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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 668: Disa...

By: J. J. Arvelo

Medical Reference Publication

1. INTRODUCTION The WHO Expert Committee on Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation met in Geneva from 17 to 23 February 1981. Dr D. Tejadade- Rivero, Assistant Director-General, opened the meeting on behalf of the Director-General. The meeting was being held in the International Year of Disabled Persons, and it should be regarded as an important part of WHO's contribution to the special efforts being made during that year to improve the lot of the disabled. Reviewing t...

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World Health Organization : Regional Office for the Western Pacifi...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION The regional biomedical information programme was iormally established in 1981 when a working group was convened, composed of national focal points designated by their governments for this programme. The recommendations of the working group for a user-oriented programme were discussed at the thirty-third session of the Regional Committee. As a result, a technical study team was formed to review present and future needs and resources in the Region with a view...

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Emission Factor Documentation for Ap-42

By: Jeff Shular

Excerpt: The information in this document has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Contract No. 68-D2-0159 to Midwest Research Institute. It has been reviewed by the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, and has been approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

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Aquatic Nuisance Species in Ballast Water Discharges : Issues and ...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This draft report, Aquatic Nuisance Species in Ballast Water Discharges: Issues and Options was prepared in response to a petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received on January 13, 1999, from the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center. The petition was filed on behalf of fifteen nongovernmental and State and Tribal governmental organizations. The petition asked that EPA eliminate a regulatory exemption that currently prevents ballast water di...

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5 Emission Control Technologies

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The EPA Base Case 2000 includes emission control technologies as compliance options for meeting air regulatory requirements. Although the EPA Base Case 2000 includes only existing SO2 and NOx air regulations, detailed assumptions on the cost and performance for mercury control were developed for use in mercury policy cases built on EPA Base Case 2000. In addition, two other control options — combustion optimization and biomass co-firing — are offered for policy ...

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Technical Report Treatment of Cyanide Heap Leaches and Tailings

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This document was prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The mention of company or product names is not to be considered an endorsement by the U.S. Government or the EPA. This Technical Resource Document consists of two sections. The first section is EPA's Profile of the lead-zinc industry; the remaining section is a Site Visit Report from a site visit conducted by EPA. The Technical Report was distributed for review to the U.S. Department o...

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Options for Dental Mercury Reduction Programs : Information for St...

By: Nicole Diroff

Excerpt: Through the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy (GLBTS), Canada and the United States have committed to reduce the use and release of mercury. A Mercury Workgroup, led by Environment Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), promotes activities that will reduce mercury releases to the Great Lakes Basin, utilizing the GLBTS analytical framework for achieving virtual elimination of mercury from the Great Lakes. This analytical framework invol...

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Guidance Manual and Example Npdes Permit for Concentrated Animal F...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The Strategy describes short- and long-term activities to implement and improve the existing regulatory program using a two-phased approach to permitting CAFOs. During Round I, beginning in 2000, EPA and States will issue permits to CAFOs under the existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations based on the information in this guidance document. During Round II, beginning in about 2005, EPA and States will reissue NPDES permits to C...

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Detailed Industry Questionnai...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Table A1. Selected NPDES State Statutory/Regulatory Provisions Addressing Impacts from Cooling Water Intake Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Table A2. Number of Questions by Utility Respondent Group and Question Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Table A3. Industry Organization Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives Process

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed the Data Quality Objectives Process as the Agency’s recommended planning process when environmental data are used to select between two opposing conditions. The Data Quality Objectives Process is used to develop Data Quality Objectives that clarify study objectives, define the appropriate type of data, and specify tolerable levels of potential decision errors that will be used as the basis for establis...

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The Green Building Resource Guide

By: Daianna Rincones

Excerpt: Capital investors are beginning to realize the advantages of building for the long-term; considering a structure’s impacts on waste, environment and productivity in the analysis of costs and benefits. But for many businesses, the costs of exhibiting their environmental leadership through green building are still prohibitive. In response to this trend, various organizations have established grants and other incentive programs to promote sustainable building. Like...

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Ground-Water Model Testing : Systematic Evaluation and Testing of ...

By: David A. Kanzer

Excerpt: DISCLAIMER NOTICE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through its Office of Research and Development funded and managed the research described here under Cooperative Agreement Number CR-818719 to the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. It has been subjected to Agency’s peer and administrative review, and has been approved for publication as an EPA document.

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Locomotive Emission Standards

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This document is a revised version of the December 1997 Regulatory Support Document that was placed in the public docket at the time of signature. This version includes editorial revisions, corrections, and some additional information. The technological feasibility, environmental, and economic analyses are unchanged in content. The electronic version of this document also contains tables and figures that were included in the hard copy of the December 1997 docume...

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Technical Support Document : Printed on Recycled Paper Analysis of...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: CARB provided a more detailed analysis in a submittal to EPA dated July 9, 1999. (Filed in docket A-2000-10, document number II.D.-2; also available at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cbg/Oxy/wav/070999.pdf ) . CARB attempted to demonstrate that an additional 1.5 percent reduction in NOx reductions could be achieved with zero oxygen in California’s gasoline. CARB also claimed that it would be impossible to achieve the same level of additional NOx reduction with the 2.0 we...

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Analysis of the Acid Deposition and Ozone Control Act (S. 172)

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Executive Summary This document, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to a Congressional request, analyzes the environmental impacts, costs, and benefits of Senate Bill 172 (S. 172). The bill, entitled the Acid Deposition and Ozone Control Act, is designed to address multiple regional and national-scale health and environmental impacts associated with emissions from power generation.

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Appendix a : Primacy Revision Crosswalks

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The Primacy revision crosswalk for the Stage 1 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) is presented on the following pages and includes the amendments published on January 16, 2001. Regulatory language which was amended on January 16, 2001 appears underlined in the following table. Under 40 CFR 142.12, states must adopt the requirements of the Stage 1 DBPR within 2 years of the final rule’s publication, or by December 16, 2000. While states may...

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The Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule What Do...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The new rules are a product of 6 years of collaboration among the water supply industry, environmental and public health groups, and local, state, and federal governments. EPA first launched a rule-making process in 1992 and convened a Regulatory Negotiation (RegNeg) Advisory Committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), representing a range of stakeholders affected by possible regulation. The 1996 SDWA Amendments required EPA to develop rules to ba...

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Wastes from the Combustion of Fossil Fuels

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Publications 6 through 9 are available in the EPA docket. Although the electronic databases (1 through 5) are not in the docket, EPA’s methodology for analyzing these databases and the results of these analyses are presented in EPA documents prepared in support of this study (i.e., the Technical Background Document for the Report to Congress on Remaining Wastes from Fossil Fuel Combustion: Industry Statistics and other documents). These documents can be found in the EPA docket.

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Guidance : Coordinating Cso Long-Term Planning with Water Quality ...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The Guidance: Coordinating CSO Long-Term Planning with Water Quality Standards Reviews is designed to address questions on integrating development of CSO long-term control plans (LTCPs) with water quality standards reviews. These questions have been raised since the 1994 publication of the CSO Control Policy, and EPA is responding to them by expanding on its existing guidance.

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Contents

By: Jan M. Chaiken

Introduction: The past year has seen crime rates falling in communities all across America. But few of us in the criminal justice business think our job is done. And from the federal level, Fiscal Year 1997 saw two major events that helped us focus our sights on the appropriate federal role in crime control as we approach the year 2000. In February 1997, we released a report the University of Maryland prepared in response to a Congressional mandate to provide an independ...

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