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Disciplines: Government. A government is the organization, or agency through which a political unit exercises its authority, controls and administers public policy, and directs and controls the actions of its members or subjects. Typically, the term 'government' refers to the civil government of a sovereign state which can be either local, national, or international.

 
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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1979 ; Issue 92426930...

By: Rebecca J. Cook

Medical Reference Publication

Les dispositions legales n'ont pas marche au m2me pas que les progres de la medecine en matitre de prevention des grossesses non desirees. En consequence, la Quatrieme Conference medicale du Commonwealth (1974) a recommande que le Secretariat du Commonwealth recueille des renseignements concernant la legislation sur l'interruption medicale de la grossesse (IMG). Pour mener son enqucte, le Secretariat du Commonwealth a envoye un questionnaire aux 36 pays membres du Common...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1991 ; Issue 92902114...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

PART Ill EMRO: WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT DOES

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2003 ; Issue 92415909...

By: Keith Hansen

Medical Reference Publication

Better collaborative interaction between the health services and the communities could help to address the challenge of scaling up HIV/AIDS services at the community level. A consultation on Enhancement of the Health Services/Community Interface for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment was held from 5 to 6 December 2002 at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The consultation was convened by the HIV department of the Family a...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 92415923...

By: A. M. Capron

Medical Reference Publication

This publication provides an account of the points discussed at a global consultation on Ethics and Equitable Access to Treatment and Care for HIV/AIDS held in Geneva on 26-27 January 2004. The meeting was convened by UNAIDS and WHO's ETH, HDP and HIV departments. This report presents the views of the consultants, not necessarily those of the sponsoring organizations. It has, however, been indispensable in the process of preparing guidance material on this topic for WHO ...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2005 ; Issue 92415930...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

At the World Summit on Sustainable Development at Johannesburg in September 2002 the World Community committed itself to “halve by 2015 the proportion of people without access to safe sanitation”. Since 1990 an estimated 747 million people have gained access to sanitation facilities (equivalent to 205,000 people every day). Despite this huge achievement, a further 1,089 million rural and 1,085 million urban dwellers will need to gain access in the coming 15 years if the ...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region Viii

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: 14. The WSS site, 13 acres in size, is located approximately one mile east of the town of Anaconda in a gulch west of the smelter stack. The ROD estimated the volume of slag in this area to be 56,000 cubic yards. However, based on more recent topographic data, the estimate is closer to 360,000 cubic yards (Draft Waste Technical Memorandum, ARCO, 2000). Slag within the WSS was air cooled as part of the Anaconda Reduction Works smelter operation, rather than water...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region Viii

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: 14. The West portion of the Active Railroad Beds RDU consists of the West Valley Railroad Bed, the Anaconda Mainline (including the East and West Anaconda Yards), and the AFFCO Spur. The railroad beds, constructed of wastes mainly from ore concentration processes conducted at the Old Works (pre-1900) and Washoe Works (post-1902), are contaminated with hazardous substances.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region Viii

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: 22. EPA has notified the State of Montana (State), through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), of this action pursuant to section 106(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. § 9606(a), and provided for State involvement in the initiation, development, and selection of the remedial action, and will continue to provide for State involvement in design and implementation of the remedy, in accordance with section 121(f) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. § 9621(f). All EPA dec...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region Series

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: j. “Order” shall mean this Administrative Order on Consent and all appendices attached hereto (listed in Section XXIX). In the event of conflict between this Order and any appendix, this Order shall control. k. “Paragraph” shall mean a portion of this Order identified by an Arabic numeral. l. “Parties” shall mean EPA and Respondent.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region Viii

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: a. “Action Memorandum” shall mean the EPA Action Memorandum relating to the Western Minerals Denver Plant Site signed on August 26, 2003 by the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Office of Ecosystem Protection and Remediation, and all attachments thereto. The “Action Memorandum” is attached as Appendix A.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region Series

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: 11. Globules of a substance that contains constituents commonly found in coal tar and mimicking those found at the gas plant have been observed in the Poudre River. The source of the globules has not been fully characterized. The gas plant property is likely the source of the globules. EPA is in the process of establishing the pathway from the gas plant property to the Poudre River. A plume of coal tar extends towards the river from the gas plant property, but f...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Series

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: 7. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, terms used in this Order which are defined in CERCLA or in regulations promulgated under CERCLA shall have the meaning assigned to them in CERCLA or in such regulations. Whenever terms listed below are used in this Order or in the appendices attached hereto and incorporated hereunder, the following definitions shall apply:

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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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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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Introduction to the National Preatment Program

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Mention of trade names or commercial products in this document or associated references does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation for use.

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Deposition of Air Pollutants to the Great Waters

By: Mary Ann Allan

Excerpt: The report was prepared by the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Project Leads were Gail Lacy and Dale Evarts. Completion of this report could not have been possible without significant contributions fromthe wider community of scientists and environmental experts involved with the programs and issues described in the report. In particular, EPA would like to thank those persons who provided peer r...

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Implementation Guidance for the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Tre...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This document does not substitute for EPA regulation nor is this document regulation itself. Thus, it cannot impose legally-binding requirements on EPA, states, or the regulated community, and may not apply to a particular situation based upon the circumstances.

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Chapter IX Monitored Natural Attenuation

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The term “monitored natural attenuation” (MNA) refers to the reliance on natural attenuation processes (within the context of a carefully controlled and monitored site cleanup approach) to achieve site-specific remediation objectives within a time frame that is reasonable compared to that offered by other more active methods (EPA, 1999). Long-term performance monitoring is a fundamental component of a MNA remedy, hence the emphasis on “monitoring” in the term “m...

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Waste Not, Want Not

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purpose of This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 1. Overview: The Food Recovery and Waste Reduction Hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recovering Food to Feed Hungry Peopl...

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Background Document on Gulf War-Related Research for the Health Im...

By: William Richards

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The purpose of this document is to provide background information to participants in the upcoming conference, The Health Impact of Chemical Exposures During the Gulf War: A Research Planning Conference, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in coordination with the Office of Public Health and Science (Department of Health and Human Services), the National Institutes of Health, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regist...

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