CAT Chat Minutes

April 16, 1999

Information and Follow-up Items

When a user has been issued a traffic citation, do you notify the CAT director?

No. We feel it's more appropriate to send you a letter or talk to you one-on-one. However, for flagrant or repeated violations, we will discuss the issues with CAT management.

User Operations

Storage Ring Availability: The storage ring availability last week was nearly 100% with only one fault. The availability for the run is over 96%.

A 48-hour machine studies period will begin at 8:00 am on Monday, April 19. User Operations will resume on Wednesday, April 21, at 8:00 am. On Tuesday the 27th of April at 4:00 pm, after the machine studies period, the special operating mode will begin with singlets at two fills per day.

General Information

A significant amount of survey and alignment work is planned for the next shutdown. Please fill out your work request for survey and alignment work as early as possible and forward it to your floor coordinator.


As the warm weather approaches, we are reminding everyone that shorts, sandals and bare feet are not allowed on the experiment hall floor.

Gopal announced to the group that an increasing number of traffic citations are being issued to users. For your safety, as well as the safety of others, please observe the posted speed limit and the other safety rules.

Last week, an APS user asked a co-worker to deliver a sample to the APS and gave to him his ANL badge for access through the ANL gates and to the APS. We remind everyone that the badge is US government property and is to be used only by the person to whom it is issued. Transferring possession of the badge is a violation of this policy and will result in disciplinary action.