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Ecological Risk Assessment for Kesterson Reservoir

December 2000.

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Modern Chemistry and Chemical Industry of Starch and Cellulose

By: Chaudhuri, Tarini Charan
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Evaluation Guidelines for Ecological Indicators

By: Jackson, Laura E; Kurtz, Janis C; Fisher, William S

Includes bibliographical references

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Cross Cultural Communication

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Effective cross-cultural communication is an important part of the Communication Strategy for each site, and a critical component of the Community Involvement Plan. This tool provides recommendations for communicating verbally and non verbally with different cultures identified by demographic research through LandView and other methods. It is designed to alert you to cultural differences that affect communication. This tool provides general information and speci...

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Nanotechnology and Sustainability

By: Barbara Karn

Excerpt: Nanotechnology is…StructureAbility to control or manipulateon the atomic scale.Novel propertiesCreating and using structures, devices and systems that have novel properties and functionsbecause of their small and/or intermediate size.the ability to work at the molecular level, atom-by-atom, to create large structures with fundamentally new molecular organization.

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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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Epa Requirements for Quality Management Plans

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: FOREWORD: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed the Quality Management Plan as a means of documenting how an organization will plan, implement, and assess the effectiveness of its quality assurance and quality control operations applied to environmental programs. The process of planning, implementing, and assessing these management systems is called quality management and the product of this process is called the Quality System. The Qualit...

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Epa/452/B-02-001 : Introduction

By: Daniel Charles Mussatti

Excerpt: The objectives of this Manual are two-fold: (1) to provide guidance to industry and regulatory authorities for the development of accurate and consistent costs (capital costs, operating and maintenance expenses, and other costs) for air pollution control devices, and (2) to establish a standardized and peer reviewed costing methodology by which all air pollution control costing analyses can be performed. To perform these objectives, this Manual, for the last twe...

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Quality Assurance Annual Report and Work Plan Quality Staff Fy 2000

By: Nancy W. Wentworth

Excerpt: NELAC/NELAP Support: The Quality Staff also provides limited organizational and management support to the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP). The Quality Staff developed and provided NELAC 101 orientation presentations at several conferences, e.g., AFCEE on Remedial Process Optimization; and the NELAC VI National Meeting. The Quality Staff also provided NELAC Accrediting Authority Assessor training to state and Federal personnel.

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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning : Maintaining Natural Life ...

By: Shahid Naeem

Excerpt: Critical processes at the ecosystem level influence plant productivity, soil fertility, water quality, atmospheric chemistry, and many other local and global environmental conditions that ultimately affect human welfare. These ecosystem processes are controlled by both the diversity and identity of the plant, animal, and microbial species living within a community. Human modifications to the living community in an ecosystem – as well as to the collective biodive...

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National Wetland Mitigation Banking Study Wetland Mitigation Banking

By: Dr. Robert W. Brumbaugh

Excerpt: ELI identified existing and proposed banks using a cut-off date of July 31, 1992, to assure consistency in the data. We defined existing banks as either (1) having a signed memorandum of understanding or similar instrument (e.g. permit) rendering it open for business or (2) having already issued credits with the acquiescence of one or more regulatory agencies. Thus, for purposes of this study, the essential characteristic was regulatory recognition that mitigati...

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Results and Recommendations

By: Bradley O. Parks

Excerpt: Foreword: The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is being implemented to serve national biodiversity management, research, and education needs. It began in the middle 1990’s as a World Wide Web-based information system developed through partnerships with key organizations. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Biological Informatics (CBI) serves as an infrastructure node and provides leadership for NBII implementation. The NBII seeks to...

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Legionella : Human Health Criteria Document

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This document was prepared for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW) by the Office of Science and Technology (OST) under contract with ICF Consulting Group (Contract No. 68-C6-0029). Overall planning and management for the preparation of this document was provided by Latisha S. Parker, MS of OST. EPA acknowledges the valuable contributions of those who reviewed this document. They include Li...

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A Reporter's Guide to Yucca Mountain

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This guidebook was produced with funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under grant number 827378-01. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the Agency’s views or policies. This guidebook was produced with support also from the Environmental Health Center’s parent organization, the National Safety Council, a not-for-profit, nongovernmental public service organization.

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Results of the Lmmb Study : Mercury Data Report

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: As described in Section 1.5.5, the LMMB quality assurance program prescribed minimum standards to which all organizations collecting data were required to adhere. The quality activities implemented for the mercury monitoring portion of the study are further described in Section 2.6 and included use of SOPs, training of laboratory and field personnel, and establishment of measurement quality objectives (MQO) for study data. A detailed description of the LMMB qual...

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Introduction to Watershed Ecology

By: Thomas C. O'Keefe

Excerpt: Introduction: This training module introduces watershed ecology. Understanding watershed structure and natural processes is crucial to grasping how human activities can degrade or improve the condition of a watershed, including its water quality, its fish and wildlife, its forests and other vegetation, and the quality of community life for people who live there. Knowing these watershed structural and functional characteristics and how people can affect them sets...

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Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: DISCLAIMER: This is a guidance manual and is not a regulation. It does not change or substitute for any legal requirements. While EPA has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the discussion in this guidance, the obligations of the regulated community are determined by the relevant statutes, regulations, or other legally binding requirements. This guidance manual is not a rule, is not legally enforceable, and does not confer legal rights or impose legal ob...

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Biohealth Link : Questions of Cancer

By: John Groopman, Ph. D.

Excerpt: The dialogue established at the Summer Institute continues throughout the school year, as participants link electronically to an array of resources at the EnviroHealth Web site. There, teachers can receive important news updates from the environmental health field and receive timely feedback and additional classroom activities and projects from their fellow participants, access environmental health/cancer lesson plans, engage their students in two interactive We...

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Quality Management Plan for Region 7

By: William A. Spratlin

Excerpt: Agency policy initiated by the Administrator in memoranda of May 30, 1979 and June 14, 1979 requires participation in a centrally-managed quality system by all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) organizations (laboratories, program offices, or regional offices) and by non-EPA organizations conducting environmental programs which are supported or mandated through contracts, regulations, or other formalized agreements. The Agency's policy and program requiremen...

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Formation Mechanisms for Secondary Organic Aerosol in Ambient Air

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Abstract. An integrated laboratory and field research program is underway at the National Exposure Research Laboratory to characterize organic carbon in PM2.5 formed through chemical reactions. Information from this study will provide critical data needed to improve the treatment of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation in the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model. In the laboratory portion, SOA-producing hydrocarbon precursors are irradiated in a sm...

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