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BIO honors Congressman Farr as a Legislator of the Year.

April 21, 2014

As ranking member of the Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) has distinguished himself through leadership on critically important issues, including responsible funding for the FDA, and the release of sequestered FDA user fees, said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. Additionally, through his leadership on the Appropriations Committee he has championed efforts that help bring new therapies and cures for life threatening diseases to market. 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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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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BIO honors Congressman Holt as Legislator of the Year.

April 18, 2014

According to Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ, Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) has been a stalwart advocate for sound public policy that advances all sciences, including biotechnology. Through his over 15 years of service to the citizens of New Jersey's 12th district, he has elevated the level of discussion and support for science in the U.S. Congress. By demonstrating a respect for research and an appreciation of scientific thinking, he has set a standard to which we all can aspire. 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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IPC releases Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard.

April 18, 2014

IPC, working with Automotive Industry Action Group, Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, and Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, published IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard, to help suppliers and customers effectively facilitate conflict minerals data exchange along global supply chain. Standard includes terms and definitions, descriptions of declaration classes, data requirements for conflict minerals declaration, and verification guidance. Read More

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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