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Young Professionals Nominations due April 30, 2012.

April 20, 2012

U.S. National Committee to IEC is reminding electrotechnology and standardization professionals to submit nominations for U.S. participants to take part in Young Professionals 2012 Workshop. Nominees should be individuals in the early years of their professional career involved in standardization, from industry, government, academia, or consumer organizations that use, benefit from, or contribute to IEC's work in electrotechnical standardization and conformance. Read More

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University of Florida Student receives ASTM scholarship.

April 20, 2012

Amy Adams, an undergraduate materials science and engineering student at the University of Florida, has received the Mary R. Norton Memorial Scholarship from ASTM International Committee E04 on Metallography. Award encourages female students to pursue study of physical metallurgy or materials science. Adams' studies are focused on metals, and her research is on serial sectioning and 3D reconstruction to study microstructural evolution of pure metals during grain growth. Read More

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Herbert W. Koch receives ASTM International Award of Merit.

April 20, 2012

ASTM International Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products has presented the Award of Merit to Herbert W. Koch, quality manager at Harris Steel Co., Cicero, IL. A member of ASTM International since 1985, Koch is past chairman of Committee A05 and currently serves as recording secretary. He was honored with the Kenneth J. Boedecker Jr. Distinguished Service Award from the committee in 2002. Read More

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Revised Standard addresses laboratory testing of dampers.

April 20, 2012

ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved ANSI/AMCA Standard 500-D-2012, "Laboratory Methods of Testing Dampers for Rating", which determines air leakage, pressure drop, dynamic closure, operational torque, and thermal efficiency. Tests that are conducted in accordance with requirements of this standard are intended to demonstrate design, production, or field testing of damper and are not intended to determine or establish min/max performance ratings to be used for specifying these products. Read More

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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