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Revising Insurance Regulation: Policy Considerations

Description: This report discusses federal regulation of insurers — whether optional or mandatory — in the broader context of national interests. To assist that discussion, it traces the evolving rationale for regulation generally, explains insurers' roles as risk managers and financial intermediaries, and reviews briefly important aspects of the major lines of insurance.
Date: February 11, 2005
Creator: Webel, Baird & Cobb, Carolyn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Early Childhood Education: Preschool Participation, Program Efficacy, and Federal Policy Issues

Description: This report examines what we currently know about preprimary programs, including numbers of children served and their family characteristics; as well as data on the efficacy of preprimary programs in enhancing later learning and other life skills. Current federal programs that serve preschool age children are described, and policy issues which may arise as the federal role in early childhood education is debated are discussed.
Date: January 24, 2005
Creator: McCallion, Gail
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Financial Report of the University of North Texas: For the year ended August 31, 2005

Description: Financial report for the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas contains information about revenues and expenditures for the organization during the 2004-2005 fiscal year. It includes general statements, schedules of accounts broken down by category, and other supplementary notes.
Date: 2005
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Financial Report of the University of North Texas System Administration: For the year ended August 31, 2005

Description: Financial report for the University of North Texas System Administration contains information about revenues and expenditures for the organization during the 2004-2005 fiscal year. It includes general statements, schedules of accounts broken down by category, and other supplementary notes.
Date: November 2005
Creator: University of North Texas System. Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Financial Report of the University of North Texas Health Science Center: For the year ended August 31, 2005

Description: Financial report for the University of North Texas Health Science Center contains information about revenues and expenditures for the organization during the 2004-2005 fiscal year. It includes general statements, schedules of accounts broken down by category, and other supplementary notes.
Date: November 2005
Creator: University of North Texas. Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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The University of North Texas Denton Campus Master Plan - 2005

Description: Report providing history and a plan for the projected growth of the UNT Denton campus: "The master plan for the University of North Texas sets out a development strategy and vision for the University's main, Eagle Point, and Research Park campuses over the next ten to twenty years" (p. 1). It is organized into ten chapters: (1) The Planning Context, (2) Existing Conditions Analysis, (3) Program Assessment, (4) Master Plan Urban Design & Land Use Recommendations, (5) Program Accommodation, (6) Integrated Transportation and Parking, (7) Environmental Recommendations, (8) Landscape Design Guidelines, (9) Architectural Design Guidelines, and (10) Implementation Strategy.
Date: 2005
Creator: Sasaki Associates
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Interim Report to The Institute of Museum and Library Services July 1 through December 31, 2004

Description: This document serves as an interim report on the Z39.50 interoperability testbed, Phase 2 of the Z-Interop Project. This report covers the period of July 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004. This document highlights activities and accomplishments to communicate to IMLS progress on the project since the interim report on July 1, 2004.
Date: January 1, 2005
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Ending the Document Game, Connecting and Transforming Your Healthcare Through Information Technology

Description: Report of the Commission on Systemic Interoperability proposes an information-connected healthcare system which would allow healthcare providers rapid access to individuals' medical information while still protecting consumers' privacy and supporting public health and homeland security.
Date: 2005
Creator: Commission on Systemic Interoperability
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: June/July 2005

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Ken Whalen providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the previous months.
Date: July 29, 2005
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: May 2005

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Ken Whalen providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the previous month.
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: November/December 2005

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Ken Whalen providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the previous months.
Date: December 27, 2005
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: April 2005

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Ken Whalen providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the previous month.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: September/October 2005

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Ken Whalen providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the second half of September and October.
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: January/February 2005

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Ken Whalen providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the previous months.
Date: February 22, 2005
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: March 2005

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Ken Whalen providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the previous month.
Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: August/September 2005

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Ken Whalen providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the previous month and the first half of September.
Date: September 12, 2005
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Structure/Function Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions and Role of Dynamic Motions in Mercuric Ion Reductase

Description: This report summarizes the activities and findings of our structure/function studies of the bacterial detoxification enzyme mercuric ion reductase. The objectives of the work were to obtain crystal structure information for the catalytic core of this enzyme, use the information to investigate the importance of specific parts of the enzyme to its function, and investigate the role of one domain of the enzyme in its function within cells. We describe the accomplishments towards these goals including many structures of the wild type and mutant forms of the enzyme that highlight its interactions with its Hg(II) substrate, elucidation of the role of the N-terminal domain in vitro and in vivo, and elucidation of the roles of at two conserved residues in the core in the mechanism of catalysis.
Date: May 18, 2005
Creator: Miller, Susan M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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INNOVATIVE INSTRUMENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE GASIFICATION

Description: The systematic tests of the gasifier simulator on the ultrasonic vibration application for cleaning method were completed in this reporting period. Within the systematic tests on the ultrasonic vibration application, the ambient temperature and high temperature status condition were tested separately. The sticky dirt on the thermocouple tip was simulated by the cement-covered layer on the thermocouple tip. At the ambient temperature status, four (4) factors were considered as the input factors affecting the response variable of peeling off rate. The input factors include the shape of the cement-covered layer (thickness and length), the ultrasonic vibration output power, and application time. At the high temperature tests, four (4) different environments were considered as the experimental parameters including air flow supply, water and air supply environment, water/air/fine dust particle supply, and air/water/ammonia/fine dust particle supply environment. The factorial design method was used in the experiment design with twelve (12) data sets of readings. Analysis of Variances (ANOVA) was applied to the results from systematic tests. The ANOVA results show that the thickness and length of the cement-covered layer have the significant impact on the peeling off rate of ultrasonic vibration application at the ambient temperature environment. For the high temperature tests, the different environments do not seem to have significant impact on the temperature changes. These results may indicate that the ultrasonic vibration is one of best cleaning methods for the thermocouple tip.
Date: April 1, 2005
Creator: Lee, Seong W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Continuous Solvent Extraction Processes for Coal Derived Carbon Products Quarterly Report

Description: The purpose of this DOE-funded effort is to develop continuous processes for solvent extraction of coal for the production of carbon products. These carbon products include materials used in metals smelting, especially in the aluminum and steel industries, as well as porous carbon structural material referred to as ''carbon foam'' and carbon fibers. The Hydrotreatment Facility is being prepared for trials with coal liquids. Raw coal tar distillate trials have been carried out by heating coal tar in the holding tank in the Hydrotreatment Facility. The liquids are centrifuged to warm the system up in preparation for the coal liquids. The coal tar distillate is then recycled to keep the centrifuge hot. In this way, the product has been distilled such that a softening point of approximately 110 C is reached. Then an ash test is conducted.
Date: July 13, 2005
Creator: Kennel, Elliot B.; Chen, Chong; Dadyburjor, Dady; Magean, Liviu; Stansberry, Peter G.; Stiller, Alfred H. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A NOVEL MEMBRANE REACTOR FOR DIRECT HYDROGEN PRODUCTION FROM COAL

Description: Gas Technology Institute is developing a novel concept of membrane reactor coupled with a gasifier for high efficiency, clean and low cost production of hydrogen from coal. The concept incorporates a hydrogen-selective membrane within a gasification reactor for direct extraction of hydrogen from coal-derived synthesis gases. The objective of this project is to determine the technical and economic feasibility of this concept by screening, testing and identifying potential candidate membranes under high temperature, high pressure, and harsh environments of the coal gasification conditions. The best performing membranes will be selected for preliminary reactor design and cost estimates. To evaluate the performances of the candidate membranes under the gasification conditions, a high temperature/high pressure hydrogen permeation unit has been constructed in this project. The unit is designed to operate at temperatures up to 1100 C and pressures to 60 atm for evaluation of ceramic membranes such as mixed protonic-electronic conducting membrane. Several perovskite membranes based on the formulations of BCN (BaCe{sub 0.8}Nd{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-x}), BCY (BaCe{sub 0.8}Y{sub 0.2}O{sub 3-x}), Eu-doped SrCeO{sub 3} (SCE) and SrCe{sub 0.95}Tm{sub 0.05}O{sub 3} (SCTm) were successfully tested in the new permeation unit. During this reporting period, a thin BCN membrane supported on a porous BCN layer was fabricated. The objective was to increase the hydrogen flux with a further reduction of the thickness of the active membrane layer. The thinnest dense layer that could be achieved in our laboratory currently was about 0.2 mm. Nevertheless, the membrane was tested in the permeation unit and showed reasonable flux compared to the previous BCN samples of the same thickness. A long term durability test was conducted for a SCTm membrane with pure hydrogen in the feed side and nitrogen in the sweep side. The pressure was 1 bar and the temperature was around 1010 C. No decline of …
Date: April 28, 2005
Creator: Doong, Shain; Ong, Estela; Atroshenko, Mike; Lau, Francis & Roberts, Mike
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Public and Institutional Markets for ESCO Services: ComparingPrograms, Practices and Prformance

Description: Throughout the U.S. energy services company (ESCO) industry's history, public and institutional sector customers have provided the greatest opportunities for ESCOs to develop projects. Generally speaking, these facilities are large, possess aging infrastructure, and have limited capital budgets for improvements. The convergence of these factors with strong enabling policy support makes performance contracting an attractive and viable option for these customers. Yet despite these shared characteristics and drivers, there is surprising variety of experience among public/institutional customers and projects. This collaborative study examines the public/institutional markets in detail by comparing the overarching models and project performance in the federal government and the ''MUSH'' markets municipal agencies (state/local government), universities/colleges, K-12 schools,and hospitals that have traditionally played host to much of the ESCO industry's activity. Results are drawn from a database of 1634 completed projects held in partnership by the National Association of Energy Services Companies and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (the NAESCO/LBNL database), including 129 federal Super Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) provided by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) (Strajnic and Nealon 2003). Project data results are supplemented by interviews with ESCOs.
Date: March 1, 2005
Creator: Hopper, Nicole; Goldman, Charles; McWilliams, Jennifer; Birr,Dave & Stoughton McMordie, Kate
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Clean Energy Technologies: A Preliminary Inventory of the Potential for Electricity Generation

Description: The nation's power system is facing a diverse and broad set of challenges. These range from restructuring and increased competitiveness in power production to the need for additional production and distribution capacity to meet demand growth, and demands for increased quality and reliability of power and power supply. In addition, there are growing concerns about emissions from fossil fuel powered generation units and generators are seeking methods to reduce the CO{sub 2} emission intensity of power generation. Although these challenges may create uncertainty within the financial and electricity supply markets, they also offer the potential to explore new opportunities to support the accelerated deployment of cleaner and cost-effective technologies to meet such challenges. The federal government and various state governments, for example, support the development of a sustainable electricity infrastructure. As part of this policy, there are a variety of programs to support the development of ''cleaner'' technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP, or cogeneration) and renewable energy technologies. Energy from renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass, are considered carbon-neutral energy technologies. The production of renewable energy creates no incremental increase in fossil fuel consumption and CO{sub 2} emissions. Electricity and thermal energy production from all renewable resources, except biomass, produces no incremental increase in air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide. There are many more opportunities for the development of cleaner electricity and thermal energy technologies called ''recycled'' energy. A process using fossil fuels to produce an energy service may have residual energy waste streams that may be recycled into useful energy services. Recycled energy methods would capture energy from sources that would otherwise be unused and convert it to electricity or useful thermal energy. Recycled energy produces no or little increase in fossil fuel consumption and …
Date: August 3, 2005
Creator: Bailey, Owen & Worrell, Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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