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The Deduction for Out-of-Pocket Teacher Expenses

Description: This report discusses the tax deduction for out-of-pocket teacher expenses and the proposals to eliminate or increase it that were made in the House and Senate draft tax bills. The final bill left the deduction at its current rate.
Date: December 19, 2017
Creator: Sherlock, Molly F. & Crandall-Hollick, Margot L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculations of the transverse spatial distribution of NE102 scintillation light made by recoil protons from collimated 14-MeV neutrons

Description: A calculation has been made of the spatial distribution of NE102 scintillation light produced by recoil protons from collimated 14-MeV neutron illumination. Results were then averaged over offset circles of various radii, thus determining the fraction of the total scintillation light created inside cylindrical scintillators for uniform neutron illumination over the front face of the scintillator. The results are useful in sensitivity considerations for neutron-imaging camera design.
Date: January 19, 1979
Creator: Goosman, D.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Industrial Sector Technology Use Model (ISTUM): industrial energy use in the United States, 1974-2000. Volume 2. Results

Description: This volume, the second of a four-volume report, presents the current status of the Industrial Sector Technology Use Model (ISTUM), an analysis and projection of the use of energy in the industrial sector, developed as a tool to develop insights on the energy future of the US. Volume 1 describes the model logic and primary data inputs of ISTUM. This volume presents the results of the initial base case run of ISTUM. Volumes III and IV discuss in detail the energy demand data inputs and technology cost inputs, respectively. It is believed that, given the specified policy scenarios, the results presented in this volume provide an accurate picture of the trends in the demands for fuels and technologies for the remainder of the century. Following the introductory chapter, chapters are entitled: Projected Trends in Industrial Fuel Consumption; Projected Contributions of Technologies to the Industrial Sector; and Service Sector Perspectives of ISTUM 4/6/78 Base Case Results (steam sector, direct heat - intermediate and dirty; indirect heat - coal capable; machine drive service sector; electrolytic sector; space heat; indirect - not coal capable; calcining; glass melting; brick and clay firing; iron making; and steel reheating).
Date: June 19, 1978
Creator: Bohn, R.E. & Herod, J.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Direct utilization of geothermal energy in western South Dakota agribusiness. Fourth quarterly technical progress report, April 1-June 30, 1979

Description: This geothermal heating system has five pumps providing heated water for: grain dryer, shop, employee's home, mobile homes, hospital barn, open feed lot sheds, and make up water pump. Included are the following: progress and cost schedules and work plan, acceptance statements, environmental baseline monitoring, construction contract with exhibits, and specifications. The specifications include: invitation to bid, instructions to bidders, bid form, band and forms, form of agreement, general conditions, and supplemental conditions, as well as specifications. The specifications cover: general requirements, site work, concrete, metals, wood, thermal and moisture protection, mechanical systems, and electrical systems. (MHR)
Date: July 19, 1979
Creator: Howard, S. M.; Grams, W. H.; Carda, D. D. & Zeller, T. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Industrial Sector Technology Use Model (ISTUM): industrial energy use in the United States, 1974-2000. Volume 1. Primary model documentation. Book 1: Chapters I, II, and III

Description: The model is designed to predict the commercial-market penetration of various energy technologies in the industrial sector out to the year 2000. The model represents the refinement and further development of the Industrial Sector Model developed for the Market Oriented Program Planning Study task force in 1977. The model assesses the comparative economic competitiveness of each technology and then uses these assessments to project each technology's anticipated market penetration. The introductory chapter provides logic and special terminology information of the model. The next sections deal with the input requirements and a discussion of the solution of the model.
Date: June 19, 1978
Creator: Bohn, R.E. & Herod, J.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regional Systems Development for Geothermal Energy Resources Pacific Region (California and Hawaii). Task 3: water resources evaluation. Topical report

Description: The fundamental objective of the water resources analysis was to assess the availability of surface and ground water for potential use as power plant make-up water in the major geothermal areas of California. The analysis was concentrated on identifying the major sources of surface and ground water, potential limitations on the usage of this water, and the resulting constraints on potentially developable electrical power in each geothermal resource area. Analyses were completed for 11 major geothermal areas in California: four in the Imperial Valley, Coso, Mono-Long Valley, Geysers-Calistoga, Surprise Valley, Glass Mountain, Wendel Amedee, and Lassen. One area in Hawaii, the Puna district, was also included in the analysis. The water requirements for representative types of energy conversion processes were developed using a case study approach. Cooling water requirements for each type of energy conversion process were estimated based upon a specific existing or proposed type of geothermal power plant. The make-up water requirements for each type of conversion process at each resource location were then estimated as a basis for analyzing any constraints on the megawatts which potentially could be developed.
Date: March 19, 1979
Creator: Sakaguchi, J.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Direct application of west coast geothermal resources in a wet corn milling plant supplementary analyses and information dissemination. Final report, addendum

Description: In an extension to the scope of the previous studies, supplementary analyses were to be performed for both plants which would assess the economics of geothermal energy if coal had been the primary fuel rather than oil and gas. The studies include: supplementary analysis for a coal fired wet corn milling plant, supplementary analysis for an East Coast frozen food plant with coal fired boilers, and information dissemination activities.
Date: March 19, 1982
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Extraordinary Measures" and the Debt Limit

Description: This report discusses the U.S. government debt limit and the use of extraordinary measures by the U.S. Treasury to delay implementation of the debt limit by Congress.
Date: December 19, 2017
Creator: Driessen, Grant A. & Hughes, Joseph S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

What Happens if H.R. 1 Conflicts with U.S. Tax Treaties?

Description: This report discusses what happens if a new U.S. tax law contradicts existing U.S. international tax treaties, with considerations for Congress.
Date: December 19, 2017
Creator: Lunder, Erika K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The 2017 National Security Strategy: Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) document released by the Trump Administration on December 18, 2017, and its major themes.
Date: December 19, 2017
Creator: McInnis, Kathleen J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of multiparticle Bose-Einstein correlations in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions

Description: We introduce the coalescence variables, a set of three boost-invariant kinematic quantities which may be used in analyzing n-particle correlations. These variables characterize the invariant mass of an n-particle and in three directions and separate the timelike and spacelike characteristics of the source. The analytic Kolehmanien-Gyulassy model is generalized to give two, three, and four-particle correlation functions, with coherence and Coulomb corrections applied to the basic formalism. We demonstrate the relation of the coalescence variables to be radius and duration of the source, and find that for sufficiently large transverse radii, Coulomb effects can suppress the structure of the Hanbury-Brown-Twiss correlations so that no significant information on source size can be obtained. 11 refs., 10 figs.
Date: October 19, 1990
Creator: Cramer, J.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quartz-resonator pressure gauges: temperature performance

Description: The force-frequency effect in quartz resonators has in the past been utilized as a transducer mechanism in various realizations and, in particular, successfully commercialized as a pressure transducer. More recently the need for a very precise (0.01 psi pressure uncertainty at 10,000 psi) pressure transducer to operate at high temperatures (275 to 300/sup 0/C) in geothermal environments has necessitated further development efforts directed to improve performance. The incorporation of the rotated X-cut into a pressure transducer, similar to the Hewlett-Packard design, represents one such development effort at Sandia National Laboratories. The present report characterizes the pressure-temperature performance of the AT- and rotated X-cut resonators and the Hewlett-Packard sensor where the experimental data in the pressure temperature domain are available.
Date: September 19, 1981
Creator: Koehler, D. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Computer aided surface representation

Description: The central research problem of this project is the effective representation, computation, and display of surfaces interpolating to information in three or more dimensions. If the given information is located on another surface, then the problem is to construct a surface defined on a surface''. Sometimes properties of an already defined surface are desired, which is geometry processing''. Visualization of multivariate surfaces is possible by means of contouring higher dimensional surfaces. These problems and more are discussed below. The broad sweep from constructive mathematics through computational algorithms to computer graphics illustrations is utilized in this research. The breadth and depth of this research activity makes this research project unique.
Date: February 19, 1990
Creator: Barnhill, R.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sector 1-LTR-RTL-Sector 2 treaty

Description: We have determined the location of the linac and damping ring interface. This treaty point serves as a pivot about which the optics for sector one, the Linac-To-Ring lines, Ring-To-Linac lines, and sector two have been designed. The treaty location is at Z = 98.7532 m from the beginning of the SLC linac sector one. Our choices of location and beam parameters are consistent with the verbal charter of Ecklund, Fieguth, and others.
Date: March 19, 1985
Creator: Woodley, M.D. & Sheppard, J.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regional systems development for geothermal energy resources: Pacific Region (California and Hawaii). Task 3: water resources evaluation, topical report appendices

Description: The appendices for the water resources evaluation report are included for the Imperial Valley KGRA's, Coso, Mono-Long Valley, Geysers Calistoga, Surprise Valley, Wendell Amedee, Glass Mountain, Lassen, Puna, and for power plant case studies. (MHR)
Date: March 19, 1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Collective accelerator using field-reversed plasma rings

Description: This note discusses the possibility of magnetically accelerating the plasma rings. At low-to-moderate ring kinetic energy, application to heating, fueling, and efficient current drive of conventional fusion reactors appears possible. At high ring kinetic energy, applications to inertial-confinement fusion through pellet heating and to transuranic element synthesis appear possible. The rings may be considered to be a self-linking flux bundle having net helicity. From an accelerator point of view, the rings represent collective particle entities held together by magnetic forces and may be viewed as macroparticles or micropellets having large magnetic moment per unit mass. Because of the relatively long lifetime and resiliency of the rings, it appears possible to accelerate to multimegajoule kinetic energy over reasonable distances and to focus the rings to centimeter-size dimensions.
Date: September 19, 1981
Creator: Hartman, C.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regional systems development for geothermal energy resources: Pacific region (California and Hawaii). Task 2: Regional program monitoring and progress evaluation, topical report

Description: All the objectives of the regional program monitoring and progress evaluation have been met through personal contacts and the review of data. They are as follows: to determine the existing status of power plant projects and future plans; to identify major problem areas for each project (technical, financial, regulatory) that are affecting progress; and to analyze the data and to develop recommendations directed toward resolving problems. The results have been presented in a tabular summary format that is accompanied by explanatory text covering 25 projects.
Date: March 19, 1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Congressional Oversight Manual

Description: Throughout its history, Congress has engaged in oversight of the executive branch - the review, monitoring, and supervision of the implementation of public policy. The first several Congresses inaugurated such important oversight techniques as special investigations, reporting requirements, resolutions of inquiry, and use of the appropriations process to review executive activity. Contemporary developments, moreover, have increased the legislature's capacity and capabilities to check on and check the Executive. Public laws and congressional rules have measurably enhanced Congress's implied power under the Constitution to conduct oversight.
Date: May 19, 2011
Creator: Kaiser, Frederick M.; Oleszek, Walter J. & Tatelman, Todd B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights

Description: Iraq's political transition from the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein to a plural polity that encompasses varying sects and ideological and political factions has been accomplished through a series of elections that began in 2005. However, disputes regarding various communities' claims on power and economic resources has contributed to popular frustration and continued political unrest. This report discusses these issues.
Date: April 19, 2011
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy

Description: Kuwait, which has been pivotal to nearly two decades of U.S. involvement in Iraq, has advanced its democratic development since the fall of Saddam Hussein. However, it remains mired in internal wrangling over economic issues and the political dominance of the ruling family, and it is showing signs of Sunni-Shiite tensions previously absent. This report, prepared with the assistance of Kim Klarman, will be updated.
Date: May 19, 2011
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Response of the Saver Dipole Beam Tube to single-phase helium pressure

Description: One Energy Saver Dipole Beam Tube (No. MB 124211) was tested under static and pulsed pressure conditions. Under static pressure, permanent deformation started at about 125 psi and reached .006 inches across flats after 220 psi exposure. Final catastrophic collapse occurred at 325 psi. Pressure pulses of shape and duration approximating the single phase helium pressure during a full house quench had no effect on the tube (previously staticly pressurized to 220 psi) up to 285 psi and a slight yield effect at 305 psi. Repeated pulses at 305 psi appeared to cause little or no further yielding. When compared to static pressure effects the 305 psi pulse produced the same deflection as about 235 psi static pressure.
Date: January 19, 1983
Creator: Biallas, G. & Barner, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Workforce: Characteristics and Trends

Description: This report describes the characteristics and trends of the United States federal government workforce, which many consider to reflect the gender, racial, and ethnic diversity of the country as a whole.
Date: April 19, 2011
Creator: Copeland, Curtis W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP): Status and Issues

Description: The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246, 2008 farm bill) created the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). This report discusses the two main purposes of BCAP, which are (1) to support the establishment and production of eligible crops for conversion to bioenergy in selected areas, and (2) to assist agricultural and forest land owners and operators with collection, harvest, storage, and transportation of eligible material for use in a biomass conversion facility.
Date: April 19, 2011
Creator: Stubbs, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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