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Electricity: The Road Toward Restructuring

Description: The Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 (PUHCA) and the Federal Power Act (FPA) were enacted to eliminate unfair practices and other abuses by electricity and gas holding companies by requiring federal control and regulation of interstate public utility holding companies. Comprehensive energy legislation has passed the House and Senate. The House passed H.R. 6 on April 11, 2003. On July 31, 2003, the Senate suspended debate on S. 14, inserted the text of H.R. 4 (107th Congress) as a subs… more
Date: October 16, 2002
Creator: Abel, Amy & Parker, Larry
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Global Climate Change: Selected Legal Questions About the Kyoto Protocol

Description: This report addresses legal issues after the United States signed the Kyoto Protocol to the UnitedNations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The protocol is not yet in effect internationally and cannot be legally binding on the U.S. unless and until the Senate gives its advice and consent.
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Ackerman, David M.
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Sulfur Polymer Stabilization/Solidification (Spss) Treatability of Simulated Mixed-Waste Mercury Contaminated Sludge.

Description: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently seeking to validate technologies that can directly treat radioactively contaminated high mercury (Hg) subcategory wastes without removing the mercury from the waste. The Sulfur Polymer Stabilization/Solidification (SPSS) process developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of several candidate technologies capable of successfully treating various Hg waste streams. To supplement previously supplied data on treatment of soils, EPA needs… more
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Adama, J. W.; Bowerman, B. S. & Kalb, P. D.
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Final Report - DOE Center for Laser Imaging and Cancer Diagnostics

Description: This Final Report summarizes the significant progress made by the researchers, students and staff of the Center for Laser Imaging and Cancer Diagnostics (CLICD) from January 1998 through May 2002. During this period, the Center supported several projects. Most projects were proposed initially, some were added subsequently as their relevance and importance to the DOE mission became evident. DOE support has been leveraged to obtain continuing funding for some projects. Leveraged funds come from v… more
Date: October 31, 2002
Creator: Alfano, Robert R. & Koutcher, Jason A.
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Members of the U.S. Congress Who Have Died of Other Than Natural Causes while in Office

Description: This report provides an alphabetical list of the 61 Members of Congress who have died of other than natural causes while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate. Each entry includes party affiliation, the name of the state that the Member represented, dates of service, chamber in which the Member served, and cause of death.
Date: October 31, 2002
Creator: Amer, Mildred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CHARACTERIZATION OF CATALYTIC COMBUSTOR TURBULENCE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON VANE AND ENDWALL HEAT TRANSFER AND ENDWALL FILM COOLING

Description: Endwall heat transfer distributions taken in a large-scale low speed linear cascade facility are documented for mock catalytic and dry low NOx (DLN) combustion systems. Inlet turbulence levels range from about 1.0 percent for the mock Catalytic combustor condition to 14 percent for the mock dry low NOx combustor system. Stanton number contours are presented at both turbulence conditions for Reynolds numbers based on true chord length and exit conditions ranging from 500,000 to 2,000,000. Cataly… more
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Ames, Forrest E.
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Duct Retrofit Strategy to Complement a Modulating Furnace.

Description: Some recent work (Walker 2001, Andrews 2002) has indicated that installing a modulating furnace in a conventional duct system may, in many cases, result in a significant degradation in thermal distribution efficiency. The fundamental mechanism was pointed out nearly two decades ago (Andrews and Krajewski 1985). The problem occurs in duct systems that are less-than-perfectly insulated (e.g., R-4 duct wrap) and are located outside the conditioned space. It stems from the fact that when the airflo… more
Date: October 2, 2002
Creator: Andrews, J. W.
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Ethical and legal issues arising from complex genetic disorders. DOE final report

Description: The project analyzed the challenges raised by complex genetic disorders in genetic counselling, for clinical practice, for public health, for quality assurance, and for protection against discrimination. The research found that, in some settings, solutions created in the context of single gene disorders are more difficult to apply to complex disorders. In other settings, the single gene solutions actually backfired and created additional problems when applied to complex genetic disorders. The l… more
Date: October 9, 2002
Creator: Andrews, Lori
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Associations of Indoor Carbon Dioxide Concentrations, VOCS, Environmental Susceptibilities With Mucous Membrane and Lower Respiratory Sick Building Syndrome Symptoms in the Base Study: Analyses of the 100 Building Dataset

Description: Using the 100 office-building Building Assessment Survey and Evaluation (BASE) Study dataset, we performed multivariate logistic regression analyses to quantify the associations between indoor minus outdoor CO{sub 2} (dCO{sub 2}) concentrations and mucous membrane (MM) and lower respiratory system (Lresp) Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) symptoms, adjusting for age, sex, smoking status, presence of carpet in workspace, thermal exposure, relative humidity, and a marker for entrained automobile exhau… more
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Apte, M. G. & Erdmann, C. A.
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RESRAD connection for facilitating MARSSIM analysis : an illustration of applying the OpenLink concept.

Description: The focus of this work is to more tightly integrate tools traditionally used in MARSSIM (Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual) final status survey design. MARSSIM provides guidance on appropriate methodologies for establishing that dose or risk-based standards for a site contaminated with radionuclides have been achieved. RESidual RADioactive (RESRAD) codes are used by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other federal agencies to con… more
Date: October 23, 2002
Creator: Arnish, J.; Chen, S. Y.; Johnson, R.; LePoire, D.; Klett, T. & Yu, C.
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Breakthrough in precision (0.3 percent) of neutron activation analyses applied to provenience studies of obsidian

Description: A gamma ray spectrometer at LBNL (the Luis W. Alvarez Iridium Coincidence Spectrometer), that was specifically designed for high sensitivity measurements of iridium abundances, has been significantly modified in order to provide precisions of measurement in neutron activation analysis of obsidian significantly better than previously obtained (about 1%). Repeated measurements on a single sample of obsidian from a deposit near Chivay, Arequipa, Peru, showed a precision (average coefficient of var… more
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Asaro, Frank; Stross, Fred H. & Burger, Richard L.
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Surface Measurements of a Supersonic Jet in Subsonic Compressible Crossflow for the Validation of Computational Models

Description: Despite many decades of jet-in-crossflow experimentation, a distinct lack of data remains for a supersonic jet exhausting into a subsonic compressible crossflow. The present investigation seeks to address this deficiency by examining the flowfield structure of a Mach 3.73 jet injected transversely from a flat plate into a subsonic compressible freestream. The experimental results described herein include the mean surface pressure field as mapped using static pressure taps on the flat plate and … more
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: BERESH, STEVEN J.; HENFLING, JOHN F. & ERVEN, ROCKY J.
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Pulsed Power Peer Review Committee Report

Description: In 1993, the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA, PL 103-62) was enacted. GPRA, which applies to all federal programs, has three components: strategic plans, annual performance plans, and metrics to show how well annual plans are being followed. As part of meeting the GRPA requirement in FY2002, a 15-member external review committee chaired by Dr. Alvin Trivelpiece (the Trivelpiece Committee) was convened by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) on May 7-9, 2002 to review Sandia National … more
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: BLOOMQUIST, DOUGLAS D.
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ALEGRA: User Input and Physics Descriptions Version 4.2

Description: ALEGRA is an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element code that emphasizes large distortion and shock propagation. This document describes the user input language for the code.
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: BOUCHERON, EDWARD A.; BROWN, KEVIN H.; BUDGE, KENT G.; BURNS, SHAWN P.; CARROLL, DANIEL E.; CARROLL, SUSAN et al.
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Matching grant program for university nuclear engineering education

Description: The grant augmented funds from Westinghouse Electric Co. to enhance the Nuclear Engineering program at KSU. The program was designed to provide educational opportunities and to train engineers for careers in the nuclear industry. It provided funding and access to Westinghouse proprietary design codes for graduate and undergraduate studies on topics of current industrial importance. Students had the opportunity to use some of the most advanced nuclear design tools in the industry and to work on … more
Date: October 16, 2002
Creator: Bajorek, Stephen M.
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Seismic Event Location Using Levenberg-Marquardt Least Squares Inversion

Description: The most widely used algorithm for estimating seismic event hypocenters and origin times is iterative linear least squares inversion. In this paper we review the mathematical basis of the algorithm and discuss the major assumptions made during its derivation. We go on to explore the utility of using Levenberg-Marquardt damping to improve the performance of the algorithm in cases where some of these assumptions are violated. We also describe how location parameter uncertainties are calculated. A… more
Date: October 2002
Creator: Ballard, Sanford
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Facility Effluent Monitoring Plan for the 331 Complex

Description: This Facility Effluent Monitoring Plan (FEMP) has been prepared for the 331 Building Life Sciences Laboratory and associated support facilities at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to meet the requirements in DOE Order 5400.1, "General Environmental Protection Programs." This FEMP has been prepared for the 331 Complex primarily because it has a ?major? (potential to emit > 0.1 mrem/yr) emission point for radionuclide air emissions according to the annual National Emission Standar… more
Date: October 20, 2002
Creator: Ballinger, Marcel Y.
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Energy Policy: Setting the Stage for the Current Debate

Description: The Bush Administration issued its plan for a national energy policy on May 16, 2001. The plan was controversial, characterized by some as leaner on conservation and renewables than Democratic proposals, and predisposed to trade off environmental considerations to increase supply. Comprehensive energy legislation was introduced in the Senate by both parties by late March (S. 388, S. 389, S. 596, S. 597). Bills reported by several House committees (H.R. 2436, H.R. 2460, H.R. 2511, and H.R. 2587)… more
Date: October 29, 2002
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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Date: October 4, 2002
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L.
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Strontium and Actinides Removal from Savannah River Site Actual Waste Samples by Freshly Precipitated Manganese Oxide

Description: The authors investigated the performance of freshly precipitated manganese oxide and monosodium titanate (MST) for the removal of strontium (Sr) and actinides from actual high-level waste. Manganese oxide precipitation occurs upon addition of a reductant such as formate (HCO2-) or peroxide (H2O2) to a waste solution containing permanganate (MnO4-). An addition of non-radioactive strontium typically precedes the MnO4- and reductant addition, which serves primarily to isotopically dilute the stro… more
Date: October 18, 2002
Creator: Barnes, M.J.
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Defense Cleanup and Environmental Programs: Authorization and Appropriations for FY2003

Description: The Department of Defense (DOD) administers five environmental programs in response to various requirements under federal environmental laws. These programs include environmental cleanup, environmental compliance, pollution prevention, environmental technology, and conservation. Additionally, the Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for managing defense nuclear waste and cleaning up contaminated nuclear weapons sites. The Administration requested a total of $11.17 billion for these program… more
Date: October 29, 2002
Creator: Bearden, David M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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