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Two Toxic Hotspots have been removed from binational list.

November 5, 2014

As announced by EPA, 2 U.S. Areas of Concern – Deer Lake in Lake Superior basin and White Lake in Lake Michigan basin – have been removed from binational list of toxic hotspots targeted for cleanup in U.S.-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding accelerated cleanup actions over past 5 years. "I couldn’t be prouder of the work we have done," said EPA's Gina McCarthy, citing reductions in public health threats benefitting local economies. Read More

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FAA issues final rule updating aircraft icing standards.

November 4, 2014

According to FAA's updated standards, U.S. manufacturers must show that transport airplanes can operate safely in freezing drizzle or freezing rain, conditions that constitute icing environment known as "supercooled large drops". FAA is also mandating changes to icing certification requirements for engines, engine installations, and some airplane systems on all transport airplanes. These systems must be able to perform in freezing rain, freezing drizzle, mixed phase, and ice crystal conditions. Read More

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EPA Administrator announces 2015 Tribal ecoAmbassadors.

November 4, 2014

During National Congress of American Indians’ annual convention, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced 2015 Tribal ecoAmbassadors, tribal college and university professors who work in partnership with EPA scientists to improve environmental conditions and public health in tribal communities. Recipients include: Fond Du Lac College, Cloquet, MN; Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA; and Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT. Read More

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Informational Tool updates transportation revenue options.

November 4, 2014

While public officials continue to discuss ways to fund new surface transportation authorization, AASHTO has updated its matrix of revenue generating options with easy-to-understand graphics. Bubble display and bar chart allow viewers to see how much revenue, or how little, some measures might provide based on illustrative rates provided. This will enable legislators to analyze funding options appropriate to achieving desired levels of surface transportation investment. Read More

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EPA Makes BMW Lower Fuel Economy Labels for Mini Cooper vehicles.

November 4, 2014

To ensure consumers are given accurate fuel economy values, U.S. EPA is revising estimates for four 2014 BMW Mini Cooper vehicles. Fuel economy audit performed by EPA on BMW Mini Cooper obtained values different from those submitted by BMW. With EPA oversight, BMW conducted new emissions and fuel economy testing, and EPA conducted its own testing. EPA is requiring BMW to re-label four of its 2014 Mini Cooper models with lower fuel economy values. Read More

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Gas Asia Summit is critical to meeting industry challenges.

November 4, 2014

As sponsor to Gas Asia Summit in Singapore, CSA Group congratulates participants on their commitment towards resolving global and regional challenges facing industry, regulators, and governments seeking to harness natural gas as sustainable, efficient, and clean energy source. CSA Group will continue to work with stakeholders to ensure development of new standards, testing, and certification processes that lead towards sustainable production, distribution, and consumption of natural gas products. Read More

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EPA invites communities to apply for technical assistance.

November 3, 2014

Through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program, EPA is offering technical assistance to help communities across the country, including underserved communities, coastal communities, small cities, and rural areas, adopt sustainable growth strategies. Program aims to increase resilience to natural disasters and strengthen the economy while protecting human health and the environment. EPA will select up to 25 communities through a competitive process. Read More

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Experts Discuss Bottom Termination Components during conference.

November 3, 2014

Jointly announced by IPC and SMTA, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference will take place November 18–20, 2014 in Schaumburg, IL. Sessions will include “Bottom Termination Components,” “Design Rules that Reduce Flux Pooling under Component Terminations,” “The Risk of No-Clean Flux not Fully Reacted under Component Terminations,” and “Minimum electrical spacing for no-clean flux residue vs cleaned boards (voltage leakage or electro-chemical migration).” Read More