Christopher W Myers Free eBooks (1)

Author: Christopher W. Myers
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Keywords: waste, policy, nuclear, overview, structure, institutional, history
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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA) established a program to deal comprehensively with the waste byproducts of nuclear power generation, as well as defense-related radioactive wastes, if appropriate. Under this program, the Department of Energy (DOE) must locate and develop a site for disposal of high-level radioactive wastes in a geologic setting capable of isolating them and preventing a......
Author: Christopher W. Myers
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Keywords: remember, failure, practices, information, industry
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This paper draws together the results of three RAND Corporation studies that examined cost, schedule, and performance problems commonly encountered by pioneer chemical process plants; assessed the information policies and practices of 19 medium to large firms in the process industries; and analyzed the effects of certain management practices on project outcomes — cost, schedule, and performa......
Authors: Frank Camm, Christopher W. Myers
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Keywords: gains, pays, tax, severance, oil, california
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This report examines the key effects a California oil severance tax would have and pinpoints the lessons that can be learned from California about the effects of severance taxes more generally.The report establishes the range of potential revenues the tax would raise for the state and then estimates what share of these revenues would come from oil producers, refiners, and consumers and what share ......
Authors: Christopher W. Myers, R. Ylmaz Arguden
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Keywords: synfuel, projects, implications, experience, pioneer, plant, capturing
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This study addresses the need for and benefits of information from pioneer synthetic fuel projects. As first-of-a-kind commercial plants, the first set of synfuel technology projects will generate experience and information that will be valuable to firms contemplating investments in subsequent plants using these technologies. The major findings of the study are: (1) Pioneer synfuel projects will p......
Authors: Frank Camm, Christopher W. Myers
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Keywords: california, rejoinder, produced, oil, severance, tax, effects
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In September 1982, The RAND Corporation published a study of how a new severance tax on California oil production would affect, among other things, government tax revenues, profits, and oil production (F. Camm et al., Effects of a Severance Tax on Oil Production in California, R-2940, September 1982).Funded by the California State Assembly, the study provides a framework for discussion of several ......
ISBN: 0833008722, 9780833008725
Authors: Kathleen A. Wolf, Christopher W. Myers
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Keywords: solvents, dry, cleaning, industry, chlorinated, generators, waste, management, small, quantity, hazardous
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This report provides an assessment of chlorinated solvent use and waste generation in the dry cleaning industry. It summarizes the waste management practices in dry cleaning and extends them to other small-quantity generators (SQGs) of hazardous wastes. It focuses on alternatives to land disposal for a class of chemicals called chlorinated solvents, which pose a range of environmental and health p......
Authors: Christopher W. Myers, Arthur J. Alexander, James S. Hodges
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Keywords: evaluation, design, options, improvement, remedial, program, superfund
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This Note describes a proposed research design to evaluate certain changes developed by the Environmental Protection Agency for operating and managing the Superfund remedial program to clean up uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. The Note outlines considerations in designing an appropriate pilot evaluation framework, including site selection and performance criteria for two of the proposed Superfu......
ISBN: 0833003526, 9780833003522
Authors: Edward W. Merrow, Kenneth Phillips, Christopher W. Myers
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Keywords: pioneer, process, plants, shortfalls, performance, cost, growth, understanding
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Misestimation of the capital costs and performance of innovative energy and chemical process plants creates fundamental problems in planning the development and commercialization of advanced technologies &mdash: including synthetic fuels. This report presents an empirical analysis of the following questions: What factors are responsible for inaccurate cost estimates found to be typical of pioneer ......
ISBN: 0833007459, 9780833007452
Authors: Christopher W. Myers, Ralph F. Shangraw, Mark R. Devey, Toshi Hayashi
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Keywords: startup, costs, slippage, schedule, process, plant, understanding
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This report explores major factors causing schedule delays and problems often experienced in constructing and starting up new process plants. It quantifies the key factors driving construction and startup schedules as well as the costs of startup. Several factors critically affecting these outcomes reflect strategic decisions about how individual projects should be managed. The findings indicate t......
ISBN: 0833004557, 9780833004550
Authors: Frank Camm, Christopher W. Myers, R. Ylmaz Arguden, Susan J. Bell, Thomas Jacobsson
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Keywords: produced, california, oil, tax, severance, effects
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This report examines the effects of a new severance tax on tax revenues collected from California oil properties, the share of the tax borne by California oil producers, refiners, and consumers, and the pattern of oil production in the state.The analysis centered around three basic questions: (1) How much net revenue would a severance tax raise for state and local governments in California?(2) Who......
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