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CWA Violation Penalty addresses wastewater, stormwater discharge.

August 24, 2012

To resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) violations at its Suffolk Downs racetrack facility in Revere and East Boston, MA, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC will pay civil penalty of $1.25 million. Company is also spending over $3 million to prevent polluted water from entering nearby waterways and will perform 3 environmental projects worth ~$742,000 that will provide water quality monitoring and protection efforts for 123+ square miles of watershed. Read More

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Settlement with INEOS rectifies TSCA import violations.

August 24, 2012

To resolve Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) violations, INEOS Chlor Americas, Inc. has ended importation of short-chained chlorinated paraffins into USA and will pay $175,000 civil penalty. INEOS has also agreed to provide notices required by TSCA Section 5 to EPA for any medium- or long-chain chlorinated paraffin it wishes to import after date of lodging of decree. Allegedly, INEOS imported various chain-length chlorinated paraffins into USA without providing required notice to EPA. Read More

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Sports Concussion Mechanics Symposium will be held in November.

August 24, 2012

Online registration closes November 7 for Mechanism of Concussion in Sports, which will take place in Atlanta, GA on November 13. Symposium will review mechanism of concussion in sports, with possibility of developing methods/techniques for decreasing risk for or possibly prevention of concussions in sports. Papers will be presented on mechanical forces, techniques to decrease concussive forces, coaching and training techniques, as well as effects of hydration, diet, and mouth guards. Read More

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IPC invites poster abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2013.

August 24, 2012

IPC invites researchers, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit abstracts for poster presentations on all relevant electronics topics, including design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment. Submissions in areas of printed electronics, packaging and components, surface finishes, reliability, and lead-free assembly are especially encouraged. Poster presentations will offer profile-raising exposure to key engineers, managers, and executives attending the show. Read More

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NIST Co-Sponsors 2012 Biometrics Consortium Conference.

August 24, 2012

NIST will co-sponsor 2012 Biometric Consortium Conference (BCC 2012), which will take place September 18-21 in Tampa, FL. Produced in cooperation with NSA and AFCEA, event focuses on advances in biometric technologies for identity management, electronic commerce, defense, homeland security, and border crossing. In addition to conference tracks, including AFCEA Identity Management Focus Session, BCC 2012 will feature history-based keynote, speakers from India and Indonesia, and workshops. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover golf cars and transaction reporting.

August 24, 2012

ANSI/ILTVA Z130.1-2012, Golf Cars - Safety and Performance Specifications, provides guidelines for golf cars driven by electric motors and internal combustion engines specifically intended for use on golf courses for transporting golfers and their equipment. ANSI X9.121-2012, Financial Services - Balance and Transaction Reporting Standard establishes common format for exchanging cash management account data, facilitating complete, accurate, and timely information reporting. Read More

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Comments Sought on ISO field of activity in biotechnology.

August 24, 2012

Submitted to ISO by DIN, proposal for new field of technical activity on biotechnology would cover standardization in field of biotechnology to establish internationally recognized and accepted terms and definitions, analytical and diagnostic methods, computing tools and technology for international comparability, and integratability of data. As U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI invites interested stakeholders to submit comments on said proposal by September 21, 2012. Read More

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ICP Staff attends Valor Games Career Fair in Chicago.

August 23, 2012

More than 1,000 job seekers attended Veterans Career Hiring Event held at Chicago's Soldier Field. Event was held in conjunction with second annual Valor Games, where more than 150 ex-military, disabled athletes competed in events such as shot-put, archery, rowing, and recumbent cycling. Industrial Careers Pathway® was there with booth to raise awareness about career options available in industrial distribution and to encourage job seekers to post resumes to ICP Job Board. Read More

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NTSB Safety Recommendations look at fatigue management.

August 23, 2012

Supplementing reiterations, NTSB issued 3 new safety recommendations to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These included H-12-29, for establishing ongoing program to monitor, evaluate, report on, and continuously improve fatigue management programs; H-12-30, for incorporating scientifically based fatigue mitigation strategies into hours-of-service regulations; and H-12-30, for reviewing each new entrant motor carrier structured process as component of new entrant safety audits. Read More

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Article Looks at Infrastructure Issues of growing LNG market.

August 23, 2012

"Synergies For Fast-Growing Market," in Summer 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today, features INOXCVA's Larry Pinder breaking down challenges facing market for LNG as fuel. Primary challenge in LNG market expansion scenario is availability and infrastructure of LNG fuel. As of May 2012, there were 52 permanent LNG fueling stations in entire USA. Distributors looking to participate in LNG market can help supplement infrastructure with solutions such as LNG mobile refuelers. Read More

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NEMA recommends energy-efficiency standards for electric motor.

August 23, 2012

NEMA, its members who manufacture electric motors, and several other groups filed petition with U.S. Department of Energy recommending both new and more robust energy-efficiency standards for types of electric motors used in commercial and industrial applications, such as pumps, conveyors, and fans. In addition to increasing national energy savings, petitioners' recommendations to curtail current exemptions will simplify enforcement and severely limit opportunities to evade regulations. Read More

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Fieldbus Foundation releases updated segment design tool.

August 23, 2012

Fieldbus Foundation announced updates to its DesignMATE(TM) software tool, a software download that allows plant automation professionals to audit segment layouts. Updates cover DesignMATE's library of registered devices, and revised terminology used within software to align with current FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus installations. DesignMATE automatically audits segment layouts for conformance with FOUNDATION physical layer specification, which is based on international IEC 61158-2 (Type 1) standard. Read More

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Manufacturing Innovation Consortium announced by White House.

August 23, 2012

White House, on August 15, 2012, announced launch of public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, OH. This new partnership, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), includes manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and nonprofit organizations from Ohio-Pennsylvania-West Virginia Tech Belt. Consortium will receive initial $30 million in federal funding that will be matched by $40 million from consortium itself. Read More

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IREC's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place September 10.

August 23, 2012

During IREC's 2012 Annual Meeting, well-known experts and thought leaders will gather for industry updates and provocative discussion. Paula Mints, Director/Energy for Navigant Consulting and widely recognized as an industry expert on PV technologies and markets, will open the meeting. Adam Browning, Executive Director and co-founder of the Vote Solar Initiative, will give closing remarks. Meeting will take place in conjunction with opening of Solar Power International, September 10-13. Read More

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RIA announces speakers for Strictly Contents conference.

August 23, 2012

RIA's fall conference, Strictly Contents: Building your Contents Engine, will feature keynote speaker, David MacLean, president of Esporta Certified Operators of North America, and several leaders from cleaning and restoration industry. MacLean's keynote, "Balance in Your Business: Are You Good to Go?" will focus on the "pillar" of personal leadership and explain how one can sustain a healthy balance between work and life. Event will be held on October 18-19 in East Rutherford, NJ. Read More

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AMNPO Workshop to focus on plans for manufacturing network.

August 23, 2012

Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, in partnership with state and national organizations, is inviting interested parties to third in series of workshops titled, "Designing for Impact III: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation." Network of up to 15 regional Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation would address gaps in manufacturing innovation by connecting research advances at academic institutions and federal laboratories with manufacturing community. Read More

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OFAC issues guidance on international standards development.

August 23, 2012

Office of Foreign Assets Control issued guidance regarding applicability of U.S. sanctions regulations to international standards development activities through ISO and IEC. According to OFAC, standards development activities either fall within "informational materials" exemption to sanctions regulations, or are authorized under general license which allows for collaboration on creation and enhancement of written publications, such as international standards. Read More

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White House Roundtable looks to help vets via IT credentialing.

August 23, 2012

To help mitigate skills gap in IT industry and foster employment opportunity for USA veterans, White House held Roundtable on Military Credentialing and Information Technology on July 16, 2012. ANSI senior director for personnel credentialing accreditation programs Roy Swift, who was invited to participate, expressed eagerness regarding "ongoing cooperation between the military and the private-sector credentialing world" to establish necessary partnerships. Read More

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Equipment Finance Industry Confidence stays neutral in August.

August 23, 2012

According to August 2012 Monthly Confidence Index, confidence in equipment finance market is 50.2, down from July index of 51.5, reflecting ongoing industry concerns over economic, regulatory, and political uncertainty. When asked to assess their business conditions over next 4 months, 6.3% of executives said they believe business conditions will improve, while 78.1% of respondents believe business conditions will remain the same, and 15.6% believe business conditions will worsen. Read More

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Four-Part Webinar Series focuses on variable speed drives.

August 22, 2012

Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter announce kick-off of second Variable Speed Drives webinar series, which will begin on Sept 20, 2012. Variable speed drives in pump systems are now a mature technology that, in correct applications, can generate benefits to user in cost savings and reliability improvements. Four webinar sessions will include: Intro; Application and Installation Considerations; Protection for VFD and Proper Output; and Troubleshooting Problems with VFDs. Read More