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Trampoline Courts Standard has been approved by ASTM committee.

August 7, 2013

ASTM F2970, Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Inspection, and Major Modification of Trampoline Courts, has been developed by Subcommittee F24.60 on Special Rides/Attractions. Philip Slaggert, chair of F24.60, said that stakeholder groups that will use or benefit from ASTM F2970 include regulators/policymakers, designers/engineers/manufacturers, owners/operators, and general public. Read More

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Oregon Governor Proclamaition started IEEE-USA Annual Meeting.

August 7, 2013

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's proclamation of August 1 as "IEEE Oregon Sustainable Technology Day" coincided with IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, which began in Portland, OR with first IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech). Dr. Thomas P. Seager, one of 5 keynote speakers, delivered opening keynote, "Systems Thinking for Sustainability." Meeting brings together IEEE volunteers from across USA and provides them with basic leadership training and program ideas. Read More

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Dr. Dean Webster to present keynote at TRFA's annual meeting.

August 7, 2013

From 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on September 30, Dr. Dean Webster will present keynote address titled "Improving the Sustainability of Thermosets Using Renewables." Dr. Webster is Professor and Chair in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining NDSU in 2001, he worked for Sherwin-Williams and Eastman Chemical Company. Read More

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State DOTs Earn Transportation Awards in regional competition.

August 7, 2013

Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's Transportation Awards competition recognizes best of America's transportation projects in 3 main categories: Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Nine transportation projects from 6 western states were nominated. Per category, winners were Idaho and Oklahoma (Ahead of Schedule), California (Under Budget), and Arizona, South Dakota, and Utah (Best Use of Innovation). Read More

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ASTM Symposium to address pesticide formulation and delivery.

August 6, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 22–24, 34th Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Translating Basic Science into Products, is based on concept that the foundation of innovative products comes from basic science or ideas. Event will provide forum for presentation and discussion of new pesticide, adjuvant, and related agrichemical formulations as well as chemistry/physical properties of materials in formulations. New standard test methods may be presented as well as science behind standards. Read More

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ASTM Homeland Security Committee to develop body armor standards.

August 6, 2013

ASTM International is launching initiative to develop standards for body armor worn by military and criminal justice personnel. This effort is supported by National Institute of Justice, U.S. Army Program Executive Office – Soldier, and NIST, who are collaborating to harmonize existing ASTM body armor standards, especially test methods, where practical. Proposed standards will be developed by Subcommittee E54.04 on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read More

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IEEE-SA, SEMI Partner Up for PV standards workshop.

August 6, 2013

As part of SOLARCON India 2013, IEEE-Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is partnering with SEMI for "PV Standards-from materials and manufacturing to systems" workshop on August 2. Industry practitioners and testing/certification firms will share updates on relevant aspects of standards for PV. There will also be discussions on global standards development activities, standards needs specific to India, and need for greater participation by Indian firms in global standards development. Read More

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EPA strengthens chemical assessment process.

August 6, 2013

EPA announced changes to its Integrated Risk Information System Program to improve scientific foundation of assessments, increase transparency in the program and process, and allow agency to produce more IRIS assessments each year. IRIS evaluates information on health effects that may result from exposure to environmental contaminants. These high quality, science-based human health assessments are used to make informed decisions to protect public health and the environment. Read More