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Advanced Hydrogen Transport Membranes for Vision 21 Fossil Fuel Plants

Description: The objective of this project is to develop an environmentally benign, inexpensive, and efficient method for separating hydrogen from gas mixtures produced during industrial processes, such as coal gasification. Currently, this project is focusing on four basic categories of dense membranes: (1) mixed conducting ceramic/ceramic composites, (2) mixed conducting ceramic/metal (cermet) composites, (3) cermets with hydrogen permeable metals, and (4) layered composites with hydrogen permeable alloys… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Roark, Shane E.; Sammells, Anthony F.; Mackay, Richard; Morrison, Scott R.; Rolfe, Sara L.; Balachandran, U. et al.
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Affirmative Action Revisited: A Legal History and Prospectus

Description: Affirmative action remains a focal point of public debate as the result of legal and political developments at the federal, state, and local levels. This report discusses legislation related to affirmative action, as well as legal rulings on the topic and the federal government's role in first establishing and, later, attempting to curb affirmative action policies.
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Dale, Charles V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Analysis of Price Determination and Markups in the Air-Conditioning and Heating Equipment Industry

Description: In this report we calculate the change in final consumer prices due to minimum efficiency standards, focusing on a standard economic model of the air-conditioning and heating equipment (ACHE) wholesale industry. The model examines the relationship between the marginal cost to distribute and sell equipment and the final consumer price in this industry. The model predicts that the impact of a standard on the final consumer price is conditioned by its impact on marginal distribution costs. For exa… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Dale, Larry; Millstein, Dev; Coughlin, Katie; Van Buskirk, Robert; Rosenquist, Gregory; Lekov, Alex et al.
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Appropriations for FY2004: Energy and Water Development

Description: This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress considers each year, related to energy and water development. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development. It summarizes the status of the bill, its scope, major issues, funding levels, and related congressional activity, and is updated as events warrant.
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Behrens, Carl & Humphries, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Architect of the Capitol: Status Report on Implementation of Management Review Recommendations

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) plays an important role in supporting the effective functioning of Congress and its neighboring institutions. In January 2003, GAO conducted a comprehensive management review of AOC's operations and made 35 recommendations to help AOC establish a strategic management and accountability framework, improve its management infrastructure and internal control, and ad… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Calcium Carbonate Production by Coccolithaphorid Algae in Long Term, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration

Description: Predictions of increasing levels of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and the specter of global warming have intensified research efforts to identify ways to sequester carbon. A number of novel avenues of research are being considered, including bioprocessing methods to promote and accelerate biosequestration of CO{sub 2} from the environment through the growth of organisms such as coccolithophorids, which are capable of sequestering CO{sub 2} relatively permanently. Calcium and magnesiu… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Fabry, V. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Agency Leadership Taking Steps to Improve Management and Planning, but Challenges Remain

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The scope of work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has evolved since 1946 from a focus on communicable diseases, like malaria, to a wide and complex range of public health responsibilities. The agency's Office of the Director (OD) faces considerable management challenges to ensure that during public health crises the agency's nonemergency but important public health work continues apace.… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Budget Actions in 2003

Description: This report provides information about various budgetary measures considered by the U.S. Congress in 2003, organized by types of legislation.
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Heniff, Bill, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Consumer Protection: Federal and State Agencies Face Challenges in Combating Predatory Lending

Description: A chapter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "While there is no universally accepted definition, the term "predatory lending" is used to characterize a range of practices, including deception, fraud, or manipulation, that a mortgage broker or lender may use to make a loan with terms that are disadvantageous to the borrower. No comprehensive data are available on the extent of these practices, but they appear most likely to occur among subprime mortgages-… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dairy Policy Issues

Description: This report gives an overview of Dairy policy issues and the contents include Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) payments, Milk protein concentrate trade issues, and dairy price support program
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF COAL-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FACILITIES

Description: The third phase of a three-phase project investigating the development of coal-based technologies for US Department of Defense (DOD) facilities was completed. The objectives of the project were to: decrease DOD's dependence on foreign oil and increase its use of coal; promote public and private sector deployment of technologies for utilizing coal-based fuels in oil-designed combustion equipment; and provide a continuing environment for research and development of coal-based fuel technologies fo… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Miller, Bruce G.; Miller, Sharon Falcone; Pisupati, Sarma V.; Song, Chunshan; Wasco, Ronald S.; Wincek, Ronald T. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DropTests of 325 Pound 6M Packages

Description: There are many factors which affect the performance of a drum closure during drop tests. Important test conditions are: weight of package, height of drop, and angle of impact. Structural characteristics of the package determine its ability to withstand the test conditions imposed. These characteristics include: package diameter, shell material and thickness, strength of internal fill material (e.g., fiberboard), and configuration of closure (clamp-ring, bolted flange, etc.). For the clamp-ring … more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Gelder, L. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ENHANCED PRACTICAL PHOTOSYNTHETIC CO2 MITIGATION

Description: This quarterly report documents significant achievements in the Enhanced Practical Photosynthetic CO{sub 2} Mitigation project during the period from 10/2/2003 through 1/1/2004. As indicated in the list of accomplishments below we have seen very encouraging results from the model scale tests in terms of organism growth rates and we have begun the final tests necessary to meet our project goals. Specific results and accomplishments for the fourth quarter of 2003 include: (1) Bioreactor support s… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Kremer, Gregory; Bayless, David J.; Vis, Morgan; Prudich, Michael; Cooksey, Keith & Muhs, Jeff
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FCC Media Ownership Rules: Issues for Congress

Description: This report analyzes each of the areas that has changed as a result of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) actions and Court decisions. The various positions in the debate also are summarized.
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Goldfarb, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Field Demonstration of a Membrane Process to Separate Nitrogen From Natural Gas Progress Report

Description: The original proposal described the construction and operation of a 1 MMscfd treatment system to be operated at a Butcher Energy gas field in Ohio. The gas produced at this field contained 17% nitrogen. During pre-commissioning of the project, a series of well tests showed that the amount of gas in the field was significantly smaller than expected and that the nitrogen content of the wells was very high (25 to 30%). After evaluating the revised cost of the project, Butcher Energy decided that t… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Lokhandwala, Kaaeid
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Food Safety: FDA's Imported Seafood Safety Program Shows Some Progress, but Further Improvements Are Needed

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "More than 80 percent of the seafood that Americans consume is imported. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ensuring that imported seafood is safe and produced under sanitation and safety systems comparable to those of the United States. Since GAO reported in 2001 that FDA's seafood inspection program did not sufficiently protect consumers, additional concerns have arisen about imported s… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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FY01 Phytoremediation of Chlorinated Ethenes in Southern Sector Seepline Sediments of SRS

Description: This treatability study is now in the second year of deployment for the Southern Sector Phytoremediation Project. Phytoremediation is the use of vegetation and associated media to treat contaminated soils, sediments, and groundwater. Phytoremediation is a rapidly developing technology that promises effective and safe cleanup of certain hazardous wastes. This ongoing work addresses the fate of volatile organic contaminants (VOCs) in an experiment that simulates a vegetated seepline supplied with… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Brigmon, R.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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FY02 Final Report on Phytoremediation of Chlorinated Ethenes in Southern Sector Sediments of the Savannah River Site

Description: This final report details the operations and results of a 3-year Seepline Phytoremediation Project performed adjacent to Tims Branch, which is located in the Southern Sector of the Savannah River Site (SRS) A/M Area. Phytoremediation is a process where interactions between vegetation, associated microorganisms, and the host substrate combine to effectively degrade contaminated soils, sediments, and groundwater. Phytoremediation is a rapidly developing technology that shows promise for the effec… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Brigmon, R..L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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FY2004 Budget: A Chronology and Resource Guide with Internet Access

Description: This report provides a select chronology and resource guide concerning congressional and presidential actions and documents pertaining to budget for FY2004.
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Murray, Justin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Gas Generation Testing of Neptunium Oxide at Elevated Temperature

Description: Elevated temperature gas generation tests have been conducted using neptunium dioxide produced on a laboratory scale using the HB-Line Phase II flowsheet. These tests were performed to determine what effect elevated temperatures would have on the neptunium dioxide in comparison to neptunium dioxide tested at ambient temperature. The headspace gas compositions following storage at elevated temperatures associated with normal conditions of transport (NCT) have been measured. These test results sh… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Livingston, R. R. & Duffey, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Housing Issues in the 108th Congress

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Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Bourdon, E. Richard
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Human Capital: Selected Agencies' Experiences and Lessons Learned in Designing Training and Development Programs

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Effective training and development programs are an integral part of a learning environment, helping improve federal workforce performance in achieving agency results. Therefore, in this report GAO was asked to identify examples of selected federal agencies' experiences and some of the key lessons they have learned in designing their training and development programs. This work focused on ways that these agenci… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Humane Methods of Slaughter Act: USDA Has Addressed Some Problems but Still Faces Enforcement Challenges

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In 1978, the Congress passed the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act to ensure that cattle, sheep, hogs, and other animals destined for human consumption are handled and slaughtered humanely. Within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is responsible for enforcing the act. Recently, the Congress took additional actions to improve FSIS enforcement. GAO reviewed (1… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Improved Process control of wood waste fired boilers

Description: This project's principal aim was the conceptual and feasibility stage development of improved process control methods for wood-waste-fired water-tube boilers operating in industrial manufacturing applications (primarily pulp and paper). The specific objectives put forth in the original project proposal were as follows: (1) fully characterize the wood-waste boiler control inter-relationships and constraints through data collection and analysis; (2) design an improved control architecture; (3) de… more
Date: January 30, 2004
Creator: Process Control Solutions, Inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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