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PACK EXPO 2012 connects manufacturers, processing innovation.

May 14, 2012

Taking place in Chicago, IL from October 28-31, PACK EXPO International 2012 will give brand owners access to resources to facilitate their search for technologies that can help ensure compliance as well as discover advances in areas such as automation, serialization, and traceability that are driving industry. This will be made possible via 70,000+ ft² Pharmaceutical Pavilion, exhibit halls, as well as networking and education resources such as Rx Lounge and topical sessions. Read More

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EPA to Help Monitor unregulated contaminants in drinking water.

May 14, 2012

U.S. EPA published its list of 28 chemicals and 2 viruses that ~6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013-2015 as part of EPA's unregulated contaminant monitoring program. Data collected under Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR 3) will inform EPA about frequency and levels at which these contaminants are found in drinking water systems across USA and help determine whether additional protections are needed to ensure safe drinking water for Americans. Read More

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FAA Awards Contracts to accelerate development of satellite-based procedures.

May 14, 2012

FAA is awarding contract to ITT Corp. and GE's Naverus to help accelerate development of satellite-based procedures that will allow aircraft to fly more directly to their destinations. Under this $2.77 million contract, ITT Corp., as prime contractor, and GE's Naverus, as sub-contractor, will develop Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approach procedures into 5 airports. Companies will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining 10 procedures, 2 for each airport. Read More

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IPC Board Chairman testifies before Congress.

May 14, 2012

Steve Pudles, Chairman of the Board of IPC, testified before Congress to urge common-sense changes to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule on conflict minerals. IPC is advocating changes to draft SEC rule implementing Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Act that would lessen burden on small manufacturing companies. Pudles recommended inclusion of reasonable phase-in provision to give companies time to understand final regulations and query supply chains accordingly. Read More

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Nebraska Teen Recieves Scholarship offered to TARC participants.

May 14, 2012

Brendan M. Kutler Memorial Scholarship Program announced Aaron Lewis Ashley as its first recipient. Ashley was head of Gretna High School rocketry team, which participated in AIA's annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), and distinguished himself among the 80 qualified applicants via his written application and his oral interview. This $5,000 annual, 4-year scholarship is open to all students who participate in TARC competition during their Junior or Senior years of high school. Read More

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AIA National Convention Programs highlight building science.

May 11, 2012

Scheduled for May 17-19, AIA's National Convention will offer number of programs for those interested in building science. Some will include: High Performance Building Enclosures: Connecting Design, Building Science and Validated Delivery for Optimal Energy Savings and Durability; Making the Enclosure Match the Rhetoric: The Client's View of Value; Connecting Building Science to the Practice of Architecture; and AIA Practice Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling In the Design Process. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard to determine effect of transgenic crops.

May 11, 2012

Transgenic plants contain gene or genes that have been artificially inserted, rather than acquired through plant's natural pollination process. Pesticides are used for control of insects, weeds, or fungi on crops. Proposed standard, ASTM WK36581, Practice for in Vitro Rearing of Honeybee Larvae, would use honeybee larvae as surrogate to determine if transgenic crops or pesticides would harm honeybees or other beneficial insects in nearby areas. Read More

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ASTM Committee developing physical barrier systems standard.

May 11, 2012

ASTM Subcommittee E54.05 has begun to develop ASTM WK36550, Specification for Applying Cable Barrier Systems to Provide Physical Protection Along the Passive Perimeter Around Assets Requiring High Security Against Vehicular Threats. According to E54 member Paul Bulten, proposed standard will aid users in finding direction needed to determine appropriateness, crash rating type selection, and how to ensure system installed has capability equivalent to test-proven system. Read More