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Environmental Report 2001

Description: The chapter summaries demonstrate the breadth of the environmental activities at LLNL. There are 14 chapters in this report: 3 chapters provide general information about the LLNL sites, regulatory activities, and the structure of environmental programs at LLNL; 10 chapters provide environmental monitoring measurements and analyses; and 1 chapter describes the quality assurance program and quality control activities that ensure the validity of the data. Brief descriptions of the contents of each of the individual chapters are presented here. Chapter 1, Introduction, describes the physical setting of the two LLNL sites. The description includes information about the topography, geology, and meteorology of the sites and clearly states the differences between them despite their proximity. Chapter 2, Compliance Summary, summarizes information about LLNL's substantial compliance activities, including compliance with the major federal, state, and local environmental initiatives. The major topics covered are the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and related state programs, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and state and local hazardous waste regulations, the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Antiquities Act. Chapter 3, Environmental Program Information, describes the organization of LLNL's Environmental Protection Department and its divisions, giving the responsibilities of each organization for compliance and monitoring. Chapter 4, Air Effluent Monitoring, summarizes the facilities that have continuous air monitoring for their operations, including a summary of the results of the monitoring data collected for the sources. Chapter 5, Air Surveillance Monitoring, describes the purpose of the air particulate and tritium ambient air monitoring programs and provides analyses of the measurements taken in calendar year 2001. The chapter provides dose estimates from exposure to radiological materials in the ambient air. Chapter 6, Sewer ...
Date: September 1, 2002
Creator: Althouse, P E; Bertoldo, N A; Blake, R G; Brigdon, S L; Brown, R A; Campbell, C G et al.
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Modular intelligent sensor system

Description: This paper describes a sensor system architecture suitable for application in systems intended for battery powered unattended use. The modularity concept addresses the logical interconnects between modules, the electrical interconnects between modules, and a system for the generalization of data to permit modular processing.
Date: June 17, 1993
Creator: Fuess, D. A.
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The Defense Production Act of 1950: History, Authorities, and Considerations for Congress

Description: This report examines some of the extensive history of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), focusing primarily on its creation and most recent legislative reauthorization. This report also identifies relevant delegations of the President's DPA authorities made in Executive Order (E.O.) 13603 -- National Defense Resources Preparedness -- and provides a brief overview of issues Congress may consider in its oversight.
Date: November 20, 2018
Creator: Brown, Jared T. & Schwartz, Moshe
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Genetic Mutations in the S-loop of Human Glutathione Synthetase: Links Between Substrate Binding, Active Site Structure and Allostery

Description: This article uses molecular dynamics simulations and experimental point mutations to probe the role of S-loop residues in tertiary structure, substrate binding, and allosteric communication.
Date: November 29, 2018
Creator: Ingle, Brandall L.; Shrestha, Bibesh; De Jesus, Margarita C.; Conrad-Webb, Heather M.; Anderson, Mary E. & Cundari, Thomas R.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Defense Primer: Personnel Tempo (PERSTEMPO)

Description: This report explains the Department of Defense's (DOD's) personnel tempo (PERSTEMPO) management, policies and programs. PERSTEMPO refers to the pace of operations for servicemembers and can affect quality of life, work satisfaction, and overall morale for members and their families.
Date: October 23, 2018
Creator: Kamarck, Kristy N.
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U.S.-India Trade Relations

Description: This report discusses trade relations between the United States and India. Many observers believe bilateral commercial ties could be more extensive if trade and investment barriers were addressed.
Date: October 24, 2018
Creator: Akhtar, Shayerah Ilias & Kronstadt, K. Alan
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Experimental Determination of Residual Stresses Generated by Single Point Incremental Forming of AlSi10Mg Sheets Produced Using SLM Additive Manufacturing Process

Description: This article assesses the effects of sterilization in materials manufactured using additive manufacturing by employing a sterilization technique used in the food industry.
Date: November 14, 2018
Creator: Robles Linares-Alvelais, José; Figueroa-Cavazos, J. Obedt; Chuck-Hernandez, C.; Siller, Héctor R.; Rodríguez, Ciro A. & Martínez-López, J. Israel
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Effect of Thermal Treatment With Water, H₂So₄ and Naoh Aqueous Solution on Color, Cell Wall and Chemical Structure of Poplar Wood

Description: This article describes a study to observe and quantify the changes of color on wood surface and microstructure of cell walls after the thermal treatment with water, dilute acid and alkali, and to describe the changes of chemical structure on wood surface after those pretreatments.
Date: March 3, 2018
Creator: Shi, Jiangtao; Lu, Yu; Zhang, Yaoli; Cai, Liping & Shi, Sheldon Q.
Partner: UNT College of Engineering

World Trade Organization: Overview and Future Direction

Description: This report provides background history of the World Trade Organization (WTO), its organization, and current status of negotiations. It also explores concerns regarding the WTO's future direction and key policy issues for Congress.
Date: November 29, 2018
Creator: Cimino-Isaacs, Cathleen D.; Fefer, Rachel F. & Fergusson, Ian F.
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China's Status as a Nonmarket Economy (NME)

Description: This report discusses China's classification by the World Trade Organization (WTO). China contends that language in its WTO accession protocol required all WTO members to terminate their use of the alternative methodology; the United States and other WTO members argue that that the WTO language did not automatically obligate them to extend market economy status (MES) to China.
Date: October 22, 2018
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
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Iran Sanctions

Description: This report discusses U.S. sanctions against Iran and the 2016 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement which led to the lifting of sanctions based on nuclear proliferation in Iran. It outlines the various sanctions against Iran and their current implementation status, international efforts to bring about compliance, and their effects; it also addresses recent discussions regarding President's Trump announcement that the U.S. was decertifying the nuclear agreement and the possibility of reinstating certain sanctions.
Date: November 28, 2018
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
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Serbia: Background and U.S. Relations

Description: This report provides an overview of Serbia and its governmental structure, economy, and foreign relations with the U.S., Kosovo, Turkey, Russia, and the European Union (EU).
Date: November 16, 2018
Creator: Morelli, Vincent L. & Garding, Sarah E.
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Bahrain: Unrest, Security, and U.S. Policy

Description: This report discusses the political structure and human rights issues in Bahrain, including the 2011 uprising and its aftermath. Additionally, the report discusses Bahrain's relations with the United States and with the other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) alliance.
Date: December 4, 2018
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
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