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  1. 42 CFR 488.68 - State Agency responsibilities for OASIS collection and data base requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... and data base requirements. 488.68 Section 488.68 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID... collection and data base requirements. As part of State agency survey responsibilities, the State agency or... data; (2) Conduct basic system management activities including hardware and software maintenance...

  2. 7 CFR 253.5 - State agency requirements.

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    2010-01-01

    ... comments or recommendations offered by the ITO, for review by FNS. (c) Staffing. Personnel used in the certification process shall be employed in accordance with (1) the current standards for a Merit System of... Services, planning agencies, the ITO and school officials may be important sources of information in...

  3. Autonomy of State Agencies

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    Hansen, Morten Balle; Niklasson, Birgitta; Roness, Paul

    NPM-doctrines states that ideal-type agencies should have a high level of managerial autonomy, while being controlled through result-based control instruments, like performance contracts. In this article, the authors present a first preliminary attempt to comparatively analyze the autonomy of state...... agencies in four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. By using survey data from more than 500 state agencies in the four countries, the article analyses whether there is indeed a Scandinavian style of autonomy and result control and assesses which structural, cultural, and environmental...... variables might explain similarities and differences in the autonomy of agencies....

  4. State Agency Administrative Boundaries

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    Kansas Data Access and Support Center — This database comprises 28 State agency boundaries and point of contact. The Kansas Geological Survey collected legal descriptions of the boundaries for various...

  5. 45 CFR 205.58 - Income and eligibility information; specific agreements required between the State agency and the...

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    2010-10-01

    ...), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION-PUBLIC... XVI (AABD) of the Social Security Act must provide that, in carrying out the requirements of §§ 205.55...) Identification of all agency officials, by position with authority to request information; (3) Methods and timing...

  6. 7 CFR 274.1 - State agency issuance responsibility.

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    2010-01-01

    ... planning documentation. State agencies must comply with the procurement requirements of part 277 for the..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD STAMP AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM ISSUANCE AND USE OF COUPONS § 274.1 State agency issuance responsibility. (a) Basic issuance requirements. State agencies shall establish issuance...

  7. 77 FR 11565 - Agency Information Collection: Comment Request AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS...

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    2012-02-27

    ....S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection: Comment Request AGENCY: United States Geological... Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP)--EDMAP and STATEMAP. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act... Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 807, Reston...

  8. 76 FR 69729 - Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations

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    2011-11-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: EPA has granted or denied...

  9. 77 FR 43593 - Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations

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    2012-07-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: EPA has granted emergency...

  10. State Agencies and Effects of Reduction

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    Henderson, Lee G.

    1978-01-01

    Discusses the role of state agencies in assisting community colleges to meet declining resources. Four priority areas, outside the routine administrative functions, are outlined: (1) information and accountability, (2) communication and advocacy, (3) funding, and (4) change agent responsibilities. (MB)

  11. 20 CFR 653.108 - State agency self-monitoring.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false State agency self-monitoring. 653.108 Section... agency self-monitoring. (a) State Administrators shall assure that their State agencies monitor their own... overall responsibility for State agency self-monitoring. (b) The State Administrator shall appoint a State...

  12. Southern state radiological emergency preparedness and response agencies

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    1988-11-01

    This Report provides information on the state agencies assigned to radioactive materials transportation incidents in 16 Southern States Energy Board member states. For each, the report lists the agencies with primary authority for preparedness and response, their responsibilities and personnel within the agencies who can offer additional information on their radioactive materials transportation programs. The report also lists each state`s emergency team members and its laboratory and analytical capabilities. Finally, the governor`s designee for receiving advance notification of high-level radioactive materials and spent fuel shipments under 10 CFR Parts 71 and 73 of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s regulations is listed for each state. Part 71 requires prenotification for large quantity radioactive waste shipments. Part 73 addresses prenotification for spent nuclear reactor fuel shipments.

  13. Southern state radiological emergency preparedness and response agencies

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    1988-11-01

    This Report provides information on the state agencies assigned to radioactive materials transportation incidents in 16 Southern States Energy Board member states. For each, the report lists the agencies with primary authority for preparedness and response, their responsibilities and personnel within the agencies who can offer additional information on their radioactive materials transportation programs. The report also lists each state's emergency team members and its laboratory and analytical capabilities. Finally, the governor's designee for receiving advance notification of high-level radioactive materials and spent fuel shipments under 10 CFR Parts 71 and 73 of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's regulations is listed for each state. Part 71 requires prenotification for large quantity radioactive waste shipments. Part 73 addresses prenotification for spent nuclear reactor fuel shipments.

  14. 34 CFR 361.14 - Substitute State agency.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Substitute State agency. 361.14 Section 361.14... Substitute State agency. (a) General provisions. (1) If the Secretary has withheld all funding from a State under § 361.11, the State may designate another agency to substitute for the designated State agency in...

  15. 28 CFR 31.102 - State agency structure.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false State agency structure. 31.102 Section 31... Applicants § 31.102 State agency structure. The State agency may be a discrete unit of State government or a... unit of State government. Details of organization and structure are matters of State discretion...

  16. 78 FR 3420 - Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations

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    2013-01-16

    ... September 30, 2012. Contact: Debra Rate. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Crisis Exemption... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations...

  17. State health agencies and the legislative policy process.

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    Williams-Crowe, S M; Aultman, T V

    1994-01-01

    A new era of health care reform places increasing pressure on public health leaders and agencies to participate in the public policy arena. Public health professionals have long been comfortable in providing the scientific knowledge base required in policy development. What has been more recent in its evolution, however, is recognition that they must also play an active role in leading and shaping the debate over policy. A profile of effective State legislative policy "entrepreneurs" and their strategies has been developed to assist health agencies in developing such a leadership position. Based on the experiences of State legislative liaison officers, specific strategies for dealing with State legislatures have been identified and are organized into five key areas--agency organization, staff skills, communications, negotiation, and active ongoing involvement. A public health agency must be organized effectively to participate in the legislative policy process. Typically, effective agencies centralize responsibility for policy activities and promote broad and coordinated participation throughout the organization. Playing a key role in the agency's political interventions, the legislative liaison office should be staffed with persons possessing excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of technical competence. Of central importance to effective legislative policy entrepreneurship is the ability to communicate the agency's position clearly. This includes setting forward a focused policy agenda, documenting policy issues in a meaningful manner, and reaching legislators with the proper information. Once a matter is on the legislative agenda, the agency must be prepared to negotiate and build broad support for the measure. Finally, public health agencies must be active policy players. To take advantage of new opportunities for action, the public health (policy) leader must monitor the political environment continually.By working to anticipate and formulate

  18. State health agencies and the legislative policy process.

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    Williams-Crowe, S M; Aultman, T V

    1994-01-01

    A new era of health care reform places increasing pressure on public health leaders and agencies to participate in the public policy arena. Public health professionals have long been comfortable in providing the scientific knowledge base required in policy development. What has been more recent in its evolution, however, is recognition that they must also play an active role in leading and shaping the debate over policy. A profile of effective State legislative policy "entrepreneurs" and their strategies has been developed to assist health agencies in developing such a leadership position. Based on the experiences of State legislative liaison officers, specific strategies for dealing with State legislatures have been identified and are organized into five key areas--agency organization, staff skills, communications, negotiation, and active ongoing involvement. A public health agency must be organized effectively to participate in the legislative policy process. Typically, effective agencies centralize responsibility for policy activities and promote broad and coordinated participation throughout the organization. Playing a key role in the agency's political interventions, the legislative liaison office should be staffed with persons possessing excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of technical competence. Of central importance to effective legislative policy entrepreneurship is the ability to communicate the agency's position clearly. This includes setting forward a focused policy agenda, documenting policy issues in a meaningful manner, and reaching legislators with the proper information. Once a matter is on the legislative agenda, the agency must be prepared to negotiate and build broad support for the measure. Finally, public health agencies must be active policy players.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8190858

  19. 78 FR 54637 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State Educational Agency, Local...

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    2013-09-05

    ... Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State Educational Agency, Local Educational... OMB has been requested by October 1, 2013. A regular clearance process is also hereby being initiated... considered public records. Title of Collection: State Educational Agency, Local Educational Agency, and...

  20. 29 CFR 29.14 - Derecognition of State Apprenticeship Agencies.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Derecognition of State Apprenticeship Agencies. 29.14... APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS § 29.14 Derecognition of State Apprenticeship Agencies. The recognition for Federal purposes of a State Apprenticeship Agency may be withdrawn for the failure to fulfill, or operate in...

  1. Support for Arts Education. State Arts Agency Fact Sheet

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    National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Supporting lifelong learning in the arts is a top priority for state arts agencies. By supporting arts education in the schools, state arts agencies foster young imaginations, address core academic standards, and promote the critical thinking and creativity skills essential to a 21st century work force. State arts agencies also support…

  2. State Arts Agency Fact Sheet: Support for Arts Education

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    Online Submission, 2015

    2015-01-01

    This national overview of state arts agency grants and services for arts education includes summary statistics and geographic distribution. The fact sheet uses data from Final Descriptive Reports of state arts agency grant-making activities submitted annually to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and the National Endowment for…

  3. 7 CFR 220.13 - Special responsibilities of State agencies.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Agency's Letter of Credit. (e) State agencies shall provide School Food Authorities with monthly... the nutrient and calorie levels in § 220.8(b) or (c) or those developed under § 220.8(e)(1) or (h...

  4. 76 FR 78662 - Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management...

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    2011-12-19

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Title: State Court Improvement.... As many of the application requirements are the same for all three grants, this results in...

  5. 77 FR 74471 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State of Preschool Survey 2013-2015

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    2012-12-14

    ... Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State of Preschool Survey 2013-2015 AGENCY.... This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the... in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: State of Preschool...

  6. 32 CFR 2001.91 - Other agency reporting requirements.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Reporting and Definitions § 2001.91 Other agency reporting requirements. (a) Information declassified without proper authority. Determinations that classified information has been declassified without proper authority shall be promptly reported in writing to the Director of ISOO in accordance with § 2001.13(a). (b...

  7. 20 CFR 617.54 - State agency rulemaking.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false State agency rulemaking. 617.54 Section 617.54 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR WORKERS UNDER THE TRADE ACT OF 1974 Administration by Applicable State Agencies § 617.54 State...

  8. 7 CFR 249.5 - Selection of new State agencies.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Selection of new State agencies. 249.5 Section 249.5 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM (SFMNP) State Agency Eligibility...

  9. 75 FR 31447 - Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management...

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    2010-06-03

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget Title: State Personal Responsibility... ACF, Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC...

  10. 49 CFR 397.103 - Requirements for State routing designations.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Preferred Highway Routes for Highway Route Controlled Quantity Shipments of Radioactive Materials,” or an... REGULATIONS TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; DRIVING AND PARKING RULES Routing of Class 7 (Radioactive) Materials § 397.103 Requirements for State routing designations. (a) The State routing agency, as defined in...

  11. 75 FR 9821 - Disability Determinations by State Agency Disability Examiners

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    2010-03-04

    ... our current rules. We also would correct a grammatical error in Sec. Sec. 404.1619(b)(2) and 416.1019... Proposed Rules Executive Order 12866 requires each agency to write all rules in plain language. In addition...

  12. 7 CFR 227.30 - Responsibilities of State agencies.

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    2010-01-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NUTRITION EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM State Agency... participation States shall make application for administration of the Program on Form and are responsible for... State does not apply for participation in the Program, by April 1 of a fiscal year by submitting Form AD...

  13. The structure of state health agencies: a strategic analysis.

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    Ford, Eric W; Duncan, W Jack; Ginter, Peter M

    2003-03-01

    Leaders in public organizations are adopting many private sector management practices to control costs and increase efficiency. Nowhere is this more evident than among state health agencies. State health agencies were encouraged to change the way they operate by the 1988 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on The Future of Public Health. This report portrayed public health as being in disarray. To address major deficiencies identified by the IOM study, some public health leaders have reevaluated their environments, reconfigured their organizations, and adopted a strategic mindset. The purpose of this research is to explore the various organizational configurations of state health agencies. Replicating methods used in studies of private sector organizations, five distinct strategic configurations or archetypes were identified. This comprehensive public health agency taxonomy will assist future researchers in analyzing public health organizations' environments, structures, and strategies.

  14. Modernizing the State Education Agency: Different Paths toward Performance Management

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    Murphy, Patrick; Rainey, Lydia

    2012-01-01

    This project examines how eight state education agencies engaged the charge of improving their lowest-performing schools. The states examined are among the most active and intentional in this regard. In many ways, they are at the leading edge of what could eventually become 50 different experiments in performance management. By focusing on states…

  15. The Functions and Roles of State Library Agencies.

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    Himmel, Ethel E., Comp.; Wilson, William J., Comp.

    This publication, which replaces "Standards for Library Functions at the State Level" (third edition) published in 1985) acknowledges and celebrates the richness and diversity of state library agencies while documenting the reality of what they currently do. The publication is divided into two sections. The first section of these standards…

  16. State forestry agency perspectives on carbon management and carbon market assistance to family forest owners

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    Kristell A. Miller; Stephanie A. Snyder; Michael A. Kilgore

    2015-01-01

    Family forest owners within the United States could potentially make significant contributions to sequestration efforts. However, we expect that landowners will need assistance if they are to successfully implement carbon management techniques and/or navigate through complex carbon market requirements. State forestry agencies were surveyed to gather their perspectives...

  17. 9 CFR 201.29 - Market agencies, packers and dealers required to file and maintain bonds.

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    2010-01-01

    ... REGULATIONS UNDER THE PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT Market Agency, Dealer and Packer Bonds § 201.29 Market agencies, packers and dealers required to file and maintain bonds. (a) Every market agency, packer, and... effect a bond complying with the regulations in this part. (b) Every market agency buying on a commission...

  18. 77 FR 64386 - Agency Information Collection Activities (Per Diem for Nursing Home Care of Veterans in State...

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    2012-10-19

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection Activities (Per Diem for Nursing Home Care of Veterans in State Homes; Per Diem for Adult Day Care of Veterans in State Homes) Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health... day health services care to Veterans. VA requires facilities providing nursing home and adult day...

  19. 7 CFR 765.351 - Requirements to obtain Agency consent.

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    2010-01-01

    ... loan, whichever is less. The interest rate will be the current rate being charged on a regular FO loan... exchange of security, a right-of-way across security, and a partial release. The Agency may consent to such... Agency has a security interest in mineral products, gravel, oil, gas, coal, or other resources and the...

  20. 7 CFR 225.6 - State agency responsibilities.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Program to an area in which poor economic conditions exist; a significant number of needy children will... it will select to serve the needy children in the area. The State agency should consider the... institution, as defined in paragraph (c) of the definition of school in § 210.2 of this chapter. If cash...

  1. 7 CFR 226.7 - State agency responsibilities for financial management.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false State agency responsibilities for financial management... State Agency Provisions § 226.7 State agency responsibilities for financial management. (a) This section prescribes standards of financial management systems in administering Program funds by the State agency and...

  2. State Agencies of Special Nature in Colombia - II

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    María Clara Garrido

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The latest reform of the Colombian Public Administration (between 2011 and 2013, employs the term “State Agencies of Special Nature” to denote a number of administrative structures, expected to reasonably use public resources under a new model of public management. The Act which creates these service units of the Central Administration grants them with technical, administrative and financial autonomies in order to accomplish their missions. This paper compares the organizational and functional components of the recently created national agencies with those of other authorities at the national level, in order to determine if these agencies constitute a different type of administrative organizations, not foreseen in the Act 489 of 1998.

  3. 78 FR 46597 - Agency Information Collection Activities: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual...

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    2013-08-01

    ... research into areas of water management, development, and conservation that have a regional or national....S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activities: State Water Resources Research... Water Resources (NIWR) USGS Competitive Grant Program. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA...

  4. 75 FR 32473 - Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management...

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    2010-06-08

    ... and renew the principles of work and responsibility that underlie successful welfare reform... policy decisions on the basis of such knowledge. Respondents: State, Territory, and Tribal agencies...

  5. State Agencies of Special Nature in Colombia - II

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    María Clara Garrido

    2017-01-01

    The latest reform of the Colombian Public Administration (between 2011 and 2013), employs the term “State Agencies of Special Nature” to denote a number of administrative structures, expected to reasonably use public resources under a new model of public management. The Act which creates these service units of the Central Administration grants them with technical, administrative and financial autonomies in order to accomplish their missions. This paper compares the organizational and function...

  6. Information resources in state regulatory agencies-a California perspective

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    DiZio, S.M. [California Environmental Protection Agency, Sacramento (United States)

    1990-12-31

    Various state regulatory agencies have expressed a need for networking with information gatherers/researchers to produce a concise compilation of primary information so that the basis for regulatory standards can be scientifically referenced. California has instituted several programs to retrieve primary information, generate primary information through research, and generate unique regulatory standards by integrating the primary literature and the products of research. This paper describes these programs.

  7. 32 CFR 728.57 - Department of State and associated agencies.

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    2010-07-01

    .... Agency for International Development. (3) International Communications Agency. (4) ACTION—Peace Corps... and request authority to return the patient to the United States. Release dependents who decline...

  8. Automated external defibrillator availability and CPR training among state police agencies in the United States.

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    Hirsch, Lior M; Wallace, Sarah K; Leary, Marion; Tucker, Kathryn D; Becker, Lance B; Abella, Benjamin S

    2012-07-01

    Access to automated external defibrillators and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training are key determinants of cardiac arrest survival. State police officers represent an important class of cardiac arrest first responders responsible for the large network of highways in the United States. We seek to determine accessibility of automated external defibrillators and CPR training among state police agencies. Contact was attempted with all 50 state police agencies by telephone and electronic mail. Officers at each agency were guided to complete a 15-question Internet-based survey. Descriptive statistics of the responses were performed. Attempts were made to contact all 50 states, and 46 surveys were completed (92% response rate). Most surveys were filled out by police leadership or individuals responsible for medical programs. The median agency size was 725 (interquartile range 482 to 1,485) state police officers, with 695 (interquartile range 450 to 1,100) patrol vehicles ("squad cars"). Thirty-three percent of responding agencies (15/46) reported equipping police vehicles with automated external defibrillators. Of these, 53% (8/15) equipped less than half of their fleet with the devices. Regarding emergency medical training, 78% (35/45) of state police agencies reported training their officers in automated external defibrillator usage, and 98% (44/45) reported training them in CPR. One third of state police agencies surveyed equipped their vehicles with automated external defibrillators, and among those that did, most equipped only a minority of their fleet. Most state police agencies reported training their officers in automated external defibrillator usage and CPR. Increasing automated external defibrillator deployment among state police represents an important opportunity to improve first responder preparedness for cardiac arrest care. Copyright © 2012. Published by Mosby, Inc.

  9. 7 CFR 1220.607 - Farm Service Agency State Executive Director.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Farm Service Agency State Executive Director. 1220... § 1220.607 Farm Service Agency State Executive Director. Farm Service Agency State Executive Director... of the FSA State Committee and to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the FSA State office...

  10. State Tier II Reporting Requirements and Procedures

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    Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, facilities must report on the storage, location, and threshold quantities of hazardous substances on the premises. Each state also has its own requirements regarding submission of forms.

  11. 45 CFR 98.40 - Compliance with applicable State and local regulatory requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Requirements § 98.40 Compliance with applicable State and local regulatory requirements. (a) Lead Agencies... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Compliance with applicable State and local regulatory requirements. 98.40 Section 98.40 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL...

  12. 77 FR 6815 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers...

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    2012-02-09

    ... Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP... requirement concerning Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders. This request for...: Title: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders. OMB Number: 1651-0057. Form...

  13. 38 CFR 1.506 - Disclosure of records to Federal Government departments, State unemployment compensation agencies...

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    2010-07-01

    ... Federal Government departments, State unemployment compensation agencies, and the Office of Servicemembers....506 Disclosure of records to Federal Government departments, State unemployment compensation agencies... official purposes by any department or other agency of the U.S. Government or any state unemployment...

  14. 7 CFR 1280.609 - Farm Service Agency State Executive Director.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Farm Service Agency State Executive Director. 1280... MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE....609 Farm Service Agency State Executive Director. Farm Service Agency State Executive Director, Farm...

  15. 41 CFR 102-73.70 - Are Executive agencies required to acquire leased space by negotiation?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Are Executive agencies required to acquire leased space by negotiation? 102-73.70 Section 102-73.70 Public Contracts and Property... acquire leased space by negotiation? Yes, Executive agencies must acquire leased space by negotiation...

  16. 77 FR 5628 - Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2012-02-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information... obtained could be vital in a national or international emergency, and is essential to the logistical...

  17. 77 FR 23490 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers...

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    2012-04-19

    ... Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of... Requirements for Containers or Holders. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was... Requirements for Containers or Holders. ] OMB Number: 1651-0057. Form Number: None. Abstract: Section 304 of...

  18. State Agency Applications of EOS Data in Texas

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    Wells, G. L.

    2001-05-01

    Texas offers a good model for the introduction of remotely sensed data products into the daily operations of state agencies by virtue of its large size and population. The diversity of the Texas landscape coupled with the long distances traveled to perform site inspections place special burdens on the land resource agencies responsible for monitoring crop conditions, water availability, environmental hazards and other natural resource issues. To assist these agencies, the Texas Synergy team has adopted a two-phase approach that incorporates framework geospatial data products designed for the broad user community with remote sensing applications developed for user-specific analyses. A key element to the success of the effort is the development of remote sensing products within a Texas Reference Frame that corresponds to the components of the high-resolution National Spatial Data Infrastructure developed by the state, such as 1-meter CIR digital orthophotographs, digital elevation models, and vector layers for hypsography, hydrography, soils, transportation and boundaries. Users accustomed to working with NSDI products can easily begin to include recently-collected EOS data presented within the same reference frame. Examples of statewide data products made available through the Texas Synergy project are AVHRR NDVI and MODIS imagery, Landsat 7 ETM+ scenes and SPOT 10-meter panchromatic image tiles. Delivery of the products involves a number of mechanisms from CD distribution to Internet FTP downloads, but increasingly relies upon Internet map services, such as ESRI's ArcIMS. Beyond release of the base imagery products, the Texas Synergy team has worked with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Water Development Board, National Park Service and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service on a wide range of data applications. Throughout 1999-2000, the magnitude of drought conditions was

  19. 42 CFR 431.621 - State requirements with respect to nursing facilities.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false State requirements with respect to nursing... ADMINISTRATION Relations With Other Agencies § 431.621 State requirements with respect to nursing facilities. (a... respective responsibilities, these delegations comply with § 483.106(e) of this part; (6) Ensuring that...

  20. Humanitarian agencies and authoritarian states: a symbiotic relationship?

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    del Valle, Hernan; Healy, Sean

    2013-10-01

    The relationship between humanitarian agencies and authoritarian states is of growing concern to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), given the recurring difficulties experienced in negotiating access and implementing operations in such contexts. The effort to negotiate and gain approval from states to operate on their territory prompts reflection on the sources of legitimacy for action. Drawing on direct field examples in two countries only very rarely examined--Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan--this paper explores MSF's attempts to offer live-saving medical care there. It shows that successful access negotiations hinged heavily on demonstrating added value (medical relevance) while simultaneously building relationships with authorities, identifying possible allies within health ministries, and hoping that such measures could promote a level of acceptance or trust needed to operate. It is clear that the operational space achieved is bound to remain limited and fragile, and that many compromises have to be considered and judged against ethical principles and the overall impact of the intervention. © 2013 The Author(s). Disasters © Overseas Development Institute, 2013.

  1. Program on State Agency Remote Sensing Data Management (SARSDM). [missouri

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    Eastwood, L. F., Jr.; Gotway, E. O.

    1978-01-01

    A planning study for developing a Missouri natural resources information system (NRIS) that combines satellite-derived data and other information to assist in carrying out key state tasks was conducted. Four focal applications -- dam safety, ground water supply monitoring, municipal water supply monitoring, and Missouri River basin modeling were identified. Major contributions of the study are: (1) a systematic choice and analysis of a high priority application (water resources) for a Missouri, LANDSAT-based information system; (2) a system design and implementation plan, based on Missouri, but useful for many other states; (3) an analysis of system costs, component and personnel requirements, and scheduling; and (4) an assessment of deterrents to successful technological innovation of this type in state government, and a system management plan, based on this assessment, for overcoming these obstacles in Missouri.

  2. Asbestos-in-Schools: A Guide to New Federal Requirements for Local Education Agencies.

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    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.

    In 1986, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) was signed into law requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop regulations which provide a comprehensive framework for addressing asbestos problems in secondary and elementary schools. The new rule, The Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule, requires all…

  3. 78 FR 75959 - Agency Information Collection (Regulation on Reduction of Nursing Shortages in State Homes...

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    2013-12-13

    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Regulation on Reduction of Nursing Shortages in State Homes....'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulation on Reduction of Nursing Shortages in State Homes; Application for... determine State homes eligibility and the appropriate amount of funding. An agency may not conduct or...

  4. 76 FR 75893 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free...

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    2011-12-05

    ... SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Dominican Republic- Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection... paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an...

  5. 75 FR 66387 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Assisting States, Federal Agencies, and Tribes in...

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    2010-10-28

    ... townsendii virginianus), Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and gray bat (Myotis... Agencies, and Tribes in Managing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats; Draft National Plan AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... assist States, Federal agencies, and tribes in managing white-nose syndrome in bats. This draft plan was...

  6. A Nationwide Survey of State-Mandated Evaluation Practices for Domestic Violence Agencies

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    Riger, Stephanie; Staggs, Susan L.

    2011-01-01

    Many agencies serving survivors of domestic violence are required to evaluate their services. Three possible evaluation strategies include: a) process measurement, which typically involves a frequency count of agency activities, such as the number of counseling hours given; b) outcome evaluation, which measures the impact of agency activities on…

  7. 34 CFR 603.24 - Criteria for State agencies.

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    2010-07-01

    ... agency staff, reviews instructional content, methods and resources, administrative management, student... contribution to the approval process; (iii) Provides advance public notice of proposed or revised standards or regulations through its regular channels of communications, supplemented, if necessary, with direct...

  8. A Planning System for the Implementation of Section 553, Education Professions Development Act, in State Agencies for Vocational Education.

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    Drewes, Donald W.

    The objective of this report is to present a design model which will serve as a pattern for the development of a vocational education professional development program to be implemented in a state agency of vocational education. The model delineates the procedural requirements for determination of priorities, assessment of personnel needs,…

  9. 76 FR 4150 - Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2011-01-24

    ... myriad of issues posed by implementing new technologies in 9-1-1 services in a systematic, prioritized fashion, with active involvement of its constituency. The results of the proposed annual RFIs would be... and State emergency communications agencies, professional and industry associations, ``traditional...

  10. 30 CFR 254.53 - Submitting a response plan developed under State requirements.

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    2010-07-01

    ...) Identify a qualified individual and require immediate communication between that person and appropriate... you submitted the plan to the State; (5) If the plan received formal approval, the name of the approving organization, the date of approval, and a copy of the State agency's approval letter if one was...

  11. 78 FR 14095 - Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management...

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    2013-03-04

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Title: TANF Quarterly Financial... Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACF, Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction...

  12. 76 FR 24561 - Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2011-05-02

    ... transportation, and security costs have occurred, as well as the introduction of new information and... collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having... Maritime Administration Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection...

  13. Notification: Audit of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Implementation of Do Not Pay Requirements

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    Project #OA-FY13-0391, August 26, 2013. The EPA's OIG plans to begin preliminary research for an audit ofthe agency's implementation ofthe Do Not Pay requirements outlined in the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012.

  14. 76 FR 79688 - Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management...

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    2011-12-22

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements... U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched a national evaluation called the... characteristics including: The type of home visiting model, geography, urbanicity, target population, and research...

  15. 31 CFR 355.13 - Are there any additional requirements related to fiscal agency checks?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Are there any additional requirements related to fiscal agency checks? 355.13 Section 355.13 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT...

  16. 77 FR 12364 - Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review: Reporting Required for International...

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    2012-02-29

    ...: Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) AGENCY: Research and Innovative... compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation... need and usefulness of BTS collecting supplemental data for the International Civil Aviation...

  17. 77 FR 13618 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free...

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    2012-03-07

    ... SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Dominican Republic- Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection...-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). This is a proposed extension of an...

  18. 77 FR 15759 - Information Collection; Federal Management Regulation; GSA Form 3040, State Agency Monthly...

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    2012-03-16

    ... on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the..., State Agency Monthly Donation Report of Surplus Personal Property by any of the following methods... ``Information Collection 3090-0112, State Agency Monthly Donation Report of Surplus Personal Property'' under...

  19. 41 CFR 102-74.60 - Are Federal agencies required to give blind vendors priority in operating cafeterias?

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    2010-07-01

    ... required to give blind vendors priority in operating cafeterias? 102-74.60 Section 102-74.60 Public....60 Are Federal agencies required to give blind vendors priority in operating cafeterias? Yes. Federal agencies are required to give Randolph-Sheppard vendors priority in the operation of cafeterias when the...

  20. 76 FR 70076 - Technical Revisions To Update Reference to the Required Assessment Tool for State Nursing Homes...

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    2011-11-10

    ... Tool for State Nursing Homes Receiving Per Diem Payments From VA AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs... diem from VA for providing nursing home care to veterans. The proposed rule would require State nursing... Required Assessment Tool for State Nursing Homes Receiving Per Diem Payments From VA.'' Copies of comments...

  1. Enforcement of alcohol-impaired driving laws in the United States: a national survey of state and local agencies.

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    Erickson, Darin J; Farbakhsh, Kian; Toomey, Traci L; Lenk, Kathleen M; Jones-Webb, Rhonda; Nelson, Toben F

    2015-01-01

    Enforcement of alcohol-impaired driving laws is an important component of efforts to prevent alcohol-involved motor vehicle fatalities. Little is known about the use of drinking-driving enforcement strategies by state and local law enforcement agencies or whether the use of strategies differs by agency and jurisdiction characteristics. We conducted two national surveys, with state patrol agencies (n = 48) and with a sample of local law enforcement agencies (n = 1,082) selected according to state and jurisdiction population size. We examined 3 primary enforcement strategies (sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and enforcement of open container laws) and tested whether use of these strategies differed by jurisdiction and agency characteristics across state and local law enforcement agencies Most state patrol agencies reported conducting sobriety checkpoints (72.9%) and saturation patrols (95.8%), whereas less than half (43.8%) reported enforcing open container laws. In contrast, a lower proportion of local law enforcement agencies reported using these alcohol-impaired driving enforcement strategies (41.5, 62.7, and 41.1%, respectively). Sobriety checkpoint enforcement was more common in states in the dry South region (vs. wet and moderate regions). Among local law enforcement agencies, agencies with a full-time alcohol enforcement officer and agencies located in areas where drinking-driving was perceived to be very common (vs. not/somewhat common) were more likely to conduct multiple types of impaired driving enforcement. Recommended enforcement strategies to detect and prevent alcohol-impaired driving are employed in some jurisdictions and underutilized in others. Future research should explore the relationship of enforcement with drinking and driving behavior and alcohol-involved motor vehicle fatalities.

  2. 29 CFR 29.13 - Recognition of State Apprenticeship Agencies.

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    2010-07-01

    ... economic development strategies and publicly-funded workforce investment system; and (5) The State... to promote equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs pursuant to a State Plan for Equal...

  3. 42 CFR 433.53 - State plan requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... the State; and (2) If there is local financial participation, lack of funds from local sources will... Financial Participation § 433.53 State plan requirements. A State plan must provide that— (a) State (as...

  4. Comparing the Medicaid Retrospective Drug Utilization Review Program Cost-Savings Methods Used by State Agencies.

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    Prada, Sergio I

    2017-12-01

    The Medicaid Drug Utilization Review (DUR) program is a 2-phase process conducted by Medicaid state agencies. The first phase is a prospective DUR and involves electronically monitoring prescription drug claims to identify prescription-related problems, such as therapeutic duplication, contraindications, incorrect dosage, or duration of treatment. The second phase is a retrospective DUR and involves ongoing and periodic examinations of claims data to identify patterns of fraud, abuse, underutilization, drug-drug interaction, or medically unnecessary care, implementing corrective actions when needed. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires each state to measure prescription drug cost-savings generated from its DUR programs on an annual basis, but it provides no guidance or unified methodology for doing so. To describe and synthesize the methodologies used by states to measure cost-savings using their Medicaid retrospective DUR program in federal fiscal years 2014 and 2015. For each state, the cost-savings methodologies included in the Medicaid DUR 2014 and 2015 reports were downloaded from Medicaid's website. The reports were then reviewed and synthesized. Methods described by the states were classified according to research designs often described in evaluation textbooks. In 2014, the most often used prescription drugs cost-savings estimation methodology for the Medicaid retrospective DUR program was a simple pre-post intervention method, without a comparison group (ie, 12 states). In 2015, the most common methodology used was a pre-post intervention method, with a comparison group (ie, 14 states). Comparisons of savings attributed to the program among states are still unreliable, because of a lack of a common methodology available for measuring cost-savings. There is great variation among states in the methods used to measure prescription drug utilization cost-savings. This analysis suggests that there is still room for improvement in terms of

  5. 28 CFR 31.302 - Applicant State agency.

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    2010-07-01

    ... this section of the Act. (2) Should consider, in meeting the statutory membership requirements of... vandalism and alternatives to expulsion and suspension; and persons with knowledge concerning learning...

  6. 76 FR 43701 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Tribal State Gaming Compact Process...

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    2011-07-21

    ... Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Tribal State Gaming Compact Process; Request for Comments AGENCIES: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of... Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for...

  7. 34 CFR 271.1 - What is the State Educational Agency Desegregation Program?

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    2010-07-01

    ... training) at the request of school boards and other responsible governmental agencies in the preparation... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What is the State Educational Agency Desegregation Program? 271.1 Section 271.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education OFFICE OF...

  8. 78 FR 58381 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on State Highway 288 in Texas

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    2013-09-23

    ... Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), 16 U.S.C. 4601-4604. 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of... Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on State Highway 288 in Texas AGENCY... County Road (CR) 60 in Brazoria County, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for...

  9. 41 CFR 302-15.5 - Is my agency required to authorize payment for property management services?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Is my agency required to authorize payment for property management services? 302-15.5 Section 302-15.5 Public Contracts and Property...-ALLOWANCE FOR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES General Rules for the Employee § 302-15.5 Is my agency required...

  10. Handbook of emergency management for state-level transportation agencies.

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    2010-03-01

    The Department of Homeland Security has mandated specific systems and techniques for the management of emergencies in the United States, including the Incident Command System, the National Incident Management System, Emergency Operations Plans, Emerg...

  11. 78 FR 62638 - Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management...

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    2013-10-22

    ... or in the wrong amount. These risks arise in large part when there are errors or fraud in the... report new performance measures that ACF is proposing to require of all State LIHEAP grantees by Fiscal...

  12. 9 CFR 381.195 - Definitions; requirements for importation into the United States.

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    2010-01-01

    ... INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCY ORGANIZATION AND TERMINOLOGY; MANDATORY MEAT AND POULTRY... Imported Poultry Products § 381.195 Definitions; requirements for importation into the United States. (a) When used in this part, the following terms shall be construed to mean: (1) Import (Imported). To bring...

  13. 49 CFR 266.15 - Requirements for State Rail Plan.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Requirements for State Rail Plan. 266.15 Section... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR LOCAL RAIL SERVICE UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACT § 266.15 Requirements for State Rail Plan. (a) State planning process. The...

  14. Training requirements for DXA technologists in the United States.

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    Carbone, Laura D; Barrow, Karen D; Vannerson, Julie; Boatright, David; Womack, Catherine

    2005-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to determine, by state, the requirements for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry(DXA) operators' training, knowledge of these state requirements, and factors that predicted state and International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) certification of DXA technologists. Seventeen states required registered technologist (RT) certification or authorized/licensed limited certification for DXA operators, 16 had no certification requirements, 12 required RT certification, and 5 had state-specific requirements. There were 9745 surveys mailed toDXA users including 50% Hologic Inc., 50% GE Lunar, and 100% Norland; 3148 surveys are included in this analysis. Among responders who indicated that their state did not have any certification requirements (n=1673), 1095(65.5%) were incorrect; there were requirements. Possession of state and ISCD certification was significantly correlated with the number of patients scanned per week (pquality are urgently needed.

  15. Training state agency personnel in satellite remote sensing technology - Solutions to a special problem

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    Short, N. M.

    1980-01-01

    To aid state/local agencies in starting effective programs to apply Landsat and other remote sensing data, NASA's Eastern Regional Remote Sensing Applications Center (ERRSAC) has developed a comprehensive training program as part of its technology transfer mission. Skills in data processing and interpretation are produced through 'hands-on' experience with computer techniques used to conduct practical applications involving state-oriented projects, conducted jointly by agencies and ERRSAC. In time, ERRSAC will shift much of these training activities to universities where future agency personnel can obtain a broader foundation in remote sensing.

  16. Structural orientation and social agency in South Africa: state, race ...

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    2010-12-08

    Dec 8, 2010 ... initiated by the state was confronted with huge disparities between institutions and their constituents, within institutions there remain articulations of racial formations that are still continuous with the past. In the process of merging, some of these institutions, essentially racist in Goldberg's sense of racial ...

  17. Home Health Agency Performance in the United States: 2011-15.

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    Wang, Yun; Spatz, Erica S; Tariq, Maliha; Angraal, Suveen; Krumholz, Harlan M

    2017-12-01

    To evaluate home health agency quality performance. Observational study. Home health agencies. All Medicare-certified agencies with at least 6 months of data from 2011 to 2015. Twenty-two quality indicators, five patient survey indicators, and their composite scores. The study included 11,462 Medicare-certified home health agencies that served 92.4% of all ZIP codes nationwide, accounting for 315.2 million people. The mean composite scores were 409.1 ± 22.7 out of 500 with the patient survey indicators and 492.3 ± 21.7 out of 600 without the patient survey indicators. Home health agency performance on 27 quality indicators varied, with the coefficients of dispersion ranging from 4.9 to 62.8. Categorization of agencies into performance quartiles revealed that 3,179 (27.7%) were in the low-performing group (below 25th percentile) at least one time during the period from 2011-12 to 2014-15 and that 493 were in the low-performing group throughout the study period. Geographic variation in agency performance was observed. Agencies with longer Medicare-certified years were more likely to have high-performing scores; agencies providing partial services, with proprietary ownership, and those with long travel distances to reach patients had lower performance. Agencies serving low-income counties and counties with lower proportions of women and senior residences and greater proportions of Hispanic residents were more likely to attain lower performance scores. Home health agency performance on several quality indicators varied, and many agencies were persistently in the lowest quartile of performance. Still, there is a need to improve the quality of care of all agencies. Many parts of the United States, particularly lower-income areas and areas with more Hispanic residents, are more likely to receive lower quality home health care. © 2017, Copyright the Authors Journal compilation © 2017, The American Geriatrics Society.

  18. Parliamentary control of security information agency in terms of security culture: State and problems

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Even though security services have the same function as before, today they have different tasks and significantly more work than before. Modern security problems of the late 20th and early 21st century require states to reorganize their security services, adapting them to the new changes. The reorganization involves, among other things, giving wider powers of the security services, in order to effectively counter the growing and sophisticated security threats, which may also lead to violations of human rights and freedoms. It is therefore necessary to define the right competence, organization, authority and control of these services. In democratic countries, there are several institutions with different levels of control of security services. Parliament is certainly one of the most important institutions in that control, both in the world and in our country. Powers, finance, the use of special measures and the nature and scope of work of the Security Information Agency are certainly object of the control of the National Assembly. What seems to be the problem is achieving a balance between the need for control of security services and security services to have effective methods for combating modern security problems. This paper presents the legal framework related to the National Assembly control of the Security Intelligence Agency, as well as the practical problems associated with this type of control. We analyzed the role of security culture as one of the factors of that control. In this regard, it provides guidance for the practical work of the members of parliament who control the Security Intelligence Agency, noting in particular the importance of and the need for continuous improvement of security culture representatives.

  19. 77 FR 26183 - Technical Revisions To Update Reference to the Required Assessment Tool for State Nursing Homes...

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    2012-05-03

    ... Tool for State Nursing Homes Receiving Per Diem Payments From VA AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs... State homes that receive per diem from VA for providing nursing home care to veterans. It requires State nursing homes receiving per diem from VA to use the most recent version of the Centers for Medicare and...

  20. 34 CFR 395.37 - Arbitration of State licensing agency complaints.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Arbitration of State licensing agency complaints. 395... FOR THE BLIND ON FEDERAL AND OTHER PROPERTY Federal Property Management § 395.37 Arbitration of State... Secretary shall convene an ad hoc arbitration panel which shall, in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S...

  1. 77 FR 69650 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Holders or Containers Which Enter the United States...

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    2012-11-20

    ... SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Holders or Containers... concerning the Holders or Containers which Enter the United States Duty Free. This request for comment is...: Title: Holders or Containers which Enter the United States Duty Free. OMB Number: 1651-0035. Form Number...

  2. 34 CFR 300.2 - Applicability of this part to State and local agencies.

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    2010-07-01

    ... children with blindness). (iv) State and local juvenile and adult correctional facilities; and (2) Are... THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES General Purposes and Applicability § 300.2 Applicability... education of children with disabilities, including: (i) The State educational agency (SEA). (ii) Local...

  3. 40 CFR 63.13 - Addresses of State air pollution control agencies and EPA Regional Offices.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Addresses of State air pollution... POLLUTANTS FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES General Provisions § 63.13 Addresses of State air pollution control agencies..., Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas), Director, Air, Pesticides and Toxics, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX...

  4. How information resources are used by state agencies in risk assessment applications - Illinois

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    Olson, C.S.

    1990-12-31

    The Environmental Protection Agency of the State of Illinois (Illinois EPA) has programs in water, air, and land pollution and water supplies paralleling those of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The organization is part of a tripartite arrangement in which the Pollution Control Board is the judicial arm, the Department of Energy and Natural Resources is the research arm, and the Illinois EPA is the enforcement arm. Other state agencies are also concerned with various aspects of the environment and may do risk assessments for chemicals. Although there are various risk assessment activities, both formal and informal, in our agency and in others, this paper will discuss only recent initiatives in water quality criteria.

  5. 40 CFR 152.95 - Citation of all studies in the Agency's files pertinent to a specific data requirement.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Citation of all studies in the Agency... PROCEDURES Procedures To Ensure Protection of Data Submitters' Rights § 152.95 Citation of all studies in the... for a data requirement by citation of all studies in the Agency's files pertinent of that data...

  6. Analytical approaches used in stream benthic macroinvertebrate biomonitoring programs of State agencies in the United States

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    Carter, James L.; Resh, Vincent H.

    2013-01-01

    Biomonitoring programs based on benthic macroinvertebrates are well-established worldwide. Their value, however, depends on the appropriateness of the analytical techniques used. All United States State, benthic macroinvertebrate biomonitoring programs were surveyed regarding the purposes of their programs, quality-assurance and quality-control procedures used, habitat and water-chemistry data collected, treatment of macroinvertebrate data prior to analysis, statistical methods used, and data-storage considerations. State regulatory mandates (59 percent of programs), biotic index development (17 percent), and Federal requirements (15 percent) were the most frequently reported purposes of State programs, with the specific tasks of satisfying the requirements for 305b/303d reports (89 percent), establishment and monitoring of total maximum daily loads, and developing biocriteria being the purposes most often mentioned. Most states establish reference sites (81 percent), but classify them using State-specific methods. The most often used technique for determining the appropriateness of a reference site was Best Professional Judgment (86 percent of these states). Macroinvertebrate samples are almost always collected by using a D-frame net, and duplicate samples are collected from approximately 10 percent of sites for quality assurance and quality control purposes. Most programs have macroinvertebrate samples processed by contractors (53 percent) and have identifications confirmed by a second taxonomist (85 percent). All States collect habitat data, with most using the Rapid Bioassessment Protocol visual-assessment approach, which requires ~1 h/site. Dissolved oxygen, pH, and conductivity are measured in more than 90 percent of programs. Wide variation exists in which taxa are excluded from analyses and the level of taxonomic resolution used. Species traits, such as functional feeding groups, are commonly used (96 percent), as are tolerance values for organic pollution

  7. Examining the differences in format and characteristics of zoonotic virus surveillance data on state agency websites.

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    Scotch, Matthew; Baarson, Brittany; Beard, Rachel; Lauder, Robert; Varman, Aarthi; Halden, Rolf U

    2013-04-26

    Zoonotic viruses are infectious organisms transmittable between animals and humans. Agencies of public health, agriculture, and wildlife conduct surveillance of zoonotic viruses and often report data on their websites. However, the format and characteristics of these data are not known. To describe and compare the format and characteristics of statistics of zoonotic viruses on state public health, agriculture, and wildlife agency websites. For each state, we considered the websites of that state's public health, agriculture, and wildlife agency. For each website, we noted the presence of any statistics for zoonotic viruses from 2000-2012. We analyzed the data using numerous categories including type of statistic, temporal and geographic level of detail, and format. We prioritized our analysis within each category based on assumptions of individuals' preferences for extracting and analyzing data from websites. Thus, if two types of data (such as city and state-level) were present for a given virus in a given year, we counted the one with higher priority (city). External links from agency sites to other websites were not considered. From 2000-2012, state health departments had the most extensive virus data, followed by agriculture, and then wildlife. We focused on the seven viruses that were common across the three agencies. These included rabies, West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, western equine encephalitis, influenza, and dengue fever. Simple numerical totals were most often used to report the data (89% for public health, 81% for agriculture, and 82% for wildlife), and proportions were not different (chi-square P=.15). Public health data were most often presented yearly (66%), while agriculture and wildlife agencies often described cases as they occurred (Fisher's Exact test PPDF files (68%), while agriculture (61%) and wildlife agencies (46%) presented data directly in the text of the HTML webpage (Fisher's Exact test Pgender

  8. Ordinance on technical requirements and conditions of use of optical distribution networks of the Croatian regulatory agency - Analysis and outlook

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    Brusić, Igor; Kittl, Jörg; Ruhle, Ernst-Olav; Žuti, Vladimir

    2011-01-01

    In September 2010 the Croatian regulatory agency (HAKOM) put in force the ordinance on technical requirements and conditions of use of optical distribution networks. With this ordinance the Croatian regulatory agency is looking over the rim by proposing a rather technical approach for the rollout of optical access networks which will have significant influence on the deployment of next generation access networks (NGAN) in Croatia. The ordinance stipulates the requirements that have to be fulf...

  9. Using SCOR as a Supply Chain Management Framework for Government Agency Contract Requirements

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    Paxton, Joseph; Tucker, Brian

    2010-01-01

    This paper will present a model that uses the Supply-Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model as a foundation for a framework to illustrate the information needed throughout a product lifecycle to support a healthy supply chain management function and the subsequent contract requirements to enable it. It will also show where in the supply chain the information must be extracted. The ongoing case study used to exemplify the model is NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Ares I program for human spaceflight. Effective supply chain management and contract requirements are ongoing opportunities for continuous improvement within government agencies, specifically development of systems for human spaceflight operations. Multiple reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reinforce this importance. The SCOR model is a framework for describing a supply chain with process building blocks and business activities. It provides a set of metrics for measuring supply chain performance and best practices for continuously improving. This paper expands the application of the SCOR to also provide the framework for defining information needed from different levels of the supply chain and at different phases of the lifecycle. These needs can be incorporated into contracts to enable more effective supply chain management. Depending on the phase of the lifecycle, effective supply chain management will require involvement from different levels of the organization and different levels of the supply chain.

  10. Perceived barriers to adopting an Asian-language quitline service: a survey of state funding agencies.

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    Zhuang, Yue-Lin; Cummins, Sharon E; Lee, Hye-ryeon; Dearing, James; Kirby, Carrie; Zhu, Shu-Hong

    2012-10-01

    This study examined the perceived barriers to adopting an Asian-language quitline service among agencies that fund current state quitline services across the U.S. A self-administered survey on organizational readiness was sent to the funding agencies of 47 states plus Washington D.C. that currently fund state quitlines in English and Spanish, but not in Asian languages (response rate = 58%). The 2010 Census and the 2009 North American Quitline Consortium Survey were used to obtain the proportion of Asians among the state population and state quitline funding level, respectively. The most frequently cited reasons for not adopting an Asian quitline are: the Asian population in the state would be too small (71.4%), costs of service would be too high (57.1%), and the belief that using third-party translation for counseling is sufficient (39.3%). However, neither the actual proportion of Asians among the state population (range = 0.7% to 7.3%), nor the quitline funding level (range = $0.17 to $20.8 per capita) predicts the reported reasons. The results indicate that quitline funding agencies need more education on the necessity and the feasibility of an Asian-language quitline. Three states are currently participating in a multi-state Asian-language quitline in which each state promotes the service to its residents and one state (CA) provides the services for all the states. This centralized multi-state Asian-language quitline operation, which helps reduce practical barriers in adoption and disparity in access to service, could be extended.

  11. Savings estimates for the United States Environmental Protection Agency?s ENERGY STAR voluntary product labeling program

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    Sanchez, Marla Christine; Sanchez, Marla Christine; Brown, Richard; Homan, Gregory; Webber, Carrie

    2008-06-03

    ENERGY STAR is a voluntary energy efficiency-labeling program operated jointly by the United States Department of Energy and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Since the program inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR has become a leading international brand for energy efficient products. ENERGY STAR's central role in the development of regional, national, and international energy programs necessitates an open process whereby its program achievements to date as well as projected future savings are shared with committed stakeholders. Through 2006, US EPA?S ENERGY STAR labeled products saved 4.8 EJ of primary energy and avoided 82 Tg C equivalent. We project that US EPA?S ENERGY STAR labeled products will save 12.8 EJ and avoid 203 Tg C equivalent over the period 2007-2015. A sensitivity analysis examining two key inputs (carbon factor and ENERGY STAR unit sales) bounds the best estimate of carbon avoided between 54 Tg C and 107 Tg C (1993 to 2006) and between 132 Tg C and 278 Tg C (2007 to 2015).

  12. 75 FR 80287 - Environmental Protection Agency Implementation of OMB Guidance on Drug-Free Workplace Requirements

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    2010-12-22

    ... 40 CFR Part 36 Environmental Protection Agency Implementation of OMB Guidance on Drug-Free Workplace... Protection Agency is removing its regulation implementing the Governmentwide common rule on drug-free... make no substantive change in Environmental Protection Agency policy or procedures for drug-free...

  13. News Agencies, Development, and the State: models of the BRICS countries

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    Pedro Aguiar

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available News agencies have had a privileged role in the development of national and international communication systems, particularly at the periphery of capitalism, being primarily responsible for circulation in the information economy. In countries of Africa, South Asia, Eurasia and Latin America, they constituted prioritised foundations whilst building the institutional structure of the state, designed to boost development. Different models supplied determinants to policies in those countries, such as the choice between public or private ownership, independence or links to global agencies, import or export of information. Taking into account these paradigms and their hybrids, this paper examines the various models of constitution and operation of news agencies that were adopted in emerging countries in the 21st century, nominally the so-called BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, particularly in regards to the State, to ownership and business, and to their respective roles in strategies for national development.

  14. News Agencies, Development, and the State: Models of the BRICS Countries

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    Pedro Aguiar

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available News agencies have had a privileged role in the development of national and international communication systems, particularly at the periphery of capitalism, being primarily responsible for circulation in the information economy. In countries of Africa, South Asia, Eurasia and Latin America, they constituted prioritised foundations whilst building the institutional structure of the state, designed to boost development. Different models supplied determinants to policies in those countries, such as the choice between public or private ownership, independence or links to global agencies, import or export of information. Taking into account these paradigms and their hybrids, this paper examines the various models of constitution and operation of news agencies that were adopted in emerging countries in the 21st century, nominally the so-called BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, particularly in regards to the State, to ownership and business, and to their respective roles in strategies for national development.

  15. 40 CFR 3.2000 - What are the requirements authorized state, tribe, and local programs' reporting systems must meet?

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    2010-07-01

    ... state, tribe, and local programs' reporting systems must meet? 3.2000 Section 3.2000 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL CROSS-MEDIA ELECTRONIC REPORTING Electronic Reporting Under EPA-Authorized State, Tribe, and Local Programs § 3.2000 What are the requirements authorized...

  16. Linker Training Processes for the State Education Agency Dissemination System. Conference Topic Paper.

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    Herlig, Richard K.

    The purpose of the third conference for State Education Agency (SEA) personnel was informative exchange relating to the goals, selection, and training of educational linking agents. The linking agent was considered as a possible solution to the problem of bridging the gap between educational research and classroom practice. Topics considered…

  17. 7 CFR 249.16 - Administrative appeal of State agency decisions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Administrative appeal of State agency decisions. 249.16 Section 249.16 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION...

  18. 7 CFR 249.14 - Distribution of funds to State agencies.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Distribution of funds to State agencies. 249.14 Section 249.14 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM...

  19. 75 FR 27575 - Agency Information Collection Activities: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual...

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    2010-05-17

    ... encourages regional cooperation among institutes in research into areas of water management, development, and... Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activities: State Water Resources Research Institute Program... Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.), authorizes a water resources...

  20. 78 FR 45997 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Transportation Project in Washington State

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    2013-07-30

    ... actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the State Route 167 Puyallup to SR 509, Puyallup River Bridge Replacement Project, located in the City of Puyallup (Milepost 6.40) in Pierce County, Washington. The action by FHWA...

  1. 78 FR 9720 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Holders or Containers Which Enter the United States...

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    2013-02-11

    ... SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Holders or Containers... review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Holders or Containers which enter the... techniques or other forms of information. Title: Holders or Containers which Enter the United States Duty...

  2. Seeing beyond Silos: How State Education Agencies Spend Federal Education Dollars and Why

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    Hanna, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Historically, state departments of education, or SEAs, have--for the most part--been compliance-focused organizations that managed federal education policy. Over the past several decades, these agencies have been education policy implementation entities. Today, while their compliance responsibilities have remained, they are taking on more…

  3. Planning and Implementing a Graduate Environmental Science Course: A State Agency and a University Partnership.

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    Wiggins, Felita

    The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) is the lead environmental agency for the State of Texas. It's charged is to oversee Texas natural resources: air, water, and waste management. The challenge is to manage these resources in a manner so that air and water are sustainable for the future and waste management is dealt with…

  4. Military, University, and Police Agency Command and Staff Colleges in the United States

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    Martin, Richard H.

    2017-01-01

    This article discusses three models of command and staff colleges (CSC). Five university models, five United States Military models, and one police agency model are discussed. The 11 CSCs provide leadership development in various training and education programs all leading to the increased capabilities of leaders and potential leaders for public…

  5. 42 CFR 456.6 - Review by State medical agency of appropriateness and quality of services.

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    2010-10-01

    ... and quality of services. 456.6 Section 456.6 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES... Provisions § 456.6 Review by State medical agency of appropriateness and quality of services. (a) The... professional health personnel of the appropriateness and quality of Medicaid services. (b) The purpose of this...

  6. 77 FR 39494 - Submission for OMB Review; Federal Management Regulation; GSA Form 3040, State Agency Monthly...

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    2012-07-03

    ..., utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. DATES: Submit comments on or before: August 2... Information Collection 3090- 0112, State Agency Monthly Donation Report of Surplus Personal Property by any of... Report of Surplus Personal Property'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search...

  7. Functional Coherence in the State Education Agency: A Structure for Performance Management. Solutions. Issue No. 4

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    Redding, Sam; Nafziger, Dean

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the state education agency (SEA) is to focus the entire education system on helping students become capable in college and career in an increasingly complex world. One of the most vexing problems facing SEAs today is how to meet increasing demands for performance while adjusting to significant resource reductions. Meeting that…

  8. 42 CFR 426.416 - Role of Medicare Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and State agencies in the LCD review.

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    2010-10-01

    ...) and State agencies in the LCD review. 426.416 Section 426.416 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE... COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS AND LOCAL COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS Review of an LCD § 426.416 Role of Medicare Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and State agencies in the LCD review. Medicare MCOs and Medicaid State...

  9. Human factors requirements for telerobotic command and control: The European Space Agency experimental programme

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    Stone, Robert J.

    1991-01-01

    Space Telerobotics research, performed under contract to the European Space Agency (ESA), concerning the execution of human factors experiments, and ultimately leading to the development of a telerobotics test bed, has been carried out since 1985 by a British Consortium consisting of British Aerospace, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and, more recently, the UK National Advanced Robotics Research Centre. The principal aim of the first study of the series was to derive preliminary requirements for a teleoperation servicing system, with reference to two mission model scenarios. The first scenario introduced the problem of communications time delays, and their likely effect on the ground-based operator in control of a manipulator system on board an unmanned servicing vehicle in Low Earth Orbit. In the second scenario, the operator was located on the NASA Orbiter aft flight deck, supervising the control of a prototype manipulator in the 'servicing' of an experimental payload in the cargo bay area. Human factors analyses centered on defining the requirements for the teleoperator workstation, such as identifying basic ergonomic requirements for workstation and panel layouts, defining teleoperation strategies, developing alphanumeric and graphic screen formats for the supervision or direct control of the manipulator, and the potential applications of expert system technology. The second study for ESA involved an experimental appraisal of some of the important issues highlighted in the first study, for which relevant human factors data did not exist. Of central importance during the second study was the issue of communications time delays and their effect on the manual control of a teleoperated manipulator from a ground-based command and control station.

  10. Absorptive capacity in travel agencies: a study in the State of Sergipe, Brazil

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    Éder Danilo Bezerra

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to analyze the absorptive capacity of travel agencies, based on the absorptive capacity model of Zahra and George (2002. The research is justified given the representativeness of the tourism sector in the service sector and the need for innovation measures closer to the sector’s specificities and focused on the dynamic capabilities of these companies. The study is quantitative, following an exploratory and descriptive approach. We performed a survey, with the questionnaire as our data collection instrument was. The research was conducted with the travel agencies affiliated to ABAV Sergipe - Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies in the State of Sergipe, initially totaling 50 listed companies, of which 08 were unable to participate, so that we obtained a total of 42 (84% respondents, including the travel agencies located in the interior of the State. The tabulation and analysis were made with the help of softwares such as IBM SPSS Statistics 19, Minitab 17 and Microsoft Excel 2007. The results showed that creative imitation is a major source of innovation for the agencies of the State of Sergipe and a result of their relationship with clients as well as with other companies, whether competitors or suppliers, which makes these companies open to new knowledge. The agencies surveyed also create informal networks ensuring that the knowledge and information they need are transmitted within the organization in a fast and dynamic fashion. As a contribution, the article advances the literature on innovation and tourism, by studying innovation from a different perspective of the shumpeterian one, proposing an alternative analytical lens.

  11. 41 CFR 102-75.370 - May a State, or any political subdivision thereof, certify to a disposal agency that it needs a...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false May a State, or any political subdivision thereof, certify to a disposal agency that it needs a surplus power transmission line and the right-of-way acquired for its construction to meet the requirements of a public or cooperative power project? 102-75.370 Section 102...

  12. Army Audit Agency Process for Determining Audit Requirements and Requesting Resources

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    1999-01-01

    .... The mission of the Army Audit Agency is to provide an independent and objective internal audit service to the Department of the Army through an appropriate mix of financial and performance audits. Internal audits by the Army Audit Agency of military commands, installations, or activities are scheduled on a periodic basis determined by the Auditor General.

  13. 45 CFR 205.36 - State plan requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... account for— (1) All the factors in the total eligibility determination process under the plan for aid, including but not limited to: (i) Identifiable correlation factors (such as social security numbers, names... ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS § 205.36 State plan requirements. A State plan under title IV-A of the Social Security...

  14. Incorporating Partners in Flight Priorities into State Agency Operational Plans: Development of a Management System for Wetland Passerines

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    Thomas P. Hodgman

    2005-01-01

    State agencies are often considered the prime avenues for implementation of Partners in Flight (PIF) bird conservation plans. Yet, such agencies already have in place a planning structure, which allows for dispersal of Federal Aid funds and guides management actions. Consequently, superimposing additional planning frameworks (e.g., PIF bird conservation plans) on state...

  15. Ready for the Future: Assessing the Collaborative Capacity of State Emergency Management Agencies

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    2013-03-01

    local businesses and powerful private sector organizations such as McDonald’s and Walmart . What makes one state emergency management agency better at...resilience-building activities in communities across the country.” An idea for such an activity would be the co- development of “ apps ” for smartphones...2011) Based on this information, they could then partner with colleges and private software developers to create apps , including collaboration with

  16. 36 CFR 1222.24 - How do agencies establish recordkeeping requirements?

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    2010-07-01

    ... personnel in the course of their official duties; (2) Specify the use of materials and recording techniques... staff, systems administrators, and the general recordkeeping responsibilities of all agency employees...

  17. 77 FR 71477 - Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2012-11-30

    ... collected. A Spanish-language translation and bilingual interviewers would be used to minimize language... performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii...

  18. Priorities in national space strategies and governance of the member states of the European Space Agency

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    Adriaensen, Maarten; Giannopapa, Christina; Sagath, Daniel; Papastefanou, Anastasia

    2015-12-01

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has twenty Member States with a variety of strategic priorities and governance structures regarding their space activities. A number of countries engage in space activities exclusively though ESA, while others have also their own national space programme. Some consider ESA as their prime space agency and others have additionally their own national agency with respective programmes. The main objective of this paper is to provide an up-to date overview and a holistic assessment of strategic priorities and the national space governance structures in 20 ESA Member States. This analysis and assessment has been conducted by analysing the Member States public documents, information provided at ESA workshop on this topic and though unstructured interviews. The paper is structured to include two main elements: priorities and trends in national space strategies and space governance in ESA Member States. The first part of this paper focuses on the content and analysis of the national space strategies and indicates the main priorities and trends in Member States. The priorities are categorised with regards to technology domains, the role of space in the areas of sustainability and the motivators that boost engagement in space. These vary from one Member State to another and include with different levels of engagement in technology domains amongst others: science and exploration, navigation, Earth observation, human space flight, launchers, telecommunications, and integrated applications. Member States allocate a different role of space as enabling tool adding to the advancement of sustainability areas including: security, resources, environment and climate change, transport and communication, energy, and knowledge and education. The motivators motivating reasoning which enhances or hinders space engagement also differs. The motivators identified are industrial competitiveness, job creation, technology development and transfer, social benefits

  19. The strategic defense of physician autonomy: State public health agencies as countervailing powers.

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    Senier, Laura; Lee, Rachael; Nicoll, Lauren

    2017-08-01

    Advances in genetic testing and the aggressive marketing of genetic tests by commercial diagnostic laboratories have driven both consumer demand and the need for unbiased information about how tests should guide healthcare delivery. This paper uses the countervailing powers framework to explore the role of state public health agencies as arbiters of quality and safety, specifically through their efforts to encourage physicians to follow evidence-based recommendations for screening for hereditary cancers. Social scientists have often viewed actions by the state to regulate cost, quality, or safety as a threat to physician autonomy. This paper draws on case studies from two US states-Michigan and Connecticut-to better understand the specific role of state public health agencies, and especially whether their activities to encourage adherence to evidence-based recommendations bolster or subvert the interests of other parties in the healthcare arena. We find that lacking authority to compel provider to follow evidence-based recommendations, they improvised ways to foster compliance voluntarily, for example, by emphasizing the role of the physician as gatekeeper, thus affirming the importance of physician autonomy and clinical judgment. Both states also used public health surveillance data to make rare diseases visible and illustrate gaps between recommendations and practice. Finally, they both showed that following evidence-based recommendations could align the professional and market interests of healthcare stakeholders. Both states employed similar strategies with similar effects, despite substantial differences in the regulatory climate and organizational capacity. Taken as a whole, their activities orchestrated a countervailing response that checked the profit-seeking motives of commercial laboratories. Our findings demonstrate that rather than eroding physician autonomy, state action to monitor healthcare quality and encourage adherence to evidence

  20. 75 FR 52753 - Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management...

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    2010-08-27

    ... that underlie successful welfare reform initiatives. The Emergency Fund provides resources to States... program, and make future policy decisions on the basis of such knowledge. Respondents: State, territory...

  1. 76 FR 13200 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0062; State...

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    2011-03-10

    ... reduction. Title 44 CFR part 201 provides the mitigation planning requirements for State, local and Indian... requirements to support administration of hazard mitigation assistance programs. DATES: Comments must be... material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www...

  2. The impact of domestic violence exposure on South Asian children in the United States: Perspectives of domestic violence agency staff.

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    Ragavan, Maya I; Fikre, Tsion; Millner, Uma; Bair-Merritt, Megan

    2018-02-01

    The South Asian community is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and past research suggests that South Asian domestic violence (DV) survivors may require culturally-specific resources. Similarly, South Asian children in the US exposed to DV may have unique responses and needs, but this has not been explored to date. The objective of this study was to examine the specific needs of South Asian children exposed to DV from the vantage point of staff from South Asian DV agencies across the United States. Thirty interviews were conducted, with data coded and consolidated into larger themes using thematic analysis. Participants described several factors important to understanding the impact of DV on South Asian children including the role of the extended family, identifying with two cultures, fear about what the South Asian community will think, gender differences, and the importance of projecting an image of perfection. Participants also discussed development of culturally-tailored resources. This study suggests the importance of framing South Asian children's experiences within the context of interweaving South Asian and American cultural values, with careful attention paid to how potential culture clashes between parents and children may impact the way children process trauma. Further work should triangulate these themes with children, parents, and extended family, as well as collaborate with South Asian DV agencies to design child-focused programs. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. 75 FR 65881 - Ownership Limitations and Governance Requirements for Security-Based Swap Clearing Agencies...

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    2010-10-26

    ... structures relating to ownership, voting, and governance of security- based swap clearing agencies, SB SEFs... Internet comment form ( http://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed.shtml ); or Send an e-mail to [email protected] the Commission's Internet Web site ( http://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed.shtml ). Comments are also...

  4. 76 FR 22450 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Information Collection Requirements; Comment...

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    2011-04-21

    ... continuing information collection titled ``Basel II Interagency Supervisory Guidance for the Supervisory... submitting comments on the Agency Web Site. E-mail: [email protected] . Include ``Basel II Supervisory..., and purchase of services to provide information. Title of Information Collection: Basel II Interagency...

  5. 76 FR 76218 - Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2011-12-06

    ... adding the advanced crash avoidance safety information to the safety rating label. Additional areas of... Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA... of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR...

  6. 77 FR 12107 - Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2012-02-28

    ... potential changes to their logistics, networks and the contingency plans that have been developed (or will... functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the..., utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection...

  7. 75 FR 27561 - Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management...

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    2010-05-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND..., grantees must have in place policies that address waste, fraud and abuse. Presidential Executive Order..., encourages Federal agencies to take deliberate and immediate action to eliminate fraud and improper payments...

  8. 34 CFR 682.414 - Records, reports, and inspection requirements for guaranty agency programs.

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    2010-07-01

    ...) Documentation of any matters relating to the collection of the loan by tax-refund offset; and (G) Any additional... records beyond these minimum periods. (3) A guaranty agency shall retain a copy of the audit report... retention of records beyond this minimum period. (iv) A lender shall retain a copy of the audit report...

  9. 7 CFR 205.620 - Requirements of State organic programs.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Requirements of State organic programs. 205.620 Section 205.620 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) ORGANIC FOODS PRODUCTION ACT PROVISIONS NATIONAL...

  10. 24 CFR 1710.506 - State/Federal filing requirements.

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    2010-04-01

    ... HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (INTERSTATE LAND SALES REGISTRATION PROGRAM) LAND REGISTRATION Certification... 24 Housing and Urban Development 5 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false State/Federal filing requirements. 1710.506 Section 1710.506 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban...

  11. 41 CFR 102-38.365 - Is a holding agency required to report property in “scrap” condition to its selected SC?

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    2010-07-01

    ... Sales Program § 102-38.365 Is a holding agency required to report property in “scrap” condition to its selected SC? No. Property which has no value except for its basic material content (scrap material) may be... agency should consult the SC(s) selected by the holding agency as to the feasibility of selling the scrap...

  12. Bottom-Up Risk Regulation? How Nanotechnology Risk Knowledge Gaps Challenge Federal and State Environmental Agencies

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    Powell, Maria C.; Griffin, Martin P. A.; Tai, Stephanie

    2008-09-01

    Nanotechnologies have been called the “Next Industrial Revolution.” At the same time, scientists are raising concerns about the potential health and environmental risks related to the nano-sized materials used in nanotechnologies. Analyses suggest that current U.S. federal regulatory structures are not likely to adequately address these risks in a proactive manner. Given these trends, the premise of this paper is that state and local-level agencies will likely deal with many “end-of-pipe” issues as nanomaterials enter environmental media without prior toxicity testing, federal standards, or emissions controls. In this paper we (1) briefly describe potential environmental risks and benefits related to emerging nanotechnologies; (2) outline the capacities of the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act to address potential nanotechnology risks, and how risk data gaps challenge these regulations; (3) outline some of the key data gaps that challenge state-level regulatory capacities to address nanotechnologies’ potential risks, using Wisconsin as a case study; and (4) discuss advantages and disadvantages of state versus federal approaches to nanotechnology risk regulation. In summary, we suggest some ways government agencies can be better prepared to address nanotechnology risk knowledge gaps and risk management.

  13. 76 FR 71600 - Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process...

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    2011-11-18

    ... Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Tribal- State Gaming Compact Process; Request for Comments AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of... Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the...

  14. 34 CFR 99.61 - What responsibility does an educational agency or institution have concerning conflict with State...

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    2010-07-01

    ...? § 99.61 What responsibility does an educational agency or institution have concerning conflict with... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What responsibility does an educational agency or institution have concerning conflict with State or local laws? 99.61 Section 99.61 Education Office of the...

  15. State of Nevada, Agency for Nuclear Projects/Nuclear Waste Project Office narrative report, January 1--June 30, 1991

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    1996-08-01

    The Agency for Nuclear Projects/Nuclear Waste Project Office (NWPO) is the State of Nevada agency designated by State law to monitor and oversee US Department of Energy (DOE) activities relative to the possible siting, construction, operation and closure of a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain and to carry out the State of Nevada`s responsibilities under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. During the reporting period the NWPO continued to work toward the five objectives designed to implement the Agency`s oversight responsibilities. (1) Assure that the health and safety of Nevada`s citizens are adequately protected with regard to any federal high-level radioactive waste program within the State. (2) Take the responsibilities and perform the duties of the State of Nevada as described in the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (Public Law 97-425) and the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987. (3) Advise the Governor, the State Commission on Nuclear Projects and the Nevada State Legislature on matters concerning the potential disposal of high-level radioactive waste in the State. (4) Work closely and consult with affected local governments and State agencies. (5) Monitor and evaluate federal planning and activities regarding high-level radioactive waste disposal. Plan and conduct independent State studies regarding the proposed repository.

  16. 76 FR 78668 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements on...

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    2011-12-19

    ... Collection; Comment Request; Requirements on Content and Format of Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and... of FDA's requirements on content and format of labeling for human prescription drug and biological... appropriate, and other forms of information technology. Requirements on Content and Format of Labeling for...

  17. Making the case for uniformity in professional state licensure requirements.

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    Brannon, Janice A; Cohn, Ellen R; Cason, Jana

    2012-01-01

    Telehealth, the use of communication and information technologies to deliver health services, was initially envisioned as a way for persons in rural or remote settings to receive otherwise unavailable healthcare services. Now, in addition to overcoming personnel shortages for underserved populations, telehealth shows promise in meeting the needs of a constantly mobile U.S. society and workforce. Fortunately, telerehabilitation can meet the needs of a mobile society and workforce by enabling continuity of care for individuals who are out-of-town, on vacation, in temporary residence as a university student, or on business travel. Unfortunately, outdated legislative and regulatory policies and inhospitable infrastructures currently stand in the way of a seamless continuum of care. In 2010, the American Telemedicine Association's Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group (TR SIG) convened a License Portability Sub-Committee to explore ways to diminish barriers for state licensure portability with a particular focus on physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and audiology. In 2011, the Subcommittee published a factsheet (1) that detailed the challenges and potential solutions that surround the difficult issue of licensure portability. Concurrently, the American Telemedicine Association is advocating for national reform of professional licensure. (2) At the heart of all licensure requirements is the ability to determine who should be granted the authority to practice in a particular profession. This is done by focusing on educational, examination and behavioral requirements that are deemed the minimum necessary to protect the public from harm. States, however, with whom authority for licensure of health professionals rests, have independently defined those minimum requirements. This approach has led to a myriad of requirements that vary from state to state. Licensure portability will best succeed when variability between licensure requirements is

  18. State analysis requirements database for engineering complex embedded systems

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    Bennett, Matthew B.; Rasmussen, Robert D.; Ingham, Michel D.

    2004-01-01

    It has become clear that spacecraft system complexity is reaching a threshold where customary methods of control are no longer affordable or sufficiently reliable. At the heart of this problem are the conventional approaches to systems and software engineering based on subsystem-level functional decomposition, which fail to scale in the tangled web of interactions typically encountered in complex spacecraft designs. Furthermore, there is a fundamental gap between the requirements on software specified by systems engineers and the implementation of these requirements by software engineers. Software engineers must perform the translation of requirements into software code, hoping to accurately capture the systems engineer's understanding of the system behavior, which is not always explicitly specified. This gap opens up the possibility for misinterpretation of the systems engineer's intent, potentially leading to software errors. This problem is addressed by a systems engineering tool called the State Analysis Database, which provides a tool for capturing system and software requirements in the form of explicit models. This paper describes how requirements for complex aerospace systems can be developed using the State Analysis Database.

  19. 12 CFR 34.43 - Appraisals required; transactions requiring a State certified or licensed appraiser.

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    2010-01-01

    ... lending institution, provided that: (i) There has been no obvious and material change in market conditions or physical aspects of the property that threatens the adequacy of the institution's real estate... by a State certified or licensed appraiser is required for all real estate-related financial...

  20. 12 CFR 323.3 - Appraisals required; transactions requiring a State certified or licensed appraiser.

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    2010-01-01

    ... lending institution, provided that: (i) There has been no obvious and material change in market conditions or physical aspects of the property that threatens the adequacy of the institution's real estate... State certified or licensed appraiser is required for all real estate-related financial transactions...

  1. Using SCOR as a Supply Chain Management Framework for Government Agency Contract Requirements

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    Paxton, Joe

    2010-01-01

    Enterprise Supply Chain Management consists of: Specifying suppliers to support inter-program and inter-agency efforts. Optimizing inventory levels and locations throughout the supply chain. Executing corrective actions to improve quality and lead time issues throughout the supply chain. Processing reported data to calculate and make visible supply chain performance (provide information for decisions and actions). Ensuring the right hardware and information is provided at the right time and in the right place. Monitoring the industrial base while developing, producing, operating and retiring a system. Seeing performance deep in the supply chain that could indicate issues affecting system availability and readiness.

  2. Making the Case for Uniformity in Professional State Licensure Requirements

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    Janice A. Brannon

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Telehealth, the use of communication and information technologies to deliver health services, was initially envisioned as a way for persons in rural or remote settings to receive otherwise unavailable healthcare services. Now, in addition to overcoming personnel shortages for underserved populations, telehealth shows promise in meeting the needs of a constantly mobile U.S. society and workforce.  Fortunately, telerehabilitation can meet the needs of a mobile society and workforce by enabling continuity of care for individuals who are out-of-town, on vacation, in temporary residence as a university student, or on business travel. Unfortunately, outdated legislative and regulatory policies and inhospitable infrastructures currently stand in the way of a seamless continuum of care.In 2010, the American Telemedicine Association’s Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group (TR SIG convened a License Portability Sub-Committee to explore ways to diminish barriers for state licensure portability with a particular focus on physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and audiology.  In 2011, the Subcommittee published a factsheet that detailed the challenges and potential solutions that surround the difficult issue of licensure portability.  Concurrently, the American Telemedicine Association is advocating for national reform of professional licensure.At the heart of all licensure requirements is the ability to determine who should be granted the authority to practice in a particular profession.  This is done by focusing on educational, examination and behavioral requirements that are deemed the minimum necessary to protect the public from harm.  States, however, with whom authority for licensure of health professionals rests, have independently determined those minimum requirements.  This approach has led to a myriad of requirements that vary from state to state. Licensure portability will best succeed when variability between

  3. 75 FR 16895 - Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2010-04-02

    ...) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The... days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th... requirement in Part 575 which would require tire manufacturers and tire brand name owners to rate all...

  4. 75 FR 55274 - Change of Address for Region 5 State and Local Agencies; Technical Correction

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    2010-09-10

    ... jurisdiction of EPA Region 5 includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Certain EPA air pollution control regulations requiring submittal of notifications, reports and other..., 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604. The telephone number is (312) 353-3503. Jeremiah Hall...

  5. 34 CFR 395.17 - Suspension of designation as State licensing agency.

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    2010-07-01

    ... protection of Federal property on which vending machines subject to the requirements of § 395.32 are located in the State. Upon the suspension of such designation, vending machine income from vending machines... maintenance, operation and protection of the Federal property on which such vending machines are located...

  6. 75 FR 20033 - Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2010-04-16

    ... operations by the Armed forces of the United States in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm... of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives...

  7. A procurement-based pathway for promoting public health: innovative purchasing approaches for state and local government agencies.

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    Noonan, Kathleen; Miller, Dorothy; Sell, Katherine; Rubin, David

    2013-11-01

    Through their purchasing powers, government agencies can play a critical role in leveraging markets to create healthier foods. In the United States, state and local governments are implementing creative approaches to procuring healthier foods, moving beyond the traditional regulatory relationship between government and vendors. They are forging new partnerships between government, non-profits, and researchers to increase healthier purchasing. On the basis of case examples, this article proposes a pathway in which state and local government agencies can use the procurement cycle to improve healthy eating.

  8. Assistance to Oil and Gas State Agencies and Industry through Continuation of Environmental and Production Data Management and a Water Regulatory Initiative

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    Grunewald, Ben; Arthur, Dan; Langhus, Bruce; Gillespie, Tom; Binder, Ben; Warner, Don; Roberts, Jim; Cox, D.O.

    2002-05-31

    This grant project was a major step toward completion of the Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) project. Additionally the project addresses the needs identified during the projects initial phases. By implementing this project, the following outcomes were sought: (1) State regulatory agencies implemented more formalized environmental risk management practices as they pertain to the production of oil and gas, and injection via Class II wells. (2) Enhancement of oil and gas production by implementing a management system supporting the saving of abandoned or idle wells located in areas with a relatively low environmental risk of endangering underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) in a particular state. (3) Verification that protection of USDWs is adequate and additional restrictions of requirements are not necessary in areas with a relatively low environmental risk. (4) Standardization of data and information maintained by state regulatory agencies and decrease the regulatory cost burden on producers operating in multiple states, and (5) Development of a system for electronic data transfer among operators and state regulatory agencies and reduction of overall operator reporting burdens.

  9. Evaluating Progress: State Education Agencies and the Implementation of New Teacher Evaluation Systems. WP #2015-09

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    McGuinn, Patrick

    2015-01-01

    In a 2012 paper for the Center for American Progress, "The State of Evaluation Reform," Patrick McGuinn (Drew University) identified the opportunities and challenges facing education agencies in Race to the Top (RTTT) grant-winning states as they prepared for the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems. The 2012 study undertook…

  10. 76 FR 56493 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on State Loop 375 From Interstate Highway 10 to the...

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    2011-09-13

    ... Conservation Fund (LWCF), 16 U.S.C. 4601-4604; Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300(f)-300(j)(6... Interstate Highway 10 to the Franklin Mountains State Park in Texas AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration..., upgrades to Texas State Loop 375 from Interstate Highway 10 to 0.479 Mile East of the Tom Mays Unit of the...

  11. Supplemental Information for New York State Standardized Interconnection Requirements

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    Ingram, Michael [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Narang, David J. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Mather, Barry A. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Kroposki, Benjamin D. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2017-10-24

    This document is intended to aid in the understanding and application of the New York State Standardized Interconnection Requirements (SIR) and Application Process for New Distributed Generators 5 MW or Less Connected in Parallel with Utility Distribution Systems, and it aims to provide supplemental information and discussion on selected topics relevant to the SIR. This guide focuses on technical issues that have to date resulted in the majority of utility findings within the context of interconnecting photovoltaic (PV) inverters. This guide provides background on the overall issue and related mitigation measures for selected topics, including substation backfeeding, anti-islanding and considerations for monitoring and controlling distributed energy resources (DER).

  12. 77 FR 36339 - Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2012-06-18

    ... Administration. Title: Service Obligation Compliance Report and Merchant Marine Reserve U.S. Naval Reserve Annual.... Affective Public: Graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and every subsidized State maritime academy... imposes a service obligation on every graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and every subsidized...

  13. The Effect of Violations of the Constant Demand Assumption on the Defense Logistic Agency Requirements Model

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    1994-09-01

    direct labor and support costs which begin with the output of the requirement notice, through the mailing of the contract or order and will also...This concludes the steps for calculating the levels for the demand pattern experimental factor. 90 Total Annual Demanda LA The levels for total annual

  14. 76 FR 12645 - Ownership Limitations and Governance Requirements for Security-Based Swap Clearing Agencies...

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    2011-03-08

    ... COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 242 RIN 3235-AK74 Ownership Limitations and Governance Requirements for Security... or appropriate to improve the governance of, or to mitigate systemic risk, promote competition or... consolidated assets of $50 billion or more, a nonbank financial company supervised by the Board of Governors of...

  15. 76 FR 28128 - Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

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    2011-05-13

    ...), level of traditional speed law enforcement, existence and results of program evaluations, media reports... Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NTI-131, Room W46-500, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE...) Implementation. Type of Request: New information collection requirement. Abstract: A great many enforcement...

  16. Inter-Service/Agency Automated Message Processing Exchange Program. Functional Requirements Description and Interface Control Document.

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    1983-11-01

    function. The SSN must be all numbers or the message is rejected. The SSN also is used as the End of Message CEOM ) validation number in message...n contain the ; 1 2 4 1Z -; d 6? char: • Kequireo Fie ncludinq s c s: Lines FORMAT LINE 16 - CEOM ) - Required field The i e n

  17. Identifying and confirming information and system quality requirements for multi-agency disaster management

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    Bharosa, N.; Appelman, J.A.; Van Zanten, B.; Zuurmond, A.

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates the relevance and assurance of information and system quality as requirements for information systems success during disaster management. Despite the many examples of poor information quality and poor system quality, research on the relevance and assurance of these

  18. 78 FR 30939 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: State Library Administrative Agencies Survey...

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    2013-05-23

    ... Administrative Agencies Survey, FY 2014 AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, The National Foundation.... SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Service (``IMLS'') as part of its continuing effort to reduce.... Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an independent Federal grant-making agency...

  19. 28 CFR 83.645 - Federal agency or agency.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Federal agency or agency. 83.645 Section 83.645 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) GOVERNMENT-WIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR... means any United States executive department, military department, government corporation, government...

  20. Defining Autism: Variability in State Education Agency Definitions of and Evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Malinda L. Pennington

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In light of the steady rise in the prevalence of students with autism, this study examined the definition of autism published by state education agencies (SEAs, as well as SEA-indicated evaluation procedures for determining student qualification for autism. We compared components of each SEA definition to aspects of autism from two authoritative sources: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA-2004. We also compared SEA-indicated evaluation procedures across SEAs to evaluation procedures noted in IDEA-2004. Results indicated that many more SEA definitions incorporate IDEA-2004 features than DSM-IV-TR features. However, despite similar foundations, SEA definitions of autism displayed considerable variability. Evaluation procedures were found to vary even more across SEAs. Moreover, within any particular SEA there often was little concordance between the definition (what autism is and evaluation procedures (how autism is recognized. Recommendations for state and federal policy changes are discussed.

  1. Minimum Stocking Requirements for Retailers in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children: Disparities Across US States.

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    Pelletier, Jennifer E; Schreiber, Liana R N; Laska, Melissa N

    2017-07-01

    To examine state variation in minimum stocking requirements for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)-authorized small food retailers. We obtained minimum stocking requirements for 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2017 from WIC Web pages or e-mail from the state WIC agency. We developed a coding protocol to compare minimum quantities and varieties required for 12 food and beverage categories. We calculated the median, range, and interquartile range for each measure. Nearly all states set minimum varieties and quantities of fruits and vegetables, 100% juice, whole grain-rich foods, breakfast cereal, milk, cheese, eggs, legumes, and peanut butter. Fewer states set requirements for canned fish, yogurt, and tofu. Most measures had a large range in minimum requirements (e.g., $8-$100 of fruits and vegetables, 60-144 oz of breakfast cereal). WIC-participating retailers must adhere to very different minimum stocking requirements across states, which may result in disparities in food and beverage products available to WIC recipients. Public Health Implications. The results provide benchmarks that can inform new local, state, and federal program and policy efforts to increase healthy food availability in retail settings.

  2. 78 FR 63145 - Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Hawaii; Infrastructure Requirements for...

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    2013-10-23

    ... and other control measures. Section 110(a)(2)(B): Ambient air quality monitoring/data system. Section... control measures. Section 110(a)(2)(B): Ambient air quality monitoring/data system. Section 110(a)(2)(C... Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...

  3. Budget- and Priority-Setting Criteria at State Health Agencies in Times of Austerity: A Mixed-Methods Study

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    Resnick, Beth; Kass, Nancy; Sellers, Katie; Young, Jessica; Bernet, Patrick; Jarris, Paul

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. We examined critical budget and priority criteria for state health agencies to identify likely decision-making factors, pressures, and opportunities in times of austerity. Methods. We have presented findings from a 2-stage, mixed-methods study with state public health leaders regarding public health budget- and priority-setting processes. In stage 1, we conducted hour-long interviews in 2011 with 45 health agency executive and division or bureau leaders from 6 states. Stage 2 was an online survey of 207 executive and division or bureau leaders from all state health agencies (66% response rate). Results. Respondents identified 5 key criteria: whether a program was viewed as “mission critical,” the seriousness of the consequences of not funding the program, financing considerations, external directives and mandates, and the magnitude of the problem the program addressed. Conclusions. We have presented empirical findings on criteria used in state health agency budgetary decision-making. These criteria suggested a focus and interest on core public health and the largest public health problems with the most serious ramifications. PMID:24825212

  4. The requirements of a next step large steady state tokamak

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    Janeschitz, G.; Barabaschi, P.; Federici, G.; Ioki, K.; Ladd, P.; Mukhovatov, V.; Sugihara, M.; Tivey, R.; ITER-JCT; Home Team

    2000-06-01

    After a decision by the ITER parties to investigate the possibility of designing a reduced cost version of ITER several possible machine layouts with different aspect ratios were studied. Relatively early in this process it became clear that there is no significant cost difference between different aspect ratios and that there is a maximum realistically possible aspect ratio for a machine with 6 m major radius and rather high plasma shaping. Following this study a machine with an intermediate aspect ratio (3.1) called the ITER Fusion Energy Advanced Tokamak (ITER FEAT) was chosen as the basis for the outline design of a reduced cost ITER. Several potential steady state scenarios can be investigated in ITER FEAT, i.e. monotonic or reversed shear at full or reduced minor radius. In addition, so-called hybrid discharges, are feasible where a mixture of inductive and non-inductive current drive as well as bootstrap current allows long pulse discharges of the order of 2500 s. The βN values and H factors required for these discharges are in the same range as those observed on present machines, which provides confidence that such discharges can be studied in ITER FEAT. However, due to uncertainties in physics knowledge, for example the current drive efficiency off-axis, it is impossible at present to generate a completely self-consistent scenario taking all boundary conditions, for example engineering or heating system constraints, into account. In addition, all of these regimes have a potential problem with divertor operation compatibility (low edge density) and with helium exhaust which has to be addressed in existing experiments. For the engineering design of the in-vessel components and for the balance of the plant there is practically no difference between inductive (500 s) and steady state operation. However, the choice of heating systems and the distribution of power between them will be strongly influenced by the envisaged steady state scenarios.

  5. Development of Minimum State Requirements for Local Growth Policies : Research Project Capsule

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    2012-10-01

    In Louisiana, growth in and : around many urban areas is : neither planned nor : managed. State and local : government agencies : simply react to what has occurred and attempt to catch up with the necessary : infrastructure. In other words, governmen...

  6. North Carolina State Agencies Working to Prevent Agricultural Injuries and Illnesses.

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    Langley, Ricky; Hirsch, Anne; Cullen, Regina; Allran, John; Woody, Renee; Bell, Derrick

    2017-01-01

    Over the past 25 years, the North Carolina Departments of Labor, Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Health and Human Services have worked with farmers, farmworkers, commodity and trade associations, universities, and cooperative extension agents to develop programs to decrease the occurrence of injuries and illnesses among agricultural workers and their families. The Bureau of Agricultural Safety and Health in the North Carolina Department of Labor helped craft the Migrant Housing Act, created the Gold Star program, and developed numerous projects promoting rural highway safety and farm safety. The Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division in the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services administers programs funded by the Pesticide Environmental Trust Fund (PETF), including the Pesticide Container Recycling Program, Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program (PDAP), and Soil Fumigation Training. The Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services developed public health surveillance programs for pesticide incidents and carbon monoxide poisoning. These projects, programs, and policies demonstrate the work that North Carolina state agencies are doing to improve the health of agricultural workers and their families.

  7. Memo Clarifying Requirements and State Reporting Guidance to Transition to the Revised Total Coliform Rule

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    This memorandum provides guidance to primacy agencies with enforcement responsibility under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) concerning the requirements to transition public water systems (PWSs) from the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) to the RTCR

  8. 40 CFR 745.325 - Lead-based paint activities: State and Tribal program requirements.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Lead-based paint activities: State and... AGENCY (CONTINUED) TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT LEAD-BASED PAINT POISONING PREVENTION IN CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES State and Indian Tribal Programs § 745.325 Lead-based paint activities: State and...

  9. 75 FR 26282 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: State Library Administrative Agencies Survey...

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    2010-05-11

    ... Administrative Agencies Survey, FY 2011-2013 AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, The National.... SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Service (``IMLS'') as part of its continuing effort to reduce... of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street, NW., 9th Floor, Washington DC 20036. Ms. Miller can be...

  10. 34 CFR 350.41 - What State agency review must an applicant under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What State agency review must an applicant under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program obtain? 350.41 Section 350.41 Education... REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION RESEARCH PROJECTS AND CENTERS...

  11. 42 CFR 426.516 - Role of Medicare Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and State agencies in the NCD review process.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Role of Medicare Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and State agencies in the NCD review process. 426.516 Section 426.516 Public Health CENTERS FOR... OF NATIONAL COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS AND LOCAL COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS Review of an NCD § 426.516 Role...

  12. Prioritization of K-12 World Language Education in the United States: State Requirements for High School Graduation

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    O'Rourke, Polly; Zhou, Qian; Rottman, Isaac

    2016-01-01

    In view of the importance of increasing multilingualism in the United States, the current study examined state policy for high school graduation requirements in the 50 states and the District of Columbia as an index of the way in which the study of world language is positioned and prioritized in K--12 education. Only seven states require the study…

  13. Readability of Ebola Information on Websites of Public Health Agencies, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Europe.

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    Castro-Sánchez, Enrique; Spanoudakis, Elpiniki; Holmes, Alison H

    2015-07-01

    Public involvement in efforts to control the current Ebola virus disease epidemic requires understandable information. We reviewed the readability of Ebola information from public health agencies in non-Ebola-affected areas. A substantial proportion of citizens would have difficulty understanding existing information, which would potentially hinder effective health-seeking behaviors.

  14. 29 CFR 1952.10 - Requirements for approval of State posters.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Requirements for approval of State posters. 1952.10 Section... and Conditions § 1952.10 Requirements for approval of State posters. (a)(1) In order to inform..., States with approved plans shall develop and require employers to post a State poster meeting the...

  15. 42 CFR 431.120 - State requirements with respect to nursing facilities.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false State requirements with respect to nursing... nursing facilities. (a) State plan requirements. A State plan must— (1) Provide that the requirements of... chapter pertain to the following aspects of nursing facility services and are required by the indicated...

  16. Medicare Home Health Agencies: Weaknesses in Federal and State Oversight Mask Potential Quality Issues

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    2002-01-01

    Home health agencies (RHA) play an important role in the U.S. health care system-allowing individuals who are unable to leave home without great difficulty to receive certain medical or therapeutic care in their own homes...

  17. Enforcing the minimum drinking age: state, local and agency characteristics associated with compliance checks and Cops in Shops programs.

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    Montgomery, Jacob M; Foley, Kristie Long; Wolfson, Mark

    2006-02-01

    To identify state, local and organizational characteristics associated with local law enforcement agencies' implementation of two dramatically different approaches to enforcement of underage drinking laws: compliance checks and Cops in Shops programs. Compliance checks use underage decoys to attempt to purchase alcohol from retail merchants, while Cops in Shops programs deploy undercover law enforcement officers in alcohol outlets to detect and cite persons under the age of 21 who attempt to purchase alcohol. Cross-sectional telephone interview conducted as part of the Tobacco Enforcement Study (TES), which examined enforcement of laws related to youth access to tobacco. Data were collected in 1999 among law enforcement agencies in all 50 states of the United States. Representatives of city police departments, departments of public safety, sheriffs or county police were included (n = 920 local agencies). Alcohol compliance checks and Cops in Shops programs were the primary outcomes. Covariates included state level policies (e.g. beer tax), agency resources (e.g. number of sworn officers) and community demographics (e.g. college dormitory population). Local enforcement agencies were more likely to perform alcohol compliance checks than to have a Cops in Shops program (73.9% compared to 41.1% in cities > 25 000 and 55.7% compared to 23.9% in cities compliance checks for tobacco age-of-sale laws was positively associated with alcohol compliance checks and Cops in Shops (OR 3.30, P Education (DARE) officer was negatively related to conducting compliance checks (OR 0.67, P = 0.03). Special community policing units were associated with departments having Cops in Shops programs (OR 1.80, P = 0.006). This study used a nationally representative sample of communities to better understand state and local factors that shape local law enforcement agencies' use of two distinct approaches to underage drinking enforcement. The strong link observed between tobacco and alcohol

  18. New York State Code Adoption Analysis: Lighting Requirements

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    Richman, Eric E.

    2004-10-20

    The adoption of the IECC 2003 Energy code will include a set of Lighting Power Density (LPD) values that are effectively a subset of the values in Addendum g to the ASHRAE/IESNA/ANSI 90.1-2001 Standard which will soon be printed as part of the 90.1-2004 version. An analysis of the effectiveness of this adoption for New York State can be provided by a direct comparison of these values with existing LPD levels represented in the current IECC 2000 code, which are themselves a subset of the current ASHRAE/IESNA/ANSI 90.1-2001 Standard (without addenda). Because the complete ASHRAE 2001 and 2004 sets of LPDs are supported by a set of detailed models, they are best suited to provide the basis for an analysis comparison of the two code levels of lighting power density stringency. It is important to note that this kind of analysis is a point-to-point comparison where a fixed level of real world activity is assumed. It is understood that buildings are not built precisely to code levels and that actual percentage of compliance above and below codes will vary among individual buildings and building types. However, without specific knowledge of this real world activity for all buildings in existence and in the future (post-code adoption) it is not possible to analyze actual effects of code adoption. However, it is possible to compare code levels and determine the potential effect of changes from one code requirement level to another. This is the comparison and effectiveness assessment

  19. 44 CFR 19.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION... Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 19.535 Effect of state or local law or other... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Effect of state or local law...

  20. An education in contrast: state-by-state assessment of school immunization records requirements.

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    Hedden, Erika M; Jessop, Amy B; Field, Robert I

    2014-10-01

    We reviewed the complexities of school-related immunization policies, their relation to immunization information systems (IIS) and immunization registries, and the historical context to better understand this convoluted policy system. We used legal databases (Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw) to identify school immunization records policies for 50 states, 5 cities, and the District of Columbia (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "grantees"). The original search took place from May to September 2010 (cross-referenced in July 2013 with the list on http://www.immunize.org/laws ). We describe the requirements, agreement with IIS policies, and penalties for policy violations. We found a complex web of public health, medical, and education-directed policies, which complicates immunization data sharing. Most (79%) require records of immunizations for children to attend school or for a child-care institution licensure, but only a few (11%) require coordination between IIS and schools or child-care facilities. To realize the full benefit of IIS investment, including improved immunization and school health program efficiencies, IIS and school immunization records policies must be better coordinated. States with well-integrated policies may serve as models for effective harmonization.

  1. Does Money Matter: Earnings Patterns Among a National Sample of the US State Governmental Public Health Agency Workforce

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    Castrucci, Brian C.; Leider, Jonathon P.; Liss-Levinson, Rivka; Sellers, Katie

    2015-01-01

    Context: Earnings have been shown to be a critical point in workforce recruitment and retention. However, little is known about how much governmental public health staff are paid across the United States. Objective: To characterize earnings among state health agency central office employees. Design: A cross-sectional survey was conducted of state health agency central office employees in late 2014. The sampling approach was stratified by 5 (paired HHS) regions. Balanced repeated replication weights were used to correctly calculate variance estimates, given the complex sampling design. Descriptive and bivariate statistical comparisons were conducted. A linear regression model was used to examine correlates of earnings among full-time employees. Setting and Participants: A total of 9300 permanently employed, full-time state health agency central office staff who reported earnings information. Main Outcome Measure: Earnings are the main outcomes examined in this article. Results: Central office staff earn between $55 000 and $65 000 on average annually. Ascending supervisory status, educational attainment, and tenure are all associated with greater earnings. Those employed in clinical and laboratory positions and public health science positions earn more than their colleagues in administrative positions. Disparities exist between men and women, with men earning more, all else being equal (P earnings levels, including disparities in earnings that persist after accounting for education and experience. Data from the survey can inform strategies to address earnings issues and help reduce disparities. PMID:26422496

  2. 20 CFR 411.585 - Can a State VR agency and an EN both receive payment for serving the same beneficiary?

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    2010-04-01

    ... payment for serving the same beneficiary? 411.585 Section 411.585 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY... State VR agency and an EN both receive payment for serving the same beneficiary? Yes. A State VR agency and an EN can both receive payment for serving the same beneficiary, but the ticket can only be...

  3. 32 CFR 621.1 - Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State conventions. 621.1 Section 621.1 National Defense Department of... of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State conventions. (a...

  4. Environmental Protection Agency

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    ... United States Environmental Protection Agency Search Search U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contact Us Share White House Infrastructure ... Response Respuesta a huracanes California wildfires update U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Video Highlights EPA provides over $3. ...

  5. Linking Public Health, Housing, and Indoor Environmental Policy: Successes and Challenges at Local and Federal Agencies in the United States

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    Jacobs, David E.; Kelly, Tom; Sobolewski, John

    2007-01-01

    We describe the successes and challenges faced by federal and local government agencies in the United States as they have attempted in recent years to connect public and environmental health, housing, community development, and building design with environmental, housing, and building laws, codes, and policies. These policies can either contribute to or adversely affect human physical and mental health, with important implications for economic viability, research, policy development, and over...

  6. 29 CFR 790.19 - “Agency of the United States.”

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    2010-07-01

    ... expressly limits the meaning of the term to the official or officials actually vested with final authority... (rather than merely for) the highest administrative authority of the Government establishment. 122... Federal agency, and not a minor official thereof. I, therefore, feel that the legitimate interest of labor...

  7. 75 FR 70946 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Assisting States, Federal Agencies, and Tribes in...

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    2010-11-19

    ... bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and gray bat (Myotis grisescens). The draft plan was prepared by... Agencies, and Tribes in Managing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats; Draft National Plan; Extension of Public... syndrome (WNS) in bats. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. If you have already submitted comments...

  8. 78 FR 33839 - Access by United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contractors to Information Claimed...

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    2013-06-05

    ... Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), Annex VI. We are issuing this Federal... Title II Emission Standards for Moving Sources, and Act To Prevent Pollution From Ships (APPS) AGENCY... and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) that may be claimed as, or may be determined to be...

  9. 29 CFR 1601.13 - Filing; deferrals to State and local agencies.

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    2010-07-01

    ... not cover sex discrimination or does not cover nonprofit organizations) is equivalent to a... is initially presented to a FEP agency and the charging party requests that the charge be presented... charging party does not request that the charge be presented to the Commission, the charging party may...

  10. 41 CFR 102-118.400 - Must my agency renew a waiver of the prepayment audit requirements?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Must my agency renew a... Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT.... Your agency must reapply to ensure the circumstances at the time of approval still apply. ...

  11. Completeness and Consistency in Hierarchical State-Based Requirements

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    Heimdahl, Mats P. E

    1995-01-01

    .... The approach uses a low-level functional formalism, simplifying the analysis process. State-space explosion problems are eliminated by applying the analysis at a high level of abstraction; i.e...

  12. Completeness and Consistency in Hierarchical State-Based Requirements

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    Heimdahl, Mats P. E

    1995-01-01

    .... The analysis algorithms and tools have been validated on TCAS II, a complex, airborne, collision-avoidance system required on all commercial aircraft with more than 30 passengers that fly in U.S. airspace.

  13. United States Department of Defense: Agency Financial Report Fiscal Year 2014

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    2014-01-01

    applicable Military Department. Figure 4. Reserve Forces and National Guard U.S. Department of Defense Agency Financial Report for FY 2014...Marines leave the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown in a combat rubber raiding craft during Amphibious Landing Exercise...independent auditor. The Department is currently focused on two Statement of Budgetary Resources ( SBR ) line items, “Obligations Incurred” and “Outlays

  14. The process and benefits of a university and state health agency collaboration for alcohol-free pregnancies in Oregon.

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    Henderson, Jessica W; Dixon-Gray, Lesa

    2011-01-01

    A significant number of college women are at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies because the ages of the heaviest alcohol consumption is typically 18 through 21 years, and contraception may be used ineffectively or not at all. These risks call for greater prevention efforts. Collaboration between a higher education institution and a government health agency to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies in Oregon. Health professionals from the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Prevention Program of the Oregon Public Health Division presented current research and explained the mission of a Center for Disease Control (CDC) cooperative agreement to university students in a Health Communication course. The students then developed social marketing messages that targeted alcohol use and/or contraception behavior. At the end of the course, the students presented their campaigns campus-wide, and to the state agency. Four of the theory-based messages are illustrated in this article. The students brought to the state FAS Program a specific range of knowledge, vocabulary and creative skills to create messages for young adults. University students reported benefits of becoming familiar with government agencies and working on "real-life" projects that had the potential to be used in community settings.

  15. 75 FR 10809 - Agency Information Collection Activities: United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator...

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    2010-03-09

    ... States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT); Biometric Data Collection at the.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT..., entitled ``United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program (US-VISIT); Enrollment...

  16. 45 CFR 302.70 - Required State laws.

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    2010-10-01

    ... in § 303.101 of this chapter; (3) Procedures for obtaining overdue support from State income tax... would not increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its Child Support Enforcement program. Demonstration of the program's efficiency and effectiveness must be shown by actual, or, if actual is not...

  17. 21 CFR 701.2 - Form of stating labeling requirements.

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    2010-04-01

    ... labeling shall appear thereon in the English language: Provided, however, That in the case of articles... other than English, the predominant language may be substituted for English. (2) If the label contains any representation in a foreign language, all words, statements, and other information required by or...

  18. 22 CFR 210.645 - Federal agency or agency.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Federal agency or agency. 210.645 Section 210.645 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) Definitions § 210.645 Federal agency or agency. Federal agency or agency...

  19. The use of programme planning and social marketing models by a state public health agency: a case study.

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    Kohr, J M; Strack, R W; Newton-Ward, M; Cooke, C H

    2008-03-01

    To investigate the use of planning models and social marketing planning principles within a state's central public health agency as a means for informing improved planning practices. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 key programme planners in selected division branches, and a quantitative survey was distributed to 63 individuals responsible for programme planning in 12 programme-related branches. Employees who have an appreciation of and support for structured programme planning and social marketing may be considered the 'low hanging fruit' or 'early adopters'. On the other hand, employees that do not support or understand either of the two concepts have other barriers to using social marketing when planning programmes. A framework describing the observed factors involved in programme planning on an individual, interpersonal and organizational level is presented. Understanding the individual and structural barriers and facilitators of structured programme planning and social marketing is critical to increase the planning capacity within public health agencies.

  20. 40 CFR 63.93 - Approval of State requirements that substitute for a section 112 rule.

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    2010-07-01

    ... substitute for a section 112 rule. 63.93 Section 63.93 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... State requirements that substitute for a section 112 rule. Under this section a State may seek approval of State requirements which differ from a Federal section 112 rule for which they would substitute...

  1. 34 CFR 361.17 - Requirements for a state rehabilitation council.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Requirements for a state rehabilitation council. 361.17... SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES PROGRAM State Plan and Other Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation Services Administration...

  2. 45 CFR 235.62 - State plan requirements for training programs.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false State plan requirements for training programs. 235... ADMINISTRATION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS § 235.62 State plan requirements for training programs. A State plan under title I, IV-A, X, XIV, or XVI (AABD) of the Act must provide for a training program for...

  3. 29 CFR 1902.44 - Requirements applicable to State plans granted affirmative 18(e) determinations.

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    2010-07-01

    ...(e) Determination § 1902.44 Requirements applicable to State plans granted affirmative 18(e... requirements of this section may result in the revocation of the affirmative 18(e) determination and the... 29 Labor 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Requirements applicable to State plans granted affirmative...

  4. 42 CFR 431.54 - Exceptions to certain State plan requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Exceptions to certain State plan requirements. 431.54 Section 431.54 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... General Administrative Requirements § 431.54 Exceptions to certain State plan requirements. (a) Statutory...

  5. 41 CFR 101-6.2112 - How may a State simplify, consolidate, or substitute federally required State plans?

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    2010-07-01

    ..., consolidate, or substitute federally required State plans? 101-6.2112 Section 101-6.2112 Public Contracts and... Programs and Activities § 101-6.2112 How may a State simplify, consolidate, or substitute federally... consolidated plan. (3) Substitute means that a State may use a plan or other document that it has developed for...

  6. 78 FR 48326 - Partial Disapproval of State Implementation Plan; Arizona; Regional Haze Requirements

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    2013-08-08

    ... backstop emission trading program. EPA further explained that: \\9\\ 70 FR 44154 (August 1, 2005). With... regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act Section 12 of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) of 1995 requires Federal agencies to...

  7. 77 FR 11142 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, State/Local...

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    2012-02-24

    ... natural hazards that impact them, to identify actions and activities to reduce any losses from hazards... resources. Collection of Information Title: State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans. Type of Information... demonstration of the goals, priorities to reduce risks from natural hazards. Affected Public: State, local, or...

  8. The structure and organization of local and state public health agencies in the U.S.: a systematic review.

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    Hyde, Justeen K; Shortell, Stephen M

    2012-05-01

    This systematic review provides a synthesis of the growing field of public health systems research related to the structure and organization of state and local governmental public health agencies. It includes an overview of research examining the influence of organizational characteristics on public health performance and health status and a summary of the strengths and gaps of the literature to date. Data were retrieved through an iterative process, beginning with key word searches in three publication databases (PubMed, JSTOR, Web of Science). Gray literature was searched through the use of Google Scholar™. Targeted searches on websites and key authors were also performed. Documents underwent an initial and secondary screening; they were retained if they contained information about local or state public health structure, organization, governance, and financing. 77 articles met the study criteria. Public health services are delivered by a mix of local, state, and tribal governmental and nongovernmental agencies and delivered through centralized (28%); decentralized (37%); or combined authority (35%). The majority of studies focused on organizational characteristics that are associated with public health performance based on the 10 Essential Public Health Services framework. Population size of jurisdiction served (>50,000); structure of authority (decentralized and mixed); per capita spending at the local level; some partnerships (academic, health services); and leadership of agency directors have been found to be related to public health performance. Fewer studies examined the relationship between organizational characteristics and health outcomes. Improvements in health outcomes are associated with an increase in local health department expenditures, FTEs per capita, and location of health department within local networks. Public health systems in the U.S. face a number of critical challenges, including limited organizational capacity and financial resources

  9. Diversity of users in banking agencies: An analysis of latent classes, Libertador municipality, Mérida state, Venezuela

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    Marysela Morillo Moreno

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available To determine the existence of different groups of users of personal services of the banking agencies, based on demographic, psychographic and behavioral characteristics, field research was designed, based on random sampling, in the Libertador municipality of Merida state, Venezuela. As finding, a statistical analysis of latent classes highlights the existence of three classes of users; the kind that brings the largest number of users is characterized by a moderate frequency of use and perception over quality. The identification of such groups precedes the design of marketing practices for each segment, particulary for handling waiting times, service quality recovery.

  10. GI+100: Long Term Preservation of Digital Geographic Information - 16 Fundamental Principles Agreed by National Mapping Agencies and State Archives

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    Carsten Carsten Rönsdorf

    2017-05-01

    There are many reasons why people wish to retain access to information, though the main drivers for archiving digital geographic information include meeting legislative requirements; the short and long term exploitation of archived data for analyzing social, environmental (e.g. global climate changes and economic changes over time; as well as efficiency savings in managing superseded datasets. This paper sets out the path and describes what needs to be done now to future-proof the investment government agencies around the world have made in creating digital geographic data.

  11. Disparity between state fish consumption advisory systems for Methylmercury and US Environmental Protection Agency recommendations: a case study of the South Central United States

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    Adams, Kimberly; Drenner, Ray W.; Chumchal, Matthew M.; Donato, David I.

    2015-01-01

    Fish consumption advisories are used to inform citizens in the United States about noncommercial game fish with hazardous levels of methylmercury (MeHg). The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) suggests issuing a fish consumption advisory when concentrations of MeHg in fish exceed a human health screening value of 300 ng/g. However, states have authority to develop their own systems for issuing fish consumption advisories for MeHg. Five states in the south central United States (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas) issue advisories for the general human population when concentrations of MeHg exceed 700 ng/g to 1000 ng/g. The objective of the present study was to estimate the increase in fish consumption advisories that would occur if these states followed USEPA recommendations. The authors used the National Descriptive Model of Mercury in Fish to estimate the mercury concentrations in 5 size categories of largemouth bass–equivalent fish at 766 lentic and lotic sites within the 5 states. The authors found that states in this region have not issued site-specific fish consumption advisories for most of the water bodies that would have such advisories if USEPA recommendations were followed. One outcome of the present study may be to stimulate discussion between scientists and policy makers at the federal and state levels about appropriate screening values to protect the public from the health hazards of consuming MeHg-contaminated game fish.

  12. 41 CFR 101-1.4902-2053 - GSA Form 2053, Agency Consolidated Requirements for GSA Regulations and Other External Issuances.

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    2010-07-01

    ...-2053 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS GENERAL 1-INTRODUCTION 1.49-Illustrations of Forms § 101-1.4902-2053 GSA... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true GSA Form 2053, Agency...

  13. The State of Teacher Evaluation Reform: State Education Agency Capacity and the Implementation of New Teacher-Evaluation Systems

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    McGuinn, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    The Obama administration's Race to the Top competitive grant program initiated an unprecedented wave of state teacher-evaluation reform across the country. To date, most of the scholarly analysis of this activity has focused on the design of the evaluation instruments or the implementation of the new evaluations by districts and schools. But…

  14. English Learner Tool Kit for State and Local Education Agencies (SEAs and LEAs)

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    National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learners have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. In this context, the…

  15. Reinserting state agency in global value chains: The case of MSC certified skipjack tuna

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    Adolf, S.C.; Bush, S.R.; Vellema, S.

    2016-01-01

    In the agri-food sector global sustainability partnerships play an increasing role in setting and enforcing certification standards through global value chains. Amidst perception that the capacity of states to steer sustainable transnational forms of production is diminishing, these partnerships are

  16. 76 FR 29783 - Agency Information Collection: Comment Request; The State of Ecosystem Services Implementation...

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    2011-05-23

    ... derive from that service. The objectives of this survey are to illustrate the various approaches that are... successfully implemented ecosystem services concepts. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028--NEW. Title: The State... services research project; potential respondents will include: Federal employees, non-governmental...

  17. 77 FR 23228 - Submission for OMB Review; Evaluation of State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Administration of...

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    2012-04-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION... Employment Programs SUMMARY: The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program provides a wide range of services to... employment, who can benefit from VR services for employment, and who require VR services. DATES: Interested...

  18. United States Department of Defense Agency Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2013. Financial Section

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    2013-01-01

    borrowing from the U.S. Treasury for capital improvements to the Washington Aqueduct Project. The related reimbursement to the Department by...the U.S. Treasury. The Department borrows funds for the Military Housing Privatization Initiative and the Washington Aqueduct Capital Improvements...engineering estimates and independently validated models to project environmental costs. The models include the Remedial Action Cost Engineering Requirements

  19. Conservation partnerships between Zoos and Aquariums, federal and state agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.

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    Smith, Kathleen N; Shaw, James H; Bettinger, Tammie; Caniglia, Beth; Carter, Tracy

    2007-11-01

    Partnerships are essential for the success of conservation organizations as they strive to achieve the ultimate goal of restoring and preserving biodiversity. Now is a particularly crucial time to develop partnerships owing to increasing financial constraints on all organizations and the urgent need for species recovery and habitat preservation. This study identified characteristics of successful conservation partnerships between Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited institutions and related facilities, US and international governmental agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. One hundred and five AZA accredited zoos and aquariums or related facilities participated in the preliminary survey. Staff at 75 of those zoos and aquariums were interviewed by telephone for a follow-up survey. Respondents were asked which characteristics most contributed to the success of their past and current conservation partnerships. Data were analyzed in two ways: descriptive statistics and principal component analysis. Descriptive statistics showed that effective leadership, clear and consistent communication, and trust between partners were the top three characteristics that led to partnership success. Ineffective leadership by those in charge, lack of clear, consistent communication between partners, and unreliable or insufficient sources of funding were the top three characteristics that inhibited partnership success. Using principal component analysis, the variables for each question on the questionnaire were reduced to a smaller subset of categories. Structure, personalities, process, and commitment were the four principal components of successful conservation partnerships. The three principal components that inhibited conservation partnerships were: communication, partnership personnel, and partner inequality. Results gained from this research are sure to increase the probability of success both for conservation partnerships that have already been established and

  20. Child Care: State Efforts To Enforce Safety and Health Requirements. United States General Accounting Office Report to Congressional Requesters.

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    Fagnoni, Cynthia M.

    Although states must certify that they have requirements to protect the health and safety of children in child care in order to receive Child Care and Development Block Grant funds, neither the scope nor stringency of these requirements has been stipulated. At the request of Congressional members, this report identifies the most critical…

  1. Federal technology transfer requirements :a focused study of principal agencies approaches with implications for the Department of Homeland Security.

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    Koker, Denise; Micheau, Jill M.

    2006-07-01

    This report provides relevant information and analysis to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that will assist DHS in determining how to meet the requirements of federal technology transfer legislation. These legal requirements are grouped into five categories: (1) establishing an Office of Research and Technology Applications, or providing the functions thereof; (2) information management; (3) enabling agreements with non-federal partners; (4) royalty sharing; and (5) invention ownership/obligations. These five categories provide the organizing framework for this study, which benchmarks other federal agencies/laboratories engaged in technology transfer/transition Four key agencies--the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Defense (DoD)--and several of their laboratories have been surveyed. An analysis of DHS's mission needs for commercializing R&D compared to those agencies/laboratories is presented with implications and next steps for DHS's consideration. Federal technology transfer legislation, requirements, and practices have evolved over the decades as agencies and laboratories have grown more knowledgeable and sophisticated in their efforts to conduct technology transfer and as needs and opinions in the federal sector have changed with regards to what is appropriate. The need to address requirements in a fairly thorough manner has, therefore, resulted in a lengthy paper. There are two ways to find summary information. Each chapter concludes with a summary, and there is an overall ''Summary and Next Steps'' chapter on pages 57-60. For those readers who are unable to read the entire document, we recommend referring to these pages.

  2. 38 CFR 59.130 - General requirements for all State home facilities.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false General requirements for all State home facilities. 59.130 Section 59.130 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) GRANTS TO STATES FOR CONSTRUCTION OR ACQUISITION OF STATE HOMES § 59.130...

  3. 12 CFR 617.7430 - Are institutions required to participate in state agricultural loan mediation programs?

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    2010-01-01

    ... state agricultural loan mediation programs? 617.7430 Section 617.7430 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM BORROWER RIGHTS Distressed Loan Restructuring; State Agricultural Loan Mediation Programs § 617.7430 Are institutions required to participate in state agricultural loan mediation...

  4. Multi-level, Multi-stage and Stochastic Optimization Models for Energy Conservation in Buildings for Federal, State and Local Agencies

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    Champion, Billy Ray

    Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) project selection is made difficult given real-world constraints, limited resources to implement savings retrofits, various suppliers in the market and project financing alternatives. Many of these energy efficient retrofit projects should be viewed as a series of investments with annual returns for these traditionally risk-averse agencies. Given a list of ECMs available, federal, state and local agencies must determine how to implement projects at lowest costs. The most common methods of implementation planning are suboptimal relative to cost. Federal, state and local agencies can obtain greater returns on their energy conservation investment over traditional methods, regardless of the implementing organization. This dissertation outlines several approaches to improve the traditional energy conservations models. . Any public buildings in regions with similar energy conservation goals in the United States or internationally can also benefit greatly from this research. Additionally, many private owners of buildings are under mandates to conserve energy e.g., Local Law 85 of the New York City Energy Conservation Code requires any building, public or private, to meet the most current energy code for any alteration or renovation. Thus, both public and private stakeholders can benefit from this research. . The research in this dissertation advances and presents models that decision-makers can use to optimize the selection of ECM projects with respect to the total cost of implementation. A practical application of a two-level mathematical program with equilibrium constraints (MPEC) improves the current best practice for agencies concerned with making the most cost-effective selection leveraging energy services companies or utilities. The two-level model maximizes savings to the agency and profit to the energy services companies (Chapter 2). An additional model presented leverages a single congressional appropriation to implement ECM

  5. The reform of Chinese state-owned ship crewing agencies and implications for China’s seafaring labour export

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    Zhao, Zhiwei; Jepsen, Jørgen Riis; Tang, Lijun

    2016-01-01

    With the economic reform in China, the international shipping industry and some academics anticipated, as early as the 1990s, that Chinese seafarers would flood the world’s seafaring labour market. However, China’s seafarer export has been far lower than these expectations. This article seeks...... conducted in two Chinese state-owned crewing agencies (SCAs) between 2008 and 2013. The studies demonstrate that despite the economic reform in China, the SCAs were still supported and constrained by institutions at higher levels, instead of becoming independent, market-oriented economic entities, which...... constrained the development of foreign manning business. This partly explains the limited rate of increase of China’s seafarer export....

  6. Total cylindrospermopsins, microcystins/nodularins, and saxitoxins data for the 2007 United States Environmental Protection Agency National Lake Assessment

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    Loftin, Keith A.; Dietze, Julie E.; Meyer, Michael T.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Maksimowicz, Megan M.; Toyne, Kathryn D.

    2016-05-26

    Phytoplankton communities in freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs may be dominated by cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae) under certain environmental conditions. Cyanobacteria may cause a range of water-quality impairments, including the potential for toxin production. Cyanobacteria toxins (cyanotoxins) may adversely impact human and ecological health. Microcystins are considered to be one of the most commonly found classes of cyanotoxins in freshwater ecosystems, and as such were selected as a recreational indicator of water quality for the 2007 United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Lakes Assessment. However, much less is known about the occurrence of other classes of cyanotoxins in fresh surface water such as anatoxins, cylindrospermopsins, nodularins, and saxitoxins.

  7. Activities and the discourse of the state agencies and institutions in Serbia in dealing with interethnic conflicts

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    Ćopić Sanja

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at presenting a part of the research “Fostering victim-oriented dialogue in a multiethnic society”, which was conducted by the Victimology Society of Serbia in the course of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 within the project “Developing alternative understandings of security and justice through restorative justice approaches in intercultural settings within democratic societies” - ALTERNATIVE. The result of research into the activities of the state agencies and institutions in Serbia in dealing with multi-ethnic conflicts during the 1990s onwards will be presented. The analysis should identify the discourse of the state in relation to multiethnic conflicts in order to observe any changes or developments in the past two decades. In addition, the focus is on identifying the place and role of restorative justice in how the state responds to these conflicts in order to assess the potential of such an approach in Serbia and consider possible pathways towards its broader use. [Ovaj rad nastao je kao rezultat rada na projektu koji je dobio finansijsku podršku EU u okviru Sedmog okvirnog programa Evropske komisije za istraživanja i tehnološki razvoj (FP7-SEC-2011-1, ugovor broj 285368

  8. United States of America activities relative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) initiative: Records management for deep geologic repositories

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    Warner, P.J.

    1997-03-01

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has conducted consultant and advisory meetings to prepare a Technical Document which is intended to provide guidance to all IAEA Member States (otherwise known as countries) that are currently planning, designing, constructing or operating a deep or near surface geological repository for the storage and protection of vitrified high-level radioactive waste, spent fuel waste and TRU-waste (transuranic). Eleven countries of the international community are presently in various stages of siting, designing, or constructing deep geologic repositories. Member States of the IAEA have determined that the principle safety of such completed and operation sites must not rely solely on long term institutional arrangements for the retention of information. It is believed that repository siting, design, operation and postoperation information should be gathered, managed and retained in a manner that will provide information to future societies over a very long period of time. The radionuclide life is 10,000 years thus the retention of information must outlive current societies, languages, and be continually migrated to new technology to assure retrieval. This presentation will provide an overview of the status of consideration and implementation of these issues within the United States efforts relative to deep geologic repository projects.

  9. New State Forest Practice Laws. A review of state laws and their natural resource data requirements

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    Klein, S. B.

    1980-01-01

    Forest practice regulations can be established by being specified in state law or by being promulgated by some other official body delegated the authority to do so. At the state level, public regulation of private forest practices resulted in many cases, in the enactment of state forest practice laws regulating both private, and in some cases, public landowner activities. These laws aim not only to protect natural environments, but also to encourage continuous productivity of forest lands, to maintain or enhance aesthetic values, and to serve as an implementing mechanism to control water pollution. Profiles of regulations in California, Idaho, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Washington are examined and assessed. Voluntary guidelines in use in 18 states are summarized.

  10. 10 CFR 5.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Effect of state or local law or other requirements. 5.535 Section 5.535 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION... Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 5.535 Effect of state or local law or other...

  11. 7 CFR 15a.58 - Effect of State or local law or other requirements.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Employment in Education Programs and Activities Prohibited § 15a.58 Effect of State or local law or other... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Effect of State or local law or other requirements. 15a.58 Section 15a.58 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR...

  12. 76 FR 29688 - Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for...

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    2011-05-23

    ... Information II. Background III. What infrastructure elements are required under sections 110(a)(1) and (2)? IV. How did the State of Utah address the infrastructure elements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2)? V. What... also vary depending upon what provisions the state's existing SIP already contains. In the case of the...

  13. Working together for global health goals: The United States Agency for International Development and faith-based organizations

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    Clydette L Powell

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available For many years, and before the term “FBO” was used for faith-based organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID has supported the work of FBOs in global health and development. The Agency has long recognized the impact of FBOs within that development space, because these organizations are often well positioned to reach the hard-to-reach and to go the last mile because of their strong ties to the community. Moreover, FBOs deliver a substantial percentage of the health services in some developing countries. Faith partners, whether Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, or other, have an important role to play as implementers in global health and to support global efforts towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs in health. In addition, partnerships at national and international levels are key to the success of US Presidential Initiatives in the developing world, such as President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR and President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI. FBOs also have an important voice in policy and strategy formulation. Among other international donors, USAID support has been of great importance to the work of FBOs, thereby helping host nations to achieve goals in ending preventable child and maternal deaths, improving communicable disease control and prevention, and by supporting the construction and renovation of hospitals and health facilities where service delivery is most needed. The development literature is replete with examples of the work of FBOs made possible through access to resources. This paper focuses on some of the work supported by USAID in global health initiatives in order to reach complementary goals and achieve significant public health advances. Given the vastness of the topic, not all the global health initiatives involving FBOs supported by USAID are included here; the reader is encouraged to access the USAID website and USAID implementing partners for

  14. 78 FR 13844 - Change in Submission Requirements for State Mitigation Plans

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    2013-03-01

    ... approach to mitigation planning. Section 104 of DMA 2000 continued the requirement for a State mitigation... 409 through 44 CFR part 206, Subpart M. The DMA 2000 planning requirements were placed in 44 CFR part... planning activities and that mitigation plans may be linked to or reference hazardous materials and other...

  15. Status of personal health requirement for graduation at institutions of higher education in the United States.

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    Henry, Dayna S; Aydt Klein, Nicole; Kempland, Monica; Rose Oswalt, Sarah; Rexilius, Molly A

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the proportion of higher education institutions in the United States that require a personal health course (PHC) for graduation and to describe the nature of such requirements. Participants: This study included a random sample of public and private institutions of higher education (IHE) with undergraduate programs within the United States (N = 310). Data were collected between September 2014 and May 2015. University catalogs were accessed from the institutions' public Web sites to determine whether a PHC was offered, and whether it was exclusively or optionally required for graduation. The majority (55.8%) of the sample offered at least 1 PHC, with only 10% exclusively requiring the course and an additional 10% optionally required the course. Although the utility of undergraduate students completing a PHC is clear, the majority of institutions do not require such a course for degree conferral.

  16. Knowledge Base for an Intelligent System in order to Identify Security Requirements for Government Agencies Software Projects

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    Adán Beltrán G.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available It has been evidenced that one of the most common causes in the failure of software security is the lack of identification and specification of requirements for information security, it is an activity with an insufficient importance in the software development or software acquisition We propose the knowledge base of CIBERREQ. CIBERREQ is an intelligent knowledge-based system used for the identification and specification of security requirements in the software development cycle or in the software acquisition. CIBERREQ receives functional software requirements written in natural language and produces non-functional security requirements through a semi-automatic process of risk management. The knowledge base built is formed by an ontology developed collaboratively by experts in information security. In this process has been identified six types of assets: electronic data, physical data, hardware, software, person and service; as well as six types of risk: competitive disadvantage, loss of credibility, economic risks, strategic risks, operational risks and legal sanctions. In addition there are defined 95 vulnerabilities, 24 threats, 230 controls, and 515 associations between concepts. Additionally, automatic expansion was used with Wikipedia for the asset types Software and Hardware, obtaining 7125 and 5894 software and hardware subtypes respectively, achieving thereby an improvement of 10% in the identification of the information assets candidates, one of the most important phases of the proposed system.

  17. 48 CFR 206.302-1 - Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... ACQUISITION PLANNING COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS Other Than Full and Open Competition 206.302-1 Only one... subpart 37.2) on the basis of an unsolicited proposal without providing for full and open competition... office, determines that— (i) Following thorough technical evaluation, only one source is fully qualified...

  18. 48 CFR 306.302-1 - Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Federal Acquisition Regulations System HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMPETITION AND ACQUISITION PLANNING COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS Other Than Full and Open Competition 306.302-1 Only one responsible source and no...: This criterion is limited to testing and evaluation purposes only and not for initial outfitting or...

  19. 41 CFR 102-118.25 - Does GSA still require my agency to submit its overall transportation policies for approval?

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    2010-07-01

    ... Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION TRANSPORTATION 118-TRANSPORTATION PAYMENT AND AUDIT General Introduction... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Does GSA still require...

  20. Evaluation of the Defense Agencies Law Enforcement Divisions Compliance with the Lautenberg Amendment Requirements and Implementing Guidance

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    2016-02-23

    Background Federal Law Public Law 104-208, “Domestic Violence Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968,” (Lautenberg Amendment...Report No. DODIG-2016-053 Inspector General U.S. Department of Defense F E B R U A R Y 2 3 , 2 0 1 6 Evaluation of the Defense Agencies’ Law ...Evaluation of the Defense Agencies’ Law Enforcement Divisions’ Compliance with the Lautenberg Amendment Requirements and Implementing Guidance February 23

  1. Linking public health, housing, and indoor environmental policy: successes and challenges at local and federal agencies in the United States.

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    Jacobs, David E; Kelly, Tom; Sobolewski, John

    2007-06-01

    We describe the successes and challenges faced by federal and local government agencies in the United States as they have attempted in recent years to connect public and environmental health, housing, community development, and building design with environmental, housing, and building laws, codes, and policies. These policies can either contribute to or adversely affect human physical and mental health, with important implications for economic viability, research, policy development, and overall social stability and progress. Policy impediments include tension between housing affordability and health investment that causes inefficient cost-shifting, privacy issues, unclear statutory authority, and resulting gaps in responsibility for housing, indoor air, and the built environment. We contrast this with other environmental frameworks such as ambient air and water quality statutes where the concept of "shared commons" and the "polluter pays" is more robust. The U.S. experiences in childhood lead poisoning prevention, indoor air, and mold provide useful policy insights. Local programs can effectively build healthy homes capacity through local laws and housing codes. The experience of coordinating remediation for mold, asthma triggers, weatherization, and other healthy housing improvements in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, is highlighted. The U.S. experience shows that policymakers should adopt a prevention-oriented, comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach at all levels of government to prevent unhealthy buildings, houses, and communities.

  2. The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey: The First National Survey of State Health Agency Employees.

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    Sellers, Katie; Leider, Jonathon P; Harper, Elizabeth; Castrucci, Brian C; Bharthapudi, Kiran; Liss-Levinson, Rivka; Jarris, Paul E; Hunter, Edward L

    2015-01-01

    Public health practitioners, policy makers, and researchers alike have called for more data on individual worker's perceptions about workplace environment, job satisfaction, and training needs for a quarter of a century. The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) was created to answer that call. Characterize key components of the public health workforce, including demographics, workplace environment, perceptions about national trends, and perceived training needs. A nationally representative survey of central office employees at state health agencies (SHAs) was conducted in 2014. Approximately 25,000 e-mail invitations to a Web-based survey were sent out to public health staff in 37 states, based on a stratified sampling approach. Balanced repeated replication weights were used to account for the complex sampling design. A total of 10,246 permanently employed SHA central office employees participated in PH WINS (46% response rate). Perceptions about training needs; workplace environment and job satisfaction; national initiatives and trends; and demographics. Although the majority of staff said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their job (79%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 78-80), as well as their organization (65%; 95% CI, 64-66), more than 42% (95% CI, 41-43) were considering leaving their organization in the next year or retiring before 2020; 4% of those were considering leaving for another job elsewhere in governmental public health. The majority of public health staff at SHA central offices are female (72%; 95% CI, 71-73), non-Hispanic white (70%; 95% CI, 69-71), and older than 40 years (73%; 95% CI, 72-74). The greatest training needs include influencing policy development, preparing a budget, and training related to the social determinants of health. PH WINS represents the first nationally representative survey of SHA employees. It holds significant potential to help answer previously unaddressed questions in public health

  3. 1988 Underground Storage Tanks; Technical Requirements; Final Rule and Underground Storage Tanks Containing Petroleum-Financial Responsibility Requirements and State Program Approval Objective; Final Rule

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    EPA's 1988 regulations concerning USTs are contained in 40 CFR Part 280, 40 CFR Part 281 and 40 CFR Parts 282.50-282.105 and divided into three sections: technical requirements, financial responsibility requirements, and state program approval objectives.

  4. 78 FR 46603 - Final Agency Action To Transfer Title From the United States to the Pechanga Band of Luiseño...

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    2013-08-01

    ... Band of Luise o Mission Indians and to San Diego Gas & Electric Company, California AGENCY: Bureau of... Pechanga Band of Luise o Mission Indians of the State of California and the Federal lands transferred to San Diego Gas & Electric Company as mandated by Congress in Section 2(f) of the Pechanga Band of Luise...

  5. Agency of afferent pulses from receptors of semicircular canals on the functional state of spinal motoneurons of the person in conditions of hum of a load

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    I. V. Dregval; G. S. Petrov; O. B. Murzin

    2005-01-01

    Investigating changes of a functional state of spinal motoneurons of the person under agency of afferent pulses from receptors of semicircular canals at шумовой to a load. Interacting between vestibular and acoustical sensory streams which reduce activity of motoneuron the inferior extremities of the person is revealed.

  6. Agency of afferent pulses from receptors of semicircular canals on the functional state of spinal motoneurons of the person in conditions of hum of a load

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    I. V. Dregval

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Investigating changes of a functional state of spinal motoneurons of the person under agency of afferent pulses from receptors of semicircular canals at шумовой to a load. Interacting between vestibular and acoustical sensory streams which reduce activity of motoneuron the inferior extremities of the person is revealed.

  7. Implications of cost optimum calculations on energy performance requirements in Member States

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    Thomsen, Kirsten Engelund; Wittchen, Kim Bjarne

    2015-01-01

    This report summarises the work done within the Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD) from January 2011 to May 2014 in order to meet the European Commission's requirement for calculating cost-optimal levels of buildings’ energy performance for new and existing...... buildings. The requirement for performing the calculations is stated in the Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (recast) 2010/31/EU1. The calculation procedure is outlined in the comparative methodology framework2 for calculating cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements...

  8. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Transition Requirements. A Guide for States, Districts, Schools, and Families.

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    Western Regional Resource Center, Eugene, OR.

    This monograph is intended to provide guidance to state, school district, and building-level personnel, and family organizations as they strive to comply with the transition requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The monograph includes: (1) a description of the importance and intent of transition services for youth…

  9. 77 FR 22540 - Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for...

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    2012-04-16

    ... country. Commenters on EPA's recent proposals for some states raised concerns about EPA statements that it... should be explained in greater depth with respect to these issues. \\2\\ See, Comments of Midwest... measures for VOC); NDAC 33-15-23 (Fees). b. EPA analysis: North Dakota's SIP meets the requirements of CAA...

  10. 10 CFR 1042.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    2010-01-01

    ... OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 1042.535 Effect of... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Effect of state or local law or other requirements. 1042...

  11. 24 CFR 3.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Effect of state or local law or other requirements. 3.535 Section 3.535 Housing and Urban Development Office of the Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR...

  12. 78 FR 27891 - Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and...

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    2013-05-13

    ...) requires states to provide for consultation and participation in SIP development by local political... amended by 72 FR 32526 (June 13, 2007) (``NSR Reform''). Instead, EPA has indicated that it has other...): Air quality modeling/data. 110(a)(2)(L): Permitting fees. 110(a)(2)(M): Consultation/participation by...

  13. Assessment Of Various Activities Indicators Made Available To Farmers For Participation Through Fadama Iii Agricultural Project Delivery Agency In Bayelsa State Nigeria

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    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The study assessed the activities made available to farmers for participation through Fadama III Project in Bayelsa State. Objective of the study was activities made available to farmers through National Fadama III Agricultural project delivery agency. Purposive sampling technique was used to select One-Hundred and fifty 150 farmers that participated and 150 staff from the delivery agency. Data were collected with a structured questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using frequency count percentage mean X amp773 standard deviation STD while z-test was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Farmers in the state truly believe in the existence of various activities in Fadama III project in the state as being made available to them through the delivery agency. The result of the z-test showed that the mean response of the farmers in Fadama III projects was 2.986 while the mean response of the delivery agency was 3.793 there was significant difference z -20.245 in the mean score response of the delivery agency and participants of National Fadama III Agricultural Project on the various activities that were made available to the farmers at P amp8804 0.05. The study therefore recommended that National Fadama III Project activities should be reorganized to be of great benefit to the farmers proper training in all the activities should be made available for effective participation empower the participants to improve their income level and to move them away from poverty by improving their standard of living by reorganizing the Fadama III Project.

  14. Understanding the relationship between Kano model's customer satisfaction scores and self-stated requirements importance.

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    Mkpojiogu, Emmanuel O C; Hashim, Nor Laily

    2016-01-01

    Customer satisfaction is the result of product quality and viability. The place of the perceived satisfaction of users/customers for a software product cannot be neglected especially in today competitive market environment as it drives the loyalty of customers and promotes high profitability and return on investment. Therefore understanding the importance of requirements as it is associated with the satisfaction of users/customers when their requirements are met is worth the pain considering. It is necessary to know the relationship between customer satisfactions when their requirements are met (or their dissatisfaction when their requirements are unmet) and the importance of such requirement. So many works have been carried out on customer satisfaction in connection with the importance of requirements but the relationship between customer satisfaction scores (coefficients) of the Kano model and users/customers self-stated requirements importance have not been sufficiently explored. In this study, an attempt is made to unravel the underlying relationship existing between Kano model's customer satisfaction indexes and users/customers self reported requirements importance. The results of the study indicate some interesting associations between these considered variables. These bivariate associations reveal that customer satisfaction index (SI), and average satisfaction coefficient (ASC) and customer dissatisfaction index (DI) and average satisfaction coefficient (ASC) are highly correlated (r = 96 %) and thus ASC can be used in place of either SI or DI in representing customer satisfaction scores. Also, these Kano model's customer satisfaction variables (SI, DI, and ASC) are each associated with self-stated requirements importance (IMP). Further analysis indicates that the value customers or users place on requirements that are met or on features that are incorporated into a product influences the level of satisfaction such customers derive from the product. The

  15. Avionics system design for requirements for the United States Coast Guard HH-65A Dolphin

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    Young, D. A.

    1984-01-01

    Aerospatiale Helicopter Corporation (AHC) was awarded a contract by the United States Coast Guard for a new Short Range Recovery (SRR) Helicopter on 14 June 1979. The award was based upon an overall evaluation of performance, cost, and technical suitability. In this last respect, the SRR helicopter was required to meet a wide variety of mission needs for which the integrated avionics system has a high importance. This paper illustrates the rationale for the avionics system requirements, the system architecture, its capabilities and reliability and its adaptability to a wide variety of military and commercial purposes.

  16. GI+100: Long Term Preservation of Digital Geographic Information — 16 Fundamental Principles Agreed by National Mapping Agencies and State Archives

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    Carsten Carsten Rönsdorf; Paul Mason; Jonathan Holmes; Urs Gerber; André Streilein; Marguérite Bos; Arif Shaon; Kai Naumann; Michael Kirstein; Göran Samuelsson; Marja Rantala; Sidsel Kvarteig; Lynne Adams; Jenny Svennewall; Wolfgang Stößel

    2017-01-01

    This paper states 16 principles for the long term retention and preservation of digital geographic information. The paper is mainly aimed at public sector geographic information providers in Europe (particularly those involved in mapping and cadastre) with the intention of highlighting the significance of fundamental concepts for digital geographic data archiving. Geographic information providers are mainly mapping agencies, but also archives preserving geographic data among a wider range of ...

  17. Training and licensing requirements for blasters

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    Lippincott, S.L. [Explosives Educational Services, Inc., Granbury, TX (United States)

    1995-12-31

    A number of Federal and State agencies require formal training for blasters. Federal agencies often specify the need for initial training involving all job responsibilities as well as periodic refresher training to assure adherence to current operating procedures. Failure to provide and document such training can result in substantial penalties. State governments vary regarding blaster training and licensing requirements. Many states issue licenses if applicants pay a fee and swear not to be a felon or a drug user. Other states require a written test, which may or may not specify prior formal training. Training and licensing requirements may vary depending on where the blaster works; i.e., construction, metal, non-metal or coal mining. For example, a state may require a written test for blasting in Surface Coal and have no requirements for other explosive consuming industries. This paper will identify and discuss the various regulatory agencies involved in formulating and enforcing blaster training and licensing requirements.

  18. 42 CFR 431.18 - Availability of agency program manuals.

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    2010-10-01

    ... SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS STATE ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL ADMINISTRATION Single State... section 1902(a)(4) of the Act, prescribes State plan requirements for facilitating access to Medicaid... accept responsibility for filing all amendments or changes forwarded by the agency. (e) Availability in...

  19. Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies; Submission Dates for State Revenue and Expenditure Reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Revisions to Those Reports, and Revisions to Prior Fiscal Year Reports

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    National Archives and Records Administration, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The Secretary announces dates for State educational agencies (SEAs) to submit expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for FY 2013, revisions to those reports, and revisions to prior fiscal year reports. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure…

  20. 41 CFR 51-7.2 - Early involvement in private, State, and local activities requiring Federal approval.

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    2010-07-01

    ... other appropriate parties to initiate and coordinate the necessary environmental analysis. The Executive Director shall determine on the basis of information submitted by private agencies and other non-Federal... non-Federal entities, require some sort of Federal approval. Pursuant to the JWOD Act (41 U.S.C. 46...

  1. 40 CFR 59.664 - What are the requirements for importing portable fuel containers into the United States?

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    2010-07-01

    ... ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSION... of Treasury Circular 570, “Companies Holding Certificates of Authority as Acceptable Sureties on... someone else. You and the certificate holder are each responsible for compliance with the requirements of...

  2. Workshop approach for developing climate change adaptation strategies and actions for natural resource management agencies in the United States

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    Jessica E. Halofsky; David L Peterson; Michael J. Furniss; Linda A. Joyce; Constance I. Millar; Ronald P. Neilson

    2011-01-01

    Concrete ways to adapt to climate change are needed to help land-management agencies take steps to incorporate climate change into management and take advantage of opportunities to balance the negative effects of climate change. Because the development of adaptation tools and strategies is at an early stage, it is important that ideas and strategies are disseminated...

  3. 78 FR 23630 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on State Highway 99 (Segment C) in Texas

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    2013-04-19

    .... 1251- 1342; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), 16 U.S.C. 4601-4604. 8. Executive Orders: E.O... Texas AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for...) to SH 288 in Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and...

  4. 75 FR 3277 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on State Highway 99 (Segment F-2) in Texas

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    2010-01-20

    .... 1251- 1342]; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) . 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of... Texas AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for... Highway 249 to Interstate Highway 45 (I-45) in Harris County, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits...

  5. Express–evaluation and minimization of resources for sustainment of state administrative agencies in administrative–territorial entities

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    Khubaev G.

    2016-01-01

    A universal technique has been suggested for express–evaluation and minimization of labor and financial resources for sustainment of administrative agencies. It is suitable for any country and allows evaluating potentialities for reducing the resource intensity of administrative processes, optimizing administrative personnel staffing levels, and identifying and excluding overlapping of processes and operations.

  6. 7 CFR 277.11 - Financial reporting requirements.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Financial reporting requirements. 277.11 Section 277... OF STATE AGENCIES § 277.11 Financial reporting requirements. (a) General. This section prescribes... termination of Federal financial support. Requests from State agencies for extension of reporting due dates...

  7. Sustained attentional states require distinct temporal involvement of the dorsal and ventral medial prefrontal cortex

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    Antonio Luchicchi

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Attending the sensory environment for cue detection is a cognitive operation that occurs on a time scale of seconds. The dorsal and ventral medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC contribute to separate aspects of attentional processing. Pyramidal neurons in different parts of the mPFC are active during cognitive behavior, yet whether this activity is causally underlying attentional processing is not known. We aimed to determine the precise temporal requirements for activation of the mPFC subregions during the seconds prior to cue detection. To test this, we used optogenetic silencing of dorsal or ventral mPFC pyramidal neurons at defined time windows during a sustained attentional state. We find that the requirement of ventral mPFC pyramidal neuron activity is strictly time-locked to stimulus detection. Inhibiting the ventral mPFC two seconds before or during cue presentation reduces response accuracy and hampers behavioral inhibition. The requirement for dorsal mPFC activity on the other hand is temporally more loosely related to a preparatory attentional state, and short lapses in pyramidal neuron activity in dorsal mPFC do not affect performance. This only occurs when the dorsal mPFC is inhibited during the entire preparatory period. Together, our results reveal that a dissociable temporal recruitment of ventral and dorsal mPFC is required during attentional processing.

  8. Sustained Attentional States Require Distinct Temporal Involvement of the Dorsal and Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex.

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    Luchicchi, Antonio; Mnie-Filali, Ouissame; Terra, Huub; Bruinsma, Bastiaan; de Kloet, Sybren F; Obermayer, Joshua; Heistek, Tim S; de Haan, Roel; de Kock, Christiaan P J; Deisseroth, Karl; Pattij, Tommy; Mansvelder, Huibert D

    2016-01-01

    Attending the sensory environment for cue detection is a cognitive operation that occurs on a time scale of seconds. The dorsal and ventral medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) contribute to separate aspects of attentional processing. Pyramidal neurons in different parts of the mPFC are active during cognitive behavior, yet whether this activity is causally underlying attentional processing is not known. We aimed to determine the precise temporal requirements for activation of the mPFC subregions during the seconds prior to cue detection. To test this, we used optogenetic silencing of dorsal or ventral mPFC pyramidal neurons at defined time windows during a sustained attentional state. We find that the requirement of ventral mPFC pyramidal neuron activity is strictly time-locked to stimulus detection. Inhibiting the ventral mPFC 2 s before or during cue presentation reduces response accuracy and hampers behavioral inhibition. The requirement for dorsal mPFC activity on the other hand is temporally more loosely related to a preparatory attentional state, and short lapses in pyramidal neuron activity in dorsal mPFC do not affect performance. This only occurs when the dorsal mPFC is inhibited during the entire preparatory period. Together, our results reveal that a dissociable temporal recruitment of ventral and dorsal mPFC is required during attentional processing.

  9. 77 FR 44555 - Partial Approval and Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Arizona; State Board...

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    2012-07-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...; State Board Requirements for Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency... proposing to approve the state's provisions regarding disclosure of potential conflicts of interest under...

  10. The Impact of the Louisiana State University Physics Entrance Requirement on Secondary Physics in Louisiana

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    McCoy, Michael Hanson

    State Department of Education data was examined to determine the number of students enrolled in physics, physics class number, physics teacher number, and physics teacher certification. Census data from public and nonpublic school teachers, principals, and superintendents was analyzed. Purposive sampling of seven public and four nonpublic schools was used for site visitation including observations of physics classes, interviews of teachers and principals, and document acquisition. The literature base was drawn from a call for an increase in academic requirements in the sciences by the National Commission on Excellence in Education, the Southern Regional Education Board, the American Association for Advancement in the Sciences, and numerous state boards of education. LSU is the only major state university to require physics as an academic admission standard. Curriculum changes which influenced general curriculum change were: leveling of physics classes; stressing concepts, algebra, and doing problems in level-one; stressing trigonometry and problem solving in level-two; and increased awareness of expectations for university admission. Certified physics teachers were positive toward the requirement. The majority adopted a "wait-and-see" attitude to see if the university would institute the physics standard. Some physics teachers, nonphysics majors, were opposed to the requirement. Those who were positive remained positive. Those who developed the wait-and-see adopted the leveled physics course concept in 1989 and were positive toward the requirement. College-bound physics was taught prior to the requirement. The State Department of Education leveled physics in 1989. Level-one physics was algebra and conceptual based, level-two physics was trigonometry based, and a level-three physics, advanced placement was added. Enrollment doubled in public schools and increased 40% in nonpublic schools. African-American enrollment almost doubled in public and nonpublic schools

  11. Examining the Operational Effectiveness and Accountability of Federal Agencies as Indicated in the Performance and Accountability Reports Required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993

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    Caron, Lenn E; Farricker, Daniel A; Underwood, Jeffrey R

    2007-01-01

    .... The agencies chosen were performing at different levels of effectiveness, according to the performance and accountability scorecard produced by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a non...

  12. Texas State Building Energy Code: Analysis of Potential Benefits and Costs of Commercial Lighting Requirements

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    Richman, Eric E.; Belzer, David B.; Winiarski, David W.

    2005-09-15

    The State Energy Conservation Office of Texas has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to analyze the potential energy effect and cost-effectiveness of the lighting requirements in the 2003 IECC as they consider adoption of this energy code. The new provisions of interest in the lighting section of IECC 2003 include new lighting power densities (LPD) and requirements for automatic lighting shutoff controls. The potential effect of the new LPD values is analyzed as a comparison with previous values in the nationally available IECC codes and ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1. The basis for the analysis is a set of lighting models developed as part of the ASHRAE/IES code process, which is the basis for IECC 2003 LPD values. The use of the models allows for an effective comparison of values for various building types of interest to Texas state. Potential effects from control requirements are discussed, and available case study analysis results are provided but no comprehensive numerical evaluation is provided in this limited analysis effort.

  13. An assessment of seismic monitoring in the United States; requirement for an Advanced National Seismic System

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    ,

    1999-01-01

    This report assesses the status, needs, and associated costs of seismic monitoring in the United States. It sets down the requirement for an effective, national seismic monitoring strategy and an advanced system linking national, regional, and urban monitoring networks. Modernized seismic monitoring can provide alerts of imminent strong earthquake shaking; rapid assessment of distribution and severity of earthquake shaking (for use in emergency response); warnings of a possible tsunami from an offshore earthquake; warnings of volcanic eruptions; information for correctly characterizing earthquake hazards and for improving building codes; and data on response of buildings and structures during earthquakes, for safe, cost-effective design, engineering, and construction practices in earthquake-prone regions.

  14. 5 CFR 532.205 - The use of Federal, State, and local minimum wage requirements in determining prevailing rates.

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    ... minimum wage requirements in determining prevailing rates. 532.205 Section 532.205 Administrative... Determinations § 532.205 The use of Federal, State, and local minimum wage requirements in determining prevailing... amended, or (2) The highest State or local minimum wage rate in the local wage area which is applicable to...

  15. 31 CFR 50.19 - General disclosure requirements for State residual market insurance entities and State worker's...

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    2010-07-01

    ... State residual market insurance entities and State worker's compensation funds. 50.19 Section 50.19... market insurance entities and State worker's compensation funds. (a) Policies in force on October 17... condition for Federal payment is waived for those State residual market insurance entities and State workers...

  16. 78 FR 63394 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: State Board Requirements

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    2013-10-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The EPA is taking final... composition and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. The EPA is taking final action to approve this...

  17. 78 FR 46549 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Idaho: State Board Requirements

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    2013-08-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing to... composition and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. DATES: Comments must be received on or before...

  18. Scientific integrity resource guide: Efforts by federal agencies, foundations, nonprofit organizations, professional societies, and academia in the United States.

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    Kretser, Alison; Murphy, Delia; Dwyer, Johanna

    2017-01-02

    Scientific integrity is at the forefront of the scientific research enterprise. This paper provides an overview of key existing efforts on scientific integrity by federal agencies, foundations, nonprofit organizations, professional societies, and academia from 1989 to April 2016. It serves as a resource for the scientific community on scientific integrity work and helps to identify areas in which more action is needed. Overall, there is tremendous activity in this area and there are clear linkages among the efforts of the five sectors. All the same, scientific integrity needs to remain visible in the scientific community and evolve along with new research paradigms. High priority in instilling these values falls upon all stakeholders.

  19. Unconventional Oil and Gas Spills: Risks, Mitigation Priorities, and State Reporting Requirements.

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    Patterson, Lauren A; Konschnik, Katherine E; Wiseman, Hannah; Fargione, Joseph; Maloney, Kelly O; Kiesecker, Joseph; Nicot, Jean-Philippe; Baruch-Mordo, Sharon; Entrekin, Sally; Trainor, Anne; Saiers, James E

    2017-03-07

    Rapid growth in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) has produced jobs, revenue, and energy, but also concerns over spills and environmental risks. We assessed spill data from 2005 to 2014 at 31 481 UOG wells in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. We found 2-16% of wells reported a spill each year. Median spill volumes ranged from 0.5 m3 in Pennsylvania to 4.9 m3 in New Mexico; the largest spills exceeded 100 m3. Seventy-five to 94% of spills occurred within the first three years of well life when wells were drilled, completed, and had their largest production volumes. Across all four states, 50% of spills were related to storage and moving fluids via flowlines. Reporting rates varied by state, affecting spill rates and requiring extensive time and effort getting data into a usable format. Enhanced and standardized regulatory requirements for reporting spills could improve the accuracy and speed of analyses to identify and prevent spill risks and mitigate potential environmental damage. Transparency for data sharing and analysis will be increasingly important as UOG development expands. We designed an interactive spills data visualization tool ( http://snappartnership.net/groups/hydraulic-fracturing/webapp/spills.html ) to illustrate the value of having standardized, public data.

  20. Unconventional oil and gas spills: Risks, mitigation priorities, and state reporting requirements

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    Patterson, Lauren A.; Konschnik, Katherine E.; Wiseman, Hannah; Fargione, Joseph; Maloney, Kelly O.; Kiesecker, Joseph M.; Nicot, Jean-Philippe; Baruch-Mordo, Sharon; Entrekin, Sally; Trainor, Anne; Saiers, James

    2017-01-01

    Rapid growth in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) has produced jobs, revenue, and energy, but also concerns over spills and environmental risks. We assessed spill data from 2005 to 2014 at 31 481 UOG wells in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. We found 2–16% of wells reported a spill each year. Median spill volumes ranged from 0.5 m3 in Pennsylvania to 4.9 m3 in New Mexico; the largest spills exceeded 100 m3. Seventy-five to 94% of spills occurred within the first three years of well life when wells were drilled, completed, and had their largest production volumes. Across all four states, 50% of spills were related to storage and moving fluids via flowlines. Reporting rates varied by state, affecting spill rates and requiring extensive time and effort getting data into a usable format. Enhanced and standardized regulatory requirements for reporting spills could improve the accuracy and speed of analyses to identify and prevent spill risks and mitigate potential environmental damage. Transparency for data sharing and analysis will be increasingly important as UOG development expands. We designed an interactive spills data visualization tool (http://snappartnership.net/groups/hydraulic-fracturing/webapp/spills.html) to illustrate the value of having standardized, public data.

  1. 36 CFR 1229.12 - What are the requirements during a state of war or threatened war?

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    2010-07-01

    ... during a state of war or threatened war? 1229.12 Section 1229.12 Parks, Forests, and Public Property... § 1229.12 What are the requirements during a state of war or threatened war? (a) Destruction of records... war between the United States and any other nation or when hostile action appears imminent, the head...

  2. History of regulatory requirements for poultry biologics in the United States, 1970s to 1990s.

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    Espeseth, David A; Lasher, Hiram

    2013-06-01

    By the end of the 1960s, The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) had established the basic purity and safety standards for poultry biologics in the United States and had licensed products to address many of the major poultry diseases of concern at that time. The emergence of new diseases, advances in scientific technology, and changes in poultry husbandry practices that occurred in the 1970s to the 1990s required the development of many new and amended regulatory requirements to keep abreast of the changing needs of the poultry industry. Veterinary Services often approved the use of special or conditional licensing procedures to shorten the time to license products needed to address emerging diseases. Infectious bronchitis, bursal disease, fowl cholera, duck virus enteritis, avian influenza, and other vaccines were rapidly licensed to address emerging disease problems using this procedure. Changes in labeling and packaging requirements were made to address changing vaccination practices. Veterinary Services permitted diluents to be shipped separate from product, first for Marek's disease vaccine and later for vaccines recommended for administration by automatic vaccinating machines. The maximum number of doses permitted to be in one container and package were also amended to address the increased size of poultry flocks. Veterinary Services also approved the use of split manufacturing procedures that permitted two or more licensed manufacturers to work together in the production of a product. This innovative use of licensing products for further manufacture allowed the industry to use production facilities more efficiently and provided a wider variety of combination products. In 1985, Congress passed an amendment to the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act that gave USDA the authority to regulate all veterinary biological products shipped in or from the United States. This amendment brought intrastate biologics manufacturers under federal jurisdiction and ensured all

  3. 42 CFR 435.121 - Individuals in States using more restrictive requirements for Medicaid than the SSI requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Coverage of the Categorically Needy Mandatory Coverage of the Aged, Blind, and Disabled § 435.121... definition of disability or may limit eligibility of the disabled to individuals age 18 and older, or both... restrictive than that under the approved State's January 1, 1972 Medicaid plan. (3) If the categorically needy...

  4. Scientific integrity resource guide: Efforts by federal agencies, foundations, nonprofit organizations, professional societies, and academia in the United States

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    Kretser, Alison; Murphy, Delia; Dwyer, Johanna

    2017-01-01

    ABSTRACT Scientific integrity is at the forefront of the scientific research enterprise. This paper provides an overview of key existing efforts on scientific integrity by federal agencies, foundations, nonprofit organizations, professional societies, and academia from 1989 to April 2016. It serves as a resource for the scientific community on scientific integrity work and helps to identify areas in which more action is needed. Overall, there is tremendous activity in this area and there are clear linkages among the efforts of the five sectors. All the same, scientific integrity needs to remain visible in the scientific community and evolve along with new research paradigms. High priority in instilling these values falls upon all stakeholders. PMID:27748637

  5. Framework for Sustainability Assessment by Transportation Agencies

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    Ramani, Tara Lakshmi; Zietsman, Josias; Gudmundsson, Henrik

    2011-01-01

    promotes the consideration of transportation from a holistic sustainable development perspective. The framework defines broadly applicable transportation goals that can be broken down into a menu of objectives and performance measures to cover various transportation contexts. The framework is also designed...... transportation agencies with the tools required to understand what sustainability means and incorporate sustainability into the organizational culture. This approach and method can also help agencies lay the groundwork for the use of performance measures so the agencies can progress toward sustainability goals...... and outcomes. The framework development process was an extension of findings from literature review, case studies, and interviews conducted as part of ongoing research under the NCHRP project Sustainability Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation and Other Transportation Agencies...

  6. 40 CFR 36.645 - Federal agency or agency.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Federal agency or agency. 36.645 Section 36.645 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) Definitions § 36.645...

  7. 78 FR 4410 - Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

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    2013-01-22

    ... Related to Securities Issued by State Member Banks as Required by Regulation H. Agency form number: Reg H... certain state member banks to submit information relating to their securities to the Federal Reserve on... on the Federal Reserve Board's public Web site at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/reportforms...

  8. 50 CFR 81.2 - Cooperation with the States.

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    2010-10-01

    ... agency to conserve resident species of fish and wildlife or plants determined by the State agency or the... program, consistent with the purposes and policies of the act, for all residents species of fish and... requirements for survival of resident species of fish and wildlife or plants; (d) The State agency is...

  9. 28 CFR 30.12 - How may a state simplify, consolidate, or substitute federally required state plans?

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    2010-07-01

    ... that a state may develop its own format, choose its own submission date, and select the planning period... planning period for the consolidated plan. (3) Substitute means that a state may use a plan or other... plans without prior approval by the Attorney General. (c) The Attorney General reviews each state plan...

  10. Germ Plasm Anchoring Is a Dynamic State that Requires Persistent Trafficking

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    Kristina S. Sinsimer

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Localized cytoplasmic determinants packaged as ribonucleoprotein (RNP particles direct embryonic patterning and cell fate specification in a wide range of organisms. Once established, the asymmetric distributions of such RNP particles must be maintained, often over considerable developmental time. A striking example is the Drosophila germ plasm, which contains RNP particles whose localization to the posterior of the egg during oogenesis results in their asymmetric inheritance and segregation of germline from somatic fates in the embryo. Although actin-based anchoring mechanisms have been implicated, high-resolution live imaging revealed persistent trafficking of germ plasm RNP particles at the posterior cortex of the Drosophila oocyte. This motility relies on cortical microtubules, is mediated by kinesin and dynein motors, and requires coordination between the microtubule and actin cytoskeletons. Finally, we show that RNP particle motility is required for long-term germ plasm retention. We propose that anchoring is a dynamic state that renders asymmetries robust to developmental time and environmental perturbations.

  11. Variation in exemptions to school immunization requirements among New York State private and public schools.

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    Lai, Yun-Kuang; Nadeau, Jessica; McNutt, Louise-Anne; Shaw, Jana

    2014-12-12

    School immunization requirements have ensured high vaccination rates and have helped to control vaccine-preventable diseases. However, vaccine exemptions have increased in the last decade. This study compared New York State private versus public schools with respect to medical and religious exemption rates. This retrospective study utilizes New York State Department of Health Immunization Survey data from the 2003 through 2012 academic years. Schools were categorized as private or public, the former further categorized by religious affiliation. Rates of medical and religious vaccine exemptions were compared by school category. From 2003 to 2012, religious exemptions increased in private and public schools from 0.63% to 1.35% and 0.17% to 0.29% (Spearman's R: 0.89 and 0.81), respectively. Among private schools, increases in religious exemption rates during the study period were observed in Catholic/Eastern Orthodox, Protestant/Other Christian, Jewish, and secular schools (Spearman's R=0.66, 0.99, 0.89, and 0.93), respectively. Exemption rate ratios in private schools compared to public schools were 1.39 (95% CI 1.15-1.68) for medical and 3.94 (95% CI: 3.20-4.86) for religious exemptions. Among private school students, all school types except for Catholic/Eastern Orthodox and Episcopal affiliates were more likely to report religious exemptions compared to children in public schools. Medical and religious exemption rates increased over time and higher rates were observed among New York State private schools compared to public schools. Low exemption rates are critical to minimize disease outbreaks in the schools and their community. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. 34 CFR 675.22 - Employment provided by a Federal, State, or local public agency, or a private nonprofit...

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    2010-07-01

    ... EDUCATION FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS Federal Work-Study Program § 675.22 Employment provided by a Federal... performed to benefit a particular interest or group. Work is not in the public interest if— (1) It primarily... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Employment provided by a Federal, State, or local...

  13. Predictors of Outcomes for African Americans in a Rehabilitation State Agency: Implications for National Policy and Practice

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    Balcazar, Fabricio E.; Oberoi, Ashmeet K.; Suarez-Balcazar, Yolanda; Alvarado, Francisco

    2012-01-01

    A review of vocational rehabilitation (VR) data from a Midwestern state was conducted to identify predictors of rehabilitation outcomes for African American consumers. The database included 37,404 African Americans who were referred or self-referred over a period of five years. Logistic regression analysis indicated that except for age and…

  14. State Education Agencies and the Implementation of New Teacher Evaluation Systems. CPRE Policy Brief. PB #15-2

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    McGuinn, Patrick

    2015-01-01

    It has been three years since Race to the Top grant-winning states piloted new teacher evaluation systems and many of them have made considerable progress, yet according to media coverage and a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published in April 2015, struggles remain and most grantees have asked to extend the timetables for…

  15. Forum Guide to Facilities Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies. NFES 2012-808

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    2012-01-01

    Safe and secure facilities that foster learning are crucial to providing quality education services, and developing and maintaining these facilities requires considerable resources and organization. Facility information systems allow education organizations to collect and manage data that can be used to inform and guide decisionmaking about the…

  16. Innovations in Maternal and Child Health: Pairing Undergraduate and Graduate Maternal and Child Health Students in Summer Practica in State Title V Agencies.

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    Handler, Arden; Klaus, Jaime; Long-White, Deneen; Roth, Marcia; Greenleaf, Rebecca; Sappenfield, Olivia R; Cilenti, Dorothy

    2018-02-01

    Objective As part of the National MCH Workforce Development Center, an innovative internship program placed MCH undergraduate and graduate students in summer practica in state Title V agencies. Graduate student mentoring of undergraduates and leadership and professional development training and support are key features of the program. The objective of this paper is to report on the results of the evaluation of the MCH Paired Practica Program in its pilot years, 2014-2016. Methods Students completed pre and post internship questionnaires which included closed as well as open-ended questions. In addition, the Title V state health agency preceptors completed a questionnaire at the end of each summer. Results Over the 3-year pilot project, a total of 17 teams participated. Students were from 6 of the 13 graduate Centers of Excellence in MCH programs in Schools of Public Health and two undergraduate MCH Pipeline Programs. There were 11 participating states. After the practicum experience, there was a significant increase in students' confidence in a number of measures related to working in complex, dynamic environments and in their ability to contribute to improvements in MCH population health. Students reported having more confidence in their ability to function effectively as an informal/formal MCH leader (p = 0.02), more confidence in their ability to contribute to improvements in MCH population health (p = 0.04), and being more prepared to enter the workforce after the practicum experience (p = 0.07), although there was no significant change in students' (n = 22) interest in seeking a job in a Title V agency or a community based organization with a MCH focus. Nearly 60% of the students did state at the posttest that they would likely seek additional education in MCH. Overall, the Title V preceptors (n = 14) were very positive about the program although in some instances there was less confidence in the knowledge and skills of the undergraduate

  17. NAFTA Guidance Document on Data Requirements for Tolerances on Imported Commodities in the United States and Canada

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    The purpose of this document is to provide detailed guidance on data requirements that meet the North American Free Trade Agreement standards for the establishment of pesticide import tolerances or maximum residue levels in Canada and the United States.

  18. Fine Particle Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS): Proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) Requirements Fact Sheet and Webinar

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    This page contains a March 2015 fact sheet and presentation that summarize the information in the proposed rule for the Implementation of the 2012 NAAQS for PM2.5: State Implementation Plan (SIP) Requirements.

  19. International Atomic Energy Agency. Supporting member states to combat Zika virus outbreaks through its human health programme

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    Becic, Taric; Paez, Diana; Abdel-Wahab, May [International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria). Div. of Human Health

    2016-10-15

    Zika virus, discovered in late 1940s in Uganda, has rapidly spread into other parts of Africa and Asia. Since 2007, outbreaks have been documented in a great number of countries and territories, with Latin America and Caribbean region carrying the highest burden. The IAEA has therefore undertaken immediate actions to support members states as part of the global effort led by WHO. Due to its well-established know-how in the use of molecular diagnostic techniques, the IAEA organised a training course for detection of Zika virus in coordination with WHO-PAHO and provided equipment and reagents to some member states in Central America and the Caribbean as well as Pacific islands. In addition, the IAEA's support also comprises SIT as part of integrated vector management control.

  20. 40 CFR 51.123 - Findings and requirements for submission of State implementation plan revisions relating to...

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    2010-07-01

    ... PLANS Control Strategy § 51.123 Findings and requirements for submission of State implementation plan... appropriate year, specified in Table 5 of “Regional and State SO2 and NOX Budgets”, March 2005 (available at... such undue risk, from other electricity generation facilities during the installation of control...

  1. 42 CFR 435.230 - Aged, blind, and disabled individuals in States that use more restrictive requirements for...

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Aged, blind, and disabled individuals in States... Coverage of the Aged, Blind, and Disabled § 435.230 Aged, blind, and disabled individuals in States that... for aged, blind, and disabled SSI recipients using more restrictive requirements than those used under...

  2. Beyond Section 508: The Spectrum of Legal Requirements for Accessible e-Government Web Sites in the United States

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    Jaeger, Paul T.

    2004-01-01

    In the United States, a number of federal laws establish requirements that electronic government (e-government) information and services be accessible to individuals with disabilities. These laws affect e-government Web sites at the federal, state, and local levels. To this point, research about the accessibility of e-government Web sites has…

  3. 34 CFR 403.184 - How does a State request a waiver of the maintenance of effort requirement?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false How does a State request a waiver of the maintenance of effort requirement? 403.184 Section 403.184 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of... APPLIED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM What Financial Conditions Must Be Met by a State? § 403.184 How does...

  4. Select state inland wetland protection laws. A review of the state laws and their natural resource data requirements

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    Klein, S. B.

    1980-01-01

    Although many states afford some measure of protection for wetland areas through flood-plain regulations or through programs for coastal areas, shorelands, scenic and wild rivers or pollution control, few states have programs that adequately deal with conservation of wetlands. Only 16 states have legislation specifically regulating development or use of wetlands. Most of the wetland acts apply only to coastal wetlands, several to inland wetlands and three acts apply to both. Many other states are still regulating wetland use through the dredge and fill and/or critical area program. Several offer tax incentives to property owners to encourage protection of wetlands or broader open spaces. Many states have acquired wetlands for park and wildlife purposes and a large measure of wetland protection is achieved by the very restrictive controls applied to floodways areas. Direct floodplain or floodway regulations or state standards for local regulations were adopted in 24 states but protection of ecological values of wetlands is rarely an explicit objective of these programs. Scenic and wild river programs adopted in one half of the states provide some protection for wetland areas.

  5. 34 CFR 403.141 - What are the application requirements for the State Assistance for Vocational Education Support...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What are the application requirements for the State Assistance for Vocational Education Support Programs by Community-Based Organizations? 403.141 Section 403... Education Support Programs by Community-Based Organizations § 403.141 What are the application requirements...

  6. State Requirements for Teacher Evaluation Policies Promoted by Race to the Top. NCEE Evaluation Brief. NCEE 2014-4016

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    Hallgren, Kristin; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Perez-Johnson, Irma

    2014-01-01

    This brief describes the extent to which states required teacher evaluation policies aligned with the Race to the Top (RTT) initiative as of spring 2012. Although teacher evaluation policies appear to be rapidly evolving, documenting policy requirements in the early years of RTT implementation can help inform policymakers about the pace of policy…

  7. Diplomatic agency

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    Adler-Nissen, Rebecca

    2016-01-01

    Diplomatic agency is intriguing. On the one hand, diplomats are crucial to the management of day-to-day international relations and the negotiation of war and peace. On the other hand, most diplomatic action is highly constrained or invisible. This chapter provides an overview of the ways in which...... diplomatic agency has been conceptualized in International Relations theory (English School, game theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, constructivism, practice theory, post-positivism) before presenting and exemplifying major and overlapping types of diplomatic agency, including communication, negotiation...

  8. Multiple neural oscillators and muscle feedback are required for the intestinal fed state motor program.

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    Chambers, Jordan D; Bornstein, Joel C; Thomas, Evan A

    2011-05-05

    After a meal, the gastrointestinal tract exhibits a set of behaviours known as the fed state. A major feature of the fed state is a little understood motor pattern known as segmentation, which is essential for digestion and nutrient absorption. Segmentation manifests as rhythmic local constrictions that do not propagate along the intestine. In guinea-pig jejunum in vitro segmentation constrictions occur in short bursts together with other motor patterns in episodes of activity lasting 40-60 s and separated by quiescent episodes lasting 40-200 s. This activity is induced by luminal nutrients and abolished by blocking activity in the enteric nervous system (ENS). We investigated the enteric circuits that regulate segmentation focusing on a central feature of the ENS: a recurrent excitatory network of intrinsic sensory neurons (ISNs) which are characterized by prolonged after-hyperpolarizing potentials (AHPs) following their action potentials. We first examined the effects of depressing AHPs with blockers of the underlying channels (TRAM-34 and clotrimazole) on motor patterns induced in guinea-pig jejunum, in vitro, by luminal decanoic acid. Contractile episode durations increased markedly, but the frequency and number of constrictions within segmenting bursts and quiescent period durations were unaffected. We used these observations to develop a computational model of activity in ISNs, excitatory and inhibitory motor neurons and the muscle. The model predicted that: i) feedback to ISNs from contractions in the circular muscle is required to produce alternating activity and quiescence with the right durations; ii) transmission from ISNs to excitatory motor neurons is via fast excitatory synaptic potentials (EPSPs) and to inhibitory motor neurons via slow EPSPs. We conclude that two rhythm generators regulate segmentation: one drives contractions within segmentation bursts, the other the occurrence of bursts. The latter depends on AHPs in ISNs and feedback to these

  9. Multiple neural oscillators and muscle feedback are required for the intestinal fed state motor program.

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    Jordan D Chambers

    Full Text Available After a meal, the gastrointestinal tract exhibits a set of behaviours known as the fed state. A major feature of the fed state is a little understood motor pattern known as segmentation, which is essential for digestion and nutrient absorption. Segmentation manifests as rhythmic local constrictions that do not propagate along the intestine. In guinea-pig jejunum in vitro segmentation constrictions occur in short bursts together with other motor patterns in episodes of activity lasting 40-60 s and separated by quiescent episodes lasting 40-200 s. This activity is induced by luminal nutrients and abolished by blocking activity in the enteric nervous system (ENS. We investigated the enteric circuits that regulate segmentation focusing on a central feature of the ENS: a recurrent excitatory network of intrinsic sensory neurons (ISNs which are characterized by prolonged after-hyperpolarizing potentials (AHPs following their action potentials. We first examined the effects of depressing AHPs with blockers of the underlying channels (TRAM-34 and clotrimazole on motor patterns induced in guinea-pig jejunum, in vitro, by luminal decanoic acid. Contractile episode durations increased markedly, but the frequency and number of constrictions within segmenting bursts and quiescent period durations were unaffected. We used these observations to develop a computational model of activity in ISNs, excitatory and inhibitory motor neurons and the muscle. The model predicted that: i feedback to ISNs from contractions in the circular muscle is required to produce alternating activity and quiescence with the right durations; ii transmission from ISNs to excitatory motor neurons is via fast excitatory synaptic potentials (EPSPs and to inhibitory motor neurons via slow EPSPs. We conclude that two rhythm generators regulate segmentation: one drives contractions within segmentation bursts, the other the occurrence of bursts. The latter depends on AHPs in ISNs and feedback

  10. Solving the problems we face: the United States Environmental Protection Agency, sustainability, and the challenges of the twenty-first century

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    Addressing the problems of the twenty-first century will require new initiatives that complement traditional regulatory activities. Existing regulations, such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act are important safety nets in the United States for protecting human health and t...

  11. 42 CFR 433.145 - Assignment of rights to benefits-State plan requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ... to payment for medical care from any third party; (2) Cooperate with the agency in establishing paternity and in obtaining medical support and payments, unless the individual establishes good cause for... level pregnant women), who are exempt from cooperating in establishing paternity and obtaining medical...

  12. Hospice Agencies

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A list of all Hospice Agencies that have been certified by Medicare. The list includes addresses, phone numbers, and date of original CMS certification, as well as...

  13. Advertising Agencies

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    Moeran, Brian

    2015-01-01

    Advertising agencies are the most significant organizations in the development of advertising and marketing worldwide. An advertising agency is an independent service company, composed of business, marketing and creative people, who develop, prepare, and place advertising in advertising media...... for their clients, the advertisers, who are in search of customers for their goods and services. Agencies thus mediate between three different but interlocking social groups: industry, media, and consumers. The history of advertising is largely the history of the advertising agencies that have served the needs...... of these three groups. They link industry and media by creating new forms for messages about products and services; industry and consumers by developing comprehensive communications campaigns and providing information thereon; and media and consumers by conducting audience research to enable market segmentation...

  14. Transformative Agency

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    Majgaard, Klaus

    The purpose of this paper is to enhance the conceptual understanding of the mediatory relationship between paradoxes on an organizational and an individual level. It presents a concept of agency that comprises and mediates between a structural and individual pole. The constitution of this agency...... is achieved through narrative activity that oscillates between the poles and transforms paradoxes through the configuration of plots and metaphors. Empirical cases are introduced in order to illustrate the implications of this understanding....

  15. Developing injury prevention policy through a multi-agency partnership approach: a case study of a state-wide sports safety policy in New South Wales, Australia.

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    Poulos, Roslyn G; Donaldson, Alex; McLeod, Brent

    2012-01-01

    Sports injuries are an important public health issue. A multi-agency key stakeholder partnership was formed to develop a state-wide response to sports injury prevention in New South Wales, Australia. This study evaluated the partnership approach to injury prevention policy development. The partnership approach to policy development was evaluated pre- and post-partnership using semi-structured telephone interviews and questionnaire data gathered from participants. Participants were satisfied with the partnership operation and outcomes. Challenges included: maintaining focus and efficiency; time constraints; sector diversity limiting the likelihood of addressing needs and reaching consensus; and ensuring commitment from all relevant organisations. Potential benefits included: a sense of policy ownership; a broad-based approach across the sector and savings from resource sharing. Policy resulted from a shared understanding of the injury problem, and of an appropriate response. A credible industry leader, investment in partnership management and a consultative approach facilitated the success of the partnership.

  16. 9 CFR 201.30 - Amount of market agency, dealer and packer bonds.

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    2010-01-01

    ... coverage, divide the dollar value of livestock sold during the preceding business year, or the substantial part of that business year, in which the market agency did business, by the actual number of days on... required to comply with any State law. (b) Market agency buying on commission or dealer. The amount of bond...

  17. 77 FR 10663 - Due Date of Initial Application Requirements for State Home Construction Grants

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    2012-02-23

    ... Rehabilitation Centers; 64.008, Veterans Domiciliary Care; 64.009, Veterans Medical Care Benefits; 64.010, Veterans Nursing Home Care; 64.014, Veterans State Domiciliary Care; 64.015, Veterans State Nursing Home..., altering, or expanding State home facilities that will furnish specified types of care to veterans. VA has...

  18. 7 CFR 249.4 - State Plan.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM (SFMNP) State Agency Eligibility § 249..., and/or nutrition education, as required in § 249.3(d). (2) A description of the State agency's...

  19. 78 FR 34177 - Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation...

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    2013-06-06

    ... the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements... Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements AGENCY: Environmental... 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (the ``2008 ozone NAAQS'') that were...

  20. Agency Theory

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    Linder, Stefan; Foss, Nicolai Juul

    2015-01-01

    Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting, and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex...... ante (‘hidden characteristics’) as well as ex post information asymmetry (‘hidden action’), and examines conditions under which various kinds of incentive instruments and monitoring arrangements can be deployed to minimize the welfare loss. Its clear predictions and broad applicability have allowed...... agency theory to enjoy considerable scientific impact on social science; however, it has also attracted considerable criticism....

  1. Agency Theory

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    Linder, Stefan; Foss, Nicolai Juul

    Agency theory studies the problems and solutions linked to delegation of tasks from principals to agents in the context of conflicting interests between the parties. Beginning from clear assumptions about rationality, contracting and informational conditions, the theory addresses problems of ex...... ante (“hidden characteristics”) as well as ex post information asymmetry (“hidden action”), and examines conditions under which various kinds of incentive instruments and monitoring arrangements can be deployed to minimize the welfare loss. Its clear predictions and broad applicability have allowed...... agency theory to enjoy considerable scientific impact on social science; however, it has also attracted considerable criticism....

  2. Instream water use in the United States: water laws and methods for determining flow requirements

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    Lamb, Berton L.; Doerksen, Harvey R.

    1987-01-01

    the conterminous United States consists of about 12,000 miles of maintained waterways, over which about 500 million tons of cargo is carried each year (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1988, p. 16). Although not so widely practiced in recent years, streams have been used to dispose of raw waste products from homes, communities, and factories. This use has been discouraged by law and public policy because of public health concerns and the damage it causes to the environment. Beginning in the mid-1960's, other instream uses gained new prominence in the water-resources arena-the assertion of a legal right to a free-flowing stream for biological, recreational, and esthetic purposes. These uses themselves, however, are not new. Riverine habitat always has produced fish, and the beauty of flowing water always has evoked a strong sense of esthetic appreciation. What is new is the emerging legitimacy and awareness of these noneconomic uses under State and Federal laws and regulations. In the past, environmental uses of flowing water were ignored, for the most part, under a long-standing legal tradition that favored offstream uses and certain instream uses that had a strong economic basis. The history of instream-flow policy debate really concerns those recently recognized types of interim uses. Although the more transitional water uses have been protected by law, the recognition of other in stream uses has resulted in substantial changes in State water laws. Although methods for determining the volume of water needed for most traditional water uses are relatively straight-forward and well-established, methods for determining water requirements for the in stream uses have been developed only recently and are continuing to evolve. Water laws that have favored the more traditional water uses, the inherent nature of conflict between instream and offstream water uses, and the special kinds of technological and philosophical problems posed by the "newer" types of instream uses are

  3. 28 CFR 66.11 - State plans.

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    2010-07-01

    ... implementing Executive Order 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs,” States are allowed to... subject to regulations implementing the Executive Order. (b) Requirements. A State need meet only Federal... State law, organization, policy, or State agency operation. The State will obtain approval for the...

  4. 14 CFR 158.11 - Public agency request not to require collection of PFC's by a class of air carriers or foreign...

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    2010-01-01

    ... collection of PFC's by a class of air carriers or foreign air carriers or for service to isolated communities... to require collection of PFC's by a class of air carriers or foreign air carriers or for service to... collection of PFC's not be required for— (1) Passengers enplaned by any class of air carrier or foreign air...

  5. Internet-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation of children: findings from a nationally representative sample of law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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    Mitchell, Kimberly J; Jones, Lisa M; Finkelhor, David; Wolak, Janis

    2011-03-01

    This article explores the variety of ways in which the Internet is used to facilitate the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and provides national incidence estimates for the number of arrests involving such technology-facilitated crimes in 2006. The National Juvenile Online Victimization Study is a nationally representative longitudinal study of more than 2,500 local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States. The current article utilizes Wave 2 data, which surveyed arrests in 2006 for Internet-related sex crimes against minors. Detailed data were collected via telephone interviews with investigators about 1,051 individual arrest cases. Findings show that an estimated 569 arrests for Internet-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation of children (IF-CSEC) occurred in the United States in 2006. Offenders in IF-CSEC cases fell into two main categories: (1) those who used the Internet to purchase or sell access to identified children for sexual purposes including child pornography (CP) production (36% of cases), and (2) those who used the Internet to purchase or sell CP images they possessed but did not produce (64% of cases). Offenders attempting to profit from child sexual exploitation were more likely than those who were purchasing to have (a) prior arrests for sexual and nonsexual offenses, (b) a history of violence, (c) produced CP, (d) joined forces with other offenders, and (e) involved female offenders. Although the number of arrests for IF-CSEC crimes is relatively small, the victims of these crimes are a high-risk subgroup of youth, and the offenders who try to profit from these crimes are particularly concerning from a child welfare perspective.

  6. 77 FR 65603 - Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods...

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    2012-10-29

    ... TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With... Agreement AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements under Trade Agreements Act of 1979. DATES: Effective Date...

  7. 77 FR 12904 - Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods...

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    2012-03-02

    ... TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With... AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements Under Trade Agreements Act of 1979. DATES: Effective Date: March 15, 2012...

  8. 77 FR 26599 - Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods...

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    2012-05-04

    ... TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With... Agreement AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements Under Trade Agreements Act of 1979. DATES: Effective Date...

  9. 32 CFR 196.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    2010-07-01

    ... SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS... in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 196.535 Effect of state or local law or other... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Effect of state or local law or other...

  10. 36 CFR 1211.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    2010-07-01

    ... ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION GENERAL RULES NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION... Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 1211.535 Effect of state or local law or other... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Effect of state or local law...

  11. 21 CFR 100.1 - Petitions requesting exemption from preemption for State or local requirements.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 403A(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act), by a State or a political subdivision of... Rico) or any political subdivision of a State having authority to issue food standards and food... standard or other Federal regulation that is in effect, or that has been published as a final rule with a...

  12. 78 FR 54828 - Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and...

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    2013-09-06

    ... narrative description of state statutes or rules, or of a state's current or past practice in constituting a.... E.g,. In the Matter of: Medicine Bow Fuel & Power, LLC, No. 09-2801, at 2-3 (Wyo. Envtl. Quality...

  13. 76 FR 11187 - Due Date of Initial Application Requirements for State Home Construction Grant

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    2011-03-01

    ... Facilities; 64.007, Blind Rehabilitation Centers; 64.008, Veterans Domiciliary Care; 64.009, Veterans Medical Care Benefits; 64.010, Veterans Nursing Home Care; 64.014, Veterans State Domiciliary Care; 64.015..., altering, or expanding State home facilities that will furnish specified types of care to veterans. VA has...

  14. Wireless data communication alternatives for small public safety agencies: how one community cost-effectively solved its expanding field data requirements

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    Canning, Ryan M.; Lefebvre, Eric

    2005-06-01

    A growing number of Public Safety agencies have begun leveraging wireless data communication technology to improve tactical response capabilities as well as overall productivity. For years police departments subscribed to CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data) services to provide officers with basic dispatch data and criminal database access. Now as cellular carriers have deactivated CDPD and shifted to 2.5G and 3G data services such as 1xRTT, GPRS and EDGE, police departments are scrambling to fill the void. Not surprisingly, the extraordinary investments cellular carriers made to upgrade their infrastructures have been transferred to the customer, with monthly fees running as high as $80 a month per user. It's no wonder public safety agencies have been reluctant to adopt these services. Lost in the fray are those smaller police departments which account for nearly 90% of the nation's total. This group has increasingly sought out alternative data communication solutions that are not predicated on budget-busting monthly access fees. One such example is the Marco Island Police Department (MIPD) in Southwestern Florida that received a Federal grant to augment its existing voice communications with data. After evaluating several different technologies and vendors, MIPD chose a 900 MHz ad hoc mesh network solution based on its ability to provide reliable, high-speed and secure IP-based data communications over extensive distances. This paper will discuss technical details of Marco Island's mobile mesh network implementation; including: coverage area with 900 MHz spread spectrum radios, strategic repeater tower placement, interference, throughput performance, and the necessity for application-persistence software.

  15. 24 CFR 570.711 - State borrowers; additional requirements and application procedures.

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    2010-04-01

    ... funds (to satisfy this requirement, the method of distribution may identify one or more specific... requirements and application procedures. 570.711 Section 570.711 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING...

  16. 76 FR 51373 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review...

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    2011-08-18

    ....S.C. 343-1(b)), States may petition FDA for exemption from Federal preemption of State food labeling... to determine whether the State food labeling or standard of identity requirement satisfies the... AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

  17. SSA State Agency Workload Data

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    Social Security Administration — The dataset is revised and expanded from 4 to 71 data fields. It includes monthly data from October 2000 onwards for SSA disability cases that were referred to the...

  18. Health state utilities associated with major clinical events in the context of secondary hyperparathyroidism and chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis.

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    Davies, Evan W; Matza, Louis S; Worth, Gavin; Feeny, David H; Kostelec, Jacqueline; Soroka, Steven; Mendelssohn, David; McFarlane, Philip; Belozeroff, Vasily

    2015-06-30

    Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) who require dialysis are at increased risk for cardiovascular events and bone fractures. To assist in economic evaluations, this study aimed to estimate the disutility of these events beyond the impact of CKD and SHPT. A basic one-year health state was developed describing CKD and SHPT requiring dialysis. Further health states added acute events (cardiovascular events, fractures, and surgical procedures) or chronic post-event effects. Acute health states described a year including an event, and chronic health states described a year subsequent to an event. General population participants in Canada completed time trade-off interviews from which utilities were derived. Pairwise comparisons were made between the basic state and event, and between comparable health states. A total of 199 participants (54.8% female; mean age = 46.3 years) completed interviews. Each health state had ≥130 valuations. The mean (SD) utility of the basic health state was 0.60 (0.34). For acute events, mean utility differences versus the basic state were: myocardial infarction, -0.06; unstable angina, -0.05; peripheral vascular disease (PVD) with amputation, -0.33; PVD without amputation, -0.11; heart failure, -0.14; stroke, -0.30; hip fracture, -0.14; arm fracture, -0.04; parathyroidectomy, +0.02; kidney transplant, +0.06. Disutilities for chronic health states were: stable angina, -0.09; stroke, -0.27; PVD with amputation, -0.30; PVD without amputation, -0.12; heart failure, -0.14. Cardiovascular events and fractures were associated with lower utility scores, suggesting a perceived decrease in quality of life beyond the impact of CKD and SHPT.

  19. 78 FR 78315 - Revision to the Idaho State Implementation Plan; Approval of Fine Particulate Matter Control...

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    2013-12-26

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 Revision to the Idaho State Implementation Plan; Approval of Fine Particulate Matter Control Measures; Franklin County AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed... revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for the Idaho...

  20. 45 CFR 1357.32 - State fiscal requirements (title IV-B, subpart 2, family preservation and family support services).

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    2010-10-01

    ... SERVICES THE ADMINISTRATION ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, FOSTER CARE MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS, ADOPTION ASSISTANCE, AND CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO TITLE IV-B § 1357.32 State fiscal..., family preservation and family support services). 1357.32 Section 1357.32 Public Welfare Regulations...

  1. 34 CFR 694.14 - What requirements apply to a State that served students under the National Early Intervention...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What requirements apply to a State that served students under the National Early Intervention Scholarship and Partnership program (NEISP) and that receives a... students under the National Early Intervention Scholarship and Partnership program (NEISP) and that...

  2. 20 CFR 661.290 - Under what circumstances may States require Local Boards to take part in regional planning...

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    2010-04-01

    ... Local Boards to take part in regional planning activities? 661.290 Section 661.290 Employees' Benefits... what circumstances may States require Local Boards to take part in regional planning activities? (a...) Participate in a regional planning process that results in regional performance measures for workforce...

  3. Michigan State Code Adoption Analysis: Cost-Effectiveness of Lighting Requirements - ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004

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    Richman, Eric E.

    2006-09-29

    This report documents PNNL's analysis of the potential energy effect and cost-effectiveness of the lighting requirements in ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2004 if this energy code is adopted in the state of Michigan, instead of the current standard.

  4. 7 CFR 15b.9 - Effect of State or local law or other requirements, and effect of employment opportunities.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Effect of State or local law or other requirements, and effect of employment opportunities. 15b.9 Section 15b.9 Agriculture Office of the Secretary of Agriculture NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL...

  5. 20 CFR 661.230 - What are the requirements for modification of the State Workforce Investment Plan?

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false What are the requirements for modification of the State Workforce Investment Plan? 661.230 Section 661.230 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND..., performance indicators, the methodology used to determine local allocation of funds, reorganizations which...

  6. 22 CFR 99.2 - Reporting requirements for adoption cases involving children emigrating from the United States.

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    2010-04-01

    ... CHILDREN § 99.2 Reporting requirements for adoption cases involving children emigrating from the United... sending information to a foreign country about a child that is under consideration for adoption. (c) A... the child is immigrating; (4) The U.S. State where the final adoption is taking place, or the U.S...

  7. Civil Rights--State Action Is a Requirement for the Application of Section 1985 (3) to First Amendment Rights

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    Malpass, Susan C.

    1976-01-01

    In Bellamy v. Masons's Stores, Inc., the Fourth Circuit of Appeals held that section 1985 (3) of the Ku Klux Klan Act displayed a congressional intent that state action be required for an action based on a conspiracy to deprive first amendment rights. The decision is examined in regard to Griffin v. Breckenridge. For journal availability see HE…

  8. 30 CFR 950.20 - State-Federal Cooperative Agreement.

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    2010-07-01

    ...-year requirement of section 7(c) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, 30 U.S.C. 181 et seq., the State... identification, communication and resolution of issues relating to those Federal agencies' statutory requirements...

  9. DRUG CONTROL: State Department Provides Required Aviation Program Oversight, but Safety and Security Should Be Enhanced

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    2001-01-01

    .... 2 Under State 's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the Office of Aviation, through a contract with DynCorp Aerospace Technology, supports foreign governments efforts...

  10. 75 FR 65368 - Additional Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for the State of Illinois' CDBG...

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    2010-10-22

    ... property carrying costs while they may be living in temporary housing. As it takes more than three months... Plan and published program design(s), and the State must maintain documentation that the costs are...

  11. Power and Energy Storage Requirements for Ship Integration of Solid-State Lasers on Naval Platforms

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    2016-06-01

    XE 70 Genesis battery (lead acid) .............................................................24 Figure 12. Saft VL 30 PFe lithium ion battery...light at a certain frequency . Once the population inversion has occurred, laser light is emitted due to the constructive interference of photons...generated as electrons drop from an excited state to a less excited state. The frequency of the laser light is dependent on this change in energy and so

  12. Physical-depth architectural requirements for generating universal photonic cluster states

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    Morley-Short, Sam; Bartolucci, Sara; Gimeno-Segovia, Mercedes; Shadbolt, Pete; Cable, Hugo; Rudolph, Terry

    2018-01-01

    Most leading proposals for linear-optical quantum computing (LOQC) use cluster states, which act as a universal resource for measurement-based (one-way) quantum computation. In ballistic approaches to LOQC, cluster states are generated passively from small entangled resource states using so-called fusion operations. Results from percolation theory have previously been used to argue that universal cluster states can be generated in the ballistic approach using schemes which exceed the critical threshold for percolation, but these results consider cluster states with unbounded size. Here we consider how successful percolation can be maintained using a physical architecture with fixed physical depth, assuming that the cluster state is continuously generated and measured, and therefore that only a finite portion of it is visible at any one point in time. We show that universal LOQC can be implemented using a constant-size device with modest physical depth, and that percolation can be exploited using simple pathfinding strategies without the need for high-complexity algorithms.

  13. Developing a Predictive for Unscheduled Maintenance Requirements on United States Air Force Installations

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    Kovich, Matthew D; Norton, J. D

    2008-01-01

    .... This paper develops one such method by using linear regression and time series analysis to develop a predictive model to forecast future year man-hour and funding requirements for unscheduled maintenance...

  14. Developing a Predictive Model for Unscheduled Maintenance Requirements on United States Air Force Installations

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    Kovich, Matthew D; Norton, J. D

    2008-01-01

    .... This paper develops one such method by using linear regression and time series analysis to develop a predictive model to forecast future year man-hour and funding requirements for unscheduled maintenance...

  15. 78 FR 73442 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; State Boards Requirements

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    2013-12-06

    ....regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your identity or... 128 requirements are found in the Annotated Code of Maryland Title 15 (Public Ethics). The Secretary...

  16. Producing remote sensing-based emission estimates of prescribed burning in the contiguous United States for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2011 National Emissions Inventory

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    McCarty, J. L.; Pouliot, G. A.; Soja, A. J.; Miller, M. E.; Rao, T.

    2013-12-01

    Prescribed fires in agricultural landscapes generally produce smaller burned areas than wildland fires but are important contributors to emissions impacting air quality and human health. Currently, there are a variety of available satellite-based estimates of crop residue burning, including the NOAA/NESDIS Hazard Mapping System (HMS) the Satellite Mapping Automated Reanalysis Tool for Fire Incident Reconciliation (SMARTFIRE 2), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Official Burned Area Product (MCD45A1)), the MODIS Direct Broadcast Burned Area Product (MCD64A1) the MODIS Active Fire Product (MCD14ML), and a regionally-tuned 8-day cropland differenced Normalized Burn Ratio product for the contiguous U.S. The purpose of this NASA-funded research was to refine the regionally-tuned product utilizing higher spatial resolution crop type data from the USDA NASS Cropland Data Layer and burned area training data from field work and high resolution commercial satellite data to improve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Emissions Inventory (NEI). The final product delivered to the EPA included a detailed database of 25 different atmospheric emissions at the county level, emission distributions by crop type and seasonality, and GIS data. The resulting emission databases were shared with the U.S. EPA and regional offices, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWGC) Smoke Committee, and all 48 states in the contiguous U.S., with detailed error estimations for Wyoming and Indiana and detailed analyses of results for Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Oregon. This work also provided opportunities in discovering the different needs of federal and state partners, including the various geospatial abilities and platforms across the many users and how to incorporate expert air quality, policy, and land management knowledge into quantitative earth observation-based estimations of prescribed fire emissions. Finally, this work

  17. 76 FR 40677 - Farm Service Agency

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    2011-07-11

    ... Farm Service Agency Information Collection; United States Warehouse Act (USWA) AGENCY: Farm Service... States Warehouse Act (USWA). DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by September 9, 2011...: Mail: Judy Fry, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Commodity Operations Division, Farm Service Agency...

  18. Four Kentucky Organizations Receive EPA Honors as 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence in Energy Management, Acting on Climate The agency recognizes 128 partners in 33 states including DIRECTV, The Home Depot, Staples, and Verizon

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    04/06/15 - ATLANTA, GA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states, including four in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with the Energy Star's Partner of th

  19. 78 FR 12655 - Federal-State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program; Data Exchange Standardization as Required by...

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    2013-02-25

    ... Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Part 619 RIN 1205-AB64 Federal-State Unemployment Insurance (UI... work group established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for Unemployment Insurance (UI... establish data exchange standards for certain functions related to administration of the Unemployment...

  20. Reading Preparation of Secondary ELA Teachers: A U.S. Survey of State Licensure Requirements

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    Lovette, Gail E.

    2013-01-01

    Secondary teacher preparation in reading in the U.S. has received minimal attention from the research community despite the almost universal implementation of the Common Core State Standards. In response, numerous publications have demanded that secondary teachers be fully prepared to support the needs of struggling readers, especially ELA…

  1. 45 CFR 1356.20 - State plan document and submission requirements.

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    2010-10-01

    ..., YOUTH AND FAMILIES, FOSTER CARE MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS, ADOPTION ASSISTANCE, AND CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES... (FFP) in the costs of foster care maintenance payments and adoption assistance under this part, a State... and standards for the data reporting system for foster care and adoption (§ 1355.40 of this chapter...

  2. Convergence of the EU Member States towards the EMU requirements, 1986 to 1993

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    Guldager, Peter

    1997-01-01

    that between 1986 and 1990 France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom progressed substantially towards convergence. Some backsliding, however, occured between the years 1991 to 1993. The performance of Greece deteriorated, while that of the other EU Member States remained largely stationary...

  3. 78 FR 8083 - Partial Disapproval of State Implementation Plan; Arizona; Regional Haze Requirements

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    2013-02-05

    ..., Distribution, or Use I. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act J. Executive Order 12898: Federal... Program (through 2018), states must also impose best available retrofit technology (``BART'') on ``BART... would serve as a ``backstop'' if voluntary measures did not result in meeting the SO 2 emissions cap...

  4. 22 CFR 146.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    2010-04-01

    ... THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 146.535 Effect... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Effect of state or local law or other...

  5. 40 CFR 5.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    ... NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 5.535 Effect of... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Effect of state or local law or other...

  6. 38 CFR 23.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    ... VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Effect of state or local...

  7. 28 CFR 54.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    ... ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 54.535 Effect... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Effect of state or local law or other...

  8. 15 CFR 8a.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    ... NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 8a.535 Effect... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Effect of state or local law or other...

  9. 13 CFR 113.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    ... ADMINISTRATOR Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs Or Activities... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Effect of state or local law or...

  10. 22 CFR 229.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    ... ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 229.535 Effect... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Effect of state or local law or other...

  11. 31 CFR 28.535 - Effect of state or local law or other requirements.

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    ... NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Employment in Education Programs or Activities Prohibited § 28.535 Effect... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Effect of state or local law or other...

  12. 42 CFR 495.332 - State Medicaid health information technology (HIT) plan requirements.

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    ... and future visions: (1) A baseline assessment of the current HIT landscape environment in the State...) Description of the HIT “as-is” landscape; (ii) Description of the HIT “to-be” landscape; and (iii) HIT roadmap... Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) principles as described in the Medicaid Information...

  13. 42 CFR 55a.201 - What is required for a State application?

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    ... following services for active and inactive miners in the State: (1) Primary care; (2) Patient and family education and counseling; (3) Outreach; (4) Patient care coordination, including individual patient care plans for all patients; (5) Antismoking advice; and (6) Other symptomatic treatments. (b) Provide...

  14. 78 FR 30830 - Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and...

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    2013-05-23

    ... State's Automobile Inspection and Readjustment (AIR) program's purpose is to reduce motor vehicle... emissions) and 42-4-414 (concerning emissions from diesel-powered vehicles). The AQCC's authority includes... for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards; Prevention of Significant...

  15. 76 FR 28707 - Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for...

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    2011-05-18

    ... maintenance programs to be implemented in specified areas of the State for gasoline-powered on- road vehicles... Automobile Inspection and Readjustment (AIR) program's purpose is to reduce motor vehicle-related pollution...-powered motor vehicles in Colorado's Automobile Inspection and Readjustment program. Regulation 16...

  16. 34 CFR 461.40 - What are the State and local administrative costs requirements?

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    ... remainder may be used for local administrative costs—noninstructional expenses, including planning... administrative cost limits under paragraph (b)(2) of this section are insufficient for adequate planning... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What are the State and local administrative costs...

  17. 76 FR 43906 - Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for...

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    ... CLC staff is a nonpartisan research arm of the State Assembly; in other words, the CLC staff is part... section 110(a)(2) and not others. Given the potential for ambiguity of the statutory language of section 110(a)(1) and (2), EPA believes that it is appropriate for EPA to interpret that language in the...

  18. 78 FR 27898 - Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for...

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    2013-05-13

    ... planning requirements of part D. As a result, this action does not address infrastructure elements related... control measures, means, or techniques (including economic incentives such as fees, marketable permits... regulation of the modification and construction of any stationary source within the areas covered by the plan...

  19. 75 FR 6215 - Agency Information Collection Activity

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    2010-02-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Agency Information Collection Activity AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS...) for improvement of the volcano and other monitoring systems and other monitoring- related activities...

  20. Judicial Deference to Inconsistent Agency Statutory Interpretations

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    Yehonatan Givati; Matthew C. Stephenson

    2011-01-01

    Although administrative law doctrine requires courts to defer to an agency's reasonable statutory interpretation, the doctrine is unclear as to whether an agency gets less deference when it changes its own prior interpretation. We formally analyze how judicial deference to revised agency interpretations affects the ideological content of agencies' interpretations. We find a nonmonotonic relationship between judicial deference to inconsistent agency interpretations and interpretive extremism. ...

  1. Revised Total Coliform Webinar for Primacy Agencies

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    This webinar was created to assist Primacy Agencies in the implementation of the Revised Total Coliform Rule. It provides an overview of the requirements in the rule and implementation guidance for Primacy Agencies.

  2. BLM Colorado Surface Management Agency

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    Department of the Interior — Shapefile Format – Illustratation of the surface management agency for lands within the state of Colorado. Formerly called land status. This data set is a result of...

  3. E-LEARNING SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF EFQUEL: VYATKA STATE UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

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    Elena Syrtsova

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the study of various aspects of development and implementation of e-learning at higher education institutions. This system has been created according to the main approaches and criteria used by the European Foundation for quality assurance of e-learning (EFQUEL. The article presents the main results of the experiment on Vyatka State University's e-learning system development. The article reveals the feasibility of the development of e-learning in the region. The authors consider three main strategies of implementation of e-learning system at Vyatka State University. The authors substantiate the choice of the most effective and promising strategy of them based on the analysis and considering the peculiarities of the university and the region. In the article, the fundamental results of the experiment and description of the stages of the implementation of e-learning system are presented.

  4. Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis for State and Local Emergency Planning and Response. Operational Requirements Document

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    2009-01-01

    explanation is needed. Earthquake Modeling Jurisdictions plan for many different types of events. However, one natural disas - ter event—an earthquake—stood...organizations struggle to prepare. In addition, in local jurisdictions where disas - ters occur infrequently, the need for funding is generally outweighed by...stated that with re- spect to technical support areas, organizations need to consider the entire software life cycle. Current policies fall short by

  5. United States private schools have higher rates of exemptions to school immunization requirements than public schools.

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    Shaw, Jana; Tserenpuntsag, Boldtsetseg; McNutt, Louise-Anne; Halsey, Neal

    2014-07-01

    To compare medical, religious, and personal belief immunization exemption rates between private and public schools in US. Exemption rates were calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School Immunization Assessment Surveys for the 2009-2010 school year excluding states with incomplete survey data. Standardized exemption rates weighted on enrollments in public and private schools were calculated. Differences in exemption rates between public and private schools were tested using Wilcoxon signed rank test. The overall state exemption rate was higher in US private than public schools, 4.25% (SD 4.27) vs 1.91% (1.67), P = .0001 and private schools had higher exemption rates for all types of exemptions; medical 0.58% (0.71) vs 0.34% (0.34) respectively (P = .0004), religious 2.09% (3.14) vs 0.83% (1.05) respectively (P = .0001), and personal belief 6.10% (4.12) vs 2.79% (1.57), respectively (P = .006). Overall exemption rates were significantly higher in states that allowed personal belief exemptions. Exemption rates were significantly higher in US private than in public schools. Children attending private schools may be at higher risk of vaccine-preventable diseases than public school children. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Organizational Analysis of Energy Manpower Requirements in the United States Navy

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    2013-06-01

    traditional petroleum-based fuel. (From Navy, 2011).....................................10  Figure 5.  The Navy 1 geothermal plant near COSO Hot Springs...was to provide the Navy with a consolidated framework for understanding energy program manpower requirements and make Navy force structure...SECNAV goal of “Sailing the Great Green Fleet” by 2016. Figure 5. The Navy 1 geothermal plant near COSO Hot Springs, CA. (From Energy, 2013

  7. Revision Of Career Marksmanship Training Requirements For The United States Marine Corps

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    2016-03-01

    Shooting for sport , as a competitor or as a hunter, has different requirements for training and a different conceptual outcome. The unique aspect of...performance—a study on top-level and naive rifle shooters. Journal of Biomechanics , 29, 301–306. 80 Espinosa, P. D., Nagashima, S. O., Chung, G...behavior during rifle shooting. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 22, 167–182. Johnson, R. F. (2001). Statistical measures of marksmanship (Technical

  8. Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste; Alternative Requirements for Hazardous Waste Determination and Accumulation of Unwanted Material at Laboratories Owned by Colleges and Universities and Other Eligible Academic Entities Formally Affiliated With Colleges and Universities. Final Rule. Federal Register, Environmental Protection Agency. 40 CFR Parts 261 and 262. Part II

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    National Archives and Records Administration, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is finalizing an alternative set of generator requirements applicable to laboratories owned by eligible academic entities, as defined in this final rule. The rule provides a flexible and protective set of regulations that address the specific nature of hazardous waste generation and…

  9. EnviroAtlas - Acres of USDA Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program land by 12-Digit HUC for the Conterminous United States.

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This EnviroAtlas dataset shows the acres of land enrolled in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The CRP is administered by...

  10. The Evolutionary Biology of Ourselves Unit Requirements and Organizational Change in United States History

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    Lipo, C; Lipo, Carl; Madsen, Mark

    1999-01-01

    Researchers have proposed that the distinction between so-called "simple" and "complex" societies can be expressed by an increase in the number of levels at which functional organization, interaction, and thus selection, operate. In spite of the obvious links between this suggestion and research into complex social organization amongst insects and other social animals, the levels of selection model has seen little use among anthropologists. We suggest that the primary reason for lack of research into the evolutionary causes of social complexity has been the lack of descriptive units with which we can examine phenotypic variation and heritability of social organization above the level of the organism. The goal of our paper, therefore, is to begin constructing descriptive units which map to meaningful models of multi-level selection. In order to demonstrate how these units are useful in a real dataset, we examine the functional changes involved in the United States economy over the last 100 years, a period of t...

  11. Land-Use Requirements for Solar Power Plants in the United States

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    Ong, S.; Campbell, C.; Denholm, P.; Margolis, R.; Heath, G.

    2013-06-01

    This report provides data and analysis of the land use associated with utility-scale ground-mounted solar facilities, defined as installations greater than 1 MW. We begin by discussing standard land-use metrics as established in the life-cycle assessment literature and then discuss their applicability to solar power plants. We present total and direct land-use results for various solar technologies and system configurations, on both a capacity and an electricity-generation basis. The total area corresponds to all land enclosed by the site boundary. The direct area comprises land directly occupied by solar arrays, access roads, substations, service buildings, and other infrastructure. As of the third quarter of 2012, the solar projects we analyze represent 72% of installed and under-construction utility-scale PV and CSP capacity in the United States.

  12. An Analysis of Aircraft Requirements to Meet United States Department of Agriculture Remote Sensing Goals

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    Arno, R. D.

    1977-01-01

    The survey needs of the U.S. De pa rtment of Agriculture are immense, ranging from individual crop coverage at specific intervals to general land use classification. The aggregate of all desirable resolutions and sensor types applicable to airborne platforms yields an annual survey coverage rate eqivalent to about 6 times the U.S. land area. An intermediate annual survey level equal to the U. S. area can meet all currently perceived crop survey needs and provide sample imagery over many other resource areas. This decreased survey level can be accomplished with one or two high altitude aircraft (e.g., U-2 or WB-57) or medium altitude aircraft ( such as the Learjet or Jetstar). Survey costs range from about 25 cents to several dollars per square nautical mile depending primarily on resolution requirements and the aircraft used.

  13. Solid-state fast voltage compensator for pulsed power applications requiring constant AC power consumption

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    Magallanes, Francisco Cabaleiro; Viarouge, Philippe; Cros, Jérôme

    2015-01-01

    This paper proposes a novel topological solution for pulsed power converters based on capacitor-discharge topologies, integrating a Fast Voltage Compensator which allows an operation at constant power consumption from the utility grid. This solution has been retained as a possible candidate for the CLIC project under study at CERN, which requires more than a thousand synchronously-operated klystron modulators producing a total pulsed power of almost 40 GW. The proposed Fast Voltage Compensator is integrated in the modulator such that it only has to treat the capacitor charger current and a fraction of the charging voltage, meaning that its dimensioning power and cost are minimized. This topology can be used to improve the AC power quality of any pulsed converters based on capacitor-discharge concept. A prototype has been built and exploited to validate the operating principle and demonstrate the benefits of the proposed solution.

  14. EVALUATION OF STATE-OF-THE-ART MANIPULATORS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR DOE ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS

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    BLACK, DEREK; GRUPINSKI, STEPHEN

    1998-10-08

    This report provides an overview of applications within the DOE complex which could benefit from the use of modular robotics technology during remediation operations. Each application area contains one or more specific tasks which are presently conducted by humans under hazardous conditions or which are deemed highly impractical, or are altogether impossible without automation. Five major areas were investigated for specific needs with respect to automation. Information was collected on Mixed Waste Operations, Contaminant Automated Analysis, Tanks, Decontamination and Dismantlement and Automated Plutonium Processing. During this investigation, information was gathered from available literature, telephone interviews with informed personnel and on-site visits. This data serves to provide design requirements and guidelines for the design of a family of modular actuators, which will be used to construct manipulators suited to each task. In addition, a survey of existing modular manipulator designs is presented. This survey addresses modular manipulators developed inside government labs and in universities for such applications as space exploration or controls research. It also addresses efforts at commercially viable industrial manipulators which have been built. This survey of robotic systems provides the reader with a glimpse into what technology currently exists in the way of modular manipulator automation and, to a degree, where this technology may be applicable or, more often, where these systems are unsuited to EM applications. From the information gathered during this study, it is possible to sufficiently define the requirements of one manipulator system which can be used to conduct automated transfer operations within Plutonium gloveboxes. This manipulator will be constructed from ARM Automation actuator modules and will provide this application with a viable option for automation within these gloveboxes. The design issues surrounding this manipulator and its

  15. Reference buildings for EP calculation studies. Comparison of the EP requirements among Member States

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    D' Herdt, P.; Van Orshoven, D. [Belgian Building Research Institute BBRI, Brussels (Belgium); Pejter, J. [ENVIROS, Prague (Czech Republic); Engelund Thomsen, K. [Danish Building Research Institute, Hoersholm (Denmark); Shemeikka, J. [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland); Lahmidi, H. [Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment, Marne la Vallee (France); Erhorn, H.; Erhorn-Kluttig, H. [Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Stuttgart (Germany); Papaglastra, M.; Santamouris, M. [National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens (Greece); Zinzi, M.; Citterio, M.; Romeo, C. [Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie l' Energia e l' Ambiente ENEA, Rome (Italy); Spiekman, M.; Westerlaken, N. [Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO, Delft (Netherlands); Schild, P. [SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Oslo (Norway); Panek, A. [Narodowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii, Warsaw (Poland); Alvarez, S. [Asociacion de Investigacion y Cooperacion Industrial de Andalucia, Sevilla (Spain)

    2009-10-15

    The choice of the building geometry is often one of the first determinations during comparison studies of national energy performance requirement levels among countries in Europe. With this in mind one of the subtasks of ASIEPI has been to gather a set of reference buildings to be able to perform pilots in the comparison study. Two things became clear once we started: on one hand we found that developing an instrument for comparison of EP requirement levels included much more challenging research than the comparison of building shapes. In fact we realized that it was more sensible to use very simple houses to do the comparison with, to minimize the noise created by complex geometry, errors and misunderstandings. On the other hand we also realized that for various calculation studies on European level a set of reference buildings could be very useful. With this in mind we decided not to use the reference buildings for the development of our instrument but still develop the set of reference buildings. The aim of the set of reference buildings is to give an idea of typical houses build in Europe. When we make calculations on European level, we often extrapolate the results of one house, without the realization that houses in Finland might look totally different from houses in Spain. Of course it is not possible to determine one typical house for a whole country. But with this report a handle is given for information on the variety of typical houses in Europe. During the collection of information, we noticed that different countries use different methods to calculate building areas, for instance some countries use outer measure, where others use inner measures or heart-to-heart (centre-to-centre) measures. To be able to compare the measures of the different houses in the reference set we gathered two types of measures: measures determined in accordance with the national approach of the specific country and measures determined in a uniform way for all buildings, being a

  16. Outcomes After Post-Traumatic AKI Requiring RRT in United States Military Service Members.

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    Bolanos, Jonathan A; Yuan, Christina M; Little, Dustin J; Oliver, David K; Howard, Steven R; Abbott, Kevin C; Olson, Stephen W

    2015-10-07

    Mortality and CKD risk have not been described in military casualties with post-traumatic AKI requiring RRT suffered in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This is a retrospective case series of post-traumatic AKI requiring RRT in 51 military health care beneficiaries (October 7, 2001-December 1, 2013), evacuated to the National Capital Region, documenting in-hospital mortality and subsequent CKD. Participants were identified using electronic medical and procedure records. Age at injury was 26±6 years; of the participants, 50 were men, 16% were black, 67% were white, and 88% of injuries were caused by blast or projectiles. Presumed AKI cause was acute tubular necrosis in 98%, with rhabdomyolysis in 72%. Sixty-day all-cause mortality was 22% (95% confidence interval [95% CI], 12% to 35%), significantly less than the 50% predicted historical mortality (P<0.001). The VA/NIH Acute Renal Failure Trial Network AKI integer score predicted 60-day mortality risk was 33% (range, 6%-96%) (n=49). Of these, nine died (mortality, 18%; 95% CI, 10% to 32%), with predicted risks significantly miscalibrated (P<0.001). The area under the receiver operator characteristic curve for the AKI integer score was 0.72 (95% CI, 0.56 to 0.88), not significantly different than the AKI integer score model cohort (P=0.27). Of the 40 survivors, one had ESRD caused by cortical necrosis. Of the remaining 39, median time to last follow-up serum creatinine was 1158 days (range, 99-3316 days), serum creatinine was 0.85±0.24 mg/dl, and eGFR was 118±23 ml/min per 1.73 m(2). No eGFR was <60 ml/min per 1.73 m(2), but it may be overestimated because of large/medium amputations in 54%. Twenty-five percent (n=36) had proteinuria; one was diagnosed with CKD stage 2. Despite severe injuries, participants had better in-hospital survival than predicted historically and by AKI integer score. No patient who recovered renal function had an eGFR<60 ml/min per 1.73 m(2) at last follow-up, but 23% had proteinuria

  17. Planing contract between the State and the Environment and energy mastership Agency 2000-2006; Contrat de plan entre l'Etat et l'Agence de l'environnement et de la maitrise de l'energie 2000-2006

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    2001-07-01

    This contract describes the mutual commitments between the French State and the ADEME (Agency for the Environment and the Energy Mastership) for 2000-2006. The subjects concerned are the domestic wastes management, the energy efficiency and the energy resources development, the air pollution decrease and the international agreements of the France. It presents the implementing and expected impacts of the action and research and development programs, the ADEME research policy, the contract management and the evaluation. (A.L.B.)

  18. 77 FR 51033 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-08-23

    ... program identified there are six follow-up questions. Based on feedback from stakeholders and pilot...., according to our interviews with respondents. Accordingly, answering these new sub-questions should require... telephone and electronic technical support to State agency staff and will emphasize that the States are only...

  19. 78 FR 67167 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review...

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    2013-11-08

    ... implementation of the AFRPS. The draft feed standards are not intended to address the performance appraisal processes that a State agency may use to evaluate individual employee performance. The draft feed standards... maintaining the draft feed standards would require more State program employees and financial support from FDA...

  20. Nurse Home Visitors' Perceptions of Mandatory Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence to Law Enforcement Agencies

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    Davidov, Danielle M.; Nadorff, Michael R.; Jack, Susan M.; Coben, Jeffrey H.

    2012-01-01

    In the United States, there is an ongoing debate about requiring health care professionals to report intimate partner violence (IPV) to law enforcement agencies. A comprehensive examination of the perspectives of those required to report abuse is critical, as their roles as mandated reporters often pose legal, practical, moral, and ethical…

  1. Soil erosion and sediment control laws. A review of state laws and their natural resource data requirements

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    Klein, S. B.

    1980-01-01

    Twenty states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands enacted erosion and sediment control legislation during the past decade to provide for the implementation or the strengthening of statewide erosion and sediment control plans for rural and/or urban lands. That legislation and the state programs developed to implement these laws are quoted and reviewed. The natural resource data requirements of each program are also extracted. The legislation includes amendments to conservation district laws, water quality laws, and erosion and sediment control laws. Laws which provides for legislative review of administrative regulations and LANDSAT applications and/or information systems that were involved in implementing or gathering data for a specific soil erosion and sediment control program are summarized as well as principal concerns affecting erosion and sediment control laws.

  2. Comparison of Standards and Technical Requirements of Grid-Connected Wind Power Plants in China and the United States

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    Gao, David Wenzhong [Alternative Power Innovations, LLC; Muljadi, Eduard [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Tian, Tian [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Miller, Mackay [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Wang, Weisheng [China Electric Power Research Inst. (China)

    2016-09-01

    The rapid deployment of wind power has made grid integration and operational issues focal points in industry discussions and research. Compliance with grid connection standards for wind power plants (WPPs) is crucial to ensuring the reliable and stable operation of the electric power grid. This report compares the standards for grid-connected WPPs in China to those in the United States to facilitate further improvements in wind power standards and enhance the development of wind power equipment. Detailed analyses of power quality, low-voltage ride-through capability, active power control, reactive power control, voltage control, and wind power forecasting are provided to enhance the understanding of grid codes in the two largest markets of wind power. This study compares WPP interconnection standards and technical requirements in China to those in the United States.

  3. Transportation of radioactive materials: a summary of state and local legislative requirements for the period ending December 31, 1985

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    Knox, N.P.; Goins, L.F.; Fowler, J.W.; Owen, P.T.

    1986-04-01

    This report lists 670 adopted US state and local laws that impact the transportation of radioactive materials. The report was generated from information contained in the Legislative Database (LDB), a comprehensive, interactive database developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy and the Joint Integration Office. Laws are sorted alphabetically by state, with state and local bills listed separately and sorted by date of adoption. Each citation contains the following information: locale (geographical areas and political jurisdictions affected by the action), bill number, bill title, bill sponsor, history of bill status, comments, and abstract. Seven indexes are provided to assist the reader in locating legislation of interest: locale, bill number, title word (permuted), sponsor, transport restriction (type of transportation restriction specified, e.g., escort, notify, permit, ban), transport mode (mode of transportation specified, e.g., truck, rail, barge), and keyword. This report adds new legislation to the information contained in last year's report, ''Transportation of Radioactive and Hazardous Materials: A Summary of State and Local Legislative Requirements for the Period Ending December 31, 1981,'' ORNL/TM-9563, published in September 1985.

  4. Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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    2010-12-20

    ... with the States and Tribes, business and industry, nonprofit organizations, environmental groups, and... Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda ] ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Ch. I EPA-HQ-OA-2007-1172 EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0169 EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0166 EPA-HQ...

  5. Clinical trial transparency: a reassessment of industry compliance with clinical trial registration and reporting requirements in the United States.

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    Lassman, Scott M; Shopshear, Olivia M; Jazic, Ina; Ulrich, Jocelyn; Francer, Jeffrey

    2017-09-23

    To evaluate the accuracy of a 2015 cross-sectional analysis published in the BMJ Open which reported that pharmaceutical industry compliance with clinical trial registration and results reporting requirements under US law was suboptimal and varied widely among companies. We performed a reassessment of the data reported in Miller et al to evaluate whether statutory compliance analyses and conclusions were valid. Information from the Dryad Digital Repository, ClinicalTrials.gov, Drugs@FDA and direct communications with sponsors. Compliance with the clinical trial registration and results reporting requirements under the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA). Industry compliance with FDAAA disclosure requirements was notably higher than reported by Miller et al. Among trials subject to FDAAA, Miller et al reported that, per drug, a median of 67% (middle 50% range: 0%-100%) of trials fully complied with registration and results reporting requirements. On reanalysis of the data, we found that a median of 100% (middle 50% range: 93%-100%) of clinical trials for a particular drug fully complied with the law. When looking at overall compliance at the trial level, our reassessment yields 94% timely registration and 90% timely results reporting among the 49 eligible trials, and an overall FDAAA compliance rate of 86%. The claim by Miller et al that industry compliance is below legal standards is based on an analysis that relies on an incomplete dataset and an interpretation of FDAAA that requires disclosure of study results for drugs that have not yet been approved for any indication. On reanalysis using a different interpretation of FDAAA that focuses on whether results were disclosed within 30 days of drug approval, we found that industry compliance with US statutory disclosure requirements for the 15 reviewed drugs was consistently high. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved

  6. Estimated Budget Impact of Adopting the Affordable Care Act's Required Smoking Cessation Coverage on United States Healthcare Payers.

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    Baker, Christine L; Ferrufino, Cheryl P; Bruno, Marianna; Kowal, Stacey

    2017-01-01

    Despite abundant information on the negative impacts of smoking, more than 40 million adult Americans continue to smoke. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires tobacco cessation as a preventive service with no patient cost share for all FDA-approved cessation medications. Health plans have a vital role in supporting smoking cessation by managing medication access, but uncertainty remains on the gaps between smoking cessation requirements and what is actually occurring in practice. This study presents current cessation patterns, real-world drug costs and plan benefit design data, and estimates the 1- to 5-year pharmacy budget impact of providing ACA-required coverage for smoking cessation products to understand the fiscal impact to a US healthcare plan. A closed cohort budget impact model was developed in Microsoft Excel® to estimate current and projected costs for US payers (commercial, Medicare, Medicaid) covering smoking cessation medicines, with assumptions for coverage and smoking cessation product utilization based on current, real-world national and state-level trends for hypothetical commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid plans with 1 million covered lives. A Markov methodology with five health states captures quit attempt and relapse patterns. Results include the number of smokers attempting to quit, number of successful quitters, annual costs, and cost per-member per-month (PMPM). The projected PMPM cost of providing coverage for smoking cessation medications is $0.10 for commercial, $0.06 for Medicare, and $0.07 for Medicaid plans, reflecting a low incremental PMPM impact of covering two attempts ranging from $0.01 for Medicaid to $0.02 for commercial and Medicare payers. The projected PMPM impact of covering two quit attempts with access to all seven cessation medications at no patient cost share remains low. Results of this study reinforce that the impact of adopting the ACA requirements for smoking cessation coverage will have a limited near-term impact

  7. Impact of the Council Directive on Requirements for Budgetary Frameworks of the Member States on the Polish Public Finance System

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    Marta Postuła

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The paper discusses the validity of the thesis according to which Polish budgetary framework in place in 2011 required only minor adjustments in order to be consistent with the principles set forth in the EU Council Directive on requirements for budgetary frameworks of Member States adopted in November 2011. Basic elements of the budgetary framework laid down in the Directive had already been provided for in Polish law. Methodology: A comparative analysis of the provisions of the Directive with relevant acts of Polish legislation, including the Public Finance Act, was carried out. The author outlines the Polish budgetary framework before 2011 and the most important adjustments introduced by the end of 2013 on the basis of the budgetary framework structure set forth in the Directive. Findings: The assessment of the convergence of provisions encompassed definitions, accounting, statistics, forecasts, numerical fiscal rules, medium-term budgetary frameworks, transparency and consistency. Its results demonstrate that Polish regulations complied with the provisions of the Directive. In order to confirm their correctness, an assessment of the practical application of recent adjustments, which entered into force in 2014, must be carried out. Constraints to research: The analysis addresses the main concepts and their most important characteristics, and therefore a synthetic approach to the subject required omitting a number of specific issues. Originality: The paper analyses the convergence of the Polish budgetary framework in 2011 and its subsequent adjustments to the provisions of the Directive of the EU Council requiring Member States to amend their legislation by the end of 2013.

  8. Conceptions of Software Development by Project Managers: A Study of Managing the Outsourced Development of Software Applications for United States Federal Government Agencies

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    Eisen, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    This study explores how project managers, working for private federal IT contractors, experience and understand managing the development of software applications for U.S. federal government agencies. Very little is known about how they manage their projects in this challenging environment. Software development is a complex task and only grows in…

  9. A Guide for State Government Agencies: Establishing Cost Allocation Plans and Indirect Cost Rates for Grants and Contracts with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

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    Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.

    This brochure provides guidelines for State governments seeking to recover the costs of services provided by central service-type activities to grantee State departments and the indirect cost of grantee State departments. As a prerequisite to such recovery, States must develop and submit to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare a formal…

  10. 45 CFR 263.9 - May a State avoid a penalty for failing to meet the basic MOE requirement through reasonable...

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false May a State avoid a penalty for failing to meet the basic MOE requirement through reasonable cause or corrective compliance? 263.9 Section 263.9... FEDERAL TANF FUNDS What Rules Apply to a State's Maintenance of Effort? § 263.9 May a State avoid a...

  11. 44 CFR 351.20 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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    2010-10-01

    ... AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS... preparedness criteria and guidance to State and local governments, in coordination with other Federal agencies... establishment of State and local emergency instrumentation systems for radiation detection and measurement. (l...

  12. U.S. EPA Requires Guardian Industries Corp. to Cut Harmful Air Pollution at Glass Manufacturing Plants in Seven States

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    LOS ANGELES --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a settlement with Guardian Industries Corp. that will resolve a Clean Air Act enforcement action involving Guardian's flat glass manufacturing facilit

  13. Agency and anxiety

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    Rauh, Michael; Seccia, Giulio

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce the psychological concept of anxiety into agency theory. An important benchmark in the anxiety literature is the inverted-U hypothesis which states that an increase in anxiety improves performance when anxiety is low but reduces it when anxiety is high. We consider a version of the Holmstrom-Milgrom linear principal-agent model where the agent conforms to the inverted-U hypothesis and investigate the nature of the optimal linear contract. We find that although high...

  14. 76 FR 1523 - New Agency Logos

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    ..., and the agency's Open Government initiatives, the Archivist has designated a NARA-wide official agency... Information (CUI) Office. The Archivist of the United States' Memorandum, dated May 21, 2008, established the... of Executive Order 13526, by the Archivist of the United States on December 30, 2009. Its mission is...

  15. 75 FR 43996 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-0029...

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    2010-07-27

    ... Extracurricular for Training Activities AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day... of Requirements to Use the NETC Extracurricular for Training Activities. Type of Information... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection...

  16. LABOUR-USE EFFICIENCY BY SMALLHOLDER YAM FARMERS IN ABIA STATE NIGERIA: A LABOUR-USE REQUIREMENT FRONTIER APPROACH

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    Chidozie Onyedikachi Anyiro

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Production of yam is a labour intensive set of activities especially in the Tropics. In Eastern Nigeria this is done by small farmers at subsistent level due to inadequate and short supply of labour. This study examined labour-use efficiency by smallholder yam farmers in Abia State, Nigeria. A two-stage random sampling technique was used to select 120 smallholder yam farmers from Ikwuano and Umuahia North Local Government Areas of the state. Data were collected during a survey with a wellstructured questionnaire administered by personal interview method with the farmers. The result revealed that farm households provided an average of 336 man-days used in yam production activities, with 36.66% using hired labour while family labour, share croppers, and exchange labour provided the balance labour (63.34% required. The Cobb-Douglas functional form of labour-use frontier estimates shows that the quantity of harvested yam, size of cleared farm land and quantity of fertilizer applied significantly affected the amount of labour used in yam production at 10.0%, 5.0% and 1.0% level of significance respectively. The socio-economic determinants of labour use efficiency were age, education, farm size, gender, labour wage and household size which were statistically significant at 1.0% risk level except the coefficient of age which was significant at 5.0% risk level. The result showed that the estimated farm labour-use efficiency ranged from 0.20 to 0.97 with a mean labour-use efficiency value of 0.76. Policies aimed at increasing yam farmers’ scale of operation through improved access to production inputs like fertilizer, agrochemical and capital are required for increasing labour use efficiency in the area.

  17. Dendritic nonlinearities reduce network size requirements and mediate ON and OFF states of persistent activity in a PFC microcircuit model.

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    Athanasia Papoutsi

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Technological advances have unraveled the existence of small clusters of co-active neurons in the neocortex. The functional implications of these microcircuits are in large part unexplored. Using a heavily constrained biophysical model of a L5 PFC microcircuit, we recently showed that these structures act as tunable modules of persistent activity, the cellular correlate of working memory. Here, we investigate the mechanisms that underlie persistent activity emergence (ON and termination (OFF and search for the minimum network size required for expressing these states within physiological regimes. We show that (a NMDA-mediated dendritic spikes gate the induction of persistent firing in the microcircuit. (b The minimum network size required for persistent activity induction is inversely proportional to the synaptic drive of each excitatory neuron. (c Relaxation of connectivity and synaptic delay constraints eliminates the gating effect of NMDA spikes, albeit at a cost of much larger networks. (d Persistent activity termination by increased inhibition depends on the strength of the synaptic input and is negatively modulated by dADP. (e Slow synaptic mechanisms and network activity contain predictive information regarding the ability of a given stimulus to turn ON and/or OFF persistent firing in the microcircuit model. Overall, this study zooms out from dendrites to cell assemblies and suggests a tight interaction between dendritic non-linearities and network properties (size/connectivity that may facilitate the short-memory function of the PFC.

  18. Environmental Requirements Management

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    Cusack, Laura J.; Bramson, Jeffrey E.; Archuleta, Jose A.; Frey, Jeffrey A.

    2015-01-08

    CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) prime contractor responsible for the environmental cleanup of the Hanford Site Central Plateau. As part of this responsibility, the CH2M HILL is faced with the task of complying with thousands of environmental requirements which originate from over 200 federal, state, and local laws and regulations, DOE Orders, waste management and effluent discharge permits, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) response and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrective action documents, and official regulatory agency correspondence. The challenge is to manage this vast number of requirements to ensure they are appropriately and effectively integrated into CH2M HILL operations. Ensuring compliance with a large number of environmental requirements relies on an organization’s ability to identify, evaluate, communicate, and verify those requirements. To ensure that compliance is maintained, all changes need to be tracked. The CH2M HILL identified that the existing system used to manage environmental requirements was difficult to maintain and that improvements should be made to increase functionality. CH2M HILL established an environmental requirements management procedure and tools to assure that all environmental requirements are effectively and efficiently managed. Having a complete and accurate set of environmental requirements applicable to CH2M HILL operations will promote a more efficient approach to: • Communicating requirements • Planning work • Maintaining work controls • Maintaining compliance

  19. 40 CFR 35.3580 - Environmental review requirements.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Environmental review requirements. 35.3580 Section 35.3580 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Drinking Water State Revolving Funds § 35.3580 Environmental review...

  20. 40 CFR 35.3140 - Environmental review requirements.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Environmental review requirements. 35.3140 Section 35.3140 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE State Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds § 35.3140 Environmental...

  1. 76 FR 9231 - New Customs Declarations Label Requirements

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    ... 111 New Customs Declarations Label Requirements AGENCY: Postal Service\\TM\\. ACTION: Final rule..., Domestic Mail Manual (DMM ) 608.2.4 to require all mailpieces containing goods that enter the Customs Territory of the United States (CTUS), from outside the CTUS, to bear a customs declaration label...

  2. Prevalence and Severity of Malaria Parasitemia among Children Requiring Emergency Blood Transfusion in a Tertiary Hospital in Imo State, Nigeria.

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    Austin, Nir; Adikaibe, Eab; Ethelbert, Oo; Chioma, Ue; Ekene, Nu

    2014-07-01

    Malaria is one of the most serious and complex health problems in Sub Saharan Africa. Anemia in Children with malaria may require blood transfusion and has been be associated with high mortality rates. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence, pattern, and severity of malaria parasitemia among children 6 months to 14 years old, requiring blood transfusion. This is a cross-sectional study carried out at the children emergency unit of the Imo state University Teaching Hospital South East Nigeria. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 21, Chicago Il, USA. A total of 409 children were recruited into the study. The overall rate of malaria parasitemia was 83.1% (340/409) lower in males 81.6% (228/276) than in females 86.3% (112/133). The peak of parasitemia is similar in both sexes (5-9 years). Most of the children had medium levels of parasitemia, which decreased with increasing age. The proportion of children transfused also decreased with increasing age. At medium and high levels of parasitemia; in children below 5 years, 92.8% (132/142) were transfused while in 5 years and above only 79.6% (39/49) of the children were transfused. At medium level parasitemia the proportion of children transfused was significantly higher than those not transfused (P transfusion. Targeted measures toward primary prevention of malaria in children should be intensified as this will not only reduce morbidity and mortality of malaria, but will reduce the economic burden of the disease in Semi-rural and rural dwellers in Sub Saharan Africa.

  3. Home health agency preferences for staff nurse qualifications, and practices in hiring and orientation.

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    Kalnins, I

    1989-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe home health agency preferences with respect to staff nurse qualifications, and practices in hiring and orienting new staff. An 85-item home health staff nurse selection and orientation questionnaire was used to collect data from a random sample of 287 midwestern home health agencies in 12 states. Qualifications rated most highly were medical-surgical experience, venipuncture skills, completion of a physical assessment course, intravenous therapy skills, and patient-teaching skills. With agency sponsorship (traditional, proprietary, and hospital-based) as the independent variable, the three types of agencies were significantly different on ratings of six qualifications and six orientation topics. None of the agencies rated a BSN degree as very important or required, and the same was true for completion of a student experience in community health nursing. Preference for qualifications in this study is consistent with increasing acuteness of patients' illness and technologic complexity of home care.

  4. Kepentingan Amerika Serikat Dalam Proyek Ifacs (Indonesia Forest and Climate Support) Melalui Program USAID (United States Agency for International Development) Di Indonesia

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    Waluyo, Tri Joko; Aulia, Lisa

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to know The United States€Ÿ interest in IFACS project through USAID program in Indonesia. The project is a cooperative program between the United States an Indonesia to reduce deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and to support the adaptation of climate change. The project takes place in Aceh, West Kalimantan, Cebtral Kalimantanan and Papua from 2010-2015. The implementation of the project involves the central government, the provincial government, the regio...

  5. GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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    The US Environmental Protection Agency helps state and local governments protect the environment by encouraging good environmental management and by regulating human activities to ensure clean air and water. At the Corvallis research laboratory for the EPA, we improve the ways t...

  6. Applying Infinite State Model Checking and Other Analysis Techniques to Tabular Requirements Specifications of Safety-Critical Systems

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    2006-01-01

    Although it is most often applied to finite state models, in recent years, symbolic model checking has been extended to infinite state models using...toolset. Based on the experimental results, strengths and weaknesses of infinite state model checking with respect to other formal analysis...approaches such as explicit and finite state model checking and theorem proving are discussed.

  7. Understanding Agency and Educating Character

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    Roth, Klas

    2011-01-01

    How can we understand human agency, and what does it mean to educate character? In this essay Klas Roth develops a Kantian notion, one that suggests we render ourselves efficacious and autonomous in education and elsewhere. This requires, among other things, that we are successful in bringing about the intended result through our actions and the…

  8. 24 CFR 266.100 - Qualified housing finance agency (HFA).

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Qualified housing finance agency... AUTHORITIES HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY RISK-SHARING PROGRAM FOR INSURED AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY PROJECT LOANS Housing Finance Agency Requirements § 266.100 Qualified housing finance agency (HFA). (a) Qualifications...

  9. 77 FR 40061 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Webinars

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    ... QHPs by the Exchange. A QHP must meet certain minimum certification standards, such as network adequacy... Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Basic Health Program, as applicable. The... and Sec. 457.330 establish the requirements for State Medicaid and CHIP agencies related to the use of...

  10. 78 FR 78968 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-12-27

    ... information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies to publish a 60-day... Sector, State Governments; Number of Respondents: 81; Number of Responses: 359; Total Annual Hours: 1,880...: CMS-724 (OCN: 0938-0378); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for...

  11. 75 FR 15434 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-03-29

    ... protections, and eliminate certain requirements viewed by State agencies as impediments to the growth of... change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Skilled Nursing Facility and Skilled Nursing Facility Health Care Complex Cost Report. Use: Providers of services participating in the...

  12. 77 FR 40141 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection

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    2012-07-06

    ... ``notwithstanding any other provision of law each grant recipient shall submit to the covered agency (FHWA) from... funds received through grant, loan, or contract) other than an individual,'' including States, to... available at the national level. Not every data element required to be reported by the Recovery Act needs to...

  13. 75 FR 24721 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection...

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    ... SECURITY United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Information Collection Activities.... The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE), will be... collection: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to...

  14. 78 FR 43244 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Reinstatement, Without Change, of...

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    ... a Previously Approved Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA.... The collection of information requirement is for those state chartered federal insured credit unions... credit unions of 50 percent of paid-in and unimpaired capital and surplus. The collection of information...

  15. 78 FR 53162 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Reinstatement, Without Change, of...

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    2013-08-28

    ... a Previously Approved Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA.... This collection of information is necessary to protect the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.... The collection of information requirement is for those federally insured state-chartered credit unions...

  16. LEGACY MANAGEMENT REQUIRES INFORMATION

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    CONNELL, C.W.; HILDEBRAND, R.D.

    2006-12-14

    ''Legacy Management Requires Information'' describes the goal(s) of the US Department of Energy's Office of Legacy Management (LM) relative to maintaining critical records and the way those goals are being addressed at Hanford. The paper discusses the current practices for document control, as well as the use of modern databases for both storing and accessing the data to support cleanup decisions. In addition to the information goals of LM, the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, known as the ''Tri-Party Agreement'' (TPA) is one of the main drivers in documentation and data management. The TPA, which specifies discrete milestones for cleaning up the Hanford Site, is a legally binding agreement among the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The TPA requires that DOE provide the lead regulatory agency with the results of analytical laboratory and non-laboratory tests/readings to help guide them in making decisions. The Agreement also calls for each signatory to preserve--for at least ten years after the Agreement has ended--all of the records in its or its contractors, possession related to sampling, analysis, investigations, and monitoring conducted. The tools used at Hanford to meet TPA requirements are also the tools that can satisfy the needs of LM.

  17. Judicial Deference to Inconsistent Agency Statutory Interpretations

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    Givati, Yehonatan; Stephenson, Matthew Caleb

    2011-01-01

    Although administrative law doctrine requires courts to defer to an agency’s reasonable statutory interpretation, the doctrine is unclear as to whether an agency gets less deference when it changes its own prior interpretation. We formally analyze how judicial deference to revised agency interpretations affects the ideological content of agencies’ interpretations. We find a nonmonotonic relationship between judicial deference to inconsistent agency interpretations and interpretive extremism. ...

  18. State Security Breach Response Laws: State-by-State Summary Table. Using Data to Improve Education: A Legal Reference Guide to Protecting Student Privacy and Data Security

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    2011-01-01

    Under security breach response laws, businesses--and sometimes state and governmental agencies--are required to inform individuals when the security, confidentiality or integrity of their personal information has been compromised. This resource provides a state-by-state analysis of security breach response laws. [The Data Quality Campaign has…

  19. 7 CFR Exhibit B to Subpart A of... - United States Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration or Its Sucessor Agency Under...

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    2010-01-01

    ... OF AGRICULTURE PROGRAM REGULATIONS SUPERVISED BANK ACCOUNTS Supervised Bank Accounts of Loan, Grant... 7 Agriculture 12 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false United States Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home... Subpart A of Part 1902 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING...

  20. Applying Infinite State Model Checking and Other Analysis Techniques to Tabular Requirements Specifications of Safety-Critical Systems

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    Bultan, Tevfik; Heitmeyer, Constance

    2006-01-01

    Although it is most often applied to finite state models, in recent years, symbolic model checking has been extended to infinite state models using symbolic representations that encode infinite sets...

  1. 14 CFR 1273.11 - State plans.

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    2010-01-01

    .... Under regulations implementing Executive Order 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs... provisions for plans that are subject to regulations implementing the Executive Order. (b) Requirements. A... regulations; or (2) A material change in any State law, organization, policy, or State agency operation. The...

  2. Participation in Older Adult Physical Activity Programs and Risk for Falls Requiring Medical Care, Washington State, 2005–2011

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    Rosenberg, Dori E.; Phelan, Elizabeth A.; Fitzpatrick, Annette L.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Physical activity is known to prevent falls; however, use of widely available exercise programs for older adults, including EnhanceFitness and Silver Sneakers, has not been examined in relation to effects on falls among program participants. We aimed to determine whether participation in EnhanceFitness or Silver Sneakers is associated with a reduced risk of falls resulting in medical care. Methods A retrospective cohort study examined a demographically representative sample from a Washington State integrated health system. Health plan members aged 65 or older, including 2,095 EnhanceFitness users, 13,576 Silver Sneakers users, and 55,127 nonusers from 2005 through 2011, were classified as consistent users (used a program ≥2 times in all years they were enrolled in the health plan during the study period); intermittent users (used a program ≥2 times in 1 or more years enrolled but not all years), or nonusers of EnhanceFitness or Silver Sneakers. The main outcome was measured as time-to-first-fall requiring inpatient or out-of-hospital medical treatment based on the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification, Sixth Edition and E-codes. Results In fully adjusted Cox proportional hazards models, consistent (hazard ratio [HR], 0.74; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.63–0.88) and intermittent (HR, 0.87; 95% CI, 0.8–0.94) EnhanceFitness participation were both associated with a reduced risk of falls resulting in medical care. Intermittent Silver Sneakers participation showed a reduced risk (HR, 0.93; 95% CI, 0.90–0.97). Conclusion Participation in widely available community-based exercise programs geared toward older adults (but not specific to fall prevention) reduced the risk of medical falls. Structured programs that include balance and strength exercise, as EnhanceFitness does, may be effective in reducing fall risk. PMID:26068411

  3. Participation in Older Adult Physical Activity Programs and Risk for Falls Requiring Medical Care, Washington State, 2005-2011.

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    Greenwood-Hickman, Mikael Anne; Rosenberg, Dori E; Phelan, Elizabeth A; Fitzpatrick, Annette L

    2015-06-11

    Physical activity is known to prevent falls; however, use of widely available exercise programs for older adults, including EnhanceFitness and Silver Sneakers, has not been examined in relation to effects on falls among program participants. We aimed to determine whether participation in EnhanceFitness or Silver Sneakers is associated with a reduced risk of falls resulting in medical care. A retrospective cohort study examined a demographically representative sample from a Washington State integrated health system. Health plan members aged 65 or older, including 2,095 EnhanceFitness users, 13,576 Silver Sneakers users, and 55,127 nonusers from 2005 through 2011, were classified as consistent users (used a program ≥2 times in all years they were enrolled in the health plan during the study period); intermittent users (used a program ≥2 times in 1 or more years enrolled but not all years), or nonusers of EnhanceFitness or Silver Sneakers. The main outcome was measured as time-to-first-fall requiring inpatient or out-of-hospital medical treatment based on the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification, Sixth Edition and E-codes. In fully adjusted Cox proportional hazards models, consistent (hazard ratio [HR], 0.74; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.63-0.88) and intermittent (HR, 0.87; 95% CI, 0.8-0.94) EnhanceFitness participation were both associated with a reduced risk of falls resulting in medical care. Intermittent Silver Sneakers participation showed a reduced risk (HR, 0.93; 95% CI, 0.90-0.97). Participation in widely available community-based exercise programs geared toward older adults (but not specific to fall prevention) reduced the risk of medical falls. Structured programs that include balance and strength exercise, as EnhanceFitness does, may be effective in reducing fall risk.

  4. 28 CFR 35.190 - Designated agencies.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Attorney General shall coordinate the compliance activities of Federal agencies with respect to State and..., insurance, and small business; planning, development, and regulation (unless assigned to other designated... Justice. (d) If two or more agencies have apparent responsibility over a complaint, the Assistant Attorney...

  5. Garrison Dam/Lake Sakakawea Project, North Dakota Surplus Water Report. Volume 2. Appendix B - Public and Agency Coordination and Letters / Views of Federal, State, and Local Interests

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    2011-03-01

    such as that for heavy brine water and, as fracking fluid technology progresses, new opportunities to utilize recycled produced water with high salinity...may arise. Although water reuse and recycling to produce water for use in fracking have been determined economically infeasible based upon studies...to require between 2.6 and 13.6 AF of water for drilling, casing, fracking , and de-brining. The Draft Report and EA indicate that of the 100,000 AF

  6. 76 FR 77701 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri

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    2011-12-14

    ... emissions data to EPA by state and local agencies. Revisions to the SIP amend 10 CSR 10-6.110 Submission of... required pollutants; added definitions; and clarified record keeping and reporting requirements. The State... permits program by approving the State's request to amend 10 CSR 10-6.110 Submission of Emission Data...

  7. Home Health Care Agencies

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A list of all Home Health Agencies that have been registered with Medicare. The list includes addresses, phone numbers, and quality measure ratings for each agency.

  8. Environmental Protection Agency update on mixed waste regulations

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    Wolfe, A. [Environmental Protection Agency (United States)

    1989-11-01

    This paper is divided into discussion of the following four basic areas: (1) dual regulation; (2) the state role; (3) an overview of current agency activities; and (4) current issues. The first area, dual regulation of mixed waste, requires the cooperation between regulatory agencies, whether federal or state, for managing the chemical and radioactive aspects of mixed waste. Dual or joint regulation of mixed waste is now a well established fact. The second area is state involvement. Dual regulation involves not only the EPA, DOE, and NRC, but also state authorities. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is implemented for the most part by the individual states. Congress intended that the states be the primary implementers of RCRA and created provisions in the Act to authorize state programs. The third area discussed in this paper is concerned with EPA`s progress on current issues. EPA has progressed on several promises to create strong centralized guidance. Fourth and finally, there are many issues outstanding and some may have direct specific significant impact on DOE facility operations. Perhaps the biggest outstanding issue is how the land disposal restrictions will affect the treatment, storage, and disposal of mixed waste at DOE facilities.

  9. Expertise and Power: Agencies Operating in Complex Environments

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    Anthony R. Zito

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This contribution investigates the strategies that environmental agencies develop to enhance their policy autonomy, in order to fulfil their organisational missions for protecting the environment. This article asks whether there are particular strategic moves that an agency can make to augment this policy autonomy in the face of the principals. Critiquing principal agent theory, it investigates the evolution of three environmental agencies (the European Environment Agency, the England and Wales Environment Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, focusing on the case study of climate change. The contribution examines how the agencies influence environmental policy on domestic, regional and global levels, with a special focus on the principals that constrain agency autonomy. A greater focus on different multi-level contexts, which the three agencies face, may create other possible dynamics and opportunities for agency strategies. Agencies can use particular knowledge, network and alliance building to strengthen their policy/political positions.

  10. Requirements and efficiency of agricultural nitrogen reduction measures in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany)

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    Kunkel, Ralf; Herrmann, Frank; Kape, Hans-Eberhard; Keller, Luise; Koch, Franka; Tetzlaff, Björn; Wendland, Frank

    2017-04-01

    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the most north-eastern of the 16 Federal States of Germany, covering an area of 23 200 km2 with a population of ca. 1.6 million inhabitants. About 62 % of the territory is used for agriculture, whose emissions have contributed to the deterioration groundwater and surface water quality. One of the essential aims of the European framework directive (EU-WFD) is the sustainable use and effective protection of all water resources including groundwater, surface waters and coastal waters. According to the status assessment of the groundwater bodies in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the achievement of the good status is unclear or rather unlikely for 35 % of all groundwater bodies, mainly due to high nitrate concentrations. Eutrophication from nutrient inputs due to agriculture and atmospheric N-deposition is still one of the most challenging ecological problems of the North and Baltic Sea. Presently, about 80 % of the nitrogen load of the North and Baltic Sea arises from anthropogenic sources. According to a status assessment, all of German water bodies failed the good ecological status in 2009. Therefore, a further reduction of the nutrient inputs into the North and Baltic Sea is required. We used an interdisciplinary model network consisting of a nutrient balance model, a water balance model (GROWA), a reactive nitrate transport model in soil (DENUZ) and reactive nitrate transport model in groundwater (WEKU) to predict the nitrogen intakes into groundwater and the nitrogen losses to surface waters by 10 different pathways. The most important pathways for diffuse nitrogen inputs into river systems include groundwater drainages, natural interflow, erosion, wash-off and direct atmospheric deposition on surface waters. As point sources the input via industrial effluents, wastewater treatment plants, small sewage treatment plant and separate sewer systems have been considered. As a first step, a status quo analysis was performed for the whole Federal State

  11. 77 FR 40892 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Crew Member's Declaration

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    2012-07-11

    ... SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Crew Member's... other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Crew Member's... CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Crew Member's...

  12. 45 CFR 1225.17 - Agency decision.

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    2010-10-01

    ... VOLUNTEER DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCEDURE Processing Class Complaints of Discrimination § 1225.17 Agency... followed by the EO Director except that any notice required to be sent to the aggrieved party shall be sent...

  13. 76 FR 8300 - Finding of Failure To Submit State Implementation Plan Revisions for Particulate Matter, PM-10...

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    2011-02-14

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 Finding of Failure To Submit State Implementation Plan Revisions for Particulate Matter, PM-10, Maricopa County (Phoenix) PM-10 Nonattainment Area, AZ AGENCY: Environmental Protection... a state implementation plan (SIP) submittal required under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the...

  14. 34 CFR 403.18 - What are the membership requirements of a State council on vocational education?

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    2010-07-01

    ... on vocational education? 403.18 Section 403.18 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STATE VOCATIONAL AND APPLIED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM What Are the State's Organizational and Planning...

  15. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 Transition Requirements: A Guide for States, Districts, Schools, Universities and Families.

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    Storms, Jane; O'Leary, Ed; Williams, Jane

    This monograph is intended to provide technical assistance for the implementation of the transition requirements of Public Law 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997. Following an introduction, individual sections present: (1) a description of the importance and intent of transition requirements for youth as they…

  16. Technical Agency in Practice

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    Krummheuer, Antonia Lina

    2015-01-01

    ) description of hybrid networks in which human and non-human actants are granted agency without differentiating different kinds of agency, EMCA focuses on the member's perspectives and the situated construction of technical agency that is made relevant within an ongoing interaction. Based on an EMCA analysis......The paper combines the discussion of technical agency and hybrid networks of Actor-Network Theory (ANT) with an ethnomethodological/conversation analytical (EMCA) perspective on situated practices in which participants ascribe agency to technical artefacts. While ANT works with (ethnographic...... of three video recordings of situations in which technical agency is made relevant by the human participants, the paper demonstrates different ways in which agency is granted to technical artefacts. Human participants can treat a technology as communication partner, as an active part (and actant...

  17. 23 CFR 230.111 - Implementation of special requirements for the provision of on-the-job training.

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    2010-04-01

    ... of on-the-job training. 230.111 Section 230.111 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT... requirements for the provision of on-the-job training. (a) The State highway agency shall determine which... agency may modify the special provisions to specify the numbers to be trained in specific job...

  18. 22 CFR 212.41 - Exemptions from publication and disclosure requirements of subparts B, C, and D.

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    2010-04-01

    ... State, local or foreign agency or authority or any private institution which furnished information on a... requirements of subparts B, C, and D. 212.41 Section 212.41 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL... national defense or foreign policy and are in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive Order; (b...

  19. Standard Compliance: Guidelines to Help State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets Meet Their Energy Policy Act Requirements, 10 CFR Part 490 (Book)

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    2014-03-01

    This guidebook addresses the primary requirements of the Alternative Fuel Transportation Program to help state and alternative fuel provider fleets comply with the Energy Policy Act via the Standard Compliance option. It also addresses the topics that covered fleets ask about most frequently.

  20. Standard Compliance: Guidelines to Help State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets Meet Their Energy Policy Act Requirements, 10 CFR Part 490 (Book)

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    2012-04-01

    This guidebook addresses the primary requirements of the Alternative Fuel Transportation Program to help state and alternative fuel provider fleets comply with the Energy Policy Act via the Standard Compliance option. It also addresses the topics that covered fleets ask about most frequently.

  1. 20 CFR 652.207 - How does a State meet the requirement for universal access to services provided under the Act?

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How does a State meet the requirement for universal access to services provided under the Act? 652.207 Section 652.207 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT... Act, on a Statewide basis through: (i) Self-service; (ii) Facilitated self-help service; and (iii...

  2. Community-Based Family Health History Education: The Role of State Health Agencies in Engaging Medically Underserved Populations in Understanding Genomics and Risk of Chronic Disease

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    Laura Senier

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Although family health history (FHH collection has been recognized as an influential method for assessing a person’s risk of chronic disease, studies have shown that people who are low-income, from racial and ethnic minorities, and poorly educated are less likely to collect their FHH or share it with a medical professional. Programs to raise public awareness about the importance of FHH have conventionally targeted patients in primary care clinics or in the general community, but few efforts have been made to coordinate educational efforts across settings. This paper describes a project by the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Genomics Office to disseminate training materials about FHH as broadly as possible, by engaging partners in multiple settings: a local health department, a community health center, and two advocacy organizations that serve minority and immigrant populations. We used a mixed methods program evaluation to examine the efficacy of the FHH program and to assess barriers in integrating it into the groups’ regular programming. Our findings highlight how a state health department can promote FHH education among underserved communities.

  3. Transportation research synthesis : state DOT experiences with Primavera P6 project management software.

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    2010-03-01

    The eight agencies we interviewed all reported general satisfaction with Primavera P6 as a project management tool within their organizations, although they noted that a significant commitment to training is required. Most states have not implemented...

  4. Fact Sheet: Proposed Rule: State Plans to Address Emissions During Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM)

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    On February 12, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would ensure states have plans in place that require industrial facilities across the country to follow air pollution rules during SSM operations.

  5. 75 FR 52545 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request, State Community Development Block...

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    2010-08-26

    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request, State Community Development Block (CDBG) Program AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below...

  6. 77 FR 22762 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State Broadband Data and Development Grant...

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    2012-04-17

    ... National Telecommunications and Information Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program Progress Report AGENCY: National Telecommunications... collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on...

  7. Requirements of the endodontic board certifications and master′s degrees inSaudi Arabia and the United States

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    Mohammed Alshehri

    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: The regulations and clinical requirements of master's degree programmes in the KSA and USA are comparable, and both the SSC-Dent (Endo and ABE have a variety of modules that can be completed.

  8. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Design Selection Based on Service-Stated Meteorological/Oceanographic Requirements

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    Stanton, Robert

    1999-01-01

    ... (written in Structured Query Language) links RPA flight performance parameters to individualized METOC Elements of Measurement, a subset of a larger Joint Service METOC Requirements database table, presented elsewhere in the thesis in full...

  9. Model complexities and requirements for multimodal transport network design: assessment of classical, state-of-the-practice, and state-of-the-research models

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    van Eck, G.; Brands, Ties; Wismans, Luc Johannes Josephus; Pel, A.J.; van Nes, R.

    2014-01-01

    In the aim for a more sustainable transport system, governments try to stimulate multimodal trip making by facilitating smooth transfers between modes. The assessment of related multimodal policy measures requires transport models that are capable of handling the complex nature of multimodality.

  10. Model complexities and requirements for multimodal transport network design : Assessment of classical, state-of-the-practice, and state-of-the-research models

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    Van Eck, G.; Brands, T.; Wismans, L.J.J.; Pel, A.J.; Van Nes, R.

    2014-01-01

    In the aim for a more sustainable transport system, governments try to stimulate multimodal trip making by facilitating smooth transfers between modes. The assessment of related multimodal policy measures requires transport models that are capable of handling the complex nature of multimodality.

  11. 75 FR 76731 - Request for Comment for Report on In-State Broadcast Programming

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    2010-12-09

    ... COMMISSION Request for Comment for Report on In-State Broadcast Programming AGENCY: Federal Communications...) requires the Commission to submit a report on in- state broadcast programming to the appropriate... STELA states: SEC. 304. REPORT ON IN-STATE BROADCAST PROGRAMMING. Not later than 18 months after the...

  12. 76 FR 76405 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment...

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    2011-12-07

    .... Abstract: Water quality standards are provisions of State, Tribal, and Federal law that consist of... Request; Water Quality Standards Regulations (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Water Docket, Mailcode 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW...

  13. 78 FR 77095 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Form FNS-648, WIC...

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    2013-12-20

    ... collection, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Local Agency... Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) by awarding cash grants to State agencies... Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment...

  14. Impacts of Array Configuration on Land-Use Requirements for Large-Scale Photovoltaic Deployment in the United States: Preprint

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    Denholm, P.; Margolis, R. M.

    2008-05-01

    Land use is often cited as an important issue for renewable energy technologies. In this paper we examine the relationship between land-use requirements for large-scale photovoltaic (PV) deployment in the U.S. and PV-array configuration. We estimate the per capita land requirements for solar PV and find that array configuration is a stronger driver of energy density than regional variations in solar insolation. When deployed horizontally, the PV land area needed to meet 100% of an average U.S. citizen's electricity demand is about 100 m2. This requirement roughly doubles to about 200 m2 when using 1-axis tracking arrays. By comparing these total land-use requirements with other current per capita land uses, we find that land-use requirements of solar photovoltaics are modest, especially when considering the availability of zero impact 'land' on rooftops. Additional work is need to examine the tradeoffs between array spacing, self-shading losses, and land use, along with possible techniques to mitigate land-use impacts of large-scale PV deployment.

  15. Staff Acquisition -- Agencies

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    Office of Personnel Management — Job vacancy and organizational information from customer agencies sufficient to provide requested services: examining, strategic staffing, recruitment and branding,...

  16. Montana Geothermal Handbook: a guide to agencies, regulations, permits and financial aids for geothermal development

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    Perlmutter, S.; Birkby, J.

    1980-10-01

    The handbook is divided into three parts: a list of the permits required for various thermal projects, and an estimate of time needed to obtain them; a brief discussion of the statutes and regulations referred to; (This information was gathered in a survey of state and federal regulations, as well as in conversations with numerous state and federal officials); and a description of the state and federal grant and loan funding available to a prospective geothermal developer. The names and addresses of the relevant state and federal agencies and legal citations are listed in appendices.

  17. 24 CFR 200.926d - Construction requirements.

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    2010-04-01

    ..., and including the Appendix, and HUD intermediate MPS Supplement 4930.2 Solar Heating and Domestic Hot.... A water analysis may be required by either the health authority or the HUD Field Office. (iii.... In the absence of such standards, those of the appropriate State agency shall apply. A water analysis...

  18. De-Mystifying the Data Management Requirements of Research Funders

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    Dietrich, Dianne; Adamus, Trisha; Miner, Alison; Steinhart, Gail

    2012-01-01

    Research libraries have sought to apply their information management expertise to the management of digital research data. This focus has been spurred in part by the policies of two major funding agencies in the United States, which require grant recipients make research outputs, including publications and research data, openly available. As many…

  19. 76 FR 7897 - Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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    2011-02-11

    ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements AGENCY... reporting entities to voluntarily collect and annually report the data described above utilizing the... the data reported will reflect State-level aggregated data. The total number of respondents is...

  20. 40 CFR 33.301 - What does this subpart require?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What does this subpart require? 33.301 Section 33.301 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PARTICIPATION BY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES IN UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...