, a new optimization approach for the MWTA problem was developed based on the combination of two types of multiobjective optimizers: NSGA-II (domination-based) and MOEA/D (decomposition-based) enhanced with an adaptive mechanism.
As far as we know, none of the previous related work has studied the MWTA problem of three objective functions and applied the NSGA-III algorithm to solve the MTWA problem.
Minimizing the cost of protecting the optimal 20,000 acres requires the equalization of MWTA across landowners, or MB([A.sup.*]) = MC([A.sup.*]) = mwt([a2.sup.*]) = mwt([a1.sup.*]).
Suppose the conservation agency or land trust can identify the landowners by their MWTA for each acre protected.
Table 6 shows the aggregate MWTA
of eliminating all IRAs in NM.
Congress only funded MWTA
for two years, but various states have since enacted their own laws and protocols based on standards set by the original legislation.
RCRA was then amended in 1984,(151) and again in 1988 by the Medical Waste Tracking Act (MWTA).(152) The MWTA contained a definition of the term "medical waste," which was added to RCRA.(153) The Administrator adopted this definition of medical waste in implementing RCRA.
In the Final Rule, EPA adopted the definition of "regulated medical waste" from the MWTA as the most appropriate definition of "medical infectious waste" for the HMIWIs standards and guidelines.(175) The definition, as promulgated, is as follows:
Since the MWTA was first enacted, more than 70% of the medical waste handled in these states has been labeled as "infectious," even though a hospital's waste stream typically includes only 5-10% infectious waste.
INDA generally does not favor any legislation that increases disposal costs of products manufactured by its members and has drafted a formal position on the MWTA that is currently under review by the association's membership.
Now, with final action on RCRA not likely until late 1992 at least, the Senate has determined that the MWTA program should be extended for another two years.
In outlining the benefits of the MWTA during a speech on the Senate Floor, Senator Wendell Ford (D-KY) stated that the program "...expand(ed) the state of knowledge about medical waste generation, management and disposal, encouraging innovation in treatment technologies, reevaluation of home health care waste management, reduction of the severity of beach washups and the contribution to program development in noncovered states."