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EPA releases chemical screening data on 1,800 chemicals.

December 24, 2013

EPA's interactive Chemical Safety for Sustainability or iCSS Dashboard provides access to data from innovative screening technologies for chemicals that are found in industrial and consumer products, food additives, and drugs. As part of data release, EPA is announcing ToxCast Data Challenges, a series of challenges inviting science and technology community to work with the data and provide solutions for how the new chemical screening data can be used to predict potential health effects. Read More

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RIA releases asbestos fact sheets.

December 24, 2013

Developed by RIA's Environmental Council, fact sheets educate and protect restoration contractors from the dangers of mishandling asbestos-containing materials. Comprehensive version addresses materials, health issues, regulations, classes of asbestos work, hazard communication, training, control measures, and resources, while abridged version covers health issues, regulations, and some training information. Both may be downloaded from RIA website. Read More

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TRIB Video highlights environmental benefits of retreading.

December 24, 2013

TRIB has joined forces with American Commercial Tire Network to launch a video that highlights the massive environmental benefits of tire retreading. According to TRIB Managing Director David Stevens, retreading conserves huge amounts of raw materials, reduces carbon dioxide output, keeps millions of tires out of landfill every year, and eventually helps with recycling of end-of-life tires to be used in other applications such as pavement and rubber mulch. Read More

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AIA elects officers for 2014.

December 24, 2013

AIA Board of Governors has elected Michael T. Strianese, Chairman, President, and CEO of L-3 Communications, as its Chairman for 2014. Strianese will begin his term Jan 1, succeeding Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO, and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation. David L. Joyce, President and CEO of GE Aviation, was elected AIA’s Vice Chairman. Board re-elected Marion C. Blakey as AIA’s President and CEO and Ginette C. Colot, AIA’s Chief Financial Officer, as Board’s Secretary-Treasurer. Read More

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Speakers to offer inside perspective at AeroDef Summit.

December 23, 2013

Scheduled for Feb 25–27, 2014, AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition will include Exclusive Industry Keynote Address and Featured Speaker Sessions offering insiders' perspective on strategies to optimize technologies and policies to maintain predominance in aerospace and defense. Speakers were selected for the AeroDef Manufacturing Intelligence Series in partnership with committee comprised of senior manufacturing professionals from aerospace and defense OEMs, NASA, and NCDMM. Read More

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ASTM invites papers on total joint replacement devices.

December 23, 2013

Sponsored by ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices, symposium on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices will take place Nov 10, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans. Purpose of symposium is to provide forum for consensus development and scientific exchange on needs for characterization and standardized testing related to modularity and tapers used in total joint replacement devices. Read More

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BIO thanks Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) for extension legislation.

December 20, 2013

BIO expressed thanks to Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) for introducing the Second Generation Biofuel Extension Act of 2013, which provides a 1-year extension of the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Credit and the Special Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property. According to Brent Erickson, EVP of BIO's Industrial & Environmental Section, extension of these tax provisions is needed to keep the playing field level for advanced biofuel companies commercializing innovative technologies. Read More

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BIO Supports Budget Action to free up FDA user fees.

December 20, 2013

BIO applauded House of Representatives for passing bipartisan budget deal that raises discretionary budget caps, which should provide FDA with complete access to its user fees for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Thus commending Congress, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood noted "the forward-thinking action" and called on House and Senate to pass both S. 1413, Pryor/Blunt FDA User Fee Protection Act, and H.R. 2725, Lance/Eshoo FDA SOS Act, to ensure FDA user fees are never again sequestered. Read More