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EPA recognizes WaterSense 2014 Partners of the Year.

October 21, 2014

During the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, EPA recognized 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year for their commitment to promoting water efficiency and strengthening the drought resiliency of communities across the country. Winners, along with more than 1,500 other WaterSense partners, have helped American consumers save 757 billion gallons of water — enough to supply all of the homes in the U.S. with water for 26 days — since 2006. Read More

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Powder Metallurgy Database celebrates 10 years.

October 21, 2014

Online Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database has established itself as a major resource for designers and engineers around the world. Originally covering only ferrous PM industry, website has since been refined and extended to include nonferrous PM and MIM sectors and contains nearly 4,000 lines of high-quality data. In most recent developments, information has been added covering strain-controlled fatigue data that is viewable in both tabular and graphic formats. Read More

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ASTM Developing Proposed Standard for concrete reinforcement bars.

October 21, 2014

ASTM WK46112, Specification for Zinc-Coated (Continuous Hot-Dip Galvanized) Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement, covers protection of zinc-coated steel bars used for concrete reinforcement in large infrastructure projects. In addition to describing product characteristics of steel reinforcing bars, zinc-coated (galvanized) by continuous hot-dip process in cut lengths or coils, standard features fabrication properties that minimize installation costs as well as long-term maintenance costs. Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Dr. Jack Lemons with Laing Award.

October 21, 2014

ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices recognized Jack E. Lemons, Ph.D., professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with the Patrick G. Laing Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions. ASTM member since 1974, Lemons has received several ASTM awards for his work over past years. He works on multiple F04 subcommittees and chairs F04.93. Lemons also served as chairman of main F04 committee. Read More

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ASTM Board of Directors to hold October meeting in Seoul.

October 20, 2014

South Korea will host 2014 (October 19–22) fall meeting of ASTM International board of directors. Holding ASTM board meeting in Seoul lets ASTM connect with its South Korean members and industry sector representatives using ASTM standards in South Korea. In addition to formal board sessions, events will include Standards and Medical Device Regulation Roundtable, workshop on regulations and standards regarding environment and sustainable building construction, and ASTM brand identity launch. Read More

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ASTM Parasailing Standard improves safety in FL as new law.

October 20, 2014

ASTM International standard F3099, Practices for Parasailing, went into effect September 18, 2014 and has become international standard for parasailing operators. ASTM F3099 offers guidelines/procedures for operation and maintenance of parasail equipment as well as standards for crew proficiency and flying passengers aloft. Florida State Senator Maria Lorts Sachs said White-Miskell Act "would not be a reality" without help of WSIA, Coast Guard, parasail industry, and ASTM International. Read More

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EPA provides technical assistance to 5 communities.

October 20, 2014

EPA is providing $335,000 in technical assistance to 5 communities to help them develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management. They include: Burlington, VT; Durham, NH; Santa Maria, CA; Springfield, MO; and Onodaga County, NY. Integrated planning lets communities sequence projects so they can start those with highest priority first. EPA's technical assistance will help recipients meet Clean Water Act requirements for water management. Read More

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NEMA Publishes 2015 Edition of products and standards guide.

October 20, 2014

Contents of 2015 edition of NEMA's Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG) include listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as directory of manufacturers and their products. According to NEMA Assistant Vice President Paul Molitorm "This is the one place where members' customers can directly connect standards with their products." Guide can be used by military, government, and private buyers who work in diverse industries that specify and use electrical equipment. Read More