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EPA Proposes Electronic Reporting Rule for chemical information.

April 20, 2012

U.S. EPA proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to agency under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Aimed at increasing transparency and public access to information, proposed rule would require electronic reporting rather than paper-based reporting for various TSCA actions. Finalization would mean that EPA could only accept data, reports, and other information submitted via EPA's Central Data Exchange. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today defines authentic business leadership.

April 20, 2012

Karl Meinhardt, author of The Leaders' New Clothes: The Naked Truths of Leadership, discusses authentic leadership in his article "Return On Relationships," which appears in Spring 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today. In his book, Meinhardt outlines 7 truths of authentic leadership, the first of which is how leaders are perceived by those they lead. Leaders can authentically participate for maximum return on relationship, or they can be perceived as disconnected, uninterested, or not present. Read More

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Herbert W. Koch receives ASTM International Award of Merit.

April 20, 2012

ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products has presented the Award of Merit to Herbert W. Koch, quality manager at Harris Steel Co., Cicero, IL. A member of ASTM International since 1985, Koch is past chairman of Committee A05 and currently serves as recording secretary. He was honored with the Kenneth J. Boedecker Jr. Distinguished Service Award from the committee in 2002. Read More

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Young Professionals Nominations due April 30, 2012.

April 20, 2012

U.S. National Committee to IEC is reminding electrotechnology and standardization professionals to submit nominations for U.S. participants to take part in Young Professionals 2012 Workshop. Nominees should be individuals in the early years of their professional career involved in standardization, from industry, government, academia, or consumer organizations that use, benefit from, or contribute to IEC's work in electrotechnical standardization and conformance. Read More

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Revised Standard addresses laboratory testing of dampers.

April 20, 2012

ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved ANSI/AMCA Standard 500-D-2012, "Laboratory Methods of Testing Dampers for Rating", which determines air leakage, pressure drop, dynamic closure, operational torque, and thermal efficiency. Tests that are conducted in accordance with requirements of this standard are intended to demonstrate design, production, or field testing of damper and are not intended to determine or establish min/max performance ratings to be used for specifying these products. Read More

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Clean Water Act Agreement struck with city of Memphis, TN.

April 20, 2012

U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Office of the Tennessee Attorney General announced Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with City of Memphis, TN. At estimated cost of $250 million, Memphis agreed to make improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Proposed consent decree is subject to 30-day public comment period and final court approval. Read More

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NASA Provides Support for ISS-based commercial testing.

April 20, 2012

Researchers will be able to expose experiments to weightlessness and vacuum of space using commercial platform outside of International Space Station (ISS). To be developed and operated by NanoRacks LLC, External Platform Program (EPP) will take advantage of only orbiting lab that offers long-term, repeat access to unique environment of unpressurized space. NASA will contribute space station hardware and resources, such as power and data transmission systems. Read More

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ANSI Meeting examines need for Energy Efficiency Standards Panel.

April 20, 2012

On April 25, ANSI will host exploratory meeting to examine need for potential ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Panel, and to hear directly from stakeholders what shape such an activity should take. In first panel, federal agency representatives from U.S. DoE, EPA, and DoD will share perspectives on energy efficiency priorities for the nation. Second panel will highlight several key initiatives currently underway to promote energy efficiency. Read More