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Proposed ASTM Standard offers guidance for Solar PV investors.

February 17, 2014

Proposed standard ASTM WK43549, Practice for Installation, Commissioning, Operations and Maintenance Process, is being developed by Subcommittee E44.09 on Photovoltaic Electric Power Conversion. Detailing minimum requirements to ensure safe and reliable power generation for expected life of photovoltaic (PV) power plant, standard will provide guidance for potential stakeholders involved in financing, construction, and maintenance of solar PV electric power plants. Read More

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Compilation addresses silica and respirable mineral particles.

February 14, 2014

Available from ASTM International, STP 1565, Silica and Associated Respirable Mineral Particles, features 15 peer-reviewed papers that provide latest information on silica and associated respirable mineral particles, with respect to current rulemaking activity from OSHA. Publication demonstrates that it is possible to accurately measure respirable crystalline silica using properly applied analytical techniques employing appropriate calibration and highest levels of quality control. Read More

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EPMA Launches Thesis Competition on powder metallurgy.

February 14, 2014

European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) announced 2014 PM Thesis Competition at both Diploma (Masters) and Doctorate (PhD) levels. According to Thesis Competition Coordinator Joan Hallward, competition aims to develop interest in and promote powder metallurgy research. Competition is open to those who have graduated from European university and had their theses approved during 2011/2012, 2012/2013, and 2013/2014 academic years. Deadline is May 2, 2014. Read More

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NEMA-Backed Smart Grid Study passes House Committee.

February 14, 2014

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security adopted Payne amendment, which is backed by NEMA and will result in assessment of actions needed to expand and strengthen capabilities of electrical power system to prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover from natural disaster or cyberattack. Specifically, amendment directs National Research Council to conduct study on resiliency and reliability of USA's power grid and related issues. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Sierra Academy of Aeronautics.

February 14, 2014

FAA is proposing $204,050 civil penalty against Sierra Academy of Aeronautics of Atwater, CA for allegedly operating 9 Cessna 152 airplanes for total of 358 flights when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Allegedly, Sierra mechanics failed to inspect planes' seat locking pins according to requirements of an Airworthiness Directive (AD). Also, FAA alleges Sierra improperly recorded maintenance log entry for one of said aircraft. Read More

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EPA Requests Input on hazardous waste management in retail sector.

February 14, 2014

Beginning in February 2014, Solvent Wipe rule from EPA will provide new exclusions for shop towels and wipes if they are managed correctly. Environmental Resource Center's Solvent Wipe Rule webcast aims to help understand answers to critical issues, such as applicability to cloth and paper wipes and rags, permissible types of solvents, towels that contain characteristic hazardous waste, and more. Course will be held from 1 to 2 pm Eastern Time on February 13 and 21 and March 7 and 19. Read More

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AIM Europe hosts executive roundtable in Stuttgart.

February 14, 2014

On February 25, AIM will bring together international leaders in the automatic identification and data capture industry for the inaugural meeting of the newly created AIM Europe. Event will feature presentations by C-level executives from Russia, China, Germany, and the U.S., as well as the first gathering of AIM Europe’s members from around the globe. Roundtable will coincide with LogiMAT 2014, the leading International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling, and Information Flow. Read More

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Amazon Fulfillment Services.

February 14, 2014

FAA is proposing $78,000 civil penalty against Amazon Fulfillment Services of North Las Vegas, NV for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations with its shipment of one quart of high gloss enamel paint on August 29, 2013. Workers discovered leaking paint had soaked through shipping box, and investigators determined shipment was not accompanied by proper shipping papers. Also, box was not marked, labeled, or packed in accordance with regulations. Read More