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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

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A4A Congratulates Recipients of 2014 EMMC Nuts and Bolts Award.

April 17, 2014

At annual MRO Americas conference, 2 aviation industry experts received A4A Engineering, Maintenance, and Materiel Council (EMMC) 2014 Nuts and Bolts Award. Recipients were Dave Ramage, VP of Technical Operations at JetBlue Airways, and Joe White, who served as A4A Managing Director of Engineering and Maintenance before retiring in 2013. Award recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding service and achievements in engineering or maintenance fields within commercial aviation industry. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc.

April 17, 2014

FAA proposes $77,000 civil penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc. for alleged Hazardous Materials Regulations violations regarding November 8, 2012 shipment (via FedEx) to Bolingbrook, IL of leaking fiberboard box containing one pump bottle of flammable liquid styling spray and 3 aerosol cans of flammable gas hair spray. Purportedly, package was not declared to contain hazardous materials, and materials offered were not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, or labeled. Read More

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NTSB Webinar addresses rail transit investigation procedures.

April 17, 2014

Scheduled for April 30, 3-hour "Rail Transit Party Process Training" webinar will help current and potential participants in NTSB accident investigations better understand procedures and processes involved so they can work more effectively with the NTSB. It will include a discussion of party members’ roles and responsibilities, interactions with NTSB, and media relations. Participants will have the opportunity to ask presenters questions via telephone and email. Read More