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EPA Grants will help clean up contaminated sites.

June 14, 2012

EPA announced $69.3 million in grants for new investments to provide communities with funding needed to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies, and create jobs while protecting public health. According to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, "These grants will be the first step in getting pollution out and putting jobs back into neighborhoods across the country." Grantees totaling 245 will include tribes and communities in 39 states across USA. Read More

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IPC Members meet with EPA on proposed changes to DSW rule.

June 14, 2012

Leaders of IPC's EHS Committee met with senior EPA staff to discuss regulatory relief for printed board manufacturing. Uncertainty around implementation of 2008 Definition of Solid Waste rule, combined with limitations of EPA's 2011 proposed rule, has inhibited recycling of wastewater treatment sludges from electroplating operations. IPC representatives urged director of EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery to encourage secondary materials recycling in revision of RCRA DSW rule. Read More

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NAM Pushes Russia PNTR Legislation as exports booster.

June 14, 2012

NAM's Frank Vargo urged Congress to pass, "as soon as possible," Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) legislation. Vargo called this bipartisan effort "a positive step toward opening a new market in Russia for U.S.-manufactured goods exports" and cited President's Export Council estimates that U.S. exports to Russia could double or triple over next few years. "If Congress fails to act," Vargo warned, "competitors will have an advantage in the $300 billion Russian import market." Read More

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International Leadership Award Winner has been announced by BIO.

June 14, 2012

BIO International Leadership Award winner for 2012 BIO International Convention has been announced as Rt Honourable David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, United Kingdom. Willetts is responsible for looking across all departmental business at strategic priorities as well as higher education, science and research, life sciences, and innovation. He is also responsible for Technology Strategy Board, UK Space Agency, and National Measurement Office. Read More

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BIO to host special China Day program.

June 14, 2012

On June 18, BIO will host China Day program dedicated to exploring questions about changing landscape for innovation, healthcare, and regulatory trends. Event will feature speakers with decades of experience conducting business in Chinese life science sector. Panels will include Healthcare Innovation in China, Developments in the IP Landscape in China, Global Trends in Biologics Regulations, China's Changing Market, and Cross-Border Partnering in Biotechnology. Read More

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NAM Makes Statement on legislative solutions to NLRB overreach.

June 14, 2012

NAM VP for HR Policy Joe Trauger's statement supported amendments addressing recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) activity offered by Sen Lindsey Graham to Fiscal Year 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Trauger asserted that allowing "micro-unions" would foster hostile work environments for employees and employers alike, and that "ambush elections" rule eliminates preparation time needed to make important decisions. Read More

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The Vision Show launched new products and programs in Boston.

June 14, 2012

Held May 8-10, The Vision Show attracted some 2,100 people from 20 countries. Event offered 4-day educational conference as well as AIA's Certified Vision Professional program in CVP-Basic and CVP-Advanced levels. AIA announced its AIA Certified System Integrator program and released Camera Link HS(TM), the next generation communications protocol standard. During show, exhibitor Teledyne DALSA (Canada) displayed their Falcon2 camera and Xcelera HS PX8 frame grabber, which utilize new standard. Read More

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Ten ASTM Water Standards included in EPA final rule.

June 14, 2012

Ten standards developed by ASTM International Committee D19 on Water have been included in final rule published in Code of Federal Regulations by U.S. EPA to approve methods for measuring regulated pollutants in wastewater. Many standards in Methods Update Rule are either new or revised standards for analysis of cyanides in water. Implementing technology and chemistries that are less susceptible to matrix interferences, new ASTM standards enable more accurate results. Read More