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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Source Guide for the Hanford Site September 1999

Description: This document summarizes relevant EAs and EISs by briefly outlining the proposed action of each document and the decision made by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or its predecessor agencies, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the US. Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). The summary includes the proposed action alternatives and current status of the proposed action. If a decision officially was stated by the DOE, as in a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) or a record of decision (ROD), and the decision was located, a summary is provided. Not all federal decisions, such as FONSIs and RODs, can be found in the Federal Register (FR). For example, although significant large-action FONSIs can be found in the FR, some low-interest FONSIs might have been published elsewhere (i.e., local newspapers).
Date: September 1, 1999
Creator: CUMMINS, G.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Materials Sciences Programs

Description: A compilation and index of the ERDA materials sciences program is presented. This compilation is intended for use by administrators, managers, and scientists to help coordinate research and as an aid in selecting new programs. (GHT)
Date: January 1, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Site-Specific Analysis of Geothermal Development-Data Files of Prospective Sites

Description: This document presents site-specific data and sample development schedules for the first plant on line at 30 hydrothermal and 7 geopressured prospective sites (prospects) that are believed to be suited for supporting the geothermal generation of electricity. This report includes many prospects from an earlier METREK report on geothermal development scenarios. The list has been augmented with other sites chosen as development prospects by the division of Geothermal Energy (DGE) of the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). The DGE additions include a general area called ''Cascade Range''. METREK has chosen the following specific Cascade Range Sites in place of that general area: Baker Hot Springs, Mount Hood, Lassen and Glass Mountain/ Diablo. All the prospects have been selected on the basis of current knowledge of hydrothermal and geopressured resources. The selection is intended for program planning purposes. Neither METREK nor the Federal government warrants that any of these sites will necessarily be developed, nor does their selection necessarily imply any commitment on the part of the Federal government to their development. [DJE-2005]
Date: October 1, 1977
Creator: Williams, F.; Cohen, A.; Pfundstein, R. & Pond, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Source Guide for the Hanford Site

Description: This Source Guide will assist those working with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 to become more familiar with the environmental assessments (EA) and environmental impact statements (EIS) that apply to specific activities and facilities on the Hanford Site. This document should help answer questions concerning NEPA coverage, history, processes, and the status of many of the buildings and units on and related to the Hanford Site. This document summarizes relevant EAs and EISs by briefly outlining the proposed action of each document and the decision made by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or its predecessor agencies, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). The summary includes the proposed action alternatives and current status of the proposed action. If a decision officially was stated by the DOE, as in a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) or a record of decision (ROD), and the decision was located, a summary is provided. Not all federal decisions, such as FONSIs and RODs, can be found in the Federal Register (FR). For example, although significant large-action FONSIs can be found in the FR, some low-interest FONSIs might have been published elsewhere (i.e., local newspapers).
Date: September 1, 2000
Creator: JANSKY, M.T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fiscal Year 1994 progress in implementing Section 120 of the Comprehensive Environmental Rresponse, Compensation, and Liability Act. Eighth annual report to Congress

Description: Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (Public Law 96-510), commonly known as Superfund, in 1980. The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) (Public Law 99-499), which amended CERCLA in 1986, added Section 120 regarding the cleanup of contaminated sites at Federal facilities. Under Section 120(e)(5) of CERCLA, each department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal government responsible for compliance with Section 120 must submit an annual report to Congress concerning its progress in implementing the requirements of Section 120. The report must include information on the progress in reaching Interagency Agreements (IAGs), conducting Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Studies (RI/FSs), and performing remedial actions. Federal agencies that own or operate facilities on the National Priorities List (NPL) are required to begin an RI/FS for these facilities within 6 months after being placed on the NPL. Remediation of these facilities is addressed in an IAG between the Federal agency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and in some instances the state within which the facility is located. This report, prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Office of Environmental Management, is being submitted to Congress in accordance with Section 120(e)(5) of CERCLA. It is DOE`s Eighth Annual Report to Congress and provides information on DOE`s progress in implementing CERCLA Section 120 in Fiscal Year 1994 (FY 94), i.e., from October 1, 1993, to September 30, 1994. In this report the words {open_quotes}site{close_quotes} and {open_quotes}facility{close_quotes} are used interchangeably.
Date: July 1, 1995
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Laboratory services series: a lubrication program

Description: The diversity of equipment and operating conditions at a major national research and development laboratory requires a systematic, effective lubrication program. The various phases of this program and the techniques employed in formulating and administering this program are discussed under the following topics: Equipment Identification, Lubrication Requirements, Assortment of Lubricants, Personnel, and Scheduling.
Date: May 1, 1976
Creator: Bowen, H. B. & Miller, T. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

ENERGY RESOURCES CENTER

Description: First I will give a short history of this Center which has had three names and three moves (and one more in the offing) in three years. Then I will tell you about the accomplishments made in the past year. And last, I will discuss what has been learned and what is planned for the future. The Energy and Environment Information Center (EEIC), as it was first known, was organized in August 1975 in San Francisco as a cooperative venture by the Federal Energy Administration (FEA), Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These three agencies planned this effort to assist the public in obtaining information about energy and the environmental aspects of energy. The Public Affairs Offices of FEA, ERDA and EPA initiated the idea of the Center. One member from each agency worked at the Center, with assistance from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Information Research Group (LBL IRG) and with on-site help from the EPA Library. The Center was set up in a corner of the EPA Library. FEA and ERDA each contributed one staff member on a rotating basis to cover the daily operation of the Center and money for books and periodicals. EPA contributed space, staff time for ordering, processing and indexing publications, and additional money for acquisitions. The LBL Information Research Group received funds from ERDA on a 189 FY 1976 research project to assist in the development of the Center as a model for future energy centers.
Date: November 1, 1979
Creator: Sternberg, Virginia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemistry of thermochemical cycles from U. S. A. programs. [Review of ERDA-sponsored work]

Description: Theoretical advantages for hydrogen production by thermochemical methods have stimulated many efforts to ''invent,'' test and/or perform engineering and economic evaluation of thermochemical processes. A large number of thermochemical cycles have been conceived. Unfortunately, many have been published without experimental verification of the reactions in the cycle. As a result of this, most evaluations and/or comparisons of thermochemical processes for process efficiency or cost have been based on assumed data for fictitious cycles. In the United States, experimental and theoretical programs to develop or evaluate thermochemical processes are being conducted in several ERDA laboratories and in some commercial laboratories. Supporting research in thermochemistry, reaction kinetics and chemical engineering is also supported in universities. From these programs it has become painfully clear that very few conceptual cycles survive experimental testing. Nevertheless, these programs have developed thermochemical cycles where all reactions have been demonstrated in the laboratory. Most of these have been described in recent publications. In this paper, experimentally valid cycles are identified and described. These involve different chemical systems for which thermochemical data are usually available. This implies that additional (better) cycles will be found. Common problems of most cycles include: (1) manipulations involving solids; (2) drying large volumes of solutions; (3) reactions where heat must be transferred to a solid from a heat exchanger surface. It seems clear that engineering assessment of such problems in specific cycles could lead to variations that improve the process. This feed-back procedure might produce a practical process.
Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Bowman, M. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Third workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering: Proceedings

Description: The Third Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering convened at Stanford University on December 14, 1977, with 104 attendees from six nations. In keeping with the recommendations expressed by the participants at the Second Workshop, the format of the Workshop was retained, with three days of technical sessions devoted to reservoir physics, well and reservoir testing, field development, and mathematical modeling of geothermal reservoirs. The program presented 33 technical papers, summaries of which are included in these Proceedings. Although the format of the Workshop has remained constant, it is clear from a perusal of the Table of Contents that considerable advances have occurred in all phases of geothermal reservoir engineering over the past three years. Greater understanding of reservoir physics and mathematical representations of vapor-dominated and liquid-dominated reservoirs are evident; new techniques for their analysis are being developed, and significant field data from a number of newer reservoirs are analyzed. The objectives of these workshops have been to bring together researchers active in the various physical and mathematical disciplines comprising the field of geothermal reservoir engineering, to give the participants a forum for review of progress and exchange of new ideas in this rapidly developing field, and to summarize the effective state of the art of geothermal reservoir engineering in a form readily useful to the many government and private agencies involved in the development of geothermal energy. To these objectives, the Third Workshop and these Proceedings have been successfully directed. Several important events in this field have occurred since the Second Workshop in December 1976. The first among these was the incorporation of the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) into the newly formed Department of Energy (DOE) which continues as the leading Federal agency in geothermal reservoir engineering research. The Third Workshop under the Stanford Geothermal Program was supported ...
Date: December 15, 1977
Creator: Ramey, H.J. Jr. & Kruger, P. (eds.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stable isotope sales: Mound Facility customer and shipment summaries, FY 1981

Description: A listing is given of Mound Facility's sales of stable isotopes of noble gases, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, chlorine, and sulfur for Fiscal Year 1981. Purchasers are listed alphabetically and are divided into domestic and foreign groups. A cross-reference index by location is included for domestic customers. Cross-reference listings by isotope purchased are included for all customers.
Date: October 1, 1982
Creator: Ruwe, Jr, A H
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stable isotope research pool inventory

Description: This report contains a listing of electromagnetically separated stable isotopes which are available for distribution within the United States for non-destructive research use from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on a loan basis. This inventory includes all samples of stable isotopes in the Materials Research Collection and does not designate whether a sample is out on loan or in reprocessing. For some of the high abundance naturally occurring isotopes, larger amounts can be made available; for example, Ca-40 and Fe-56.
Date: January 1, 1981
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

US Department of Energy High School Student Supercomputing Honors Program: A follow-up assessment

Description: The US DOE High School Student Supercomputing Honors Program was designed to recognize high school students with superior skills in mathematics and computer science and to provide them with formal training and experience with advanced computer equipment. This document reports on the participants who attended the first such program, which was held at the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) during August 1985.
Date: January 1, 1987
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quality plan for criticality safety calculations at Rocky Flats

Description: The text of the plan is given, and some of the guidelines followed in writing it are discussed to aid others who may be faced with the same task. The plan is divided into four sections. The Introduction describes the general functions and purpose of the calculational program. The second section, Activities and Responsibilities, lists specific tasks and their purposes and assigns responsibility for performance. The third section references relevant documentation (e.g., ANSI standards), and the final section describes quality plans for specific functions.
Date: January 1, 1978
Creator: Pecora, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General-purpose computer networks and resource sharing in ERDA. Volume 3. Remote resource-sharing experience and findings

Description: The investigation focused on heterogeneous networks in which a variety of dissimilar computers and operating systems were interconnected nationwide. Homogeneous networks, such as MFE net and SACNET, were not considered since they could not be used for general purpose resource sharing. Issues of privacy and security are of concern in any network activity. However, consideration of privacy and security of sensitive data arise to a much lesser degree in unclassified scientific research than in areas involving personal or proprietary information. Therefore, the existing mechanisms at individual sites for protecting sensitive data were relied on, and no new protection mechanisms to prevent infringement of privacy and security were attempted. Further development of ERDA networking will need to incorporate additional mechanisms to prevent infringement of privacy. The investigation itself furnishes an excellent example of computational resource sharing through a heterogeneous network. More than twenty persons, representing seven ERDA computing sites, made extensive use of both ERDA and non-ERDA computers in coordinating, compiling, and formatting the data which constitute the bulk of this report. Volume 3 analyzes the benefits and barriers encountered in actual resource sharing experience, and provides case histories of typical applications.
Date: July 15, 1977
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Strategic planning for automation within an information services department

Description: Today there is a growing trend within organizations for departments to become ''islands of mechanization.'' Departments compete for machine and personnel resources in order to develop individualistic, automated systems which frequently overlap in data content. To avoid this trend and prevent development of future ''islands,'' organizations must emphasize management of in-house information systems to improve the economy of operations, meet organizational objectives more effectively, and control operations more efficiently. The method by which these goals can be realized is formal planning. Planning for information systems becomes the key to the present and future. The longer planning is delayed, the more costly it will be to combine, modify, and standardize existing subsystems into an integrated systems design. There are many different types of plans which can be developed, e.g., short-, medium-, and long-term plans. However, long-term or strategic planning is the most important, as it determines an organization's major objectives. Once objectives have been defined, policies and strategies can be developed for resource allocation to meet those objectives. Action plans will implement the strategies and make the objectives become a reality. A plan for data processing support for the Information Services Department at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory is described. The plan is an attempt to unify automation efforts within the Department and insure future planning. Department organization, concerns which led to plan development, background research which went into the plan, and, finally, the plan itself are described including major objectives, strategies, and plans of action.
Date: January 1, 1978
Creator: Cooper, P.P. & Hall, J.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Staff roster for 1979-Energy Sciences programs

Description: This publication lists the education, research interests, professional affiliations, committee memberships, research experience, and selected publications of BNL staff members in energy sciences programs. (RWR)
Date: December 1, 1979
Creator: Manowitz, B. & Gurinsky, D.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Traditional computing center as a modern network node

Description: There is an obvious trend toward decentralization of computing power from the traditional, large computing center. Even so there remains a generous, but changing role for such centers to play. Their capabilities would then be complimentary to smaller, individualized facilities, so the user would benefit greatly from a general purpose, local network on which the large center represented a node. There is no network currently available that exhibits all the attributes of the ideal local for this environment. It can be approached, however, by combining several diverse products as network segments, which are interconnected via processor gateways. This is in fact the strategy being followed at Brookhaven National Laboratory, which has a computing environment typical of a large class of institutions. The attributes of the ideal network are presented. A brief discussion of the current state-of-the-art in networking is then given. Finally, the particulars of the Brookhaven implementation are offered as a case history.
Date: November 1, 1981
Creator: Heller, S. & Peskin, A.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Data telecommunications at the CSCF

Description: At Brookhaven National Laboratory data telecommunication for remote job entry, interactive time sharing, networking, graphics, and special purpose links became increasingly important--they now rival the more traditional over-the-counter traffic. The BNL Central Scientific Computing Facility (CSCF) responded to this need with a number of developments. The latest and most comprehensive of these is a ''front-end'' communications system built around MODCOMP II computers. To put this project into its proper framework, some historical background is presented describing predecessor systems, the development of specifications, and the factors considered in the decision to turn to MODCOMP. The hardware is based around dual MODCOMP II-233 processors with a specially developed link to the larger CSCF machines, two Control Data 6600 computers and one CDC 7600. The MODCOMP software is based upon an existing system developed by Chrysler Corporation, running under MAXCOM. On the Control Data side Scope 3.4/INTERCOM 4 is used as a basis. The developments and modifications, both hardware and software, necessary for these components to meet Brookhaven's specifications are described. Certain related special-purpose data link applications are described. Among them are a research project in national resource sharing networks using ARPANET, and a connection to the National Weather Service machines in Suitland, Maryland, using the bit-oriented protocol ADCCP. Future goals are briefly presented. 2 figures.
Date: October 1, 1977
Creator: Peskin, A.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Publications: 1977-1981

Description: This is a compilation of documents that communicate the results of scientific and technical work done at Savannah River. The compilation includes those documents that have been published (research and development reports, journal articles, book chapters, etc.), and documents that have been announced in Energy Research Abstracts. Where applicable the meeting at which the paper was presented is given. The information was compiled by machine methods to produce bibliographic, subject, and author listings.
Date: March 1, 1982
Creator: Hilborn, H. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department