The Role of Effective Communications in Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensing
Communications are essential to the licensing and general regulatory program of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This paper attempts to identify and address certain aspects of, and approaches...

The Standard Contract's Delivery Commitment Schedule Process
The Standard Contract for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Radioactive Waste specifies various activities necessary for the eventual acceptance of spent nuclear fuel...

Development of a Model Water Code for a Riparian-Doctrine State
Model water codes typically are developed for implementation through an administrative water-use permitting program. In order to adopt a model code in this form, a riparian-doctrine state...

What is a Drainage Utility?
A drainage utility is: a financing mechanism, providing a stable and dedicated funding source for surface water quality and quantity control; and a governmental entity whose mission is...

When to Connect Your New Supply
The use of risk analysis is important to a water utility. The economic losses to the local economy as a result of water shortages can be astronomical. On the other hand, the high rates...

Regional Water Supply Management in Southern New Hampshire
This paper presents the findings and recommendations of the Southern New Hamsphire Water Supply Study regarding regional water supply management in the study area. The study area includes...

Utility System Demand Forecasting Using Land Use Coefficients
In rapidly changing areas where several divergent paths of future growth are possible, there are advantages to forecasting future water demands and wastewater flows using the water and...

Report on Hurricane Hugo and the Response to It by South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
The South Carolina Electric Gas And Company's response to the disaster began even before Hugo Struck. Company employees began preparing for the predicted onslaught. Workers...

The Facts About Hurricane Hugo - What It Was, What It Wasn't and Why It Caused So Much Damage
This paper summarizes the information presented at a public forum in Charleston, SC on September 15, 1990. Wind and surge conditions are described, the extent of damage to buildings and...

Dealing with the Difficult Utility
The experience of an independent hydroelectric power developer, STS HydroPower, Ltd. (STS), involved in the full scope of hydroelectric activities is desribed. The purpose of the paper...

EPRI's Pumped Storage Planning and Evaluation Guide
EPRI's Pumped Storage Planning and Evaluation Guide was published in 1990. The Guide provides step-by-step procedures to: (a) evaluate pumped-storage operation in a utility...

Benefits and Applications of Modular Hydroelectric Pumped Storage
Hydroelectric pumped storage is the only proven and most efficient technology available for energy storage. It is used by utilities to provide peak and intermediate power and to optimize...

An Overview of EPRI Hydrogeochemical Code FASTCHEMTM
The capabilities of the flow and transport modules that make up FASTCHEM are described. The linkages among the various modules that are required to achieve a hydrogeochemical analysis...

A Study of Shield Tunnel's Earthquake Prevention Under a Big Earthquake
Currently, the most commonly used approach for determining the aseismicity of a shield tunnel is the 'Response Displacement Method.' This is based on analysed...

Earthquake Loss Analysis for Lifelines
The main focus of this paper is to demonstrate the practicality of the recently developed methodology for earthquake loss estimation for lifelines as well as to demonstrate the usefulness...

Engineering Tactics on Lifelines Safety Against Earthquakes
Effects of sediment-filled valley on seismic ground motions have become of major interest in earthquake engineering throughout this decade. This paper presents interesting phenomena of...

Utility Metering Versus Sub-Metering and the Methods Available
This paper is intended to bring to light the necessity to meter electricity that boat owners use. We will discuss the theory and components that go into electronic meters. The economics...

Modeling of Reactive Chemical Transport of Leachates from a Utility Fly-Ash Disposal Site
Fly ash from fossil-fuel power plants is commonly slurried and pumped to disposal sites. The utility industry is interested in finding out whether any hazardous constituents might leach...

Will The Market in Emission Allowances Work?
The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 introduce a major new control program to mitigate the impacts of acid rain. The control program, which has been under debate for approximately a decade,...

Groundwater Models and Aquifer Restoration: An Overview
In recent years, as the demand for water has increased, groundwater mining has intensified. Data on water use indicate that this trend will continue in the future, and competition is likely...

 

 

 

 

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