid in cleanup and restoration activities, is a systematic approach to designing sampling, and analysis programs with improved efficiency, cost savings, and measureable and traceable data quality. The two monitoring- networks studied had not been subjected to the systematic review and analysis of the DQO process defined by the EPA. The two monitoring networks studied had relied upon field duplicates or replicates as the main source of field quality control data. Sometimes, both duplicate and routine sample were analyzed by the same analytical laboratory; at other times they were analyzed by different laboratories. This study identified some potential inconsistencies between analytical data and reporting limits from two different laboratories. Application of the EPA DQO process resulted in recommendations for changes in the field quality control sampling program, allowed new insight into the monitoring data, and raised several issues that should be the subject of further investigation.

  12. ANALYSIS ON THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION VARIATION CHARACTERISTIC OF URBAN HEAT ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND ITS MECHANISM -- A Case Study of Hangzhou City

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    2003-01-01

    Urban heat environmental quality (UHEQ) is affected by the interacting of weather condition and underlying surface framework of urban area. In the last two decades, many researchers from domestic and overseas have studied many problems at the aspect of urban heat environment such as urban heat islands, urban air temperature and their relation with urban land cover, city population, air pollution etc. In the recent years, Hangzhou, acting as a center city of Zhejiang Province in China, its urbanization quantum and quantity have both changed greatly, in particular, representing as business affairs building, resident real property and all kinds of specialty market having arisen in built-up zone. Based on Landsat TM images data in 1991 and 1999, urban underlying surface temperature value and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) were calculated using image interpreting and supervised classification technique by remote sensing software ERDAS image 8.4. The relation model between urban underlying surface temperature (UUST) and urban air temperature was setup according to the certain correlation pattern. Reference to the relational standard of assessing human comfort and other meteorology data of Hangzhou City in summer, the spatial distribution characteristic and the spatial variation degree of human comfort of heat environmental quality are estimated and mapped on a middle scale, that is, in six districts of Hangzhou City . Then the paper reveals the main characteristic of spatial variation from 1991 to 1999. Lastly, the change mechanism is analyzed and discussed from the viewpoint of city planning, construction and environmental protection.

  13. 77 FR 32667 - Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Site...

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    2012-06-01

    ... Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (40 CFR...' abilities to create a recognizable identity and quality visitor experience. The current facility has..., orientation, and interpretation of the natural, cultural, scenic and recreational resources of Alcatraz,...

  14. Environmental quality of mussel farms in the Vigo estuary: Pollution by PAHs, origin and effects on reproduction

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    Ruiz, Y., E-mail: yruiz@uvigo.e [Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Inmunology, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende, 36310 Vigo (Spain); Suarez, P., E-mail: psuarez@uvigo.e [Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Inmunology, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende, 36310 Vigo (Spain); Alonso, A., E-mail: amam@uvigo.e [Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Inmunology, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende, 36310 Vigo (Spain); Longo, E., E-mail: elongo@uvigo.e [Department of Functional Biology and Health Sciences, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende, 36310 Vigo (Spain); Villaverde, A., E-mail: carlosvt@uvigo.e [Department of Statistic and Operational Research, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende, 36310 Vigo (Spain); San Juan, F., E-mail: fsanjuan@uvigo.e [Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Inmunology, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende, 36310 Vigo (Spain)

    2011-01-15

    This work analyzes the influence of environmental and physiological parameters on PAHs accumulation in cultured mussels. Lipid content and reproductive stage are directly related with PAHs accumulation pattern. We observed a rapid accumulation and depuration of PAHs, mainly during periods of nutrients accumulation, spawns and gonadic restorations. Correlations between PAHs accumulation and physiological status indicate when mussels are more susceptible to adverse effects of these pollutants. A positive correlation between mutagenic congener's accumulation and occurrence of gonadic neoplastic disorders is shown for the first time in mussels. Molecular indices were used to identify the origin of hydrocarbons accumulated by Mytilus, showing a chronic pyrolytic pollution and pollutant episodes by petrogenic sources and biomass combustion in the studied area. Multivariate analysis suggests the possibility of including physiological parameters of sentinel organisms in environmental biomonitoring programs, mainly in aquaculture areas, taking into account their two aspects: farms productivity and human food safety. - Physiological parameters of sentinel organisms provides information about potentially negative effects of pollutants on aquaculture farms productivity and human food safety.

  15. The Historical Erudition of the Compiler of “The Word on the Council of Chalcedon”

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The article focuses on a literary monument presenting Christological debates of the 5th century and the circumstances of the Fourth Ecumenical Council (the Council of Chalcedon, its sources, and the history of dissemination in the Slavic manuscript tradition. It introduces a list of forty-two East Slavic manuscripts of the 15‒17th centuries, including The Word on the Council of Chalcedon, a work on the history of Christianity and its dogmas. In thirty-nine of the manuscript copies, the literary monument serves as an introduction to the Slavic translation of Pope Leo the Great’s Tome to Archbishop Flavian of Constantinople (451, confirmed by the Fourth Ecumenical Council as an essential document of dogma. Judging by the provenance of the manuscript sources, in the 15‒17th centuries The Word on the Council of Chalcedon, along with the translation of Pope Leo’s Tome, were widely read and copied in the monasteries and churches of Moscow, Volok Lamsky, Pereyaslavl-Ryazansky, and Novgorod Veliky, as well as those of northern Russia. As its first researcher, O. M. Bodianskii, showed in 1848, the Slavic translation of the pope’s Tome was made from Greek by the monk Feodosii (“Theodosius the Greek” in the 12th century. However, the attribution of The Word on the Council of Chalcedon to the same translator remains to be proved. The present work shows that the anonymous compiler of The Word on the Council of Chalcedon was well aware of the church history of the 5th century, remembering many historical details he would most probably have come across in Greek rather than in translated Slavic sources. On the other hand, several historical mistakes made by the compiler suggest that he lacked the texts necessary to verify the facts and had to rely on his memory, which occasionally failed him. Nevertheless, despite occasional factual errors and a compilative narrative structure, The Word on the Council of Chalcedon is in some ways more

  16. 76 FR 13180 - National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Teleconference Meeting...

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    2011-03-10

    ... to arrange for a foreign language interpreter may also make appropriate arrangements using the email... participation of immigrant populations and communities with potential language barriers. 2. Consider indigenous.... Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, will be included in the materials distributed to the members of...

  17. 76 FR 20665 - National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment

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    2011-04-13

    ... oral presentations during the public comment periods will be limited to a total time of five minutes... period will be for the NEJAC to receive feedback on where it should focus its advisory attention for the... comments before the April 20, 2011 deadline. Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for...

  18. Impact of environmental and social attitudes, and family concerns on willingness to pay for improved air quality: a contingent valuation application in Mexico City

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    Filippini, Massimo; Martínez-Cruz, Adán L

    2016-01-01

    ...) for improved air quality among residents of Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA). Findings from this paper illustrate heterogeneity in WTP associated with environmental and social attitudes, and family concerns...

  19. Implementation of Quality Management System Documentation on Environmental Monito-ring%谈环境监测质量管理体系文件的宣贯

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    袁力

    2014-01-01

    The implementation of quality management system documentation is important to the effective running of quality manage-ment system.The implementation duty,time and style of environmental monitoring quality management system documentation was discussed,in order to guarantee the timeliness,effectiveness,accuracy and comprehensiveness of implementation.It can provide reference on system documentation implementation for environmental monitoring agencies.%为保证质量管理体系的有效运行,对体系文件的宣贯至关重要。从环境监测质量管理体系文件的宣贯职责、时机和形式等方面,探讨如何分清职责、找准时机、丰富形式,确保体系文件得到及时、有效、准确和全面的宣贯,为环境监测机构体系文件的宣贯提供参考和借鉴。

  20. 77 FR 26281 - National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public...

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    2012-05-03

    ... of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and, (7) in... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and...

  1. 76 FR 18765 - National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public...

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    2011-04-05

    ... of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and, (7) in... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and...

  2. 78 FR 26638 - National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public...

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    2013-05-07

    ... of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and, (7) in... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and...

  3. 75 FR 24773 - Research and Innovative Technology Administration Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics...

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    2010-05-05

    ... Bureau of Transportation Statistics Research and Innovative Technology Administration Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S... on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). The meeting will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010, from 9 a.m....

  4. Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly: Media Provisions in New Texts on (Roma) Migrants and Refugees

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    McGonagle, T.

    2012-01-01

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted its Resolution 1889 on the portrayal of migrants and refugees during election campaigns and its Recommendation 2003 (2012) on Roma migrants in Europe on 27 and 28 June 2012 respectively. While formally distinct, the texts display som

  5. Environmental Quality Information Analysis Center (EQIAC) operating procedures handbook

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    Walsh, T.E. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)); Das, S. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

    1992-08-01

    The Operating Procedures Handbook of the Environmental Quality Information Analysis Center (EQIAC) is intended to be kept current as EQIAC develops and evolves. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive guide to the mission, infrastructure, functions, and operational procedures of EQIAC. The handbook is a training tool for new personnel and a reference manual for existing personnel. The handbook will be distributed throughout EQIAC and maintained in binders containing current dated editions of the individual sections. The handbook will be revised at least annually to reflect the current structure and operational procedures of EQIAC. The EQIAC provides information on environmental issues such as compliance, restoration, and environmental monitoring do the Air Force and DOD contractors.

  6. 强化环境监测质量管理体系建设的路径探析%Analysis on the Path of Strengthening Environmental Monitoring Quality Management System

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    赵志远; 武秀梅

    2015-01-01

    This paper briefly introduces the China environmental quality management system construction present situation, pointed out the main problems existing in our country environmental monitoring quality management in the building and on the strengthening of environmental monitoring quality management system construction path.%本文简要介绍了我国环境质量管理体系建设现状,指出了我国环境监测质量管理建设中存在的主要问题,探析了强化环境监测质量管理体系建设的路径。

  7. Request from the Phthalate Esters Panel of the American Chemistry Council for correction of EPA's Action Plan for Phthalate Esters

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    The Phthalate Esters Panel (Panel) of the American Chemistry Council submits this Request for Correction to EPA under the Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity, of Information Disseminated by the Environmental Protection Agency

  8. Environmental Setting and the Effects of Natural and Human-Related Factors on Water Quality and Aquatic Biota, Oahu, Hawaii

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    Oki, Delwyn S.; Brasher, Anne M.D.

    2003-01-01

    -use patterns on Oahu reflected increases in population and decreases in large-scale agricultural operations over time. The last two remaining sugarcane plantations on Oahu closed in the mid-1990's, and much of the land that once was used for sugarcane now is urbanized or used for diversified agriculture. Although two large pineapple plantations continue to operate in central Oahu, some of the land previously used for pineapple cultivation has been urbanized. Natural and human-related factors control surface- and ground-water quality and the distribution and abundance of aquatic biota on Oahu. Natural factors that may affect water quality include geology, soils, vegetation, rainfall, ocean-water quality, and air quality. Human-related factors associated with urban and agricultural land uses also may affect water quality. Ground-water withdrawals may cause saltwater intrusion. Pesticides and fertilizers that were used in agricultural or urban areas have been detected in surface and ground water on Oahu. In addition, other organic compounds associated with urban uses of chemicals have been detected in surface and ground water on Oahu. The effects of urbanization and agricultural practices on instream and riparian areas in conjunction with a proliferation of nonnative fish and crustaceans have resulted in a paucity of native freshwater macrofauna on Oahu. A variety of pesticides, nutrients, and metals are associated with urban and agricultural land uses, and these constituents can affect the fish and invertebrates that live in the streams.

  9. 75 FR 71417 - Manufacturing Council Membership

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    2010-11-23

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council Membership AGENCY: International Trade Administration... Manufacturing Council. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications to fill one vacant position on the Manufacturing Council (Council). The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of...

  10. 77 FR 62498 - Advisory Council on Dependents' Education; Meeting Cancellation Notice and Open Meeting Notice

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    2012-10-15

    ... Mark Center must contact Mr. Joel Hansen at the number listed in this notice no later than noon on... Contact: Mr. Joel K. Hansen at (571) 372-5812, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350 or Joel.Hansen... Federal Officer (DFO) for the Advisory Council on Dependents' Education, Mr. Joel K. Hansen, 4800...

  11. 77 FR 39743 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2012-07-05

    ...] [FR Doc No: 2012-16468] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA-2012-0022] Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on...

  12. 76 FR 55912 - Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

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    2011-09-09

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS AGENCY: Department of Health and.../ AIDS Policy. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S... on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The...

  13. National Council on Disability. Annual Report, Volume 15. Fiscal Year 1994.

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    National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.

    This annual report describes major activities of the National Council on Disability (NCD) for Fiscal Year 1994. Activities included: conducted a summit meeting on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); held health care reform town meetings; communicated with the Health Care Financing Administration concerning reimbursement of medical…

  14. 77 FR 25142 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise

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    2012-04-27

    ... recommendations to accelerate the growth of minority-owned businesses in fulfillment of the NACMBE's charter... deliberate on final recommendations to accelerate the growth of minority-owned businesses in domestic and... Minority Business Development Agency Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business...

  15. British Columbia Council on Admissions & Transfer Annual Report, 2008-09

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    British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The role of the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) is to facilitate admission, articulation, and transfer arrangements in the BC post-secondary system. BCCAT carries out this work in various ways; for example, engaging in research on admissions and student transitions, evaluating the effectiveness of the transfer system…

  16. The role of field auditing in environmental quality assurance management.

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    Claycomb, D R

    2000-01-01

    Environmental data quality improvement continues to focus on analytical laboratoryperformance with little, if any, attention given to improving the performance of field consultants responsible for sample collection. Many environmental professionals often assume that the primary opportunity for data error lies within the activities conducted by the laboratory. Experience in the evaluation of environmental data and project-wide quality assurance programs indicates that an often-ignored factor affecting environmental data quality is the manner in which a sample is acquired and handled in the field. If a sample is not properly collected, preserved, stored, and transported in the field, even the best laboratory practices and analytical methods cannot deliver accurate and reliable data (i.e., bad data in equals bad data out). Poor quality environmental data may result in inappropriate decisions regarding site characterization and remedial action. Field auditing is becoming an often-employed technique for examining the performance of the environmental sampling field team and how their performance may affect data quality. The field audits typically focus on: (1) verifying that field consultants adhere to project control documents (e.g., Work Plans and Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs]) during field operations; (2) providing third-party independent assurance that field procedures, quality assurance/ quality control (QA/QC)protocol, and field documentation are sufficient to produce data of satisfactory quality; (3) providing a defense in the event that field procedures are called into question; and (4) identifying ways to reduce sampling costs. Field audits are typically most effective when performed on a surprise basis; that is, the sampling contractor may be aware that a field audit will be conducted during some phase of sampling activities but is not informed of the specific day(s) that the audit will be conducted. The audit also should be conducted early on in the

  17. 77 FR 3009 - Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee

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    2012-01-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities Arts and Artifacts Indemnity... hereby given that a meeting of the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel of the Federal Council on the...

  18. 77 FR 22613 - Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee

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    2012-04-16

    ... ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities Arts and Artifacts Indemnity... given that the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities will hold a meeting of the Arts and... on the Arts and the Humanities, for exhibitions beginning after July 1, 2012. DATES: The meeting...

  19. 75 FR 27002 - 151st Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of...

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    2010-05-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 151st Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension... Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans will be held on June 29-July 1, 2010. The three-day...

  20. 75 FR 11199 - 150th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of...

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    2010-03-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 150th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension... Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans will be held on March 22, 2010. The session will...

  1. European works councils

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    Knudsen, Herman Lyhne

    2003-01-01

    The theme adressed by this paper is the opportunities for European Works Councils (EWCs) of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies.......The theme adressed by this paper is the opportunities for European Works Councils (EWCs) of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies....

  2. European works councils

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    Knudsen, Herman Lyhne

    2004-01-01

    The theme addressed by this artcle is the opportunities for European Works Councils of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies.......The theme addressed by this artcle is the opportunities for European Works Councils of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies....

  3. European works councils

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    Knudsen, Herman Lyhne

    2003-01-01

    The theme adressed by this paper is the opportunities for European Works Councils (EWCs) of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies.......The theme adressed by this paper is the opportunities for European Works Councils (EWCs) of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies....

  4. European works councils

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    Knudsen, Herman Lyhne

    2004-01-01

    The theme addressed by this artcle is the opportunities for European Works Councils of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies.......The theme addressed by this artcle is the opportunities for European Works Councils of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies....

  5. Assessment of eco-environmental quality of Western Taiwan Straits Economic Zone.

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    Ma, He; Shi, Longyu

    2016-05-01

    Regional eco-environmental quality is the key and foundation to the sustainable socio-economic development of a region. Eco-environmental quality assessment can reveal the capacity of sustainable socio-economic development in a region and the degree of coordination between social production and the living environment. As part of a new development strategy for Fujian Province, the Western Taiwan Straits Economic Zone (hereafter referred to as the Economic Zone) provides an important guarantee for the development of China's southeastern coastal area. Based on ecological and remote sensing data on the Economic Zone obtained in 2000, 2005, and 2010, this study investigated county-level administrative regions with a comprehensive index of eco-environmental indicators. An objective weighting method was used to determine the importance of each indicator. This led to the development of an indicator system to assess the eco-environmental quality of the economic zone. ArcGIS software was used to assess the eco-environmental quality of the economic zone based on each indicator. The eco-environmental quality index (EQI) of the county-level administrative regions was calculated. The overall eco-environmental quality of the Economic Zone during the period studied is described and analyzed. The results show that the overall eco-environmental quality of the Economic Zone is satisfactory, but significant intraregional differences still exist. The key to improving the overall eco-environmental quality of this area is to restore vegetation and preserve biodiversity.

  6. Iso 19011:2002--a combined auditing standard for quality and environmental management systems.

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    Johnson, G L

    2000-01-01

    In a precedent-setting decision in 1998, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) directed ISO Technical Committee (TC) 176 on Quality Management and ISO TC 207 on Environmental Management to develop jointly a single guideline standard for auditing quality and environmental management systems. When approved, this standard would replace ISO 10011-1, ISO 10011-2, and ISO 10011-3 on quality auditing and ISO 14010, ISO 14011, and ISO 14012 on environmental auditing. A Joint Working Group (JWG) was established comprising experts from both TC 176 and TC 207 to develop the new standard, ISO 19011, Guidelines on Quality and/or Environmental Management Systems Auditing, and to incorporate lessons learned from efforts to improve compatibility between ISO 9001/9004 and ISO 14001/14004, the standards for quality and environmental management systems, respectively. Work is proceeding on the development of ISO 19011 with an expected completion in early 2002.

  7. Using commitment to improve environmental quality

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    Lokhorst, Anne Marike

    2009-01-01

    The making of commitments is often used as an intervention aimed at increasing pro-environmental behavior. Research shows that when people commit to changing their environmental behaviors, they tend to adhere to their commitments. In this dissertation it is investigated whether commitment making is

  8. Monitoring environmental quality at the landscape scale

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    Robert V. O' Neill; Carolyn T. Hunsaker; K. Bruce Jones; Kurt H. Riitters; James D. Wickham; Paul M. Schwartz; Iris A. Goodman; Barbara L. Jackson; William S. Baillargeon

    1997-01-01

    Over the past century, technological advances have greatly improved the standard of living in the United States. But these same advances have caused sweeping environmental changes, often unforeseen and potentially irreparable. Ethical stewardship of the environment requires that society monitor and assess environmental changes at the national scale with a view toward...

  9. GEM... The new IUGS Commission on Geoscience for Environmental Management

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    2005-01-01

    At the International Geological Congress held in Florence, Italy in August 2004 the IUGS Council approved the formation of a new Commission on Geoscience for Environmental Management. This new Commission was formed to continue IUGS activities in the environment following the closure of the IUGS Commission on Geological Sciences for Environmental Planning(COGEOENVIRONMENT) which had completed its term (refer to separate article in this issue).

  10. Environmental Exposure to Triclosan and Semen Quality.

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    Zhu, Wenting; Zhang, Hao; Tong, Chuanliang; Xie, Chong; Fan, Guohua; Zhao, Shasha; Yu, Xiaogang; Tian, Ying; Zhang, Jun

    2016-02-17

    Triclosan (2,4,4'-trichloro-2'-hydroxy-diphenyl ether, TCS) is widely used in personal care, household, veterinary and industrial products. It was considered as a potential male reproductive toxicant in previous in vitro and in vivo studies. However, evidence from human studies is scarce. Our study aims to investigate the relationship between TCS exposure and semen quality. We measured urinary TCS concentrations in 471 men recruited from a male reproductive health clinic. TCS was detected in 96.7% of urine samples, with a median concentration of 0.97 ng (mg·creatinine)(-1) (interquartile range, 0.41-2.95 ng (mg·creatinine)(-1)). A multiple linear regression analysis showed a negative association between natural logarithm (Ln) transformed TCS concentration (Ln-TCS) and Ln transformed number of forward moving sperms (adjusted coefficient β = -0.17; 95% confidence interval (CI) (-0.32, -0.02). Furthermore, among those with the lowest tertile of TCS level, Ln-TCS was negatively associated with the number of forward moving sperms (β = -0.35; 95% CI (-0.68, -0.03)), percentage of sperms with normal morphology (β = -1.64; 95% CI (-3.05, -0.23)), as well as number of normal morphological sperms, sperm concentration and count. Our findings suggest that the adverse effect of TCS on semen quality is modest at the environment-relevant dose in humans. Further studies are needed to confirm our findings.

  11. 关于环境监测中的质量保证的几点思考%Several thoughts on the quality assurance of environmental monitoring

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    彭莉

    2011-01-01

    Only the quality assurance work of environmental monitoring is constantly enhanced, can the environment monitoring in environmental management plays better service function. This paper expounds concrete measures in improving quality assurance of environmental monitoring and the significance, the core idea and important factors of the establishment of environmental monitoring quality information management platform.%环境监测质量保证工作不断得到加强才能使环境监测在环境管理中发挥更好的服务作用,本文阐述了提高现场监测质量保证的具体措施以及建立环境监测质量信息管理平台的意义、核心思想及重要因素。

  12. Politic culture’s impact on effectiveness of istanbul city councils

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    Bahadır Şahin

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available City councils are governance platforms proposed through a number of European Union accession negotiations as decentralization devices in order to implement policies for benefit of the public. Regulation establishing city councils puts out the objectives of the policy as "development of a city vision and consciousness of citizenship, protection of the city's rights and social order, providing sustainable development, environmental sensitivity, social assistance and solidarity, and implementation of transparency, accountability, public participation, governance and decentralization". This study will evaluate the objectives of regulation by examining Turkey's democratic and political culture and then appraise performance of city councils of thirty-nine districts of the Istanbul province in light of the objectives and requirements of the policy. The article concludes with success and failure stories led by statistical analyzes and proposes some public administration techniques to overcome governance and government problems. This research utilized statistical analysis and quantified social variables and has contributed to the Turkish local government and social sciences literature since it rarely applies quantitative methods.

  13. Environmental pollutions impacts on the bacteriological and physicochemical quality of suburban and rural groundwater supplies in Marrakesh area (Morocco).

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    Lamrani Alaoui, H; Oufdou, K; Mezrioui, N

    2008-10-01

    This study scrutinized bacteriological and chemical quality of groundwater supplies of Marrakesh (Morocco) within a year. It assessed the influence of some chemical factors on fecal and opportunistic pathogenic bacterial communities. The annual average densities of fecal coliforms, fecal streptococci and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were respectively: 1891 colony forming units (CFU)/100 mL, 1246 CFU/100 mL and 206 CFU/100 mL. The total occurrence of these bacteria during the period of study was 94%. Detectable non-O1 Vibrio cholerae was present in 81% of samples and the mean abundances ranged from 0 to 11100 MPN/100 mL. Significant correlations between fecal coliforms and streptococci and between fecal coliforms and non-O1 V. cholerae (p pollution to acceptable levels.

  14. Nordic Haemophilia Council's practical guidelines on diagnosis and management of von Willebrand disease

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    Lassila, Riitta; Holme, Pål André; Landorph, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    subtyping may also be problematic. This article summarizes the guidelines of the Nordic Haemophilia Council (NHC), which are intended to serve as a practical tool and provide the standards for diagnosing and treating VWD patients. The complete Nordic Guidelines on VWD are available at the NHC Web site (http://nordhemophilia.org)....

  15. 78 FR 28654 - National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations Meeting

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    2013-05-15

    ... MANAGEMENT National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations Meeting AGENCY: Office of Personnel... Curry, Deputy Associate Director for Partnership and Labor Relations, Office of Personnel Management... Director of the Office of Personnel Management and the Deputy Director for Management of the Office of...

  16. Guiding Opinions of the State Council on Promoting Technological Transformation of Enterprises Released

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    2012-01-01

    Recently, the State Council released the Guiding Opinions on Promoting Technological Transformation of Enterprises (Guo Fa [2012] No. 44). The Guiding Opinions includes three parts, i.e. overall requirements, key tasks and supporting measures, which requires all regions and all depart- ments to further unify the idea, deeply understand the importance and urgency of promoting techno- logical transformation of enterprises,

  17. 76 FR 14033 - National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-03-15

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice; Notice of Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee... results. There will be a discussion to help identify best practices to implement diversity in the nursing...

  18. 76 FR 6309 - Establishment of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

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    2011-02-03

    ... Competitiveness By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States... competitiveness of the United States and to create jobs, opportunity, and prosperity for the American people by... the Treasury the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC). The PCJC shall consist of...

  19. 76 FR 30227 - On behalf of the Accessibility Committee of the Federal Chief Information Officers Council...

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    2011-05-24

    ... University on the afternoon of the listening session. ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: Hewlett Teaching Center...; Listening Session Regarding Improving the Accessibility of Government Information AGENCY: Federal Chief... announces a listening session that the CIO Council is conducting in response to a memo dated July 19, 2010...

  20. Report on the July 1991 National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

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    Allen, David F.; Gober, Susan L.

    Factors associated with an unusually high rate of failure on the July 1991 National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) were analyzed for nursing students at Angelo State University in San Angelo (Texas). Of the 111 nursing degree recipients who took the examination for the first time in July 1991, 18 (16.2%) failed.…

  1. Predictors of Success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses among Transfer BSN Students

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    Fortier, Mary E.

    2010-01-01

    This quantitative research study (N=175) examined predictors of first time success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) among transfer students in a baccalaureate degree program (BSN). The predictors were chosen after an extensive literature review yielded few studies related to this population. Benner's…

  2. Impact of Professional Nursing Tutors on National Council Licensure Examination Success

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    Mondeik, Shelly L.

    2014-01-01

    This mixed-methods study examined the impact of professional nursing tutors on National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) success. Thirty-eight nursing student success rates from Northcentral Technical College, a two year technical college in Wisconsin, were analyzed by using NCLEX pass rate information, professional tutoring logs, and a…

  3. 76 FR 65780 - Open Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability

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    2011-10-24

    ... Send paper statements to the Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial Education and Financial... INFORMATION CONTACT: Dubis Correal, Director, Office of Financial Education, Department of the Treasury, 1500... Open Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability AGENCY: Department of...

  4. 77 FR 53187 - Advisory Council on Dependents' Education; Notice of Open Meeting

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    2012-08-31

    .... Hansen at (571) 372-5812, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350 or Joel.Hansen@hq.dodea.edu... the Advisory Council on Dependents' Education, Mr. Joel K. Hansen, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria... Savings Time (EDST). ADDRESSES: 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350; USAG Stuttgart,...

  5. 78 FR 22263 - Advisory Council on the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; Meeting

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    2013-04-15

    ... OFFICE Advisory Council on the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; Meeting AGENCY... (GAO) is initiating efforts to revise the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government... Internal Control in the Federal Government please contact Kristen Kociolek, Assistant Director,...

  6. 78 FR 40740 - Advisory Council on the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government

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    2013-07-08

    ... OFFICE Advisory Council on the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government AGENCY... Accountability Office (GAO) is preparing to revise the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government... and the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government please contact Kristen...

  7. 78 FR 33421 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Advisory Council on Alzheimer's...

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    2013-06-04

    ... Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and... soliciting nominations for a new, non-Federal member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services. Specifically, the position is for someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or...

  8. 78 FR 46590 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Advisory Council on Alzheimer's...

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    2013-08-01

    ... Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and... soliciting nominations for six non-Federal members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and... Alzheimer's Project Act: Alzheimer's patient advocate, Alzheimer's caregiver, health care...

  9. 75 FR 14175 - Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-03-24

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell... sciences; basic scientists with expertise in the biology of adult stem cells; ethicists; hematology and transfusion medicine researchers with expertise in adult blood stem cells; persons with expertise in...

  10. 78 FR 70015 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise

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    2013-11-22

    ... the Department of Commerce regarding the growth of minority-owned businesses in domestic and global... minority-owned businesses in domestic and global markets. Recommendations for proposed programs and new... Minority Business Development Agency Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority...

  11. The Council of Europe's "White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue": An Analysis Using the Ethic of Care

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    Zembylas, Michalinos; Bozalek, Vivienne

    2011-01-01

    This article examines what an ethic of care could offer to discussions about Europe's increasing cultural diversity by analyzing the important "White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue" published by the Council of Europe in 2008. The authors consider the White Paper from the perspective of the political ethic of care and thus examine its adequacy in…

  12. 75 FR 68402 - Open Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability

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    2010-11-05

    ... ; or Paper Statements Send paper statements to the Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial... backgrounds, such as financial services, consumer protection, financial access, ] and education. The role of... Open Meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability AGENCY: Department of...

  13. 75 FR 51438 - Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; The National Advisory Council on Innovation and...

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    2010-08-20

    ... Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. SUMMARY: The... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; The National Advisory Council on Innovation...

  14. 76 FR 11424 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    2011-03-02

    ...; ] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship AGENCY: Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office #0; #0;Notices #0;...

  15. The influence of John Calvin’s theology on the World Council of Churches

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the question whether any traces of Calvin’s theological views on church unity can be found in the purpose statements and goals of the World Council of Churches (WCC. Although no direct influence of Calvin’s theology on the work of the WCC can be proved, the structure and content of Calvin’s thought on church unity can be recognised in the statements and work of the WCC. Calvin believed that true church unity is not in the first place a unity of church structures, but one of truth, love, hope and confession. The ecumenical movement is in agreement with Calvin in this regard.  The ecumenical movement and the World Council of Churches are products of modern culture. The ecumenical movement could not have developed in a world that is not tolerant and where the free use of reason is not one of the core values of society. The ecumenical movement is also the natural answer to the problem of religious division that pre-modern Europe left us with. After a brief description of the World Council of Church- es as a modern institution the influence of Calvin’s theology on the theology of the World Council of Churches is explored.

  16. Sharing Power? An Experience of Mexican American Parents Serving on a Campus Advisory Council.

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    Pena, Delores C.

    2000-01-01

    Explores issues concerning representation, training, guidelines, and parent representative roles to determine how Mexican-American parents serving on an elementary school advisory council were involved in school decision-making. Parents' role may be minor, due to factors (like staff assumptions) resulting in unequal knowledge, respect, and…

  17. 76 FR 62871 - President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

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    2011-10-11

    ... TECHNOLOGY POLICY President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting AGENCY: Office of Science... Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment the science and technology advice available to him from inside...

  18. 77 FR 68734 - Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise

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    2012-11-16

    ... Council on Minority Business Enterprise AGENCY: Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of... Enterprise (NACMBE) will hold its seventh meeting to discuss final recommendations in support of accelerating... include: (1) Definition of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and MBDA's role, (2) Creation of an MBE...

  19. 78 FR 39738 - National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice; Notice for Request for Nominations

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    2013-07-02

    ... programs administered by the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and... statement of interest from the nominee to support experience working with Title VIII nursing programs... HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Nurse...

  20. 78 FR 39539 - Establishing the White House Council on Native American Affairs

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    2013-07-01

    ... vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order... for tribal cultures. Sec. 2. Establishment. There is established the White House Council on Native... Department of Homeland Security; (xv) the Social Security Administration; (xvi) the Office of Personnel...