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Proposed Standard covers ion exchange oxygen removal cartridges.

May 21, 2013

Proposed standard ASTM WK39806, Practice for the Capacity of Ion Exchange Oxygen Removal Cartridge, will provide comprehensive approach to analyzing oxygen removal cartridges. Specifically, this standard, being developed by Subcommittee D19.08 on Membranes and Ion Exchange Materials, will help determine exchange capacity of ion exchange oxygen removal cartridge used to remove dissolved oxygen from water. Interested parties are invited to join in standards developing activities. Read More

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EPA announces selected grant recipients.

May 20, 2013

U.S. EPA announced selection of 240 recipients recommended to receive $62.5 million in grants to protect people's health and the environment in local communities. These investments, funded by EPA’s Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grants, target under-served and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, providing funding necessary to assess, cleanup, and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies, and leverage jobs. Read More

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AIM seeks nominations for 2013 AIM Awards.

May 20, 2013

AIM has opened the nomination period for its annual Automatic Identification and Mobility industry awards. Open to both AIM members and non-members alike, AIM Awards honor individuals as well as organizations that not only promote the industry, but demonstrate significant contributions to enhanced and new technologies. Recipients will be chosen by AIM’s global Board of Directors and will be honored at a special presentation during AIM Summit. Read More

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FEIMAFE 2013 Pavilion features top US manufacturing technology.

May 20, 2013

Scheduled for June 3–8 in São Paulo, Brazil, FEIMAFE 2013 will include AMT/USA Pavilion featuring some of the best U.S. manufacturing technologies, including grinding, waterjet cutting, tooling, turning/milling, forming, and more. Exhibitors in pavilion will display equipment of interest to many industry segments, including automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, alternative energy, and appliances. Read More

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EPA Announces Grants for reduction of diesel engine emissions.

May 20, 2013

U.S. EPA announced availability of up to $9 million in grants through National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program (DERA) for Fiscal Year 2013 for new projects to reduce emissions from existing fleet of diesel engines. States, tribes, local governments, and non-profits are eligible. Projects can reduce air pollution from school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and other diesel engines. Closing date for receipt of proposals is June 25, 2013. Read More

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IPC ESTC offers opportunities for standards development.

May 20, 2013

During IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference, May 21-22, electronics professionals will have new venue for collaboration on IPC standards. IPC’s Requirements for Structural Enclosure Task Group will evaluate submissions for IPC-A-630, Acceptability Standard for the Design, Manufacture, Inspection and Testing of Electronic Enclosures. IPC’s Wire Harness Acceptability Task Group will work on an amendment to IPC/WHMA-A-620B, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. Read More

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SMTA and IPC to co-locate fall events.

May 20, 2013

IPC and the Surface Mount Technology Association announced the finalized agreement to co-locate the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition with the IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings for 2013, 2014, and 2015. SMTA International will be held October 13–17, 2013, while IPC Fall Standards Meetings will be held October 12–17, 2013 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Read More

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BIO thanks representatives for energy title amendment.

May 20, 2013

BIO thanked Reps. Timothy Walz (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Ann Kuster, (D-NH), William Enyart (D-IL), and Mike McIntyre (D-NC) for sponsoring amendment to provide mandatory funding to energy title programs in HR 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. According to Brent Erickson, EVP of BIO's Industrial & Environmental Section, renewable energy programs of the Farm Bill have been successful in supporting economic growth and employment opportunities in rural America. Read More