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AIA encouraged by SASC member meeting on sequestration.

April 18, 2014

Aerospace Industries Association is encouraged by the news that members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are meeting to discuss solutions to the threat posed to national security by indiscriminate budget cuts under sequestration during fiscal years 2016 through 2019. Senior Pentagon leaders have repeatedly warned that failure to address sequestration would impact readiness, troop levels, and modernization, leading to unacceptable loss in military capabilities. Read More

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FAA announces Philippines' aviation safety rating.

April 18, 2014

FAA announced that the Republic of the Philippines complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The country previously held a Category 1 rating until January 2008, when it was downgraded to Category 2. With International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 rating, Republic of the Philippines’ air carriers can add flights and service to the United States and carry the code of U.S. carriers. Read More

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BIO honors Senator Blunt as Legislator of the Year.

April 18, 2014

As ranking member of the Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) has distinguished himself through leadership and support of a number of critically important issues, including responsible funding for the FDA, and the release of sequestered FDA user fees. He has championed public policy that enables biotech companies to bring life-saving and life-enhancing technologies to market, while ensuring America remains the world leader in life sciences innovation. Read More

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EPA Outlines Its Strategic Plan for fiscal year 2014-2018.

April 18, 2014

EPA issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014–2018 Strategic Plan, which provides blueprint for advancing EPA's mission to protect public health and environment across USA. In addition to addressing climate change and improving air quality, strategic goals include protecting America's waters, cleaning up communities and advancing sustainable development, ensuring safety of chemicals and preventing pollution, and protecting human health and environment by enforcing laws and assuring compliance. Read More

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ASC Enhances Its Website with VOC compliance tool.

April 18, 2014

Interactive tool in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Regulations section of adhesives.org and sealants.org helps visitors find state and local regulations pertaining to VOC limits for adhesives and sealants. Via map of USA, EH&S personnel can access any state's current regulations addressing VOC limits for industrial or consumer adhesive and sealant products. Visitors can also access EPA's national rule for consumer adhesives and sealants as well as EPA's Control Technology Guideline. Read More

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NTSB Chairman to speak at National Press Club breakfast.

April 17, 2014

Deborah A.P. Hersman, outgoing NTSB Chairman, will speak about her tenure at the NTSB during National Press Club breakfast on April 21. Hersman, who has led the safety agency for 5 of her 10 years on the board, has been recognized as a leading safety advocate across all modes of transportation. She has focused attention and actions on addressing fatigue and distraction in transportation, eliminating impaired driving, improving child passenger safety, and helping accident victims and families. Read More

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NASA and Partners to test alternative fuels.

April 17, 2014

NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada to conduct series of joint flight tests to study atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. NASA's DC-8 and HU-25C Guardian, DLR's Falcon 20-E5, and NRC's CT-133 research aircraft will conduct flight tests in which DC-8's engines will burn mix of different fuel blends, while the Falcon and CT-133 measure emissions and observe contrail formation. Read More

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A4A applauds approval of Shuster-DeFazio legislation.

April 17, 2014

A4A applauded House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's passage of legislation ensuring airline customers are aware of exactly how much of their ticket price goes to federal taxes and still know full price of travel before they purchase. Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, introduced by Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), would end ability for government to bury ticket tax hikes in advertised prices by reversing DOT's misguided Full Fare Advertising Rule. Read More