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Clean Water Act Agreement struck with city of Memphis, TN.

April 20, 2012

U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Office of the Tennessee Attorney General announced Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with City of Memphis, TN. At estimated cost of $250 million, Memphis agreed to make improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Proposed consent decree is subject to 30-day public comment period and final court approval. Read More

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NASA Provides Support for ISS-based commercial testing.

April 20, 2012

Researchers will be able to expose experiments to weightlessness and vacuum of space using commercial platform outside of International Space Station (ISS). To be developed and operated by NanoRacks LLC, External Platform Program (EPP) will take advantage of only orbiting lab that offers long-term, repeat access to unique environment of unpressurized space. NASA will contribute space station hardware and resources, such as power and data transmission systems. Read More

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EPA Proposes Electronic Reporting Rule for chemical information.

April 20, 2012

U.S. EPA proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to agency under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Aimed at increasing transparency and public access to information, proposed rule would require electronic reporting rather than paper-based reporting for various TSCA actions. Finalization would mean that EPA could only accept data, reports, and other information submitted via EPA's Central Data Exchange. Read More

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Revised Louver Testing Standard has been approved.

April 20, 2012

On March 19 of 2012, Board of Standards Review of ANSI has approved ANSI/AMCA 500-L-2012, Laboratory Methods of Testing Louvers for Performance Rating. This ANSI/AMCA Standard, which establishes uniform laboratory test methods for louvers, determines such characteristics as air leakage, pressure drop, water penetration, wind driven rain, and operational torque. Tests conducted in accordance with requirements of this standard are intended to demonstrate performance of louver. Read More

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EPA Lists Cities in USA with most Energy Star buildings.

April 19, 2012

U.S. EPA released list of 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with most Energy StarĀ®-certified buildings for 2011. List is headed by Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Chicago; San Francisco; New York; Houston; Dallas; Riverside, CA; and Boston. By end of 2011, nearly 16,500 Energy Star-certified buildings across USA have helped save near $2.3 billion in annual utility bills and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to emissions from annual energy use of more than 1.5 million homes. Read More

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Plenary Speakers Announced for FDA-ISPE CGMP conference.

April 19, 2012

ISPE announced global regulatory officials and pharmaceutical industry leaders who will be plenary speakers at FDA/ISPE co-sponsored "Redefining the 'C' in 'CGMP'" Conference, which will take place in Baltimore, MD from June 4-5, 2012. Speakers will talk about key CGMP issues currently affecting pharmaceutical industry. Plenary sessions will consist of premier presentations focused on global quality, worldwide compliance, and future vision of pharmaceutical industry. Read More

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SAE International 2012 World Congress begins April 24 in MI.

April 19, 2012

Convening April 24-26, SAE 2012 World Congress features "Get Connected" theme that symbolizes literal connections, such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, Internet, and nation's electrical grid, while also demonstrating fundamental connections/relationships between engineers developing next generation vehicle technology. Along with technical program, event will feature peer-to-peer networking opportunities, Innovators Only Exhibition, and FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum. Read More

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EPA Administrator and Philadelphia Mayor sign agreement.

April 19, 2012

Lisa P. Jackson and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz and city and federal officials, signed agreement that represents $2 billion investment in Philadelphia green infrastructure. Over next 25 years, Green City, Clean Waters partnership agreement will transform many of Philadelphia's traditional hardened surfaces to green areas to better manage potentially harmful rainwater runoff pollution. Read More

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Nearly 100 NREL Experts to discuss innovation at WREF 2012.

April 19, 2012

Nearly 100 renewable energy experts from NREL have been selected to present at World Renewable Energy Forum, which will be held May 13-17. Event will feature more than 200 sessions discussing everything scientific, renewable, or financial and will also examine how renewable energy innovation is transforming commercial products and public policy to meet world's toughest economic, environmental, and security challenges. Complete list of NREL presentations is available at www.wref2012.org. Read More

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ASTM Paint and Coating Standards are available on CD.

April 19, 2012

Providing useful tool for personnel working in the field of coatings and allied products, ASTM Paint and Coating Standards contains 48 ASTM standards with detailed description of the noted test method, procedure, or guide. Some of the topics covered are operating salt spray (fog) apparatus, testing water resistance of coatings, volatile content of coatings, and flash point of liquids, along with testing polyurethane raw materials, and measuring adhesion tape test. Read More

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Manufacturers congratulate Small Business Exporter of the Year.

April 19, 2012

NAM congratulates Ceilings Plus on receiving Small Business Exporter of the Year award from Export-Import Bank of the United States. Ceilings Plus is a manufacturer and installer of high-quality aluminum and wood ceilings and wall panels. According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, and it's time that Congress act to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank so small businesses like Ceilings Plus can continue to create jobs. Read More

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ANSI/AMCA Standard coverss methods of testing air circulating fans.

April 19, 2012

ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved ANSI/AMCA STANDARD 230-12, Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Circulating Fans for Rating and Certification. Standard establishes uniform methods for testing air circulating fans to determine performance in terms of thrust, airflow, total pressure and efficiency, and efficacy for rating, certification, or guarantee purposes. It may be used as basis for testing air circulating fan heads, ceiling fans, box fans, table fans, and portable personnel coolers. Read More

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NTSB to hold substance-impaired driving forum.

April 19, 2012

NTSB has announced preliminary agenda for upcoming forum, Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Substance-Impaired Driving, scheduled for May 15-16. Panels will discuss how alcohol and drugs affect drivers, how impairment is measured, and scope of problem through crash/injury/fatality data. Event will also cover role of education and outreach, how impaired drivers are identified and arrested, and proactive non-judicial measures to prevent substance-impaired driving. Read More

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BIO announces presenters for 2012 World Congress.

April 19, 2012

During BIO's 9th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, presenting companies will cover advanced biofuels, renewable chemical platforms, and biomass conversion technologies. Company executives will make formal 25-minute presentations showcasing new technologies, accomplishments, milestones, value proposition, and business case. Event will also include panel discussing investment opportunities and funding sources to help identify right funding for clean tech business. Read More

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ASTM Standards Related to Crude Oils are available on CD.

April 19, 2012

ASTM International has released CD compilation, ASTM Standards Related to Crude Oils that provides 40 key standards for anyone involved with sampling and analysis of crude oils after they are produced and stabilized. CD is targeted for operators of pipelines and tankers that transport crude oil, terminals that temporarily store it, laboratory personnel responsible for its characterization, refiners that process it, and traders responsible for its sale or acquisition. Read More

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PTDA Canadian Conference announces more speakers.

April 19, 2012

Scheduled for June 7-9, 2012, PTDA Canadian Conference will provide latest news and information on Canadian economy, how demographic trends will affect future of Canadian business, impact of clean energy on business, and issues affecting Canadian mining industry. Alec Morrison from Mining Suppliers Association of B.C. and Mike Bonshor of MNP's Aboriginal Consulting Services will help participants gain ideas for addressing challenges and opportunities in Canada's mining industry. Read More

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PDTA Spring Leaders Conference helped foster communications.

April 19, 2012

Held in Charleston, SC from March 15-17, PTDA Spring Leaders Conference introduced participants to new business ideas and concepts. It brought together nearly 120 PTDA distributors and manufacturers from all leadership levels for networking and learning. Conference encompassed 3 components: governance meetings for PTDA's new committees, Leadership Development Conference, and General Educational Session. Latter gave seasoned and emerging leaders insight into ways to communicate. Read More

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TRIB and DOT update all Retread Plant Codes.

April 19, 2012

Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) recently completed multi-month project with Department of Transportation (DOT) to update their Retread Plant Code database with accurate plant details, including identifying plants no longer in operation. Identification of 5,023 plant codes that were no longer in use and could be recycled avoided having to move to 4-digit code. Read More

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Composites Symposiums are slated for June in Torino, Italy.

April 19, 2012

SAE International has developed 2 educational symposiums focusing on most critical issues involved in use of composites. To be held in Torino, Italy, symposiums will bring together industry experts from aerospace, automotive, and wind energy to address economics of composites and composite design, tooling, and manufacturing. SAE 2012 Economics of Composites Symposium takes place June 20, while SAE 2012 Design, Tooling, and Manufacturing of Composites Symposium will take place June 21-22. Read More

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AEM May Marketing Seminar stresses use of appropriate media.

April 18, 2012

To he held in Chattanooga, TN from May 21-23, 2012 AEM Marketing Seminar will help attendees cut through clutter to effectively reach their audiences via integrated approach to media platforms. Theme will be Kon'ek-tiv'i-te (Connectivity) - Connecting to Your Customers Through Messaging and Multilevel Media. Topics focus on connecting with right messaging; connecting with audiences, including different generations; and connecting with content. Read More