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Sample records for surveys omb control

  1. 75 FR 35093 - Submission for Review: Customer Satisfaction Surveys, OMB Control No. 3206-0236.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-06-21

    ... OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Customer Satisfaction Surveys, OMB Control... customers to evaluate our performance in providing services. Customer satisfaction surveys are valuable... surveys. Only those surveys relating specifically to customer satisfaction will be associated with OMB...

  2. 75 FR 65040 - Submission for Review: Customer Satisfaction Surveys, OMB Control No. 3206-0236

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-21

    ... OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Customer Satisfaction Surveys, OMB Control.... Customer satisfaction surveys are valuable tools to gather information from our customers so we can design... specifically to customer satisfaction will be associated with OMB Control No. 3206-0236. We estimate 495,182...

  3. 78 FR 78415 - Submission for Review: Customer Service Surveys, OMB Control No. 3206-0236

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-12-26

    ... OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Customer Service Surveys, OMB Control No... opportunity to comment on the information collection request (ICR) 3206-0236, Customer Service Surveys. As... workforce. Customer service surveys are valuable tools to gather information from our customers so we can...

  4. 75 FR 32539 - Agency Information Collection (Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey) Activities Under OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-06-08

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-New (VA Form 10-0503)] Agency Information Collection (Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health...).'' Title: Survey of Healthcare Experiences, Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey, VA Form 10-0503. OMB...

  5. 77 FR 64382 - Agency Information Collection (Nation-Wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-10-19

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0712] Agency Information Collection (Nation-Wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... ``OMB Control No. 2900-0712.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction...

  6. 75 FR 25320 - Agency Information Collection (Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-05-07

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0712] Agency Information Collection (Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... ``OMB Control No. 2900-0712.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction...

  7. 77 FR 6168 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: English Language Evaluation Surveys, OMB...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-02-07

    ...: English Language Evaluation Surveys, OMB Control Number 1405-xxxx. ACTION: Notice of request for public... with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: English Language Evaluation: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request...

  8. 77 FR 7244 - Agency Information Collection (Supplier Perception Survey) Activity Under OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-02-10

    ... Perception Survey) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction... Veterans Affairs Supplier Perception Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900-2900-0751. Type of Review: Extension... and logistics operations across VA enterprise. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is...

  9. 75 FR 1119 - Agency Information Collection (Supplier Perception Survey) Activity Under OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-08

    ... (Supplier Perception Survey) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Office of Acquisition, Logistics and...).'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Supplier Perception Survey. OMB Control Number..., and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently...

  10. 76 FR 2398 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; California Health Interview Survey Cancer Control...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-01-13

    ... annual burden hours requested are 2,177 (see Table 1). There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance Costs to report. Table 1--Estimates of Annualized Hour Burden Average time Type of... Control Module (CHIS-CCM) 2011. Type of [[Page 2399

  11. 7 CFR 1940.1000 - OMB control number.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 13 2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true OMB control number. 1940.1000 Section 1940.1000 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL BUSINESS....1000 OMB control number. The collection of information requirements contained in this regulation has...

  12. 77 FR 61777 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Generic Customer Satisfaction Surveys

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-10-11

    ... Proposed Information Collection to OMB Generic Customer Satisfaction Surveys AGENCY: Office of the Chief... data directly from our customers. HUD will conduct various customer satisfaction surveys to gather...: Title of Proposed: Generic Customer Satisfaction Surveys. OMB Approval Number: 2535-0116. Form Numbers...

  13. 7 CFR 4284.1000 - OMB control number.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false OMB control number. 4284.1000 Section 4284.1000 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE AND RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GRANTS Value-Added Producer Grants § 4284.1000 OMB...

  14. 12 CFR 27.1 - Scope and OMB control number.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FAIR HOUSING HOME LOAN DATA SYSTEM § 27.1 Scope and OMB control number. (a) Scope. This part applies to the activities of national... information requirements contained in this part were approved by the Office of Management and Budget under OMB...

  15. 78 FR 79079 - Agency Information Collection (Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey); Activities under OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-12-27

    ... Patient Satisfaction Survey); Activities under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration...- 0764 (Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey)'' in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT...-0764 (Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey)'' in any correspondence).'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title...

  16. 75 FR 65049 - Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Omnibus Household Survey Program

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-21

    .... OMB Control Number: 2139-0012. Affected Public: The target population for the OHS Program is the non... for dealing with congestion; Telecommuting information; Commuting costs; Availability of...

  17. 75 FR 18567 - Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Omnibus Household Survey Program

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-12

    ... extension of a currently approved information collection. OMB Control Number: 2139-0012. Affected Public... Number of days traveled Assessment of congestion Methods for dealing with congestion Telecommuting...

  18. 46 CFR 147.8 - OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ...) DANGEROUS CARGOES HAZARDOUS SHIPS' STORES General Provisions § 147.8 OMB control numbers assigned pursuant... Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The...

  19. 7 CFR 1940.350 - Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 13 2010-01-01 2009-01-01 true Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number....350 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The collection of information requirements in this regulation has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and has been assigned OMB...

  20. 7 CFR 1942.350 - OMB control number.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ...) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) ASSOCIATIONS Rural Business Enterprise Grants and Television Demonstration... Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL BUSINESS... been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and have been assigned OMB control number 0575...

  1. 7 CFR 1956.100 - OMB control number.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL BUSINESS...) PROGRAM REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) DEBT SETTLEMENT Debt Settlement-Farm Loan Programs and Multi-Family... been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and assigned OMB control number 0575-0118. Public...

  2. 29 CFR 4010.15 - OMB control number.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION CERTAIN REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS ANNUAL FINANCIAL AND ACTUARIAL INFORMATION REPORTING § 4010.15 OMB control number. The collection of information requirements contained in this part have been approved by the Office of...

  3. 75 FR 73111 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Customer and Other Partners Satisfaction Surveys

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-11-29

    ...; Comment Request; Customer and Other Partners Satisfaction Surveys SUMMARY: In compliance with the... Satisfaction Surveys of Customer and Other Partners. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension (OMB...; and (4) to evaluate the satisfaction of various Clinical Center customers and other partners with...

  4. 76 FR 5393 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; HUD Stakeholder Survey

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-01-31

    ... Proposed Information Collection to OMB; HUD Stakeholder Survey AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information... will allow HUD to collect feedback from a wide range of stakeholder groups using a brief, optional survey to be completed in person at the end of each stakeholder event. The events range in size from...

  5. NGS Survey Control Map

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The NGS Survey Control Map provides a map of the US which allows you to find and display geodetic survey control points stored in the database of the National...

  6. 7 CFR 59.400 - OMB control number assigned pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ...) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT OF 1946 AND THE EGG PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT (CONTINUED) LIVESTOCK MANDATORY REPORTING OMB Control Number § 59.400 OMB control number...

  7. 75 FR 41244 - Proposed Collection; Request for Comments on an Existing Information Collection: (OMB Control No...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-15

    ... information collection. ``Self-Certification of Full-Time School Attendance for the School Year'' (OMB Control... other forms of information technology. We estimate 14,000 RI 25-14s will be processed annually. We... Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0032; RI 25-14 and RI 25- 14A) AGENCY: Office of Personnel...

  8. 41 CFR 61-250.99 - What is the OMB control number for this part?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true What is the OMB control... TRAINING SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 250-ANNUAL REPORT FROM FEDERAL CONTRACTORS § 61-250.99 What is the OMB control number for this part? Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., and...

  9. 41 CFR 61-300.99 - What is the OMB control number for this part?

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true What is the OMB control... TRAINING SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 300-ANNUAL REPORT FROM FEDERAL CONTRACTORS § 61-300.99 What is the OMB control number for this part? Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., and...

  10. 77 FR 38650 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Refugee/Asylee Adjusting Status, OMB Control Number...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-06-28

    ... Collection Activities: Refugee/Asylee Adjusting Status, OMB Control Number 1615-0070; Extension, Without...: Form I- 643, Health and Human Services Statistical Data for Refugee/Asylee Adjusting Status; OMB... currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Refugee/Asylee Adjusting Status. (3) Agency...

  11. 76 FR 23615 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Quality Control Requirements for...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-04-27

    ... Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Quality Control Requirements for Direct Endorsement Lenders AGENCY... proposal. This information is collected from Direct Endorsement lenders in order to meet FHA's quality... Lenders. OMB Approval Number: 2502-Pending. Form Numbers: None. Description of the Need for the...

  12. 77 FR 2601 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4164 OMB Control #1405-XXXX

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-01-18

    ... DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7753] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-4164 OMB Control 1405-XXXX ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following information...

  13. 7 CFR 1425.24 - OMB control number assigned pursuant to Paperwork Reduction Act.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ...) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COOPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS § 1425.24 OMB control number assigned pursuant to Paperwork Reduction Act. The... Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 and have been assigned...

  14. 76 FR 26746 - Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-09

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0077, 1625-0085 and 1625-0112 AGENCY: Coast... Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an... identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2011-0336] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S...

  15. 76 FR 33395 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: ECA Sports & Culture Evaluation Surveys

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-08

    ... Information Collection: Sports & Culture Evaluation, Sports Envoys Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type of... Evaluation, Sports Surveys. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office...: Sports & Culture Evaluation, Kennedy Center (KC) Cultural Visitors Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Type...

  16. 76 FR 80885 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-12-27

    ... approval to continue to gather customer feedback on services and/or products, which can be used in planning...: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: NOAA Customer Surveys. OMB Control Number... follows the guidelines contained in the OMB Resource Manual for Customer Surveys. In accordance with...

  17. 78 FR 5771 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-01-28

    ..., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC... Title: List Sampling Frame Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535-0140. Summary of Collection: General... statistics. To accomplish this objective, NASS relies heavily on the use of sample surveys statistically...

  18. 75 FR 26345 - Agency Information Collection (Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool (ECFT)) New Enrollee Survey...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-05-11

    ... Collection (Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool (ECFT)) New Enrollee Survey) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY... OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235...).'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool (ECFT), VA Form 10-0502. OMB Control Number...

  19. 78 FR 69362 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-11-19

    ... unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey OMB Control Number: 0579-0010 Summary of Collection: The Plant Protection... (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) along with the States and other agencies collects and...

  20. 75 FR 27979 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-05-19

    ... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Farm Service Agency Title: Web-Based Supply Chain System (WBSCM). OMB Control Number: 0560-0177. Summary of Collection: The Web-Based Supply Chain System... agricultural commodities, and obtain discharge/ delivery survey information. Contractors, vendors, and...

  1. 78 FR 65658 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-11-01

    ... relevant survey experience, organizational survey capacity, and quality control procedures. The Marketplace... or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by... Information Collection Request: New collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information...

  2. 14 CFR 11.201 - Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers assigned under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers assigned under the Paperwork Reduction Act. 11.201 Section 11.201 Aeronautics and Space... PROCEDURES Paperwork Reduction Act Control Numbers § 11.201 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control...

  3. 76 FR 37356 - Submission for OMB review; comment request Health Information National Trends Survey 4 (HINTS 4...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-27

    ...) (OMB 0925-0538, Exp 11/30/2008). Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement with Change... understand vital cancer prevention messages. More importantly, this NCI survey will couple knowledge-related... assessment of cancer-related behavior. The Public Health Services Act, Sections 411 (42 U.S.C. 285a) and 412...

  4. 78 FR 281 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-01-03

    ... customer perception in relationship to customer requirements. PHP has determined that the best method for..., Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), [email protected] and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Stakeholder/Customer Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control...

  5. 77 FR 71772 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-12-04

    ..., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725-17th Street NW., Washington, DC...: Residue and Biomass Field Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535-NEW. Summary of Collection: The primary... to measure and collect samples from the target areas. Measurements of crop residues will be compared...

  6. 41 CFR 102-33.135 - Do we have to follow the direction in OMB Circular A-123, “Management Accountability and Control...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... direction in OMB Circular A-123, âManagement Accountability and Control,â June 21, 1995, for establishing... § 102-33.135 Do we have to follow the direction in OMB Circular A-123, “Management Accountability and... follow the direction in OMB Circular A-123, “Management Accountability and Control,” June 21, 1995, for...

  7. 77 FR 46289 - Technical Corrections to Organizational Names, Addresses, and OMB Control Numbers

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-08-03

    ... Organizational Names, Addresses, and OMB Control Numbers AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION... Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These amendments will make EPA's regulations more accurate and user... prior proposal and opportunity for comment. These changes update the organizational name of the EPA...

  8. 75 FR 39700 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB; Control Number: 1625-New

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-12

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB; Control Number: 1625-New AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty... of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an approval for the following collection of information... the following means: (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov . (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility...

  9. 76 FR 5817 - Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-02-02

    ... Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0008 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION..., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting... by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2010-0978] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S...

  10. 76 FR 34737 - Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-14

    ... Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0020, 1625-0022, 1625-0029 and 1625... Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and... Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or to OIRA. To avoid duplicate...

  11. 75 FR 10297 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0056

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-03-05

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0056 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty... of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection... . (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility (DMF) (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), West...

  12. 75 FR 82038 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0058...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-12-29

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0058, 1625-0072 and 1625-0092 AGENCY: Coast... Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting... Transport Municipal and Commercial Waste, 1625-0072, Waste Management Plans, Refuse Discharge Logs, Letters...

  13. 75 FR 57809 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0002...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-09-22

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0002, 1625-0017, 1625-0019, and 1625- 0030... (ICRs) and Analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval...://www.regulations.gov . (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility (DMF) (M-30), U.S. Department of...

  14. 75 FR 59278 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0062...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-09-27

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0062, 1625-0078, and 1625-0082 AGENCY: Coast... Analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting a revision of its approval for the...: (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov . (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility (DMF) (M-30), U.S...

  15. 75 FR 1068 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0087

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-08

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0087 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty... Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of...: Docket Management Facility (DMF) (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), West Building Ground...

  16. 75 FR 19413 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0089.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-14

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0089. AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty... of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an approval for re-instatement with change of the following... Management Facility (DMF) (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), West Building Ground Floor, Room...

  17. 76 FR 11803 - Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-03-03

    ... Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0058, 1625-0072 and 1625-0092 AGENCY...), abstracted below, to the, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs..., Application for Permit to Transport Municipal and Commercial Waste, 1625-0072, Waste Management Plans, Refuse...

  18. 76 FR 27071 - Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-10

    ... Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0003 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION... Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting... the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or to OIRA. To...

  19. 75 FR 70938 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control numbers: 1625-0108.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-11-19

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control numbers: 1625-0108. AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty... of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection.... (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility (DMF) (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), West...

  20. 76 FR 8764 - Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-02-15

    ... Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0073 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION..., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an... comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2010-0981] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF...

  1. 76 FR 27074 - Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-10

    ... Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0106 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION... Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting...-0087] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or to...

  2. 76 FR 3644 - Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-01-20

    ... Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0080 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION... Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting... comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2010-0711] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF...

  3. 75 FR 6677 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0086

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-02-10

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0086 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty... Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of... following means: (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov . [[Page 6678

  4. 7 CFR 54.1034 - OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ...) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT OF 1946 AND THE EGG PRODUCTS..., Processing, and Packaging of Livestock and Poultry Products § 54.1034 OMB control numbers assigned pursuant...

  5. 75 FR 61785 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: (OMB Control...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-06

    ... Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0201; Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season... collection, ``Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR... other insurance information for self and family enrollments, requesting plan brochures, requesting a...

  6. 15 CFR 806.18 - OMB control numbers assigned to the Paperwork Reduction Act.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false OMB control numbers assigned to the Paperwork Reduction Act. 806.18 Section 806.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade (Continued) BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DIRECT INVESTMENT...

  7. 75 FR 39551 - Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-09

    ... hours a year. 3. Title: Audit Reports under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. OMB Control..., operators of vessels, and organizations authorized to issue ISM Code certificates for the United States...

  8. 75 FR 20616 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0007...

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    2010-04-20

    ... Management (ISM) Code. OMB Control Number: 1625-0084. Summary: This information helps to determine whether U... to issue ISM Code certificates for the United States. Frequency: On occasion. Burden Estimate: The...

  9. 76 FR 4609 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-01-26

    ... number. Forest Service Title: National Survey on Recreation and the Environment 2011. OMB Control Number... Survey on Recreation and the Environment (NSRE) 2011 will be the latest in a series of surveys begun in..., the survey will collect information from the public on people's attitudes and values toward natural...

  10. 76 FR 22409 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB 2012 Rental Housing Finance Survey...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-04-21

    ...The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Estimates derived from the RHFS sample will help public and private stakeholders better understand the financing, operating costs, and property characteristics of the multifamily rental housing stock in the United States. Many of the questions are similar to those found on the 1995 Property Owners and Managers Survey and the rental housing portion of the 2001 Residential Finance Survey.

  11. Wind Farm Control Survey

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    Knudsen, Torben; Bak, Thomas; Svenstrup, Mikael

    2013-01-01

    This document is a delivery in the project NORCOWE. It is part of work package WP3.2.2. The main goal is to establish the present state-of-the-art for wind farm control for both research and practice. The main approach will be to study the literature. This will of cause be much more efficient...... for the research part than for the practice part. It is however not the intention to do company interviews or similar. This report is structured into a section for each WF control objective. These sections then includes the important control project issues: choice of input and output, control method, and modelling...... turbine farm based on a dynamic programming type of method....

  12. 78 FR 43140 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-07-19

    ... ``Marine Recreational Information Program'' to ``Marine Recreational Information Program Fishing Effort Survey''. Marine recreational anglers are surveyed to collect catch and effort data, fish biology data...: Marine Recreational Information Program Fishing Effort Survey. OMB Control Number: 0648-0652. Form Number...

  13. 75 FR 3539 - Agency Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker)) Activity...

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    2010-01-21

    ... Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker)) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: National Cemetery... Clearance for NCA, and IG Customer Satisfaction Surveys. OMB Control Number: 2900-0571. Type of Review... National Customer Satisfaction Survey (Mail to 4,000 respondents/30 minutes per survey) = 2,000 hours. c...

  14. 78 FR 67196 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-11-08

    ... not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of... Refiling Survey. OMB Control Number: 1220-0032. Affected Public: Private Sector--business or other for...

  15. 78 FR 21008 - Proposed Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker) Activity...

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    2013-04-08

    ... Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: National Cemetery... estimates relating to customer satisfaction surveys involving the National Cemetery Administration (NCA.... Title: Generic Clearance for NCA, and IG Customer Satisfaction Surveys. OMB Control Number: 2900-0571...

  16. 75 FR 78966 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2010-12-17

    ....S. Census Bureau. Title: 2009 Management and Organizational Practices Survey. Form Number(s): MP-10002. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New collection. Burden Hours: 25,000. Number of... conduct the Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) as a one time inquiry with possible...

  17. 75 FR 68630 - Information Collection Requests Under OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-11-08

    ... online survey to better understand candidate motivation to serve as a volunteer, their perceptions of...: Peace Corps Conversion Loss Survey. OMB Control Number: [To be assigned.] Type of Review: New. Affected..., this notice invites the public to comment on the proposed collection of information by the Peace Corps...

  18. 75 FR 11104 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-03-10

    ... Agricultural Statistics Service Title: On-Farm Renewable Energy Production Survey (OREP). OMB Control Number... Energy Production Survey is authorized by Public Law 110-246, Sec. 12023, Title X, the Horticulture and... energy produced (wind, solar, and manure/methane digester), installation cost, year installed, if any...

  19. 76 FR 12758 - Proposed Information Collection Request of the ETA-9016 (OMB Control No. 1205-0268) on Alien...

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    2011-03-08

    ... of the ETA-9016 (OMB Control No. 1205-0268) on Alien Claims Activity Report; Comment Request on... the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement.... In addition, data from the Alien Claims Activity report is being used to assist the Secretary of...

  20. 76 FR 27073 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0109

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-10

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0109 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty....S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management...-0158] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To avoid...

  1. 76 FR 77243 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0010

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-12-12

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0010 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty....S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management... Guard docket number [USCG-2011-1074] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of...

  2. 76 FR 11502 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0003

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-03-02

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0003 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty....S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management... number [USCG-2011-0017], to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation...

  3. 76 FR 10385 - Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0106

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-02-24

    ... Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0106 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Sixty....S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management... Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2011-0087] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S...

  4. 75 FR 48357 - Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-10

    ... Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0089 AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION... docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before August 19, 2010, or reach the Docket Management... INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Arthur Requina, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3523, or fax 202...

  5. 78 FR 48412 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-08-08

    ....S. Census Bureau. Title: 2013 Company Organization Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607-0444. Form... COS supplies critical information on the organizational structure, operating characteristics, and.... We ask questions on ownership or control by a domestic parent, ownership or control by a foreign...

  6. Quantum control theory and applications: A survey

    OpenAIRE

    Dong, Daoyi; Petersen, Ian R

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a survey on quantum control theory and applications from a control systems perspective. Some of the basic concepts and main developments (including open-loop control and closed-loop control) in quantum control theory are reviewed. In the area of open-loop quantum control, the paper surveys the notion of controllability for quantum systems and presents several control design strategies including optimal control, Lyapunov-based methodologies, variable structure control and q...

  7. 78 FR 38809 - Agency Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker)) Activity...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-06-27

    ... Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker)) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: National Cemetery... Customer Satisfaction Surveys. OMB Control Number: 2900-0571. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Executive Order 12862, Setting Customer Service Standards, requires Federal...

  8. 7 CFR 46.47 - OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MARKETING OF... by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 and have...

  9. 75 FR 64746 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-20

    ... Pilot Testing for the BLS Green Practices and Processes Project. OMB Control Number: 1220-0NEW... approval concerns testing research for the second type of survey, on jobs related to environmentally friendly production processes and practices. The research described in this information collection request...

  10. 76 FR 78906 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-12-20

    ... assessment in algebraic skills, reasoning, and problem solving and, like past studies, will survey students... the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of... information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request. Individuals who use a...

  11. 78 FR 16831 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-03-19

    ... publications produced about the state of R&D in the U.S. The Science and Engineering Indicators series, for... Development Resources tabulations and in the Science and Engineering Indicators report. The availability of....S. Census Bureau. Title: Survey of State Government Research & Development OMB Control Number: 0607...

  12. 76 FR 45235 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-07-28

    ... Review: New. Title of Collection: National Evaluation of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Program: Grantee Questionnaire/ Interview and State Survey Data Collection. OMB Control Number: Pending... Annual Burden Hours: 1,028. Abstract: This data collection will focus on gathering relevant information...

  13. 75 FR 57887 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-09-23

    ... quality of household food choices. Section 17 (U.S.C. 2026) (a)(1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008... household food acquisitions, including foods purchased and food obtained at no cost (e.g., home-grown... number. Economic Research Service Title: National Food Survey Field Test. OMB Control Number: 0536-NEW...

  14. 75 FR 1026 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-08

    .... Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Marketing Order Online System (MOLS) Survey. OMB Control Number: 0581-NEW...) and 999.500 (specialty crops). Using the Marketing Order Online System (MOLS), importers and receivers..., performance, attractiveness and features of the online system, customer experience in requesting a new...

  15. 76 FR 67403 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-11-01

    .... Economic census statistics serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provide essential... economic surveys and an essential source of detailed, comprehensive economic information for use in....S. Census Bureau. Title: 2012 Economic Census Covering the Manufacturing Sector. OMB Control Number...

  16. 77 FR 41741 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-07-16

    ... Research Service Title: Survey on Rural Community Wealth and Health Care Provision. OMB Control Number: 0536-NEW. Summary of Collection: Health care services is one of the largest and most rapidly growing industries in rural America, and adequate provision of health care services is critical for achieving...

  17. 75 FR 21040 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-22

    ... Department of Labor--Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Office of Management and Budget, Room... Employment Policy. Type of Review: New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number). Title of Collection... assess public attitudes towards people with disabilities with a focus on workplace relations. The survey...

  18. 77 FR 75406 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-12-20

    ... Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. OMB Control Number: 0608-0034. Form Number(s): BE-15. Type... Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (Form BE-15) obtains sample data on the... reliable, useful, and timely measures of foreign direct investment in the United States, assess its impact...

  19. 78 FR 35848 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-06-14

    ... to attract residents and rural jobs. RHS will collect information using several forms. Need and Use... Servicing Center--Loan Servicing Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 0575-0187. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) provides insured loans to low and moderate-income applicants located...

  20. 78 FR 52132 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-08-22

    ... of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency... Innovation Accelerator Challenge (AMJIAC) Client Impact Survey. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s... Sharing. Identification of Distinctive Practices. Affected Public: Business or other for-profit...

  1. 76 FR 36898 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-23

    ....S. Census Bureau. Title: The American Community Survey. OMB Control Number: 0607-0810. Form Number(s... provide estimates of various concepts for small geographic areas. In essence, detailed data from national... Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th...

  2. 77 FR 38035 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-06-26

    ....S. Census Bureau. Title: Annual Survey of School System Finances. OMB Control Number: 0607-0700... are collected from the universe of school districts using uniform definitions and concepts of revenue... of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet...

  3. Geodetic Control Points - National Geodetic Survey Benchmarks

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC Local Govt | GIS Inventory — This data contains a set of geodetic control stations maintained by the National Geodetic Survey. Each geodetic control station in this dataset has either a precise...

  4. 78 FR 15958 - Submission for OMB Review; 30-day Comment Request: Pediatric Palliative Care Campaign Pilot Survey

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-03-13

    ... current perceptions, challenges, and information needs of health care providers when it comes to... can be used by a wider audience of health care providers. OMB approval is requested for 1 year. There...

  5. 77 FR 8297 - Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of Nonparticipating...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-02-14

    ... Request; Survey of Nonparticipating Single Premium Group Annuity Rates AGENCY: Pension Benefit Guaranty... rates for pricing annuity contracts. The American Council of Life Insurers conducts the survey for PBGC... annuity markets. To determine these interest rates, PBGC gathers pricing data from insurance companies...

  6. 76 FR 65755 - Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-10-24

    ...; Comment Request; Survey of Nonparticipating Single Premium Group Annuity Rates AGENCY: Pension Benefit... for pricing annuity contracts. The American Council of Life Insurers conducts this survey for PBGC... markets. To determine these interest rates, PBGC gathers pricing data from insurance companies that are...

  7. 76 FR 39966 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collections: ECA/P/V Youth and Leadership Survey Questions

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-07-07

    .../V Youth and Leadership Survey Questions ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission... following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in... Leadership Programs: Pre Program Survey Questions. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection...

  8. 75 FR 67698 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-11-03

    .... Title, Form, and OMB Number: Leading Edge Supply Chain Survey; OMB Number 0701-TBD. Type of Request: New... uncover the emerging trends in supply chain management (SCM) practices, processes and metrics that could...

  9. 77 FR 58110 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education Sciences; NPEFS 2011-2014: Common...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-09-19

    ...; NPEFS 2011-2014: Common Core of Data (CCD) National Public Education Financial Survey SUMMARY: The National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) is an annual collection of state-level finance data that...) National Public Education Financial Survey. OMB Control Number: 1850-0067. Type of Review: Extension. Total...

  10. 75 FR 39022 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Survey of Health Care Professionals' Awareness and...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-07

    ...; Comment Request; Survey of Health Care Professionals' Awareness and Perceptions of the National Cancer... of Health Care Professionals' Awareness and Perceptions of the National Cancer Institute's Intramural...: To assess respondents' awareness and knowledge of NCI and measure awareness of NCI clinical trials at...

  11. 75 FR 20427 - Agency Information Collection (Insurance Surveys) Activities Under OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-19

    ... to determine the kind and quality of services they want and their level of satisfaction with existing service. Customer satisfaction surveys are used to gauge customer perceptions of VA services as well as customer expectations and desires. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to...

  12. 75 FR 69134 - Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: Public Libraries Survey, FY 2011...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-11-10

    ..., Office of Policy, Planning, Research, and Communication, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M..., Proposed Collection: Public Libraries Survey, FY 2011-2013 AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services.... SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the following information collection has...

  13. 75 FR 61784 - Submission for OMB Review; Request for Comment on a New Information Collection: (OMB Control No...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-06

    ..., Congressional employees, members of Congress, and air traffic controllers. Because these court orders were... is needed on the OPM website so these individuals and their survivors can make the request. We...

  14. 76 FR 16813 - Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1024-0038

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-03-25

    ... 1993 Government Performance and Results Act, as amended. This request for OMB approval includes local... Report'' that includes the Cumulative Products Table (which compares actual to proposed performance), a.... This set of information collections has an impact on State, tribal, and local governments that wish to...

  15. Survey of licensee control room habitability practices

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Boland, J.F.; Brookshire, R.L.; Danielson, W.F.; Driscoll, J.W.; Graham, E.D.; McConnell, R.J.; Thompson, V.N.

    1985-04-01

    This document presents the results of a survey of Licensee control-room-habitability practices. The survey is part of a comprehensive program plan instituted in August 1983 by the NRC to respond to ongoing questions from the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). The emphasis of this survey was to determine by field review the control-room habitability practices at three different plants, one of which is still under construction and scheduled to receive an operating license in 1986. The other two plants are currently operating, having received operating licenses in the mid-1970's and early 1980's. The major finding of this survey is that despite the fact that the latest control-room-habitability systems have become larger and more complex than earlier systems surveyed, the latest systems do not appear to be functionally superior. The major recommendation of this report is to consolidate into a single NRC document, based upon a comprehensive systems engineering approach, the pertinent criteria for control-room-habitability design

  16. 78 FR 24713 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-04-26

    ... information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Institute of Food and Agriculture Title: Organizational Information. OMB Control Number: 0524-0026. Summary of Collection: The... displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond...

  17. 75 FR 8033 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-02-23

    ... information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Institute of Food and Agriculture Title: Organizational Information. OMB Control Number: 0524-0026. Summary of Collection: The... displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond...

  18. Adaptive Critic Nonlinear Robust Control: A Survey.

    Science.gov (United States)

    Wang, Ding; He, Haibo; Liu, Derong

    2017-10-01

    Adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) and reinforcement learning are quite relevant to each other when performing intelligent optimization. They are both regarded as promising methods involving important components of evaluation and improvement, at the background of information technology, such as artificial intelligence, big data, and deep learning. Although great progresses have been achieved and surveyed when addressing nonlinear optimal control problems, the research on robustness of ADP-based control strategies under uncertain environment has not been fully summarized. Hence, this survey reviews the recent main results of adaptive-critic-based robust control design of continuous-time nonlinear systems. The ADP-based nonlinear optimal regulation is reviewed, followed by robust stabilization of nonlinear systems with matched uncertainties, guaranteed cost control design of unmatched plants, and decentralized stabilization of interconnected systems. Additionally, further comprehensive discussions are presented, including event-based robust control design, improvement of the critic learning rule, nonlinear H ∞ control design, and several notes on future perspectives. By applying the ADP-based optimal and robust control methods to a practical power system and an overhead crane plant, two typical examples are provided to verify the effectiveness of theoretical results. Overall, this survey is beneficial to promote the development of adaptive critic control methods with robustness guarantee and the construction of higher level intelligent systems.

  19. 78 FR 16666 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-03-18

    ... communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These....) for review and reinstatement of the Form DOE-887, ``DOE Customer Surveys,'' OMB Control Number 1901-0302, which expired on December 31, 2012. Form DOE- 877 will garner qualitative customer and...

  20. 78 FR 76278 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-12-17

    ... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will....S. Census Bureau. Title: Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. OMB... the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) annually as part of the Current Population Survey...

  1. LHC Survey Laser Tracker Controls Renovation

    CERN Document Server

    Charrondière, C

    2011-01-01

    The LHC survey laser tracker control system is based on an industrial software package (Axyz) from Leica Geosystems™ that has an interface to Visual Basic™, which we used to automate the geometric measurements for the LHC magnets. With the new version of the Leica software, this Visual Basic™ interface is no longerb available and we had to redesign the interface software to adapt to a PC-DMIS server that replaced the Axyz software. As this package is no longer supported, we have taken the decision to recode the automation application in LabVIEW. This presentation describes the existing equipment, interface and application showing the reasons for our decisions to move to PC-DMIS and LabVIEW. A comparison between the new and legacy system is made

  2. LHC survey laser tracker controls renovation

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Charrondiere, C.; Nybo, M.

    2012-01-01

    The LHC survey laser tracker control system is based on an industrial software package (Axyz) from Leica Geosystems (TM) that has an interface to Visual Basic (TM), which we used to automate the geometric measurements for the LHC magnets. With the new version of the Leica software, this Visual Basic (TM) interface is no longer available and we had to redesign the interface software to adapt to a PC-DMIS server that replaced the Axyz software. As this package is no longer supported, we have taken the decision to re-code the automation application in LabVIEW. This presentation describes the existing equipment, interface and application showing the reasons for our decisions to move to PC-DMIS and LabVIEW. A comparison between the new and the existing system is made. (authors)

  3. 76 FR 46830 - Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Secure Flight...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-08-03

    ... Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0046, abstracted below... estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected..., for example, to patronize a restaurant. The collection will also cover a survey of certain general...

  4. 78 FR 36633 - Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements, Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-06-18

    ... Requirements--Part 585.'' (OMB Control Number: 2127-XXXX) DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July.... OMB Control Number: 2127-XXXX. Type of Request: New collection. Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 30111 authorizes...

  5. 78 FR 55264 - Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request: Awareness and Beliefs About Cancer Survey...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-09-10

    ...; 30-Day Comment Request: Awareness and Beliefs About Cancer Survey, National Cancer Institute (NCI.... Proposed Collection: Awareness and Beliefs about Cancer Survey, 0925-NEW, National Cancer Institute (NCI... gather data about American adults' awareness and beliefs about cancer. The ultimate goal is to determine...

  6. 76 FR 38203 - Proposed Information Collection; North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-29

    ...] Proposed Information Collection; North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... populations. The North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey is an essential part of the migratory bird.... II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018-0019. Title: North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey. Service...

  7. 76 FR 30970 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Standard on...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-27

    ... for OMB Review; Comment Request; Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy-- Lockout/Tagout ACTION... Hazardous Energy--Lockout/Tagout,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for... of Collection: Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy-- Lockout/Tagout. OMB Control Number: 1218...

  8. 75 FR 77857 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-12-14

    ..., mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated... Review: Extension. Title of Collection: Improving Literacy through School Libraries. OMB Control Number...

  9. 77 FR 71574 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-12-03

    ... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will....S. Census Bureau. Title: Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement. OMB... review is to obtain clearance for the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC), which we will conduct...

  10. 75 FR 49943 - New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Pipeline System Operator Security...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-16

    ... INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson, Office of Information Technology, TSA-11, Transportation Security... Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Pipeline System Operator Security Information AGENCY: Transportation... System Operator Security Information. Type of Request: New collection. OMB Control Number: Not yet...

  11. 75 FR 6216 - Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0088; National Survey of Fishing...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-02-08

    ... Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_ [email protected] (e-mail... mail or e-mail (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358-2482. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I... Recreation (FHWAR) assists Federal and State agencies in administering the Sport Fish and Wildlife...

  12. Belief Control Practices and Organizational Performances: A Survey ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Belief Control Practices and Organizational Performances: A Survey of Sugar Industry in Kenya. ... employees in the company core values and design of strategic control systems to cope with changing internal and external operating business ...

  13. 77 FR 3844 - Agency Information Collection (Architect-Engineer Fee Proposal) Activity Under OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-01-25

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0208] Agency Information Collection (Architect--Engineer Fee Proposal) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... . Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0208.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: a. Architect--Engineer...

  14. 75 FR 4565 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Right of First Refusal of Employment

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    2010-01-28

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  15. 77 FR 48506 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education Sciences; What Works Clearinghouse

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  16. 76 FR 31683 - Agency Information Collection (Supporting Statement Regarding Marriage) Activity under OMB Review

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0115] Agency Information Collection (Supporting Statement Regarding Marriage) Activity under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration... Marriage, VA Form 21-4171. OMB Control Number: 2900-0115. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved...

  17. 75 FR 68596 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2010-11-08

    ... Inspection Service Title: Listeria Control for Ready-to-Eat Products. OMB Control Number: 0583-0132. Summary... certain ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products to take measures to prevent product adulteration by... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title...

  18. 77 FR 36019 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-06-15

    ... 2006. The Statement describes the types of internal controls and risk management procedures that the... PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. Background..., Washington, DC 20549-0213. Extension: Interagency Statement on Sound Practices; OMB Control No. 3235- 0622...

  19. 77 FR 22281 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-04-13

    ..., entry, exportation, or movement in interstate commerce of any plant, plant product, biological control... the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs... respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Animal...

  20. 77 FR 11480 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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  1. 77 FR 40320 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-07-09

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  2. 78 FR 55083 - Submission for OMB Review; 30-day Comment Request; Genomics and Society Public Surveys in...

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    2013-09-09

    ... site. The URL for this survey site will also be advertised separately through media and social media... information on the proposed project, contact: Laura M. Koehly, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Social and... in health conditions and associated risk factors; The role of friends, family, media, and health...

  3. 78 FR 64025 - Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: Public Libraries Survey, 2014-2016

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    2013-10-25

    ..., Proposed Collection: Public Libraries Survey, 2014-2016 AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services.... SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the following information collection has... proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency...

  4. 46 CFR 159.001-9 - OMB Control Numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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    2010-10-01

    .... This section collects and displays the control numbers assigned to information collection and... Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The Coast Guard intends that this section comply with the requirements of 44 U.S.C. 3507(f) which requires that agencies display a current control...

  5. 76 FR 16802 - Extension of Approval of Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0196

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    2011-03-25

    ... paperwork requirements for operators and operating rights owners in the National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska... is provided for the information collection: Title: Oil and Gas Leasing: National Petroleum Reserve... Control Number: 1004-0196. Abstract: This control number covers paperwork requirements for operators and...

  6. 76 FR 71309 - Notice of Intent To Suspend the Distillers Co-Products Survey and All Associated Reports

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    2011-11-17

    ... Distillers Co-Products Survey and All Associated Reports AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service... Distillers Co- Products survey currently approved under docket 0535-0247. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Suspension of Distillers Co-Products Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535-0247...

  7. 75 FR 34150 - Renewal of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0168

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    2010-06-16

    ... comments to Jean Sonneman by fax at 202-912-7102, or by e-mail at: [email protected] , Attention: 1004..., e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that... Oregon who are authorized to transport timber over BLM-controlled roads. This information collection...

  8. 75 FR 19420 - Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0144; Wildlife Without Borders...

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    2010-04-14

    ... Without Borders-Amphibians in Decline grant program to fund projects that conserve the world's rapidly declining amphibian species. This program will support activities that address threats to frogs, toads... Control Number: 1018-0144. Title: Wildlife Without Borders--Amphibians in Decline Grant Program. Service...

  9. 78 FR 43849 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-07-22

    ... information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Export Fruit Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0581-0143. Summary of Collection: Fresh apples and grapes... requirements established by regulations issued under the Export Apple Act (7 CFR Part 33) and the Export Grape...

  10. 76 FR 14895 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2011-03-18

    ... participants with supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support activities and... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: WIC Local Agency Directory. OMB Control Number: 0584-0431. Summary of Collection: The Supplemental Nutrition Program for...

  11. 78 FR 70012 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-11-22

    ... integrity of the organic certification system. Description of Respondents: Farms; Individuals or households... a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: National Organic Program. OMB Control Number: 0581-0191. Summary of Collection: The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990...

  12. Integrated alarm annunciation and entry control systems -- Survey results

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    Clever, J.J.; Arakaki, L.H.; Monaco, F.M.; Juarros, L.E.; Quintana, G.R.

    1993-10-01

    This report provides the results and analyses of a detailed survey undertaken in Summer 1993 to address integrated intrusion detection alarm annunciation and entry control system issues. This survey was undertaken as a first attempt toward beginning to answer questions about integrated systems and commercial capabilities to meet or partially meet US Department of Energy (DOE) site needs

  13. 75 FR 21012 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Highway Corporate Security...

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    2010-04-22

    ... Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Highway Corporate Security Review (CSR) AGENCY... (ICR), OMB control number 1652-0036, abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for... collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments...

  14. 78 FR 49335 - Agency Information Collection (Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool (ECFT)) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2013-08-13

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0750] Agency Information Collection (Ethics... collection of information through www.Regulations.gov ; or to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and...-0750''. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Ethics Consultation Feedback Tool (ECFT), VA Form 10-10065...

  15. A survey of quantum Lyapunov control methods.

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    Cong, Shuang; Meng, Fangfang

    2013-01-01

    The condition of a quantum Lyapunov-based control which can be well used in a closed quantum system is that the method can make the system convergent but not just stable. In the convergence study of the quantum Lyapunov control, two situations are classified: nondegenerate cases and degenerate cases. For these two situations, respectively, in this paper the target state is divided into four categories: the eigenstate, the mixed state which commutes with the internal Hamiltonian, the superposition state, and the mixed state which does not commute with the internal Hamiltonian. For these four categories, the quantum Lyapunov control methods for the closed quantum systems are summarized and analyzed. Particularly, the convergence of the control system to the different target states is reviewed, and how to make the convergence conditions be satisfied is summarized and analyzed.

  16. Survey procedure: Control and accountability of nuclear materials

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    Van Ness, H.

    1987-02-01

    This procedure outlines the method by which the Department of Energy (DOE) San Francisco Operations Office (SAN) will plan and execute periodic field surveys of the Material Control and Accountability (MC and A) program and practices at designated contractors' facilities. The surveys will be conducted in accordance with DOE Order 5630.7, Control and Accountability of Nuclear Materials Surveys (7/8/81) to ascertain compliance with applicable DOE Orders and SAN Management Directives in the 5630 series, as well as the adequacy of the contractor's program and procedures. Surveys will be conducted by the Safeguards and Security Division of DOE-SAN. The survey team will review and evaluate the adequacy of the contractor's procedures and practices for nuclear material control and accounting by means of physical inventory, internal control, measurement and statistics, material control indicators, records and reports, and personnel training. The survey will include an audit of records and reports, observation of inventory procedures, an independent test of the inventory and a review and evaluation of the inventory differences, accidental losses, and normal operational losses as applicable to the facility to be surveyed

  17. 75 FR 9277 - Proposed Information Collection (Nation-Wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activity: Comment...

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    2010-03-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0712] Proposed Information Collection (Nation-Wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... use of other forms of information technology. Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys, VA...

  18. 77 FR 5581 - Submission for Review: Information Collection; Interview Survey Form (INV 10)

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    2012-02-03

    ... OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Information Collection; Interview Survey Form (INV 10) AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for... request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 3206-0106, Interview Survey Form (INV 10...

  19. 78 FR 64907 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-10-30

    ... comments to OMB via email to: [email protected] or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental... a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Fruit and Vegetable... Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621) directs and authorizes the collection of information and...

  20. 76 FR 71333 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

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    2011-11-17

    ... Management and Budget (OMB) for the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development's (OPEPD's) audit..., Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development Type of Review: New. Title of Collection: Program Performance Data Audits Project. OMB Control...

  1. 78 FR 78947 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-12-27

    ... and OMB Number: Supplier Self-Services (SUS); OMB Control Number 0702-TBD. Type of Request: New... required to input significantly less data. Additionally, SUS simultaneously performs a front-end validation... recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra at the Office of...

  2. 75 FR 52313 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2010-08-25

    .... Title, Form, and OMB Number: Application for Department of Defense Access Card--Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) Enrollment; OMB Control Number 0704-0455. Type of Request: Revision. Number of... identification card. The information is used to establish eligibility for the physical access to a DoD...

  3. 76 FR 77477 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2011-12-13

    ..., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC, [email protected] or fax (202) 395-5806... the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will use the Forest Products Removal Permit and Cash... Free Use Permit, Removal Permit and Cash Receipt, and Sale Permit and Cash Receipt. OMB Control Number...

  4. 76 FR 62498 - Proposed Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review

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    2011-10-07

    ... ``Electronic Operations.'' The OCC also is giving notice that the collection has been submitted to OMB for... following information collection: Title: Electronic Operations. OMB Control No.: 1557-0301. Description: On... abolishes the OTS ninety days after the transfer date. As a result of these transfers under the Dodd-Frank...

  5. 78 FR 16246 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-03-14

    ...: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: BIS Program Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 0694-0125. Form...: Business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary. OMB... (or via the Internet at [email protected] ). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed...

  6. 75 FR 4338 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... Management Title: Procurement: Brand Name or Equal Provision and Clause. OMB Control Number: 0505-0014..., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), [email protected] or fax (202) 395-5806 and to... (48 CFR 452.211-70), and a clause (48 452.211-71) permits the use of ``brand name or equal'' purchase...

  7. 78 FR 33325 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-06-04

    ... Inspection Service Title: Cut Flowers from Countries with Chrysanthemum White Rust. OMB Control Number: 0579... and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Tuberculosis Testing for Imported Cattle from Mexico. OMB... and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) ability to compete in the global market of animal and...

  8. 75 FR 36371 - Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

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    2010-06-25

    ... AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice; Information Collection 3038-0019, Stocks of... forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature...: [email protected] and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Stocks of Grain...

  9. 75 FR 38774 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2010-07-06

    ... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will... Social Network Analysis. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular... on these issues in many capacities. A social network analysis will serve to identify the network of...

  10. 78 FR 69643 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-11-20

    ... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will... Rationalization Social Study. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission... negative social impacts. Sufficient non-economic social science data will be collected to describe the...

  11. 75 FR 26197 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2010-05-11

    ... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will... Social Study. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission. Number... understanding of social impacts in fisheries--achieved through the collection of data on fishing communities, as...

  12. 78 FR 42752 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-07-17

    ... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will... Rationalization Social Study. OMB Control Number: 0648-0606. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular... fishery. An understanding of social impacts in fisheries--achieved through the collection of data on...

  13. 76 FR 14373 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2011-03-16

    ... participation rates. The Census Bureau distributed these materials to over 118,000 schools representing grades... submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection....S. Census Bureau. Title: Census In Schools Focus Groups. Form Number(s): None. OMB Control Number...

  14. 76 FR 19951 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2011-04-11

    ... marketing information as directed and authorized in the Act. Description of Respondents: Business or other..., Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), [email protected] Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Tobacco Reports. OMB Control Number: 0581-0004. Summary of Collection...

  15. 76 FR 18144 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2011-04-01

    ..., and to administer the marketing order programs. Description of Respondents: Business for profit; farms..., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), [email protected] or fax (202) 395-5806 and to... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Nectarines...

  16. 75 FR 57460 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

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    2010-09-21

    .... Title of Collection: Student Assistance General Provisions--Subpart K--Cash Management. OMB Control... Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as... Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and...

  17. 76 FR 78249 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

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    2011-12-16

    ... Reimbursement or Heightened Cash Monitoring 2 claims. Copies of the information collection submission for OMB... Type of Review: Extension. Title of Collection: Request for Title IV Reimbursement or Heightened Cash Monitoring 2. OMB Control Number: 1845-0089. Agency Form Number(s): Form 207. Frequency of Responses: Monthly...

  18. 76 FR 6780 - Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses

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    2011-02-08

    .... EPA ICR Number 0138.09; Modification of Secondary Treatment Requirements for Discharges into Marine Waters (Renewal); 40 CFR part 125, subpart G; was approved on 01/05/2011; OMB Number 2040-0088; expires... Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs (Renewal); 15 CFR part 923; was approved on 01/06/2011; OMB Number 2040...

  19. 78 FR 68425 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-11-14

    ...: Title, Associated Form and OMB Number: Information Assurance Scholarship Program; OMB Control Number... Scholarship Program (IASP), serving on behalf of DoD Chief Information Officer. Those who wish to participate... the program's effectiveness from the perspective of the students and Principal Investigators. The...

  20. 76 FR 7532 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2011-02-10

    ... Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648-0351. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension... the gear is to be marked for the purposes of visibility (e.g., buoys, radar reflectors, or other... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will...

  1. 75 FR 19347 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2010-04-14

    ..., Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), [email protected] and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Classical Swine Fever Status of Chile. OMB Control Number... into the U.S. to guard against the introduction of exotic animal diseases such as classical swine fever...

  2. A micro-controller based wide range survey meter

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    Bhingare, R.R.; Bajaj, K.C.; Kannan, S.

    2004-01-01

    Wide range survey meters (1μSv/h -10 Sv/h) with the detector(s) mounted at the end of a two-to-four meter-long extendable tube are widely used for radiation protection survey of difficult to reach locations and high dose rate areas, The commercially available survey meters of this type use two GM counters to cover a wide range of dose rate measurement. A new micro-controller based wide range survey meter using two Si diode detectors has been developed. The use of solid state detectors in the survey meter has a number of advantages like low power consumption, lighter battery powered detector probe, elimination of high voltage for the operation of the detectors, etc. The design uses infrared communication between the probe and the readout unit through a light-weight collapsible extension tube for high reliability. The design details and features are discussed in detail. (author)

  3. 77 FR 39343 - Agency Information Collection (Income-Net Worth and Employment Statement) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2012-07-02

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0002] Agency Information Collection (Income-Net Worth and Employment Statement) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration... . Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0002.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Income-Net Worth and...

  4. 75 FR 56662 - Agency Information Collection (Income-Net Worth and Employment Statement) Activity Under OMB Review

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    2010-09-16

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0002] Agency Information Collection (Income-Net Worth and Employment Statement) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration... . Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0002.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Income-Net Worth and...

  5. Human factors survey of advanced instrumentation and controls

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    Carter, R.J.

    1989-01-01

    A survey oriented towards identifying the human factors issues in regard to the use of advanced instrumentation and controls (I ampersand C) in the nuclear industry was conducted. A number of United States (US) and Canadian nuclear vendors and utilities were participants in the survey. Human factors items, subsumed under the categories of computer-generated displays (CGD), controls, organizational support, training, and related topics, were discussed. The survey found the industry to be concerned about the human factors issues related to the implementation of advanced I ampersand C. Fifteen potential human factors problems were identified. They include: the need for an advanced I ampersand C guideline equivalent to NUREG-0700; a role change in the control room from operator to supervisor; information overload; adequacy of existing training technology for advanced I ampersand C; and operator acceptance and trust. 11 refs., 1 tab

  6. National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Geodetic Control Stations, (Horizontal and/or Vertical Control), March 2009

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — This data contains a set of geodetic control stations maintained by the National Geodetic Survey. Each geodetic control station in this dataset has either a precise...

  7. 77 FR 69550 - Proposed Information Collection (Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program...

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    2012-11-19

    ... (Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY.... DeBakey Home Care Program. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of...: Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program, VA Form 10-0476. OMB Control Number...

  8. 75 FR 62635 - Proposed Information Collection (Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program...

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    2010-10-12

    ... Collection (Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program) Activity: Comment Request... determine patients' satisfaction with services provided by or through the Michael E. DeBakey Home Care...: Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program, VA Form 10-0476. OMB Control Number...

  9. 78 FR 6851 - Proposed Information Collection (Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program...

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    2013-01-31

    ... (Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY... Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program, VA Form 10-0476. OMB Control Number: 2900-0775. Type... home care program staff. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond...

  10. A survey on control schemes for distributed solar collector fields. Part II: Advanced control approaches

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    Camacho, E.F.; Rubio, F.R. [Universidad de Sevilla, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Departamento de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Automatica, Camino de Los Descubrimientos s/n, E-41092 Sevilla (Spain); Berenguel, M. [Universidad de Almeria, Departamento de Lenguajes y Computacion, Area de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Automatica, Carretera Sacramento s/n, E-04120 La Canada, Almeria (Spain); Valenzuela, L. [Plataforma Solar de Almeria - CIEMAT, Carretera Senes s/n, P.O. Box 22, E-04200 Tabernas (Almeria) (Spain)

    2007-10-15

    This article presents a survey of the different advanced automatic control techniques that have been applied to control the outlet temperature of solar plants with distributed collectors during the last 25 years. A classification of the modeling and control approaches described in the first part of this survey is used to explain the main features of each strategy. The treated strategies range from classical advanced control strategies to those with few industrial applications. (author)

  11. 77 FR 4366 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Current...

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    2012-01-27

    ... with disabilities for employment; the work history, barriers to employment, and workplace... for OMB Review; Comment Request; Current Population Survey Disability Supplement ACTION: Notice... information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Current Population Survey Disability Supplement,'' to...

  12. Survey of orbital dynamics and control of space rendezvous

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    Luo Yazhong

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Rendezvous orbital dynamics and control (RODC is a key technology for operating space rendezvous and docking missions. This paper surveys the studies on RODC. Firstly, the basic relative dynamics equation set is introduced and its improved versions are evaluated. Secondly, studies on rendezvous trajectory optimization are commented from three aspects: the linear rendezvous, the nonlinear two-body rendezvous, and the perturbed and constrained rendezvous. Thirdly, studies on relative navigation are briefly reviewed, and then close-range control methods including automated control, manual control, and telecontrol are analyzed. Fourthly, advances in rendezvous trajectory safety and robust analysis are surveyed, and their applications in trajectory optimization are discussed. Finally, conclusions are drawn and prospects of studies on RODC are presented.

  13. Chlamydia control in Europe - a survey of Member States

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    Andersen, Berit; van Bergen, J; Ward, H

    ), contributed to the design and interpretation of the survey, commented on the draft report and approved the final report. Shelagh Redmond (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland) provided technical support. Nicola Low (University of Bern) led the Chlamydia Control...

  14. 76 FR 28994 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; A Generic Submission for Formative Research, Pre...

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    2011-05-19

    ... displays a currently valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection: Title: A Generic Submission for... advocates; members of the public; health care professionals; organizational representatives. Table 1...

  15. 75 FR 61763 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; NCCAM Office of Communications and Public Liaison...

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    2010-10-06

    ... valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection: Title: NCCAM Office of Communications and Public Liaison...; members of the public; health care professionals; organizational representatives. The annual reporting...

  16. 75 FR 69086 - Submission for OMB review; comment request; NCCAM Office of Communications and Public Liaison...

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    2010-11-10

    ... valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection: Title: NCCAM Office of Communications and Public Liaison...; members of the public; health care professionals; organizational representatives. The annual reporting...

  17. 77 FR 65884 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-10-31

    ... information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control... management deliberations regarding external auditing and reports about changes in auditors. The information...

  18. Microgrid Controller and Advanced Distribution Management System Survey Report

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    Liu, Guodong [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Starke, Michael R. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Herron, Andrew N. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2016-07-01

    A microgrid controller, which serves as the heart of a microgrid, is responsible for optimally managing the distributed energy resources, energy storage systems, and responsive demand and for ensuring the microgrid is being operated in an efficient, reliable, and resilient way. As the market for microgrids has blossomed in recently years, many vendors have released their own microgrid controllers to meet the various needs of different microgrid clients. However, due to the absence of a recognized standard for such controllers, vendor-supported microgrid controllers have a range of functionalities that are significantly different from each other in many respects. As a result the current state of the industry has been difficult to assess. To remedy this situation the authors conducted a survey of the functions of microgrid controllers developed by vendors and national laboratories. This report presents a clear indication of the state of the microgrid-controller industry based on analysis of the survey results. The results demonstrate that US Department of Energy funded research in microgrid controllers is unique and not competing with that of industry.

  19. 77 FR 75971 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... Ecosystems for Recreation/Tourism. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular... all ecosystem services for the Guanica Bay Watershed and for recreation-tourism for all of Puerto Rico...

  20. 77 FR 48959 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-08-15

    ... Along the California Coastline Part of the California Signage Plan Initiative. OMB Control Number: None...: This request is for a new information collection. The California Signage Plan is an organized and...

  1. 77 FR 52678 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-08-30

    ... research, consumer information, advertising, sales promotion, producer information, market development and...: 364. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: National Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research and Information Program. OMB Control Number: 0581-0258. Summary of Collection: The Processed Raspberry Promotion...

  2. 76 FR 41449 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2011-07-14

    ... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Study to Assess the Effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation on Food Security in the Post-American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Environment. [[Page 41450

  3. 76 FR 72159 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk...: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Animals and Animal Products. OMB Control Number: 0579... prevent the introduction of diseases, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a chronic...

  4. 78 FR 17920 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-03-25

    ... techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received...; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Surveillance Program Documents. OMB Control Number: 0579-NEW. Summary of... Veterinary Services implemented the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) ongoing surveillance program. As...

  5. 77 FR 50986 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-11-30

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  7. 76 FR 20346 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

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    2011-04-12

    ...): Lessons from the Research and Profiles of Promising Programs. OMB Control Number: 1875-NEW. Agency Form... characteristics of LIEPs for ELs in kindergarten through grade 12 and to describe contextual factors that...

  8. 78 FR 49250 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-08-13

    ... them in their production and marketing decisions, analyses, research and knowledge of current market... appropriate State agencies for cooperative projects in marketing service and in marketing research to... a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Livestock, Poultry...

  9. 76 FR 69700 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... Photography and Cinematography at the U.S. Arboretum. OMB Control Number: 0518-0024. Summary of Collection... to charge fees for the use of the USNA for commercial photography and cinematography. Need and Use of...

  10. 76 FR 20961 - Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request

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    2011-04-14

    ... collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk..., Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (2... online surveys administered in all Conference sessions to learn about the workshop/ session experience...

  11. 78 FR 38077 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-06-25

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  12. 77 FR 2349 - Proposed Information Collection (Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activity: Comment...

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    2012-01-17

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0712] Proposed Information Collection (Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction...

  13. 77 FR 25506 - Submission for Review: Expiring Information Collection, Interview Survey Form, INV 10

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    2012-04-30

    ... OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: Expiring Information Collection, Interview... collection request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 3206- 0106, for the Interview[email protected] . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Interview Survey Form, INV 10, is a questionnaire that OPM...

  14. 77 FR 25959 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected...

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    2012-05-02

    ..., Special Surveys Branch, Balance of Payments Division, (BE-50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S... previously reported or estimated data for non- respondents, including those U.S. persons who fall below the... system (eFile), fax, or email. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0608-0067. Form Number: BE-125. Type of...

  15. The macroeconomic consequences of controlling greenhouse gases: a survey

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    Boero, Gianna; Clarke, Rosemary; Winters, L.A.

    1991-01-01

    This is the summary of a major report which provides a survey of existing estimates of the macroeconomic consequences of controlling greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO 2 ). There are broadly speaking two main questions. What are the consequences of global warming for economic activity and welfare? What, if any, are the economic consequences of reducing the levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? This survey covers only those studies which quantify the overall (macroeconomic) costs of abating greenhouse gas emissions. It is not concerned with whether any particular degree of abatement is sufficient to reduce global warming, nor whether it is worth undertaking in the light of its benefits. These are topics for other researchers and other papers. Here we are concerned only to map the relationship between economic welfare and GHG abatement. (author)

  16. A survey of trust, control and information in networks

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    Jakobsen, Morten

    This paper focuses on which characteristics managers take into account when they choose and evaluate business partners, and the interrelationship between the constructs trust, control and information. The paper is based on a survey which includes 101 small and middle-sized manufacturing companies...... and information is found. The findings indicate that the three constructs are relevant, and the level of embeddedness is found to influence both the absolute and the relative importance of the three constructs, and thereby the role of management accounting at different development stages of relationships....

  17. Minimum detectable activities of contamination control survey equipment

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    Goles, R.W.; Baumann, B.L.; Johnson, M.L.

    1991-08-01

    The Instrumentation ampersand External Dosimetry (I ampersand ED) Section of the Health Physics Department at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) has performed a series of tests to determine the ability of portable survey instruments used at Hanford to detect radioactive contamination at levels required by DOE 5480.11. This semi-empirical study combines instrumental, statistical, and human factors as necessary to derive operational detection limits. These threshold detection values have been compared to existing contamination control requirements, and detection deficiencies have been identified when present. Portable survey instruments used on the Hanford Site identify the presence of radioactive surface contamination based on the detection of α-, β-, γ-, and/or x-radiation. However, except in some unique circumstances, most contamination monitors in use at Hanford are configured to detect either α-radiation alone or β- and γ-radiation together. Testing was therefore conducted on only these two categories of radiation detection devices. Nevertheless, many of the results obtained are generally applicable to all survey instruments, allowing performance evaluations to be extended to monitoring devices which are exclusively γ- and/or x-ray- sensitive. 6 figs., 2 tabs

  18. Software and control system for the VLT Survey Telescope

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    Schipani, P; Marty, L; Dall'Ora, M; D'Orsi, S; Argomedo, J; Arcidiacono, C; Farinato, J; Magrin, D; Ragazzoni, R; Umbriaco, G

    2013-01-01

    The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has started the regular operations in 2011 after a successful commissioning at Cerro Paranal (Chile), the site which hosts the best facilities for optical astronomy operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). After a short description of the instrument, this paper mainly focuses on the telescope control software, which is in charge of the real-time control of the hardware and of the overall coordination of the operations, including pointing and tracking, active optics and presets. We describe the main features of the software implementation in the context of the ESO observatory standards, and the goals reached during the commissioning phase and in the first year of operations.

  19. 75 FR 35453 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission To OMB for Review and Approval; Comment...

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    ... New and In-Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal), EPA ICR 2213.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0597...-Use Portable Gasoline Containers (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No. 2213.03, OMB Control No. 2060... warranty claims annually. The respondent must also retain records on the units produced, apply serial...

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    ... and Rework Facilities (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1687.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0314 AGENCY... Manufacturing and Rework Facilities (Renewal) ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1687.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0314... Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities were...

  1. 77 FR 59249 - Agency Information Collection (Access to Financial Records) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2012-09-26

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0739] Agency Information Collection (Access...) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA... . Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0739.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Access to Financial...

  2. 76 FR 67758 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Imposition and Collection...

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    ... forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number... involves air carriers and foreign air carriers maintaining an accounting system to account for the... respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR...

  3. 76 FR 52026 - Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

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    ...: Application for Reimbursement for Hospital Insurance Services in Canada OMB Control Number: 3220-0086 Form(s... to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection... OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and...

  4. 78 FR 50492 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB...

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    2013-08-19

    ... statement describes the types of internal controls and risk management procedures that the agencies (OCC... unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is... Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review: Interagency Statement on Complex...

  5. 75 FR 26345 - Agency Information Collection (Brand Name or Equal) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2010-05-11

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0585] Agency Information Collection (Brand... Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211-77, Brand Name or Equal (was 852.210-77). OMB Control Number: 2900-0585... bidders or offerors who are proposing to offer an item that is alleged to be equal to the brand name item...

  6. 78 FR 42821 - Agency Information Collection (Brand Name or Equal) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2013-07-17

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0585] Agency Information Collection (Brand...-77, Brand Name or Equal (was 852.210-77). OMB Control Number: 2900-0585. Type of Review: Revision of... are proposing to offer an item that is alleged to be equal to the brand name item stated in the bid...

  7. 78 FR 42593 - Agency Information Collection (Brand Name or Equal) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2013-07-16

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0585] Agency Information Collection (Brand...-77, Brand Name or Equal (was 852.210- 77). OMB Control Number: 2900-0585. Type of Review: Extension... are proposing to offer an item that is alleged to be equal to the brand name item stated in the bid...

  8. Regional quality control survey of blood-gas analysis.

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    Minty, B D; Nunn, J F

    1977-09-01

    We undertook an external quality control survey of blood-gas analysis in 16 laboratories at 13 hospitals. All samples were prepared in the laboratories under investigation by equilibration of blood or serum with gas mixtures of known composition. pH of serum was measured with no significant bias but with an SD of random error 0.026 pH units, which was almost twice the SD of the reference range (0.015). An acceptable random error (half SD of reference range) was not obtained in a longitudinal internal quality control suvey although there were acceptable results for buffer pH in both field and internal surveys. Blood PO2 was measured with no significant bias but with SD of random error 1.38 kPa which reduced to 0.72 kPa by excluding one egregious result. The latter value was just over half of the SD of the reference range (1.2 kPa). PCO2 of blood was also measured without significant bias but with a much smaller SD of random error of 0.28 kPa (by excluding one egregious result), which was again just over half the SD of the reference range (0.51 kPa). Measurements of blood PO2 and PCO2 seem generally acceptable in relation to their respective reference ranges but measurements of pH were unsatisfactory in both internal and external trials.

  9. 78 FR 46594 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Aviation Security Customer...

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    2013-08-01

    ... business card that directs customers to an online portal, a customer satisfaction card with survey... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Aviation Security Customer Satisfaction Performance...

  10. 77 FR 19307 - Renewal of Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1040-0001, DOI Programmatic Clearance for...

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    2012-03-30

    ... solicit customer feedback on Government services and using such feedback regularly to make service..., policies. This area focuses on obtaining feedback from customers regarding fairness, adequacy, and... Number 1040-0001, DOI Programmatic Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Surveys AGENCY: Department of the...

  11. Survey of LWR environmental control technology performance and cost

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    Heeb, C.M.; Aaberg, R.L.; Cole, B.M.; Engel, R.L.; Kennedy, W.E. Jr.; Lewallen, M.A.

    1980-03-01

    This study attempts to establish a ranking for species that are routinely released to the environment for a projected nuclear power growth scenario. Unlike comparisons made to existing standards, which are subject to frequent revision, the ranking of releases can be used to form a more logical basis for identifying the areas where further development of control technology could be required. This report describes projections of releases for several fuel cycle scenarios, identifies areas where alternative control technologies may be implemented, and discusses the available alternative control technologies. The release factors were used in a computer code system called ENFORM, which calculates the annual release of any species from any part of the LWR nuclear fuel cycle given a projection of installed nuclear generation capacity. This survey of fuel cycle releases was performed for three reprocessing scenarios (stowaway, reprocessing without recycle of Pu and reprocessing with full recycle of U and Pu) for a 100-year period beginning in 1977. The radioactivity releases were ranked on the basis of a relative ranking factor. The relative ranking factor is based on the 100-year summation of the 50-year population dose commitment from an annual release of radioactive effluents. The nonradioactive releases were ranked on the basis of dilution factor. The twenty highest ranking radioactive releases were identified and each of these was analyzed in terms of the basis for calculating the release and a description of the currently employed control method. Alternative control technology is then discussed, along with the available capital and operating cost figures for alternative control methods

  12. Crowdsourcing quality control for Dark Energy Survey images

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    Melchior, P.; Sheldon, E.; Drlica-Wagner, A.; Rykoff, E. S.; Abbott, T. M. C.; Abdalla, F. B.; Allam, S.; Benoit-Lévy, A.; Brooks, D.; Buckley-Geer, E.; Carnero Rosell, A.; Carrasco Kind, M.; Carretero, J.; Crocce, M.; D'Andrea, C. B.; da Costa, L. N.; Desai, S.; Doel, P.; Evrard, A. E.; Finley, D. A.; Flaugher, B.; Frieman, J.; Gaztanaga, E.; Gerdes, D. W.; Gruen, D.; Gruendl, R. A.; Honscheid, K.; James, D. J.; Jarvis, M.; Kuehn, K.; Li, T. S.; Maia, M. A. G.; March, M.; Marshall, J. L.; Nord, B.; Ogando, R.; Plazas, A. A.; Romer, A. K.; Sanchez, E.; Scarpine, V.; Sevilla-Noarbe, I.; Smith, R. C.; Soares-Santos, M.; Suchyta, E.; Swanson, M. E. C.; Tarle, G.; Vikram, V.; Walker, A. R.; Wester, W.; Zhang, Y.

    2016-07-01

    We have developed a crowdsourcing web application for image quality control employed by the Dark Energy Survey. Dubbed the "DES exposure checker", it renders science-grade images directly to a web browser and allows users to mark problematic features from a set of predefined classes. Users can also generate custom labels and thus help identify previously unknown problem classes. User reports are fed back to hardware and software experts to help mitigate and eliminate recognized issues. We report on the implementation of the application and our experience with its over 100 users, the majority of which are professional or prospective astronomers but not data management experts. We discuss aspects of user training and engagement, and demonstrate how problem reports have been pivotal to rapidly correct artifacts which would likely have been too subtle or infrequent to be recognized otherwise. We conclude with a number of important lessons learned, suggest possible improvements, and recommend this collective exploratory approach for future astronomical surveys or other extensive data sets with a sufficiently large user base. We also release open-source code of the web application and host an online demo version at http://des-exp-checker.pmelchior.net.

  13. 77 FR 55487 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Voluntary Customer Survey

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    2012-09-10

    ... Activities; Voluntary Customer Survey AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland... (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Voluntary Customer Survey... forms of information. Title: Voluntary Customer Survey. OMB Number: 1651-0135. Abstract: Customs and...

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    ... Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Vinyl Chloride (Renewal... . Title: NESHAP for Vinyl Chloride (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 0186.12, OMB Control Number 2060... performance tests, and periodic reports and results. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records...

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    ... Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202... for Training and Employment): Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration... . Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0677.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Contract for Training...

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    ... Depository Institution Sales of Insurance. OMB Control No.: 1557-0220. Type of Review: Extension, without... Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review: Consumer Protections for Depository Institution Sales of Insurance AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION...

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    ... of Treatment in Hospital) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration... Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below... Treatment in Hospital, VA FL 29-551. OMB Control Number: 2900-0119. Type of Review: Extension of a currently...

  4. 78 FR 43969 - Agency Information Collection (Brand Name or Equal) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2013-07-22

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0585] Agency Information Collection (Brand Name or Equal) Activities Under OMB Review Correction Notice document 2013-17006, appearing on page 42593, in the issue of Tuesday, July 16, 2013 was withdrawn by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It...

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    ... OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and... collection: Financial Disclosure Statement; OMB 3220-0127. Under Section 10 of the Railroad Retirement Act... recovery would cause financial hardship. The regulations for the recovery and waiver of erroneous payments...

  6. 76 FR 62818 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Critical Facility...

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    ... Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0050, abstracted below to OMB for... Review (CFSR) Form. The CFSR will differ from TSA's Corporate Security Review (CSR) in that a CSR looks at corporate or company-wide security management plans and practices while the CFSR will look at...

  7. 76 FR 56503 - Agency Information Collection Activity (VSO Access to VHA Electronic Health Records) Under OMB...

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    ... (VSO Access to VHA Electronic Health Records) Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... Electronic Health Records, VA Form 10- 0400. OMB Control Number: 2900-0710. Type of Review: Extension of a... power of attorney by veterans who have medical information recorded in VHA electronic health records...

  8. 75 FR 10267 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contractor Use of Interagency Motor...

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    ... ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000-0032] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contractor... previously approved information collection requirement concerning contractor use of interagency motor pool... contracting officer may authorize cost-reimbursement contractors to obtain, for official purposes only...

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    ... Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Metal Furniture Surface... Furniture Surface Coating (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1952.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0518. ICR... instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting...

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    ... Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Exercise Information System (EXIS) AGENCY: Transportation Security... burden for the TSA Exercise Information System (EXIS). EXIS is a web portal designed to serve... Requirement Title: Exercise Information System (EXIS). Type of Request: New collection. OMB Control Number...

  12. 77 FR 39343 - Agency Information Collection (Financial Status Report) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2012-07-02

    ... (Financial Status Report) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Office of Management, Department of Veterans....'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Financial Status Report, VA Form 5655. OMB Control Number: 2900-0165. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Claimants complete VA Form 5655 to report...

  13. 77 FR 56714 - Agency Information Collection (Annual-Final Report and Account) Activities Under OMB Review

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    2012-09-13

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0017] Agency Information Collection (Annual-Final Report and Account) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration...), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of...

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    ... facilities upstream in the air cargo supply chain, such as shippers, manufacturers, warehousing entities... enable aircraft operators and other entities upstream in the air cargo supply chain to accept, screen... Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652-0053, abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB...

  15. 75 FR 9915 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Certified Cargo Screening...

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  1. Effectiveness of malaria control interventions in Madagascar: a nationwide case-control survey.

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    Kesteman, Thomas; Randrianarivelojosia, Milijaona; Raharimanga, Vaomalala; Randrianasolo, Laurence; Piola, Patrice; Rogier, Christophe

    2016-02-11

    Madagascar, as other malaria endemic countries, depends mainly on international funding for the implementation of malaria control interventions (MCI). As these funds no longer increase, policy makers need to know whether these MCI actually provide the expected protection. This study aimed at measuring the effectiveness of MCI deployed in all transmission patterns of Madagascar in 2012-2013 against the occurrence of clinical malaria cases. From September 2012 to August 2013, patients consulting for non-complicated malaria in 31 sentinel health centres (SHC) were asked to answer a short questionnaire about long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) use, indoor residual spraying (IRS) in the household and intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women (IPTp) intake. Controls were healthy all-ages individuals sampled from a concurrent cross-sectional survey conducted in areas surrounding the SHC. Cases and controls were retained in the database if they were resident of the same communes. The association between Plasmodium infection and exposure to MCI was calculated by multivariate multilevel models, and the protective effectiveness (PE) of an intervention was defined as 1 minus the odds ratio of this association. Data about 841 cases (out of 6760 cases observed in SHC) and 8284 controls was collected. The regular use of LLIN provided a significant 51 % PE (95 % CI [16-71]) in multivariate analysis, excluding in one transmission pattern where PE was -11 % (95 % CI [-251 to 65]) in univariate analysis. The PE of IRS was 51 % (95 % CI [31-65]), and the PE of exposure to both regular use of LLIN and IRS was 72 % (95 % CI [28-89]) in multivariate analyses. Vector control interventions avoided yearly over 100,000 clinical cases of malaria in Madagascar. The maternal PE of IPTp was 73 %. In Madagascar, LLIN and IRS had good PE against clinical malaria. These results may apply to other countries with similar transmission profiles, but such case-control surveys could be

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  3. Quality Control in Survey Design: Evaluating a Survey of Educators’ Attitudes Concerning Differentiated Compensation

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    Kelly D. Bradley; Michael Peabody; Shannon O. Sampson

    2015-01-01

    This study utilized the Rasch model to assess the quality of a survey instrument designed to measure attitudes of administrators and teachers concerning a differentiated teacher compensation program piloted in Kentucky.  Researchers addressing potentially contentious issues should ensure their methods stand up to rigorous criticism.  The results indicate that the rating scale does not function as expected, with items being too easy to endorse.  Future iterations of this survey should be revis...

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  8. Controllability Problem of Fractional Neutral Systems: A Survey

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    Artur Babiarz

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    Full Text Available The following article presents recent results of controllability problem of dynamical systems in infinite-dimensional space. Generally speaking, we describe selected controllability problems of fractional order systems, including approximate controllability of fractional impulsive partial neutral integrodifferential inclusions with infinite delay in Hilbert spaces, controllability of nonlinear neutral fractional impulsive differential inclusions in Banach space, controllability for a class of fractional neutral integrodifferential equations with unbounded delay, controllability of neutral fractional functional equations with impulses and infinite delay, and controllability for a class of fractional order neutral evolution control systems.

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  20. A survey on control schemes for distributed solar collector fields. Part I: Modeling and basic control approaches

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    Camacho, E.F.; Rubio, F.R. [Universidad de Sevilla, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Departamento de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Automatica, Camino de Los Descubrimientos s/n, E-41092, Sevilla (Spain); Berenguel, M. [Universidad de Almeria, Departamento de Lenguajes y Computacion, Area de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Automatica, Carretera Sacramento s/n, E-04120 La Canada, Almeria (Spain); Valenzuela, L. [Plataforma Solar de Almeria - CIEMAT, Carretera Senes s/n, P.O. Box 22, E-04200 Tabernas, Almeria (Spain)

    2007-10-15

    This article presents a survey of the different automatic control techniques that have been applied to control the outlet temperature of solar plants with distributed collectors during the last 25 years. Different aspects of the control problem involved in this kind of plants are treated, from modeling and simulation approaches to the different basic control schemes developed and successfully applied in real solar plants. A classification of the modeling and control approaches is used to explain the main features of each strategy. (author)

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  8. Multivariable control in nuclear power stations -survey of design methods

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    The development of larger nuclear generating stations increases the importance of dynamic interaction between controllers, because each control action may affect several plant outputs. Multivariable control provides the techniques to design controllers which perform well under these conditions. This report is a foundation for further work on the application of multivariable control in AECL. It covers the requirements of control and the fundamental mathematics used, then reviews the most important linear methods, based on both state-space and frequency-response concepts. State-space methods are derived from analysis of the system differential equations, while frequency-response methods use the input-output transfer function. State-space methods covered include linear-quadratic optimal control, pole shifting, and the theory of state observers and estimators. Frequency-response methods include the inverse Nyquist array method, and classical non-interactive techniques. Transfer-function methods are particularly emphasized since they can incorporate ill-defined design criteria. The underlying concepts, and the application strengths and weaknesses of each design method are presented. A review of significant applications is also given. It is concluded that the inverse Nyquist array method, a frequency-response technique based on inverse transfer-function matrices, is preferred for the design of multivariable controllers for nuclear power plants. This method may be supplemented by information obtained from a modal analysis of the plant model. (auth)

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    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-10

    ... Nursery Stock Regulation. OMB Control Number: 0579-0190. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection... the Plant Protection Act. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of... and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Feedlot 2011...

  1. 77 FR 13257 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-03-06

    .... Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701-7772), the Secretary of Agriculture.... These regulations are enforced by the Plant Protection and Quarantine, a program with USDA's Animal and... information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Animal Plant and Health Inspection...

  2. 77 FR 30497 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-05-23

    ... Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (PPA) (7 U.S.C. 7701), the Secretary of Agriculture either... Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579-0363. Summary of Collection: The Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et... it [[Page 30498

  3. 78 FR 30842 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-05-23

    ... number. Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service Title: 7 CFR 340; Introduction of Organisms and Products Altered or Produced Through Genetic Engineering. OMB Control Number: 0579-0085. Summary of... introduction of plant pest into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The...

  4. 76 FR 75522 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-12-02

    ... Interviewing Field Test. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): SIPP-CARI 2012 DR 105(L)--Director's Letter... personal and telephone interviews (CAPI & CATI). A portion of each interview is recorded unobtrusively, with the respondent's consent, and the sound file is returned with the response data to a central...

  5. 77 FR 57070 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-09-17

    ... and Climate Change: Risk Mitigation Behaviors of Homeowners. OMB Control Number: 0596-New. Summary of... regarding wildfires and wildfire risk reduction, (4) attitudes and knowledge of climate change and its... mitigate risk. To understand homeowner behavior and their response to various sources of risk requires...

  6. 76 FR 57721 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-09-16

    ... Education Type of Review: Extension. Title of Collection: Annual Report of Children in State Agency and Locally Operated Institutions for Neglected and Delinquent Children. OMB Control Number: 1810-0060. Agency... number of children enrolled in educational programs of State-operated institutions for neglected or...

  7. 76 FR 21715 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-04-18

    ...: Revision. Title of Collection: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science Technology Engineering, Mathematics and Articulation Program. OMB Control Number: 1840-0799. Agency Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of... necessary so that the Secretary of Education can carry out the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science...

  8. 76 FR 49436 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-08-10

    ... encourage them to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics... Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) and the NIST Research Experience for Teachers (NIST RET) Applicant Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0693-0059. Form Number(s): NIST-1103. Type of Request: Regular...

  9. 76 FR 31310 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-31

    ... practices and student outcomes to inform future rigorous evaluation of strategies to improve language and... collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the... Childhood Language Development (ECLD) OMB Control Number: 1850-0871 Agency Form Number(s): N/A Frequency of...

  10. 77 FR 59372 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-09-27

    ... program objectives and most responsive to the solicitation. The selection criteria will be contained in... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Uniform Grant...: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has a number of non-entitlement discretionary grant [[Page 59373...

  11. 76 FR 66683 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-10-27

    ..., biopsies, and animals from unusual mortality events through two projects, the Marine Mammal Health and... Samples from the National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank. OMB Control Number: 0648-0468. Form Number(s): NA..., the National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank (NMMTB) was established by the National Marine Fisheries...

  12. 75 FR 50004 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-16

    ... of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including, among other things, a description... from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Linda Watts...: Survivor's Form for Benefits. OMB Control Number: 1240-0027. Agency Form Number: CM-912. Affected Public...

  13. 78 FR 53428 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-08-29

    ... Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) Enrollment; OMB Control Number 0704-0455. Type of Request: Revision... DoD identification card. The information is used to establish eligibility for the physical access to a DoD installation or facility, detect fraudulent identification cards, provide physical access and...

  14. 77 FR 64950 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-10-24

    ... the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have.... OMB Control Number: 0584-0332. Summary of Collection: The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women... agency official and includes a certification/assurance regarding drug free work place, a certification...

  15. 76 FR 36079 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-21

    ... Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation against the Department of Commerce. OMB Control Number: 0690-0024... sexual orientation by the Department of Commerce or one of its sub-agencies, must submit a signed statement that is sufficiently precise to identify the actions or practices that form the basis of the...

  16. 77 FR 67790 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-11-14

    ... Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title... National Marine Sanctuary. OMB Control Number: 0648-0597. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular... and a more stringent pollution discharge regulation). To address each one these issues, a...

  17. 78 FR 59911 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-09-30

    ... eggs imported from END-affected regions. This could have serious health consequences for U.S. poultry and economic consequences for the U.S. poultry industry. Description of Respondents: Federal... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title...

  18. 77 FR 44699 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-07-30

    ..., Washington, DC 20549-0213. Extension: Rules 17h-1T and 17h-2T, SEC File No. 270-359, OMB Control No. 3235... that must draft an organizational chart required under Rule 17h-1T and establish a system for complying with the risk assessment rules. The staff estimates that drafting the required organizational chart...

  19. 78 FR 68810 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-11-15

    ... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Housing Service Title: Real Estate Title... of the Information: The approved attorney/title company (closing agent) and the field office staff... agents and agency meet the requirements of this regulations. Description of Respondents: Individuals or...

  20. 78 FR 54862 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-09-06

    ... family farms, modest housing, essential community facilities, and business and industry across rural... Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget... Settlement--Community and Business Programs. OMB Control Number: 0575-0124. Summary of Collection: The...

  1. 78 FR 65605 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-11-01

    ... information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title... fair trading practices covering the marketing of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables [[Page 65606... unfair practices. PACA requires nearly all persons who operate as commission merchants, dealers and...

  2. 75 FR 8035 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-02-23

    ...: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for profit institutions. Number of Respondents... Service Title: Youth Conservation Corps Application & Medical History Forms. OMB Control Number: 0596-0084... form (FS-1800-18) and once selected for employment must complete a medical history form (FS-1800-3...

  3. 75 FR 45087 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-02

    ... provide financial assistance to eligible entities that are proposing to deploy broadband transmission... assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d... Utilities Service Title: Broadband Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572-0127. Summary of Collection...

  4. 75 FR 8648 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-02-25

    ... chapter 4 of the Trade Act of 1974. Affected Public: City, county, or other political subdivision of a...: Economic Development Administration (EDA). Title: Application for Investment Assistance. OMB Control Number... programmatic requirements contained in EDA's authorizing legislation, the Public Works and Economic Development...

  5. 78 FR 11134 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-02-15

    ... from a nationally representative sample of School Food Authorities Directors, State Child Nutrition... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Special Nutrition... the Special Nutrition Program Operations Study (SNPOS) is to collect timely data on policies...

  6. 75 FR 51978 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-24

    ... research, education and interpretation. During the site selection and designation process, information is... date and research gaps. A competitive research program provides an opportunity for two researchers to... Estuarine Research Reserve System. OMB Control Number: 0648-0121. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request...

  7. 77 FR 2100 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-01-13

    ... issuer of a security that the broker-dealer is trying to sell to or buy from a customer must give the customer written notification disclosing the control relationship at or before completion of the... and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB...

  8. 75 FR 43917 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-27

    ...: International Trade Administration. Title: U.S. Government Trade Event Information Request. OMB Control Number... priority essential to improving U.S. trade performance. The International Trade Administration's (ITA... procurements worldwide. The Advocacy Center works closely with the Trade Promotion Coordination Committee...

  9. 75 FR 44990 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-30

    ...: COBRA Notification Requirements--American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as amended. OMB Control... other a notice of unavailability. Also included in the ICR are two model notices that the Department believes will help reduce costs for service providers in preparing and delivering notices to comply with...

  10. 75 FR 8300 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-02-24

    ...: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: BIS Program Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 0694-0125. Form... make recommended improvements. Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; not- for... Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek...

  11. 77 FR 54555 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-09-05

    ... study is conducted under the grant. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farms... estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Business-Cooperative Service Title: Renewable...

  12. 76 FR 2645 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-01-14

    .... These grants will be used for two purposes: (1) To fund feasibility studies, marketing and business... including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and... a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Business-Cooperative Service Title: Value-Added Producer...

  13. 77 FR 43045 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-07-23

    ...: PPQ Form 816; Contract Pilot and Aircraft Acceptance. OMB Control Number: 0579-0298. Summary of... Agriculture, either independently or in cooperation with States, to carry out operations or measures to detect... or not widely distributed within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the...

  14. 78 FR 67099 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-11-08

    ..., business expansion, community development, and business incubator projects. Need and Use of the Information... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Business--Cooperative Service Title: Rural.... 940(c)) that established a loan and grant program. Rural Business Service (RBS) mission is to improve...

  15. 75 FR 44758 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-29

    ... Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. OMB Control Number: 0648-0401. Form Number(s): None. Type of... allocation program for the pollock fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). The... based on the formation of fishery cooperatives around each inshore pollock processor. Implementing...

  16. 76 FR 14458 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-03-16

    ... will administer the PTIN application process. Most applications will be filled out on-line. Form W-12... process. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,464,000 hours. OMB Number... report controlled group status and information on orphan drug credits allowed for covered pharmaceutical...

  17. 75 FR 75954 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-12-07

    ... estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Cotton...

  18. 78 FR 42747 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-07-17

    ... including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of... number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Federal Seed Act Program. OMB Control Number: 0581-0026...

  19. 75 FR 13244 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-03-19

    ... estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the... it displays a currently valid OMB control number Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Data...

  20. 75 FR 61411 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-05

    ... methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to... number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Fruit and Vegetable Market News Reports OMB Control Number...

  1. 76 FR 6596 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-02-07

    ... methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to... number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Vegetable and Specialty Crops. OMB Control Number: 0581...

  2. 75 FR 75953 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-12-07

    ... estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Reporting and...

  3. 76 FR 51932 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-08-19

    ... estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the.... Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Grain Market News Reports. OMB Control Number: 0581-0005. Summary of...

  4. 76 FR 48117 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-08-08

    ... assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including... a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Data Collection for...

  5. 76 FR 1128 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-01-07

    .... OMB Control Number: 0503-NEW. Summary of Collection: Section 14006 and 14007 of the Food, Conservation... and Use of the Information: Data will be collected on a voluntary basis through a questionnaire to... Respondents: 3,200,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (once). Total Burden Hours: 106,667. Ruth...

  6. 75 FR 64752 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-20

    .... Form N-CSR (17 CFR 249.331 and 274.128) is a combined reporting form used by management investment..., Washington, DC 20549-0213. Extension: Form N-CSR, SEC File No. 270-512, OMB Control No. 3235-0570. Notice is... Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget...

  7. 78 FR 58351 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-09-23

    .... Form N-CSR (17 CFR 249.331 and 274.128) is a combined reporting form used by registered management..., Washington, DC 20549-0213 Extension: Form N-CSR; OMB Control No. 3235-0570, SEC File No. 270-512 Notice is... Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget...

  8. 77 FR 41163 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-07-12

    ... respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Consumer Complaint Monitoring System--Food Safety Mobile... collected from the web portal and the questionnaire to look for trends that will enhance the Agency's food...

  9. 75 FR 8995 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-02-26

    ... currently approved collection. Title of Collection: Occupational Code Assignment (OCA). OMB Control Number... (OCA), is provided as a public service for the states as well as for others who use occupational information. The OCA process is designed to help users relate an occupational specialty or a job title or to...

  10. 76 FR 67404 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-11-01

    .... Economic census statistics serve as part of the framework for the national accounts and provides essential... essential source of detailed, comprehensive economic information for use in policymaking and program....S. Census Bureau. Title: 2012 Economic Census Covering the Construction Sector. OMB Control Number...

  11. 75 FR 54586 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-09-08

    ... integrity of the organic certification system. Description of Respondents: Farms; Individuals or households... Organic Program. OMB Control Number: 0581-0191. Summary of Collection: The Organic Foods Production Act....C. Title 7 Section 6503(a) mandates that the Secretary of Agriculture develop a national organic...

  12. 78 FR 68018 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-11-13

    ... Community Wealth and Health Care Provision. OMB Control Number: 0536--NEW. Summary of Collection: Health..., and adequate provision of health care services is critical for achieving economic development and improved well-being of rural people. In many rural communities, the health care services sector is the...

  13. 77 FR 62211 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-10-12

    ... to improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of..., electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology... D, E, F, and G, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572...

  14. 76 FR 50451 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-08-15

    ... technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk... Tomatoes from Spain, Chile, France, Morocco, and Western Sahara. OMB Control Number: 0579-0131. Summary of...'' (7 CFR 319.56- 1 through 319.56-50). These regulations allow tomatoes from Spain, Chile, France...

  15. 75 FR 74024 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-11-30

    ... Provided Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Study of School Turnaround). OMB Control Number... purpose of the Study of School Turnaround is to document over time the intervention models, approaches, and strategies adopted and implemented by a subset of 60 schools receiving federal School Improvement...

  16. 76 FR 33191 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-06-08

    ... Plant and Health Inspection Service Title: Environmental Monitoring Form. OMB Control Number: 0579-0117. Summary of Collection: The mission of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is to provide leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants, to improve the agricultural productivity...

  17. 76 FR 72672 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-11-25

    ... law covering the transportation, care, and handling of laboratory animals. The Animal and Plant Health... number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Animal Welfare. OMB Control Number: 0579-0036..., and as amended, required the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to regulate the humane care and...

  18. 78 FR 13014 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-02-26

    ... a currently valid OMB control number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Submission... Agriculture (USDA) to regulate the humane care and handling of most warm-blooded animals, including marine... private citizens requesting a Federal law to protect such animals. USDA, Animal and Plant Health...

  19. 75 FR 41793 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-19

    ... agencies for cooperative projects in marketing service and in marketing research to effectuate the purposes... encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. marketing.... Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP). OMB Control Number...

  20. 77 FR 34003 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-06-08

    ... is to improve, develop, or finance businesses, industries, and employment and improve the economic..., electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 30-Day Federal Register Notice Rural Business...

  1. 78 FR 31515 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-05-24

    ... program is to improve, develop, or finance businesses, industries, and employment and improve the economic..., electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology... Business Service Title: 7 CFR 4279-B, Guaranteed Loan Making--Business and Industry Loans. OMB Control...

  2. 77 FR 75969 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-12-26

    ... Development Act, as amended. The purpose of the program is to improve, develop, or finance businesses..., electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Business Service (RBS) Title: 7 CFR 4279-A...

  3. 78 FR 14264 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-03-05

    ... of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing... the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) to require retailers to notify their customers of the country of origin of muscle cuts and ground beef (including veal), lamb, pork, chicken, and...

  4. 76 FR 81465 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-12-28

    ... number. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Field Crops Objective Yield. OMB Control Number..., cotton, potatoes, soybeans and wheat. The yield estimates are extremely important because they're used in.... Need and Use of the Information: NASS will collect information on sample fields of, corn, cotton...

  5. 75 FR 50006 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-08-16

    ... Illnesses. OMB Control Number: 1220-0045. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit...: 240,000. Total Number of Responses: 240,000. Total Burden Hours: 350,266. Total Hour Burden Cost... evaluate the effectiveness of the Federal and State programs for improving work place safety and health and...

  6. 75 FR 69915 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-11-16

    ... conditions for making * * * loans, security instruments and agreements, except as otherwise specified herein... Hours: 1,708. Farm Service Agency Title: (7 CFR Part 767), Farm Loan Program--Inventory Property Management. OMB Control Number: 0560-0234. Summary of Collection: The Farm Loan Program provides supervised...

  7. 78 FR 25058 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-04-29

    ... number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: National Management Information System (Wildlife Service). OMB Control Number: 0579-0335. Summary of Collection: The Animal and Plant Health... business communication activities by WS as part of its cooperative programs initiated by request from the...

  8. 77 FR 60965 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-10-05

    ... education to nutritionally at-risk, low-income pregnant women, new mothers, their infants, and children up... Children Breastfeeding Policy Inventory. OMB Control Number: 0584-NEW. Summary of Collection: The Healthy... applies to Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) agencies. The...

  9. 75 FR 53987 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-09-02

    ..., Washington, DC 20549-0213. Extension: Rule 15Ba2-1 and Form MSD; SEC File No. 270-0088; OMB Control No. 3235... by a bank municipal securities dealer must be filed on Form MSD (17 CFR 249.1100). The Commission uses the information contained in Form MSD to determine whether bank municipal securities dealers meet...

  10. 78 FR 25940 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-05-03

    ... of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Business-Cooperative... rate business loans of $50,000 or less to micro- entrepreneurs, as defined in the 2008 Farm Bill. Need and Use of the Information: The program provides rural micro- entrepreneurs with the skills necessary...

  11. 77 FR 31291 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-05-25

    ..., electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology... it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: 7 CFR Part 215... public interest, to encourage consumption of fluid milk by children in the United States in (1) nonprofit...

  12. 76 FR 20626 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-04-13

    ... communities and monitors the ``economic stability for harvesters, processors, and coastal communities.'' The... (BSAI) Crab Economic Data Reports. OMB Control Number: 0648-0518. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request...: 132. Average Hours per Response: Catcher vessel and catcher/processor economic data reports (EDRs), 37...

  13. 76 FR 24848 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-03

    ...: USDA Web Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCMs). OMB Control Number: 0581--NEW. Summary of... using the secure Web Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM). Vendors must be registered, and have... / Tuesday, May 3, 2011 / Notices#0;#0; [[Page 24848

  14. 78 FR 24151 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-04-24

    ... and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments regarding (a... of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Forest Service Title: Bid for... appraised value; bidders meet specific criteria when submitting a bid; and anti-trust violations do not...

  15. 75 FR 8750 - Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-02-25

    ... Department of Labor--Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Office of Management and Budget, Room... information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: Employee Benefits... of Collection: Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (Form M-1). OMB Control...

  16. 75 FR 64245 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-19

    ... system helps expedite the coordination process for non-federal applicants while assuring protection of... Coordination System. OMB Control Number: 0660-0018. Agency Form Number: N/A. Type of Request: Regular... coordination of a specific newly proposed assignment within the shared portions of the radio spectrum; and...

  17. 76 FR 12933 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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  1. 75 FR 81999 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review

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  2. 77 FR 66793 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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  3. Dynamics and Control of Chemical Reactors-Selectively Surveyed

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    Jørgensen, S. B.; Jensen, N.

    1989-01-01

    The chemical reactor or bioreactor is physically at a central position in a process, and often with a decisive role on the overall technical and economical performance. Even though application of feedback control on reactors is gaining momentum and on-line optimization has been implemented....... For bioreactors the theory and practice of reactor design, dynamics and control have to be adapted to the peculiarities of the biological catalysts. Enzymes, the protein catalysts, are the simplest ones, which have many common features with chemical catalysts. The living cells are much more complex, these growing...... in industry, many reactor control problems are still left unsolved or only partly solved using open loop strategies where disturbance rejection and model inaccuracies have to be handled through manual reactor control and feedback control of raw material preprocessing and product purification operations...

  4. 75 FR 34742 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... Disease (ESRD) Medical Information Facility Survey; Form Number: CMS-2744 (OMB : 0938-0447); Use: The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Medical Information Facility Survey form (CMS-2744) is completed annually by... questions regarding this collection contact Connie Cole at 410-786-0257. For all other issues call 410-786...

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  7. 78 FR 26808 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Well-being...

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  10. Optimal and Autonomous Control Using Reinforcement Learning: A Survey.

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    Kiumarsi, Bahare; Vamvoudakis, Kyriakos G; Modares, Hamidreza; Lewis, Frank L

    2018-06-01

    This paper reviews the current state of the art on reinforcement learning (RL)-based feedback control solutions to optimal regulation and tracking of single and multiagent systems. Existing RL solutions to both optimal and control problems, as well as graphical games, will be reviewed. RL methods learn the solution to optimal control and game problems online and using measured data along the system trajectories. We discuss Q-learning and the integral RL algorithm as core algorithms for discrete-time (DT) and continuous-time (CT) systems, respectively. Moreover, we discuss a new direction of off-policy RL for both CT and DT systems. Finally, we review several applications.

  11. Suicidal Behavior and Firearm Access: Results from the Second Injury Control and Risk Survey

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    Betz, Marian E.; Barber, Catherine; Miller, Matthew

    2011-01-01

    The association between home firearms and the likelihood and nature of suicidal thoughts and plans was examined using the Second Injury Control and Risk Survey, a 2001-2003 representative telephone survey of U.S. households. Of 9,483 respondents, 7.4% reported past-year suicidal thoughts, 21.3% with a plan. Similar proportions of those with and…

  12. 76 FR 9836 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: (OMB...

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    ... Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0201; Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season..., ``Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season Express Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System... survivors. They collect information for changing FEHB enrollments, collecting dependent and other insurance...

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    ...-0144; Wildlife Without Borders--Amphibians in Decline Grant Program AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1018-0144. Title: Wildlife Without Borders--Amphibians in Decline... Without Borders-- Amphibians in Decline grant program to fund projects that conserve the world's rapidly...

  14. Dynamics and Control of Distillation Columns - A Critical Survey

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    Sigurd Skogestad

    1997-07-01

    Full Text Available Distillation column dynamics and control have been viewed by many as a very mature or even dead field. However, as is discussed in this paper significant new results have appeared over the last 5-10 years. These results include multiple steady states and instability in simple columns with ideal thermodynamics (which was believed to be impossible, the understanding of the difference between various control configurations and the systematic transformation between these, the feasibility of using the distillate-bottom structure, for control (which was believed to be impossible, the importance of flow dynamics for control studies, the fundamental problems in identifying models from open-loops responses, the use of simple regression estimators to estimate composition from temperatures, and an improved general understanding of the dynamic behavior of distillation columns which includes a better understanding of the fundamental difference between internal and external flow, simple formulas for estimating the dominant time constant, and a derivation of the linearizing effect of logarithmic transformations. These issues apply to all columns, even for ideal mixtures and simple columns with only two products. In addition, there have been significant advances for cases with complex thermodynamics and complex column configurations. These include the behavior and control of azeotropic distillation columns, and the possible complex dynamics of nonideal mixtures and of interlinked columns. However, both for the simple and more complex cases there are still a number of areas where further research is needed.

  15. 75 FR 16912 - Proposed Information Collection (Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey) Activity: Comment Request

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    2010-04-02

    ... Collection (Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health... notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to measure patients' satisfaction with VA's.... Title: Survey of Healthcare Experiences, Dental Patient Satisfaction Survey, VA Form 10-0503. OMB...

  16. An historical survey of computational methods in optimal control.

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    Polak, E.

    1973-01-01

    Review of some of the salient theoretical developments in the specific area of optimal control algorithms. The first algorithms for optimal control were aimed at unconstrained problems and were derived by using first- and second-variation methods of the calculus of variations. These methods have subsequently been recognized as gradient, Newton-Raphson, or Gauss-Newton methods in function space. A much more recent addition to the arsenal of unconstrained optimal control algorithms are several variations of conjugate-gradient methods. At first, constrained optimal control problems could only be solved by exterior penalty function methods. Later algorithms specifically designed for constrained problems have appeared. Among these are methods for solving the unconstrained linear quadratic regulator problem, as well as certain constrained minimum-time and minimum-energy problems. Differential-dynamic programming was developed from dynamic programming considerations. The conditional-gradient method, the gradient-projection method, and a couple of feasible directions methods were obtained as extensions or adaptations of related algorithms for finite-dimensional problems. Finally, the so-called epsilon-methods combine the Ritz method with penalty function techniques.

  17. Survey of Active Structural Control and Repair Using Piezoelectric Patches

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    Ahmed Abuzaid

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The piezoelectric actuator has gained popularity over the last few years. Attention has been directed towards the study of their electromechanical response in active repair and the control of damaged structures. This has been made possible through the development of various numerical and analytical techniques for such studies. The shift of focus towards the piezoelectric based approaches has been due to their advantages, which include strategic cost benefits in maintenance, as well as an increase in the life cycle of the repaired structures. Furthermore, adhesively bonded joints are widely used in the manufacturing and repairing of structures in many industries, especially automotive and aerospace engineering. This is due to the requirement for lightweight materials as well as the potential adhesive used to join materials with different characteristics. The piezoelectric actuator has also shown the capacity in controlling and lowering the shear stress concentration and joint edge peel in adhesively bonded joint systems. The structure’s control of stress and repair can generally be viewed as a reinforcement that influences the structure’s damage tolerance. Therefore, the interest of this review is on the applications of the piezoelectric actuators in both structural damage and the bonded adhesive joint system. The specific goal is to recognize the contemporary scientific challenges, including future opportunities.

  18. Survey of product quality control of radioactive waste

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    Warnecke, E.

    1989-01-01

    The PTB has developed basic procedures with regard to deriving final storage conditions and product quality control. After this, requirements for radioactive waste are derived via safety analysers, in which information about the radioactive waste, the geological overall situation of the site and the layout of the final storage mine, in particular, are included as basic data. The final storage conditions are only determined with the awarding of the planning decision. Compliance with them can be proved by random sample tests on waste containers or via a qualification and inspection of the conditioning process. (DG) [de

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    2011-06-08

    ... INFORMATION: OMB Responses to Agency Clearance Requests OMB Approvals EPA ICR Number 2409.01; Production... 2261.02; Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) Program; was approved on 05/31/2011; OMB Number...

  20. Introduction of an automated mine surveying system - a method for effective control of mining operations

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    Mazhdrakov, M.

    1987-04-01

    Reviews developments in automated processing of mine survey data in Bulgaria for 1965-1970. This development has occurred in three phases. In the first phase, computers calculated coordinates of mine survey points; in the second phase, these data were electronically processed; in the third phase, surface and underground mine development is controlled by electronic data processing equipment. Centralized and decentralized electronic processing of data has been introduced at major coal mines. The Bulgarian Pravets 82 microcomputer and the ASMO-MINI program package are in current use at major coal mines. A lack of plotters, due to financial limitations, handicaps large-scale application of automated mine surveying in Bulgaria.

  1. Prepaid monetary incentives-Predictors of taking the money and completing the survey: Results from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey.

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    Mutti, Seema; Kennedy, Ryan David; Thompson, Mary E; Fong, Geoffrey T

    2014-05-01

    Prepaid monetary incentives are used to address declining response rates in random-digit-dial surveys. There is concern among researchers that some respondents will accept the prepayment but not complete the survey. There is little research to understand check cashing and survey completing behaviors among respondents who receive pre-payment. Data from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Study-a longitudinal survey of smokers in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia, were used to examine the impact of prepayment (in the form of checks, approximately $10USD) on sample profile. Approximately 14% of respondents cashed their check, but did not complete the survey, while about 14% did not cash their checks, but completed the survey. Younger adults (Canada, US), those of minority status (US), and those who had been in the survey for only two waves or less (Canada, US) were more likely to cash their checks and not complete the survey.

  2. 77 FR 37411 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-06-21

    ... Multi- Component Evaluation will make a significant contribution to the teen pregnancy prevention... the information collection. OMB Comment OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection...

  3. Surveying managers to inform a regionally relevant invasive Phragmites australis control research program.

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    Rohal, C B; Kettenring, K M; Sims, K; Hazelton, E L G; Ma, Z

    2018-01-15

    Managers of invasive species consider the peer-reviewed literature only moderately helpful for guiding their management programs. Though this "knowing-doing gap" has been well-described, there have been few efforts to guide scientists in how to develop useful and usable science. Here we demonstrate how a comprehensive survey of managers (representing 42 wetland management units across the Great Salt Lake watershed) can highlight management practices and challenges (here for the widespread invasive plant, Phragmites australis, a recent and aggressive invader in this region) to ultimately inform a research program. The diversity of surveyed organizations had wide-ranging amounts of Phragmites which led to different goals and approaches including more aggressive control targets and a wider array of control tools for smaller, private organizations compared to larger government-run properties. We found that nearly all managers (97%) used herbicide as their primary Phragmites control tool, while burning (65%), livestock grazing (49%), and mowing (43%) were also frequently used. Managers expressed uncertainties regarding the timing of herbicide application and type of herbicide for effective control. Trade-offs between different Phragmites treatments were driven by budgetary concerns, as well as environmental conditions like water levels and social constraints like permitting issues. Managers had specific ideas about the plant communities they desired following Phragmites control, yet revegetation of native species was rarely attempted. The results of this survey informed the development of large-scale, multi-year Phragmites control and native plant revegetation experiments to address management uncertainties regarding herbicide type and timing. The survey also facilitated initial scientist-manager communication, which led to collaborations and knowledge co-production between managers and researchers. An important outcome of the survey was that experimental results were

  4. A Survey of Open-Source UAV Flight Controllers and Flight Simulators

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    Ebeid, Emad Samuel Malki; Skriver, Martin; Terkildsen, Kristian Husum

    2018-01-01

    , which are all tightly linked to the UAV flight controller hardware and software. The lack of standardization of flight controller architectures and the use of proprietary closed-source flight controllers on many UAV platforms, however, complicates this work: solutions developed for one flight controller...... may be difficult to port to another without substantial extra development and testing. Using open-source flight controllers mitigates some of these challenges and enables other researchers to validate and build upon existing research. This paper presents a survey of the publicly available open...

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  6. 77 FR 43817 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Postsecondary Education; Talent Search (TS) Annual...

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  7. Photovoltaic battery & charge controller market & applications survey. An evaluation of the photovoltaic system market for 1995

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    Hammond, R.L.; Turpin, J.F.; Corey, G.P. [and others

    1996-12-01

    Under the sponsorship of the Department of Energy, Office of Utility Technologies, the Battery Analysis and Evaluation Department and the Photovoltaic System Assistance Center of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) initiated a U.S. industry-wide PV Energy Storage System Survey. Arizona State University (ASU) was contracted by SNL in June 1995 to conduct the survey. The survey included three separate segments tailored to: (a) PV system integrators, (b) battery manufacturers, and (c) PV charge controller manufacturers. The overall purpose of the survey was to: (a) quantify the market for batteries shipped with (or for) PV systems in 1995, (b) quantify the PV market segments by battery type and application for PV batteries, (c) characterize and quantify the charge controllers used in PV systems, (d) characterize the operating environment for energy storage components in PV systems, and (e) estimate the PV battery market for the year 2000. All three segments of the survey were mailed in January 1996. This report discusses the purpose, methodology, results, and conclusions of the survey.

  8. Development of remote controller for an EMI test receiver in site survey

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    Cha, K. H.; Hwang, I. G.; Lee, D. Y.; Lee, K. Y.; Park, J. K.

    2000-01-01

    EMI assessment, which is based on the Site survey(the measurement of EMI noise) in an operating plant, can be considered for system design. Our Site survey is being planned to utilize the ESI7 model, to be manufactured as the EMI test receiver by Rodge-Schwaltz GmbH. But the ESI7 is often manipulated by manual if a Site survey is continued for some days in nuclear power plant. The problem can be resolved if a remote controller is implemented for the ESI7 and it controls the ESI7. The Remote Controller has its functions for supporting the ESI7 manual tasks, including storing mass SCAN data onto external PC memory (hard-disk), controlling ESI7, and analyzing the stored SCAN data. These functions have been implemented in 'G' programming of LabVIEW software under a notebook PC with PCMCIA-GPIB card. The Remote Controller prototype will be applied to store the real EMI measurements in the coming Site survey and analyze the data after integrated tests and their evaluation

  9. Quality control in public participation assessments of water quality: the OPAL Water Survey.

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    Rose, N L; Turner, S D; Goldsmith, B; Gosling, L; Davidson, T A

    2016-07-22

    Public participation in scientific data collection is a rapidly expanding field. In water quality surveys, the involvement of the public, usually as trained volunteers, generally includes the identification of aquatic invertebrates to a broad taxonomic level. However, quality assurance is often not addressed and remains a key concern for the acceptance of publicly-generated water quality data. The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) Water Survey, launched in May 2010, aimed to encourage interest and participation in water science by developing a 'low-barrier-to-entry' water quality survey. During 2010, over 3000 participant-selected lakes and ponds were surveyed making this the largest public participation lake and pond survey undertaken to date in the UK. But the OPAL approach of using untrained volunteers and largely anonymous data submission exacerbates quality control concerns. A number of approaches were used in order to address data quality issues including: sensitivity analysis to determine differences due to operator, sampling effort and duration; direct comparisons of identification between participants and experienced scientists; the use of a self-assessment identification quiz; the use of multiple participant surveys to assess data variability at single sites over short periods of time; comparison of survey techniques with other measurement variables and with other metrics generally considered more accurate. These quality control approaches were then used to screen the OPAL Water Survey data to generate a more robust dataset. The OPAL Water Survey results provide a regional and national assessment of water quality as well as a first national picture of water clarity (as suspended solids concentrations). Less than 10 % of lakes and ponds surveyed were 'poor' quality while 26.8 % were in the highest water quality band. It is likely that there will always be a question mark over untrained volunteer generated data simply because quality assurance is uncertain

  10. Survey of occupant behaviour and control of indoor environment in Danish dwellings

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    Andersen, Rune Vinther; Toftum, Jørn; Andersen, Klaus Kaae

    2009-01-01

    separately by means of multiple logistic regression in order to quantify factors influencing occupants’ behaviour. The window opening behaviour was strongly related to the outdoor temperature. The perception of the environment and factors concerning the dwelling also impacted the window opening behaviour......Repeated surveys of occupant control of the indoor environment were carried out in Danish dwellings from September to October 2006 and again from February to March 2007. The summer survey comprised 933 respondents and the winter survey 636 respondents. The surveys were carried out by sending out....... The proportion of dwellings with the heating turned on was strongly related to the outdoor temperature and the presence of a wood burning stove. The solar radiation, dwelling ownership conditions and the perception of the indoor environment also affected the use of heating. The results of the statistical...

  11. Development, application, and validation of a survey for infectious disease control practices at equine boarding facilities.

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    Kirby, Alanna T; Traub-Dargatz, Josie L; Hill, Ashley E; Kogan, Lori R; Morley, Paul S; Heird, James C

    2010-11-15

    To develop a questionnaire for self-assessment of biosecurity practices at equine boarding facilities and to evaluate infectious disease control practices in these facilities in Colorado. Cross-sectional study. 64 equine boarding facilities in Colorado. Survey questions were rated according to importance for prevention and containment of equine infectious diseases. Point values (range, 0 to 20) were assigned for possible responses, with greater values given for optimal infection control methods. Questionnaires were mailed to equine boarding facilities in Colorado advertised on the World Wide Web. Survey responses were compared with assessments made by a member of the research team during visits to 30 randomly selected facilities. Agreement among results was analyzed via a kappa test and rated as poor, fair, moderate, substantial, or nearly perfect. Survey responses were received for 64 of 163 (39%) equine boarding facilities. Scores ranged from 106 to 402 points (maximum possible score, 418). Most facilities received better scores for movement and housing of equids than for other sections of the survey. Respondents at 24 of 48 (50%) facilities that routinely received new equids reported isolation of new arrivals. Agreement between self-assessment by survey respondents and evaluation by a member of the research team was determined to be fair to substantial. Most equine boarding facilities have opportunities to improve measures for prevention or containment of contagious diseases (eg, isolation of newly arrived equids and use of written health management protocols). Most self-assessments of infection control practices were accurate.

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    ... has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval. A copy of the... 20552; (202) 435-9011; and [email protected] . OMB: Shagufta Ahmed, Office of Management and... impression of the cardholder agreement, the survey must be administered shortly after initial receipt of the...

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    ... local sharing networks that structure contemporary subsistence-cash economies using research methods... Collection: Southern Alaska Sharing Network and Subsistence Study; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request... conducting a survey on subsistence and sharing networks in coastal Alaska. This notice provides the public a...

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    ... has forwarded the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval: Recreation Visitor Use Surveys. The ICR describes the nature of the... Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory...

  2. A Survey of Security Tools for the Industrial Control System Environment

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    Hurd, Carl M. [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); McCarty, Michael V. [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2017-06-12

    This report details the results of a survey conducted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to identify existing tools which could be used to prevent, detect, mitigate, or investigate a cyber-attack in an industrial control system (ICS) environment. This report compiles a list of potentially applicable tools and shows the coverage of the tools in an ICS architecture.

  3. A Survey of Security Tools for the Industrial Control System Environment

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    Hurd, Carl M.; McCarty, Michael V.

    2017-01-01

    This report details the results of a survey conducted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to identify existing tools which could be used to prevent, detect, mitigate, or investigate a cyber-attack in an industrial control system (ICS) environment. This report compiles a list of potentially applicable tools and shows the coverage of the tools in an ICS architecture.

  4. Corrosion Control Specialist Career Ladder AFSC 53530, 53550, 53570, and 53690. Occupational Survey Report.

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    The report describes the results of a detailed occupational survey of the corrosion control career ladder. Responses to a 457-task, time rating inventory from 1,015 personnel (representing 64 percent of the career field) were analyzed to produce seven specific findings and the career ladder structure. The career ladder includes a variety of jobs…

  5. Blood phenylalanine control in phenylketonuria : a survey of 10 European centres

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    Ahring, K.; Belanger-Quintana, A.; Dokoupil, K.; Gokmen-Ozel, H.; Lammardo, A. M.; MacDonald, A.; Motzfeldt, K.; Nowacka, M.; van Rijn, M.; Robert, M.

    Background: Only limited data are available on the blood phenylalanine (Phe) concentrations achieved in European patients with phenylketonuria (PKU) on a low-Phe diet. Objective: A survey was conducted to compare blood Phe control achieved in diet-treated patients with PKU of different age groups in

  6. 77 FR 3490 - Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval...

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    ...] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mourning Dove...: Mourning Dove Call Count Survey. Service Form Number(s): 3-159. Type of Request: Extension of currently... migratory bird populations. The Mourning Dove Call Count Survey is an essential part of the migratory bird...

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    ... for Authorization to Use the 4-H Name and/or Emblem. OMB Control Number: 0524-0034. Summary of Collection: Use of the 4-H Club Name and/or Emblem is authorized by an Act of Congress, (Pub. L. 772, 80th Congress, 645, 2nd Session). Use of the 4-H Club Name and/or Emblem by anyone other than the 4-H Clubs and...

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    .... Control (EUSC)/Parent Company. OMB Control Number: 2133-0511. Type of Request: Extension of currently.... Abstract: The Effective U.S. Control (EUSC) Parent Company collection consists of an inventory of foreign... military equipment to crisis zones. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 30 hours. Addressees: Send comments to...

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    ... requirements for material control and accounting of SNM, and specific performance-based regulations for... Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear Material. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0123. 4. The form... NRC to make licensing and regulatory determinations concerning material control and accounting of...

  10. Predictors of certification in infection prevention and control among infection preventionists: APIC MegaSurvey findings.

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    Kalp, Ericka L; Harris, Jeanette J; Zawistowski, Grace

    2018-06-06

    The 2015 APIC MegaSurvey was completed by 4,078 members to assess infection prevention practices. This study's purpose was to examine MegaSurvey results to relate infection preventionist (IP) certification status with demographic characteristics, organizational structure, compensation benefits, and practice and competency factors. Descriptive statistics were used to examine population characteristics and certification status. Bivariate logistic regression was performed to evaluate relationships between independent variables and certification status. Variables demonstrating statistical significance (P Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. 32 CFR 310.36 - OMB training guidelines.

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    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false OMB training guidelines. 310.36 Section 310.36... PROGRAM DOD PRIVACY PROGRAM Training Requirements § 310.36 OMB training guidelines. The OMB guidelines (OMB Privacy Guidelines, 40 FR 28948 (July 9, 1975) require all agencies additionally to: (a) Instruct...

  12. Asthma control in Latin America: the Asthma Insights and Reality in Latin America (AIRLA) survey.

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    Neffen, Hugo; Fritscher, Carlos; Schacht, Francisco Cuevas; Levy, Gur; Chiarella, Pascual; Soriano, Joan B; Mechali, Daniel

    2005-03-01

    The aims of this survey were (1) to assess the quality of asthma treatment and control in Latin America, (2) to determine how closely asthma management guidelines are being followed, and (3) to assess perception, knowledge and attitudes related to asthma in Latin America. We surveyed a household sample of 2,184 adults or parents of children with asthma in 2003 in 11 countries in Latin America. Respondents were asked about healthcare utilization, symptom severity, activity limitations and medication use. Daytime asthma symptoms were reported by 56% of the respondents, and 51% reported being awakened by their asthma at night. More than half of those surveyed had been hospitalized, attended a hospital emergency service or made unscheduled emergency visits to other healthcare facilities for asthma during the previous year. Patient perception of asthma control did not match symptom severity, even in patients with severe persistent asthma, 44.7% of whom regarded their disease as being well or completely controlled. Only 2.4% (2.3% adults and 2.6% children) met all criteria for asthma control. Although 37% reported treatment with prescription medications, only 6% were using inhaled corticosteroids. Most adults (79%) and children (68%) in this survey reported that asthma symptoms limited their activities. Absence from school and work was reported by 58% of the children and 31% of adults, respectively. Asthma control in Latin America falls short of goals in international guidelines, and in many aspects asthma care and control in Latin America suffer from the same shortcomings as in other areas of the world.

  13. A Survey on Open-Source Flight Control Platforms of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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    Ebeid, Emad Samuel Malki; Skriver, Martin; Jin, Jie

    2017-01-01

    Recently, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), so-called drones, have gotten a lot of attention in academic research and commercial applications due to their simple structure, ease of operations and low-cost hardware components. Flight controller, embedded electronics component, represents the core part...... of the drone. It aims at performing the main operations of the drone (e.g., autonomous control and navigation). There are various types of flight controllers and each of them has its own characteristics and features. This paper presents an extensive survey on the publicly available open-source flight...

  14. A control system of a mini survey facility for photometric monitoring

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    Tsutsui, Hironori; Yanagisawa, Kenshi; Izumiura, Hideyuki; Shimizu, Yasuhiro; Hanaue, Takumi; Ita, Yoshifusa; Ichikawa, Takashi; Komiyama, Takahiro

    2016-08-01

    We have built a control system for a mini survey facility dedicated to photometric monitoring of nearby bright (Kdome and a small (30-mm aperture) wide-field (5 × 5 sq. deg. field of view) infrared (1.0-2.5 microns) camera on an equatorial fork mount, as well as power sources and other associated equipment. All the components other than the camera are controlled by microcomputerbased I/O boards that were developed in-house and are in many of the open-use instruments in our observatory. We present the specifications and configuration of the facility hardware, as well as the structure of its control software.

  15. The 12th quality control survey for radioisotope in vitro tests in Japan, 1990

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    1991-10-01

    The results of the 12th quality control nationwide survey is presented. Of 670 selected facilities, 405 (60.4%) participated in this survey. Myoglobin and trypsin were added as new items to be examined. The other conventional items were as follows: alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), aldosterone, {beta}{sub 2}-microglobulin, carbohydrate angigen 15-3, C-peptide, digoxin, elastase 1, free triiodothyronine, growth hormone, immunoglobulin E, prostatic acid phosphatase, pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor, progesterone, prolactin, thyroglobulin, triiodothyronine (T{sub 3}), T{sub 3} uptake, tissue polypeptide antigen, thyroid stimulating hormone, and testosterone. There was a great coefficient of variation (CV) between kits in AFP, aldosterone, progesterone, and prolactin. These results were analogous to those in the previous surveys. For T{sub 3}, there was a great difference between CV by radioimmunoassay and by non-isotopic method. Both myoglobin and trypsin had a great difference between kits. (N.K.).

  16. Recruiting and retaining youth and young adults: challenges and opportunities in survey research for tobacco control.

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    Cantrell, Jennifer; Hair, Elizabeth C; Smith, Alexandria; Bennett, Morgane; Rath, Jessica Miller; Thomas, Randall K; Fahimi, Mansour; Dennis, J Michael; Vallone, Donna

    2018-03-01

    Evaluation studies of population-based tobacco control interventions often rely on large-scale survey data from numerous respondents across many geographic areas to provide evidence of their effectiveness. Significant challenges for survey research have emerged with the evolving communications landscape, particularly for surveying hard-to-reach populations such as youth and young adults. This study combines the comprehensive coverage of an address-based sampling (ABS) frame with the timeliness of online data collection to develop a nationally representative longitudinal cohort of young people aged 15-21. We constructed an ABS frame, partially supplemented with auxiliary data, to recruit this hard-to-reach sample. Branded and tested mail-based recruitment materials were designed to bring respondents online for screening, consent and surveying. Once enrolled, respondents completed online surveys every 6 months via computer, tablet or smartphone. Numerous strategies were utilized to enhance retention and representativeness RESULTS: Results detail sample performance, representativeness and retention rates as well as device utilization trends for survey completion among youth and young adult respondents. Panel development efforts resulted in a large, nationally representative sample with high retention rates. This study is among the first to employ this hybrid ABS-to-online methodology to recruit and retain youth and young adults in a probability-based online cohort panel. The approach is particularly valuable for conducting research among younger populations as it capitalizes on their increasing access to and comfort with digital communication. We discuss challenges and opportunities of panel recruitment and retention methods in an effort to provide valuable information for tobacco control researchers seeking to obtain representative, population-based samples of youth and young adults in the U.S. as well as across the globe. © Article author(s) (or their employer

  17. Survey of Current Status of Quality Control of Gamma Cameras in Republic of Korea

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    Choe, Jae Gol; Joh, Cheol Woo

    2008-01-01

    It is widely recognized that good quality control (QC) program is essential for adequate imaging diagnosis using gamma camera. The purpose of this study is to survey the current status of QC of gamma cameras in Republic of Korea for implementing appropriate nationwide quality control guidelines and programs. A collection of data is done for personnel, equipment and appropriateness of each nuclear medicine imaging laboratory's' quality control practice. This survey is done by collection of formatted questionnaire by mails, e mails or interviews. We also reviewed the current recommendations concerning quality assurance by international societies. This survey revealed that practice of quality control is irregular and not satisfactory. The irregularity of the QC practice seems due partly to the lack of trained personnel, equipment, budget, time and hand-on guidelines. The implementation of QC program may cause additional burden to the hospitals, patients and nuclear medicine laboratories. However, the benefit of a good QC program is obvious that the hospitals can provide good quality nuclear medicine imaging studies to the patients. It is important to use least cumbersome QC protocol, to educate the nuclear medicine and hospital administrative personnel concerning QC, and to establish national QC guidelines to help each individual nuclear medicine laboratory

  18. Control room habitability survey of licensed commercial nuclear power generating stations

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    Driscoll, J.W.

    1988-10-01

    This document presents the results of a survey of control room habitability systems at twelve commercial nuclear generating stations. The survey, conducted by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), is part of an NRC program initiated in response to concerns and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). The major conclusion of the report is that the numerous types of potentially significant discrepancies found among the surveyed plants may be indicative of similar discrepancies throughout the industry. The report provides plant-specific and generalized findings regarding safety functions with respect to the consistency of the design, construction, operation and testing of control room habitability systems and corresponding Technical Specifications compared with descriptions provided in the license basis documentation including assumptions in the operator toxic gas concentration and radiation dose calculations. Calculations of operator toxic gas concentrations and radiation doses were provided in the license basis documentation and were not performed by the ANL survey team. Recommendation for improvements are provided in the report

  19. Results of quality control surveys of radioimmunological determinations of thyrotropin in newborns

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    Roehle, G.; Kruse, R.; Voigt, U.; Torresani, T.

    1983-01-01

    Within the quality control scheme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Klinische Chemie, seven quality control surveys of thyrotropin (TSH) determinations in blood dried on filter paper have been carried out since 1980. Ninety-six screening laboratories from 12 European countries took part in these surveys. In a single survey each participant usually analysed four different samples; each of these consisted of three spots of dried blood spiked with defined amounts of thyrotropin. For the evaluations of the surveys the participants were asked to give information about their analytical results, and from these, their diagnostic classifications. The medians of the analytical results correlated well with the given thyrotropin concentrations, but the individual estimations from different laboratories varied greatly. Major discrepancies of classification were also apparent, both in the given thyrotropin concentrations and in the individual estimations. Two special collaborative studies with nine selected laboratories showed on the one hand that analysis of the largest possible part of the dried blood sample can help to optimize the precision of the results; on the other hand, considerable drawbacks related to the reagents and the methods were sometimes observed. (orig.) [de

  20. Survey report for fiscal 1999. Report on basic survey on joint implementation of installing coal moisture control (CMC) facilities

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    2000-03-01

    For the purpose of the COP3 joint implementation in fiscal 1999, a survey and discussions were given on installing coal moisture control (CMC) facilities in China. The possibility was discussed with the Jinan Steel Group Company and Shougang Company. The subject is a beehive coke furnace, in which coal containing 11% of water is sent to a fluidized bed dryer, and dried up to 6.6%. Stack gas in the coke furnace is used mainly as the drying heat source. The facility consists of a fluidized bed dryer, a dust collector, a coal transporter, and a stack gas recovering device. The energy saving effects made available to the above two companies are as remarkable as 19,868 tons/year and 12,189 tons/year, respectively, as converted to crude oil, and the greenhouse effect gas reduction effect as 61,476 tons/year and 37,715 tons/year, respectively. Because energy price is low in China, the investment recovery time period is set at six years or less as the limit for economic performance evaluation. As a result of the calculation, the recovery time periods for the above two companies were found to be 4.2 and 4.7 years, proving the CMC project highly promising. It is desired that the project will be moved forward once the issues of the fund raising and the discharge right of global warming gas are made clear. (NEDO)

  1. A survey on the VXIbus and validity analyses for instrumentation and control in NPPs

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    Kwon, Kee Choon; Park, Won Man

    1997-06-01

    This document presents the technical status of the VXIbus system and its interface. VMEbus, while developed as a backplane for Motorola processors, can be used for data acquisition, control and other instrumentation applications. The VXIbus and its associated standard for form, fit, and electrical interface have simplified the process of putting together automated instrumentation systems. The VXIplug and play system alliance was founded in 1993, the alliance's charter to improve the effectiveness of VXI-based solutions by increasing ease-of-use and improving the interoperability of mainframes, computers, instrumentations, and software through open, multivendor standards and practices. This technical report surveys surveys the instrumentation and control in NPPs apply to the VXI-based instruments which are studied expendability, interoperability, maintainability and other features. (author). 10 refs., 4 tabs., 25 figs

  2. A survey of approaches combining safety and security for industrial control systems

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    Kriaa, Siwar; Pietre-Cambacedes, Ludovic; Bouissou, Marc; Halgand, Yoran

    2015-01-01

    The migration towards digital control systems creates new security threats that can endanger the safety of industrial infrastructures. Addressing the convergence of safety and security concerns in this context, we provide a comprehensive survey of existing approaches to industrial facility design and risk assessment that consider both safety and security. We also provide a comparative analysis of the different approaches identified in the literature. - Highlights: • We raise awareness of safety and security convergence in numerical control systems. • We highlight safety and security interdependencies for modern industrial systems. • We give a survey of approaches combining safety and security engineering. • We discuss the potential of the approaches to model safety and security interactions

  3. Tools for Real-Time Control Systems Co-Design - A Survey

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    Henriksson, Dan; El-Khoury, Jad; Årzén, Karl-Erik; Törngren, Martin; Redell, Ola

    2005-01-01

    This report presents a survey of current simulation tools in the area of integrated control and real-time systems design. Each tool is presented with a quick overview followed by a more detailed section describing comparative aspects of the tool. These aspects describe the context and purpose of the tool (scenarios, development stages, activities, and qualities/constraints being addressed) and the actual tool technology (tool architecture, inputs, outputs, modeling content, extensibility and ...

  4. A Descriptive Survey of Weight Control Participants at a U.S. Army Community Hospital.

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    1983-08-01

    participation in the survey was strictly voluntary; 3. only active duty Army personnel who were on the Army’s weight control program could volunteer ...A.R. 600-9 limit 2 I was singled out because I looked overweight 3 I volunteered for the program 4 Other, specify 18. Where was your initial weight...33. Wing, Rena R., and Epstein, Leonard H. "Prescribed Level of Caloric Restriction in Bahavioral Weight Loss Programs. Addictive Behaviors 6

  5. 77 FR 7238 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB; Comment Request

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    2012-02-10

    ... of the Federal Reserve System (Board) to promulgate regulations governing capital distributions. OTS Control No. 1550-0059 was, therefore, transferred to the FRB under OMB Control No. 7100-0339. This information collection replaces the collection transferred to the FRB. The OCC solicited comments on this...

  6. 76 FR 28460 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Rock Burst...

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    ... for OMB Review; Comment Request; Rock Burst Control Plan--Pertains to Underground Metal and Nonmetal... develop a rock burst plan within 90 days after a rock burst has been experienced. Stress data are normally... Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Burst Control Plan--Pertains to...

  7. Human factors survey of advanced instrumentation and controls technologies in nuclear plants

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    Carter, R.J.

    1992-01-01

    A survey of advanced instrumentation and controls (I ampersand C) technologies and associated human factors issues in the US and Canadian nuclear industries was carried out by a team from Oak Ridge national laboratory to provide background for the development of regulatory policy, criteria, and guides for review of advanced I ampersand C systems as well as human engineering guidelines for evaluating these systems. The survey found those components of the US nuclear industry surveyed to be quite interested in advanced I ampersand C, but very cautious in implementing such systems in nuclear facilities and power plants. The trend in the facilities surveyed is to experiment cautiously when there is an intuitive advantage or short-term payoff. In the control room, the usual practice is direct substitution of digital and microprocessor-based instruments or systems that are functionally identical to the analog instruments or systems being replaced. The most advanced I ampersand C systems were found in the Canadian CANDU plants, where the newest plant has digital system in almost 100% of its control systems and in over 70% of its plant protection system. The hypothesis that properly 'introducing digital systems increases safety' is supported by the Canadian experience. The performance of these digital systems was achieved using an appropriate quality assurance program for the software development. The ability of digital systems to detect impending failures and initiate a fail-safe action, is a significant safety issue that should be of special interest to every US utility as well as to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. (orig.)

  8. Exposure control practices for administering nitrous oxide: A survey of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.

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    Boiano, James M; Steege, Andrea L; Sweeney, Marie H

    2017-06-01

    Engineering, administrative, and work practice controls have been recommended for many years to minimize exposure to nitrous oxide during dental procedures. To better understand the extent to which these exposure controls are used, the NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers was conducted among members of professional practice organizations representing dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. The anonymous, modular, web-based survey was completed by 284 dental professionals in private practice who administered nitrous oxide to adult and/or pediatric patients in the seven days prior to the survey. Use of primary engineering controls (i.e., nasal scavenging mask and/or local exhaust ventilation (LEV) near the patient's mouth) was nearly universal, reported by 93% and 96% of respondents who administered to adult (A) and pediatric (P) patients, respectively. However, adherence to other recommended precautionary practices were lacking to varying degrees, and were essentially no different among those administering nitrous oxide to adult or pediatric patients. Examples of work practices which increase exposure risk, expressed as percent of respondents, included: not checking nitrous oxide equipment for leaks (41% A; 48% P); starting nitrous oxide gas flow before delivery mask or airway mask was applied to patient (13% A; 12% P); and not turning off nitrous oxide gas flow before turning off oxygen flow to the patient (8% A; 7% P). Absence of standard procedures to minimize worker exposure to nitrous oxide (13% of all respondents) and not being trained on safe handling and administration of nitrous oxide (3%) were examples of breaches of administrative controls which may also increase exposure risk. Successful management of nitrous oxide emissions should include properly fitted nasal scavenging masks, supplemental LEV (when nitrous oxide levels cannot be adequately controlled using nasal masks alone), adequate general ventilation, regular

  9. Summary, the 20th quality control survey for radioisotopes in vitro tests in Japan, 1998

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    1999-11-01

    For advancement of radioisotope in vitro tests such as radioimmunoassay and immunoradiometric assay, the Subcommittee for Radioisotope in vitro Test in Medical and Pharmaceutical Committee of Japan Radioisotope Association has conducted the yearly quality control survey for the test facilities in Japan since 1978. This is the summary of the 20th survey in 1998 where non-radioisotope tests like enzyme-immunoassay were involved as well. The survey was done for 143 facilities: 20 national and public university hospitals, 18 private university hospitals, 8 national hospitals, 13 public hospitals, 21 private hospitals, 41 hygienic laboratories and 22 manufacturers of reagents. Facilities examined intra- and between day-reproducibility, freeze-thaw effect and time change of the measured values on the same samples. Assays were for: growth hormone (h), somatomedin C, follicle stimulating h, luteinizing h, prolactin, thyroid stimulating h, triiodothyronines, thyroxines, thyroxine binding protein, calcitonin, insulin, C-peptide, glucagons, gastrin, testosterones, estradiol, progesterone, gonadotropin, 17{alpha}-hydroxyprogesterone, aldosterone, cortisol, dehydroepiandorosterone sulfate, renin, IgE, digoxin, {alpha}-fetoprotein, carcinoembryonic antigen, tissue polypeptide antigen, CA (125, 19-9 and 15-3), prostatic acid phosphatase, prostate specific antigen, {beta}2-microglobulin, ferritin, and neuron specific enolase. There was no great difference between this and last survey results although tendency of improvement was recognized. There were problems to be solved from the standpoint of clinical practice. (K.H.)

  10. The 21th quality control survey for radioisotope in vitro tests in Japan, 1999

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    Shishiba, Yoshimasa; Shimizu, Taeko [Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo (Japan); Ichihara, Kiyoshi; Kousaka, Tadako; Kobayashi, Hisae; Tachibana, Katsuhiko; Tsushima, Toshio; Hoshino, Minoru; Mori, Mikio

    2000-10-01

    The quality control survey in the title has been conducted every year from 1978 to improve the quality of the in vitro tests and this report gives the survey results done in 1999. The survey was performed in 133 facilities out of 283 in Japan, which involved 18 national and public university hospitals, 16 private university hospitals, 19 national and public hospitals, 18 private hospitals, 41 hygiene test institutes and 21 reagent manufacturers. Tests examined were on 6 substances related to functions of pituitary, 5 of thyroid function, 1 of parathyroid, 4 of digestive-pancreas, 5 of gonad-placenta, 4 of adrenal and 1 of renal-blood pressure regulation, on IgE, on digoxin and on 11 tumor-related substances. Tests were done on 2 - 3 samples supplied from the Committee and for reproducibility for within-day, between-day, effects of freeze-thaw and periodic variation after thawing. Methods involved those using non-radioisotopes like enzyme immunoassay as well as those using radioactive isotopes like radioimmunoassay. Results given by the mean, standard deviation and coefficient of variation for each kit, were analyzed for within-kit (between-facility) variation and between-kit (between-reagent) variation by one way analysis of variance. Findings were similar to those previously reported without the particular new problem; however, the committee considered that the survey should be done with human serum as a matrix especially for samples with a high matrix effect in future. (K.H.)

  11. Progress in XRCS-Survey plant instrumentation and control design for ITER

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    Varshney, Sanjeev; Jha, Shivakant; Simrock, Stefan; Barnsley, Robin; Martin, Vincent; Mishra, Sapna; Patil, Prabhakant; Patel, Shreyas; Kumar, Vinay

    2016-01-01

    Highlights: • An identification of the major process functions system compliant to Plant Control Design Handbook (PCDH) has been made for XRCS-Survey plant I&C. • I&C Functional Breakdown Structure (FBS) and Operation Procedure (OP) have been drafted using Enterprise architect (EA). • I&C architecture, interface with ITER networks and Plants, configuration of cubicles are discussed towards nine design review deliverables. - Abstract: A real time, plasma impurity survey system based on X-ray Crystal Spectroscopy (XRCS) has been designed for ITER and will be made available in the set of first plasma diagnostics for measuring impurity ion concentrations and their in-flux. For the purpose of developing a component level design of XRCS-Survey plant I&C system that is compliant to the rules and guidelines defined in the Plant Control Design Handbook (PCDH), firstly an identification of the major process functions has been made. The preliminary plant I&C Functional Breakdown Structure (FBS) and Operation Procedure (OP) have been drafted using a system engineering tool, Enterprise Architect (EA). Conceptual I&C architecture, interface with the ITER networks and other Plants have been discussed along with the basic configuration of I&C cubicles aiming towards nine I&C deliverables for the design review.

  12. Progress in XRCS-Survey plant instrumentation and control design for ITER

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    Varshney, Sanjeev, E-mail: sanjeev.varshney@iter-india.org [ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, 382 428 (India); Jha, Shivakant [ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, 382 428 (India); Simrock, Stefan; Barnsley, Robin; Martin, Vincent [ITER-Organization, Route de Vinon sur Verdon, CS 90 046, 13067 St. Paul-Lez-Durance, Cedex (France); Mishra, Sapna [ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, 382 428 (India); Patil, Prabhakant [ITER-Organization, Route de Vinon sur Verdon, CS 90 046, 13067 St. Paul-Lez-Durance, Cedex (France); Patel, Shreyas; Kumar, Vinay [ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, 382 428 (India)

    2016-11-15

    Highlights: • An identification of the major process functions system compliant to Plant Control Design Handbook (PCDH) has been made for XRCS-Survey plant I&C. • I&C Functional Breakdown Structure (FBS) and Operation Procedure (OP) have been drafted using Enterprise architect (EA). • I&C architecture, interface with ITER networks and Plants, configuration of cubicles are discussed towards nine design review deliverables. - Abstract: A real time, plasma impurity survey system based on X-ray Crystal Spectroscopy (XRCS) has been designed for ITER and will be made available in the set of first plasma diagnostics for measuring impurity ion concentrations and their in-flux. For the purpose of developing a component level design of XRCS-Survey plant I&C system that is compliant to the rules and guidelines defined in the Plant Control Design Handbook (PCDH), firstly an identification of the major process functions has been made. The preliminary plant I&C Functional Breakdown Structure (FBS) and Operation Procedure (OP) have been drafted using a system engineering tool, Enterprise Architect (EA). Conceptual I&C architecture, interface with the ITER networks and other Plants have been discussed along with the basic configuration of I&C cubicles aiming towards nine I&C deliverables for the design review.

  13. Factors controlling volume errors through 2D gully erosion assessment: guidelines for optimal survey design

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    Castillo, Carlos; Pérez, Rafael

    2017-04-01

    The assessment of gully erosion volumes is essential for the quantification of soil losses derived from this relevant degradation process. Traditionally, 2D and 3D approaches has been applied for this purpose (Casalí et al., 2006). Although innovative 3D approaches have recently been proposed for gully volume quantification, a renewed interest can be found in literature regarding the useful information that cross-section analysis still provides in gully erosion research. Moreover, the application of methods based on 2D approaches can be the most cost-effective approach in many situations such as preliminary studies with low accuracy requirements or surveys under time or budget constraints. The main aim of this work is to examine the key factors controlling volume error variability in 2D gully assessment by means of a stochastic experiment involving a Monte Carlo analysis over synthetic gully profiles in order to 1) contribute to a better understanding of the drivers and magnitude of gully erosion 2D-surveys uncertainty and 2) provide guidelines for optimal survey designs. Owing to the stochastic properties of error generation in 2D volume assessment, a statistical approach was followed to generate a large and significant set of gully reach configurations to evaluate quantitatively the influence of the main factors controlling the uncertainty of the volume assessment. For this purpose, a simulation algorithm in Matlab® code was written, involving the following stages: - Generation of synthetic gully area profiles with different degrees of complexity (characterized by the cross-section variability) - Simulation of field measurements characterised by a survey intensity and the precision of the measurement method - Quantification of the volume error uncertainty as a function of the key factors In this communication we will present the relationships between volume error and the studied factors and propose guidelines for 2D field surveys based on the minimal survey

  14. Bioinspired Intelligent Algorithm and Its Applications for Mobile Robot Control: A Survey

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Bioinspired intelligent algorithm (BIA is a kind of intelligent computing method, which is with a more lifelike biological working mechanism than other types. BIAs have made significant progress in both understanding of the neuroscience and biological systems and applying to various fields. Mobile robot control is one of the main application fields of BIAs which has attracted more and more attention, because mobile robots can be used widely and general artificial intelligent algorithms meet a development bottleneck in this field, such as complex computing and the dependence on high-precision sensors. This paper presents a survey of recent research in BIAs, which focuses on the research in the realization of various BIAs based on different working mechanisms and the applications for mobile robot control, to help in understanding BIAs comprehensively and clearly. The survey has four primary parts: a classification of BIAs from the biomimetic mechanism, a summary of several typical BIAs from different levels, an overview of current applications of BIAs in mobile robot control, and a description of some possible future directions for research.

  15. Bioinspired Intelligent Algorithm and Its Applications for Mobile Robot Control: A Survey.

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    Ni, Jianjun; Wu, Liuying; Fan, Xinnan; Yang, Simon X

    2016-01-01

    Bioinspired intelligent algorithm (BIA) is a kind of intelligent computing method, which is with a more lifelike biological working mechanism than other types. BIAs have made significant progress in both understanding of the neuroscience and biological systems and applying to various fields. Mobile robot control is one of the main application fields of BIAs which has attracted more and more attention, because mobile robots can be used widely and general artificial intelligent algorithms meet a development bottleneck in this field, such as complex computing and the dependence on high-precision sensors. This paper presents a survey of recent research in BIAs, which focuses on the research in the realization of various BIAs based on different working mechanisms and the applications for mobile robot control, to help in understanding BIAs comprehensively and clearly. The survey has four primary parts: a classification of BIAs from the biomimetic mechanism, a summary of several typical BIAs from different levels, an overview of current applications of BIAs in mobile robot control, and a description of some possible future directions for research.

  16. Bioinspired Intelligent Algorithm and Its Applications for Mobile Robot Control: A Survey

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    Ni, Jianjun; Wu, Liuying; Fan, Xinnan; Yang, Simon X.

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    Bioinspired intelligent algorithm (BIA) is a kind of intelligent computing method, which is with a more lifelike biological working mechanism than other types. BIAs have made significant progress in both understanding of the neuroscience and biological systems and applying to various fields. Mobile robot control is one of the main application fields of BIAs which has attracted more and more attention, because mobile robots can be used widely and general artificial intelligent algorithms meet a development bottleneck in this field, such as complex computing and the dependence on high-precision sensors. This paper presents a survey of recent research in BIAs, which focuses on the research in the realization of various BIAs based on different working mechanisms and the applications for mobile robot control, to help in understanding BIAs comprehensively and clearly. The survey has four primary parts: a classification of BIAs from the biomimetic mechanism, a summary of several typical BIAs from different levels, an overview of current applications of BIAs in mobile robot control, and a description of some possible future directions for research. PMID:26819582

  17. Directional Medium Access Control (MAC Protocols in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks: A Survey

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    Full Text Available This survey paper presents the state-of-the-art directional medium access control (MAC protocols in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks (WAHSNs. The key benefits of directional antennas over omni-directional antennas are longer communication range, less multipath interference, more spatial reuse, more secure communications, higher throughput and reduced latency. However, directional antennas lead to single-/multi-channel directional hidden/exposed terminals, deafness and neighborhood, head-of-line blocking, and MAC-layer capture which need to be overcome. Addressing these problems and benefits for directional antennas to MAC protocols leads to many classes of directional MAC protocols in WAHSNs. These classes of directional MAC protocols presented in this survey paper include single-channel, multi-channel, cooperative and cognitive directional MACs. Single-channel directional MAC protocols can be classified as contention-based or non-contention-based or hybrid-based, while multi-channel directional MAC protocols commonly use a common control channel for control packets/tones and one or more data channels for directional data transmissions. Cooperative directional MAC protocols improve throughput in WAHSNs via directional multi-rate/single-relay/multiple-relay/two frequency channels/polarization, while cognitive directional MAC protocols leverage on conventional directional MAC protocols with new twists to address dynamic spectrum access. All of these directional MAC protocols are the pillars for the design of future directional MAC protocols in WAHSNs.

  18. Control and Chance in Music and Art a Survey of Philosophies

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    Full Text Available This article is a survey and review of several writings on the philosophies and compositional techniques involving control and chance in the creation of modern art and music. The purpose of discussing and comparing these writings is to trace different understandings, reactions, and interpretations of these philosophies in order to offer a more informed perspective on these oft misunderstood techniques. The first article analyzed is Robert Charles Clark’s “Total Control and Chance in Musics: A Philosophical Analysis,” which discusses fundamental issues regarding both total control and chance music. The second article, Stephanie Ross’ “Chance, Constraint, and Creativity: The Awfulness of Modern Music,” presents some of the adverse reactions to these methods of composition. The third and fourth articles, Roland Barthes’ “The Death of the Author” and “From Work to Text,” offer a broader philosophical viewpoint on the different roles of the author and their product when creating art. The final article, Jeongwon Joe and S. Hoon Song’s “Roland Barthes’ ‘Text’ and Aleatoric Music: Is the ‘Birth of the Reader’ the Birth of the Listener?” concludes this survey by tying Barthes’ concepts back to music.

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  1. 75 FR 57049 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Office of Law Enforcement...

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    ...This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0043, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on June 16, 2010, 75 FR 34148. The collection involves a certification form that applicants for the Federal Air Marshal positions are required to complete regarding their mental health history.

  2. Survey of control-room design practices with respect to human factors engineering

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    Human factors engineering is an interdisciplinary speciality concerned with influencing the design of equipment systems, facilities, and operational environments to promote safe, efficient, and reliable operator performance. This emphasis has been applied to most military and space systems in the past 30 y. A review of five nuclear power-plant control rooms, reported in the November-December 1977 issue of Nuclear Safety, revealed that human factors principles of design have generally not been incorporated in present-generation control rooms. This article summarizes the findings of a survey of 20 control-board designers from a mix of nuclear steam-supply system and architect-engineering firms. The interviews with these designers probed design methods currently used in developing control rooms. From these data it was concluded that there is currently no consistent, formal, uniform concern for the human factors aspects of control-room design on the part of the design organizations, the utilities, or the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Although all the parties involved are concerned with human factors issues, this responsibility is not focused, and human factors yardsticks, or design standards, specific to power plants have not been evolved and applied in the development and verification of control-room designs from the standpoint of the man-machine interface

  3. Age and Educational Inequalities in Smoking Cessation Due to Three Population-Level Tobacco Control Interventions: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Netherlands Survey

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    Nagelhout, Gera E.; Crone, Matty R.; van den Putte, Bas; Willemsen, Marc C.; Fong, Geoffrey T.; de Vries, Hein

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    This study aimed to examine age and educational inequalities in smoking cessation due to the implementation of a tobacco tax increase, smoke-free legislation and a cessation campaign. Longitudinal data from 962 smokers aged 15 years and older were used from three survey waves of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Netherlands Survey. The 2008…

  4. National survey on internal quality control for tumour markers in clinical laboratories in China.

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    Wang, Wei; Zhong, Kun; Yuan, Shuai; He, Falin; Du, Yuxuan; Hu, Zhehui; Wang, Zhiguo

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    This survey was initiated to obtain knowledge on the current situation of internal quality control (IQC) practice for tumour markers (TMs) in China. Additionally, we tried to acquire the most appropriate quality specifications. This survey was a current status survey. The IQC information had been collected via online questionnaires. All of 1821 clinical laboratories which participated in the 2016 TMs external quality assessment (EQA) programme had been enrolled. The imprecision evaluation criteria were the minimal, desirable, and optimal allowable imprecisions based on biological variations, and 1/3 total allowable error (TEa) and 1/4 TEa. A total of 1628 laboratories answered the questionnaires (89%). The coefficients of variation (CVs) of the IQC of participant laboratories varied greatly from 1% (5 th percentile) to 13% (95 th percentile). More than 82% (82 - 91%) of participant laboratories two types of CVs met 1/3 TEa except for CA 19-9. The percentiles of current CVs were smaller than cumulative CVs. A number of 1240 laboratories (76%) reported their principles and systems used. The electrochemiluminescence was the most used principle (45%) and had the smallest CVs. The performance of laboratories for TMs IQC has yet to be improved. On the basis of the obtained results, 1/3 TEa would be realistic and attainable quality specification for TMs IQC for clinical laboratories in China.

  5. The 11th quality control survey for radioisotopes in vitro tests in Japan, 1989

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    This report presents the results of the 11th quality control nationwide survey. Of 730 facilities performing radioisotopes in vitro tests in November 1989, 422 facilities (60.5%) participated in the present survey. The following 23 items were examined: adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), albumin, carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA 125), carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), calcitonin, cortisol, estradiol, ferritin, free thyroxine (FT{sub 4}), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), gastrine, cholylglycine, glucagon, insulin, anti-DNA antibody, luteinizing hormone (LH), neuron specific enolase (NSE), parathyroid hormone (PTH), squamous cell carcinoma associated antigen (SCC), thyroxine (T{sub 4}), thyroxine binding globulin (TBG), and antithyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibody. 'Within kit variation' between facilities showed large coefficient of variation for ACTH, CA125, CEA, estradiol, ferritin, FSH, glucagon, anti-DNA antibody, LH, PTH, and TSH receptor antibody. Both 'within kit variation' and 'between kit variation' showed small coefficient of variation for cortisol, free T{sub 4}, NSE, SCC, T{sub 4}, and TBG. The present survey was characterized by using immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) and non-isotope techniques, as well as radioimmunoassay. Kits for IRMA greatly varied from facility to facility. (N.K.).

  6. Developing a survey of barriers and facilitators to recruitment in randomized controlled trials

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recruitment to randomized controlled trials is known to be challenging. It is important to understand and identify predictors of good or poor accrual to a clinical trial so that appropriate strategies can be put in place to overcome these problems and facilitate successful trial completion. We have developed a survey tool to establish the recruitment experience of clinical teams regarding facilitators and barriers to recruitment in a clinical trial and describe herein the method of developing the questionnaire. Methods A literature search was conducted to identify studies that have explored facilitators and barriers to recruitment, and a list of potential factors affecting recruitment to a clinical trial was generated. These factors were categorized in terms relating to the (i trial, (ii site, (iii patient, (iv clinical team, (v information and consent and (vi study team. A list was provided for responders to grade these factors as weak, intermediate or strong facilitators or barriers to recruitment. Results A web-based survey questionnaire was developed. This survey was designed to establish the recruitment experience of clinical teams with regard to the perceived facilitators and barriers to recruitment, to identify strategies applied to overcome these problems, and to obtain suggestions for change in the organization of future trials. The survey tool can be used to assess the recruitment experience of clinical teams in a single/multicenter trial in any clinical setting or speciality involving adults or children either in an ongoing trial or at trial completion. The questionnaire is short, easy to administer and to complete, with an estimated completion time of 11 minutes. Conclusions We have presented a robust methodology for developing this survey tool that provides an evidence-based list of potential factors that can affect recruitment to a clinical trial. We recommend that all clinical trialists should consider using

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  9. [Survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus control measures in hospitals participating in the VINCat program].

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    Sopena-Galindo, Nieves; Hornero-Lopez, Anna; Freixas-Sala, Núria; Bella-Cueto, Feliu; Pérez-Jové, Josefa; Limon-Cáceres, Enric; Gudiol-Munté, Francesc

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    VINCat is a nosocomial infection surveillance program in hospitals in Catalonia. The aim of the study was to determine the surveillance and control measures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in these centres. An e-mail survey was carried out from January to March 2013 with questions related to the characteristics of the hospitals and their control measures for MRSA. A response was received from 53 hospitals (>500 beds: 7; 200-500 beds: 14;prevent MRSA in hospitals participating in the VINCat program. Most of the centres have an MRSA protocol, however compliance with it should be improved, especially in areas such as active detection on admission in patients at risk, hand hygiene adherence, cleaning frequency and optimising the use of antibiotics. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica. All rights reserved.

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  13. A controlled survey of less typical long-term consequences after an extensive waterborne epidemic.

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    Laine, Janne; Laine, Outi; Lumio, Jukka; Antonen, Jaakko; Toikkanen, Salla; Virtanen, Mikko J; Kuusi, Markku

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    Extensive backflow of treated wastewater caused household water contamination in a Finnish town in 2007. The drinking water of 9 500 residents became heavily polluted with faecal microbes, resulting in a large gastroenteritis epidemic. Cases of reactive arthritis, milder joint symptoms and prolonged gastrointestinal symptoms were observed after the outbreak. A follow-up survey was performed to study less familiar long-term health consequences within a year from the outbreak. The contaminated group comprised a sample of residents of the area with polluted water supply (N = 323) and the control group a sample of residents in a nearby municipality (N = 186). The presence of 20 general symptoms or complaints was inquired by a mail survey. Quarterly prevalence of each symptom or complaint was measured. Twelve of these proceeded to further analysis. The response rate was 53% (323/615) in the contaminated group and 54% (186/343) in the control group. Rash, eye irritation, heartburn and weight loss were more prevalent in the contaminated group during the first year quarter. In the last year quarter, only eye irritation was significantly more common in the contaminated group. The excess prevalence of four complaints at the first year quarter can be explained by acute gastroenteritis or intensive water chlorination. The excess prevalence of eye irritation at the fourth year quarter cannot be explained by chlorination anymore but might be a sign of co-existing reactive joint disease. In general, long-term consequences of the outbreak can be considered minor in terms of the surveyed symptoms or complaints.

  14. A survey of infection control practices of consultant anaesthesiologists in teaching hospitals of pakistan

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    To determine the infection control practices of Anaesthesiologist in the teaching hospitals of Pakistan. Cross-sectional survey. The survey was closed after allowing 6 months for return of the replies. A questionnaire was distributed to 170 consultant anaesthesiologist randomly selected from all over Pakistan. Out of these, 90 (53%) were returned and analyzed. To reduce self-report bias, the forms were filled anonymously. Thirty four percent of the respondents always used masks, and only 9% used gloves in their every day practice. Only 18% of respondents stated that they always washed their hands after every patient contact and 54% reported that they always used aseptic technique for placing an indwelling cannula. Most respondents had a good knowledge of universal precautions for prevention of occupational transmission of infection. Five percent of the anaesthetists reported frequently or always reusing syringes for more than one patient. The practice of reusing syringes was significantly greater when the same consultants were anaesthetizing patients in private clinics rather than in their primary institutions (p 5, in 58% of cases. Whereas most responding anaesthesiologist exhibit appropriate infection control behaviour, there are several potentially hazardous practices that continue unabated. (author)

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