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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

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University of Florida Student receives ASTM scholarship.

April 20, 2012

Amy Adams, an undergraduate materials science and engineering student at the University of Florida, has received the Mary R. Norton Memorial Scholarship from ASTM International Committee E04 on Metallography. Award encourages female students to pursue study of physical metallurgy or materials science. Adams' studies are focused on metals, and her research is on serial sectioning and 3D reconstruction to study microstructural evolution of pure metals during grain growth. Read More

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Revised Louver Testing Standard has been approved.

April 20, 2012

On March 19 of 2012, Board of Standards Review of ANSI has approved ANSI/AMCA 500-L-2012, Laboratory Methods of Testing Louvers for Performance Rating. This ANSI/AMCA Standard, which establishes uniform laboratory test methods for louvers, determines such characteristics as air leakage, pressure drop, water penetration, wind driven rain, and operational torque. Tests conducted in accordance with requirements of this standard are intended to demonstrate performance of louver. Read More

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EPA Administrator and Philadelphia Mayor sign agreement.

April 19, 2012

Lisa P. Jackson and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz and city and federal officials, signed agreement that represents $2 billion investment in Philadelphia green infrastructure. Over next 25 years, Green City, Clean Waters partnership agreement will transform many of Philadelphia's traditional hardened surfaces to green areas to better manage potentially harmful rainwater runoff pollution. Read More