Association News

Association News

EPA Seeks Public Comment on 2014 RFS proposal.

November 22, 2013

U.S. EPA proposed, for public comment, levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Developed with input from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture, proposal discusses various approaches for setting 2014 standards and includes number of production and consumption ranges for key categories of biofuel covered by Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Read More

Association News

International CES to host record number of automotive exhibitors.

November 22, 2013

Showcasing their latest technologies among lineup of automotive technology exhibits, TechZones, and conference sessions, automotive manufacturers Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, and Toyota will exhibit at 2014 International CES® (January 7–10 in Las Vegas, NV). More than 125 total automotive tech companies will showcase technologies and services on 2014 CES show floor, and automotive exhibits will cover 140,000+ net square feet of exhibit space. Read More

Association News

ASTM/SES Honors Julie Kilgore with award for standards work.

November 22, 2013

ASTM International and Standards Engineering Society (SES) presented 2013 Robert J. Painter Award to Julie Kilgore, president of Wasatch Environmental Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT. This award, presented annually, recognizes Kilgore's contributions as driving force behind development and subsequent revisions of ASTM E1527, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. Read More

Association News

FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus releases H1 Interoperability Test Kit.

November 21, 2013

Comprising test engine, communication stack, and function block interface card, H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 6.1.1 offers tool for troubleshooting and debugging FOUNDATION fieldbus instruments. Full H1 suite of testing tools, including the Automation Toolkit, is now compatible with modern 64-bit testing systems. By using H1 ITK, instrument manufacturers can thoroughly test devices prior to submitting their product for official registration with Fieldbus Foundation. Read More

Association News

FDI Specification, Developer Tools are currently available.

November 21, 2013

Fieldbus Foundation announced first public release of FDI Cooperation, LLC's Field Device Integration (FDI) specification as well as demo of FDI developer toolkits. Both will make it possible for automation suppliers to prepare for developing products and host systems compatible with FDI, which will be included in emerging standard IEC 62769. Demo of developer tools was based on protocol-independent FDI Common Host Components. Read More

Association News

EPA Awards Research Fellowships to undergraduates.

November 21, 2013

Marking 30th anniversary of its undergraduate grant program, U.S. EPA announced over $1.65 million in research fellowships for 33 students pursuing degrees in environmental science and related fields through Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship program. This year's recipients are eligible to receive fellowship of up to $50,000 for their studies.  Also, EPA GRO program supplements students' educations with EPA internship. Read More

Association News

EPA Administrator Testifies as to importance of science.

November 20, 2013

Providing testimony before House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy talked about "central role" science plays at U.S. EPA. She called integrity of science essential to pursuing EPA's mission of protecting human health and environment. "I firmly believe," said McCarthy, "environmental policies, decisions, guidance, and regulations that impact the lives of all Americans must be grounded...in sound, high quality, transparent, science." Read More

Association News

PTDA's VMI White Paper helps optimize supply chain.

November 20, 2013

Information provided by "VMI: A Practitioner’s Set of Guidelines" helps distributors and manufacturers explore vendor managed inventory and make informed decision as to whether implementing this type of relationship can help their bottom line. Both distributor and manufacturer perspectives are given in regards to implementation, measuring results, and benefits of VMI. Also, white paper includes case study, glossary of terms, and checklist of prerequisites for VMI participation. Read More