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EPA Announces Decision to register Enlist Duo herbicide.

October 23, 2014

EPA is registering Enlist Duo in 6 states with first-time ever restrictions for management of resistant weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. Assessments confirm uses meet safety standards for pesticide registration and, as approved, will be protective of public, agricultural workers, and non-target species. EPA will be accepting comments until November 14, 2014 on whether to register Enlist Duo in 10 more states. Read More

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EPA Announces P3 Winners and their environmental solutions.

October 22, 2014

U.S. EPA will provide up to $15,000 for each of 42 student teams pursuing projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges as part of EPA’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) program. Since 2004, P3 Program has provided funding to student teams in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. “Each year, the projects and designs created by the P3 teams surpass expectations,” said EPA's Lek Kadeli.
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Technology Demonstration to show PEV support, grid reliability.

October 22, 2014

Developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform can provide information to adjust plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) charging loads up and down to accommodate intermittent availability of renewable energy sources. Open VGI Platform's ability to provide demand response and load curtailment through single, standards-based interface will be demonstrated on October 16 at Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Customer Service Center. Read More

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Two New ASTM Publications focus on fossil fuels analysis.

October 22, 2014

Monograph 10, Elemental Analysis of Fossil Fuels and Related Materials, details importance of elemental analysis of fossil fuels, analytical techniques, basic analytical protocols, and proficiency testing programs for elemental analysis. Monograph 11, Sulfur: Chemistry and Analysis of Fossil Fuel Products, covers analytical techniques for sulfur determination in crude oil, fuels and lubricants, coal, oil shale, gaseous fuels and biofuels. It also addresses proficiency testing for sulfur. Read More

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SME's RAPID 2015 celebrates 25th anniversary.

October 22, 2014

RAPID 2015, produced by SME, will take place in Long Beach, CA from May 18–21. Now in its 25th year, this conference and exposition enables those present to see major manufacturers and leading technologies as well as evaluate and compare them side by side. There will be 17 industries represented at RAPID 2015, promoting cross-industry collaboration. Conference abstract and research poster submissions as well as art for RAPID 2015's gallery and puzzle designs are being accepted. Read More

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Handbook covers petroleum refining and natural gas processing.

October 22, 2014

ASTM has released Manual 58, Petroleum Refining and Natural Gas Processing. Handbook includes latest information on petroleum and hydrocarbon processing, refining, transportation, and storage. It also covers design and operational aspects of refinery units; planning, scheduling, and management of refineries; alternative fuels, such as hydrogens and biofuels; environmental and safety issues; and new test methods, specifications, and quality of petroleum products. Read More

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EPA recognizes WaterSense 2014 Partners of the Year.

October 21, 2014

During the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, EPA recognized 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year for their commitment to promoting water efficiency and strengthening the drought resiliency of communities across the country. Winners, along with more than 1,500 other WaterSense partners, have helped American consumers save 757 billion gallons of water — enough to supply all of the homes in the U.S. with water for 26 days — since 2006. Read More

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Powder Metallurgy Database celebrates 10 years.

October 21, 2014

Online Global Powder Metallurgy Property Database has established itself as a major resource for designers and engineers around the world. Originally covering only ferrous PM industry, website has since been refined and extended to include nonferrous PM and MIM sectors and contains nearly 4,000 lines of high-quality data. In most recent developments, information has been added covering strain-controlled fatigue data that is viewable in both tabular and graphic formats. Read More

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ASTM Developing Proposed Standard for concrete reinforcement bars.

October 21, 2014

ASTM WK46112, Specification for Zinc-Coated (Continuous Hot-Dip Galvanized) Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement, covers protection of zinc-coated steel bars used for concrete reinforcement in large infrastructure projects. In addition to describing product characteristics of steel reinforcing bars, zinc-coated (galvanized) by continuous hot-dip process in cut lengths or coils, standard features fabrication properties that minimize installation costs as well as long-term maintenance costs. Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Dr. Jack Lemons with Laing Award.

October 21, 2014

ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices recognized Jack E. Lemons, Ph.D., professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with the Patrick G. Laing Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions. ASTM member since 1974, Lemons has received several ASTM awards for his work over past years. He works on multiple F04 subcommittees and chairs F04.93. Lemons also served as chairman of main F04 committee. Read More

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ASTM Board of Directors to hold October meeting in Seoul.

October 20, 2014

South Korea will host 2014 (October 19–22) fall meeting of ASTM International board of directors. Holding ASTM board meeting in Seoul lets ASTM connect with its South Korean members and industry sector representatives using ASTM standards in South Korea. In addition to formal board sessions, events will include Standards and Medical Device Regulation Roundtable, workshop on regulations and standards regarding environment and sustainable building construction, and ASTM brand identity launch. Read More

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NEMA Publishes 2015 Edition of products and standards guide.

October 20, 2014

Contents of 2015 edition of NEMA's Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG) include listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as directory of manufacturers and their products. According to NEMA Assistant Vice President Paul Molitorm "This is the one place where members' customers can directly connect standards with their products." Guide can be used by military, government, and private buyers who work in diverse industries that specify and use electrical equipment. Read More

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ASTM Parasailing Standard improves safety in FL as new law.

October 20, 2014

ASTM International standard F3099, Practices for Parasailing, went into effect September 18, 2014 and has become international standard for parasailing operators. ASTM F3099 offers guidelines/procedures for operation and maintenance of parasail equipment as well as standards for crew proficiency and flying passengers aloft. Florida State Senator Maria Lorts Sachs said White-Miskell Act "would not be a reality" without help of WSIA, Coast Guard, parasail industry, and ASTM International. Read More

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EPA provides technical assistance to 5 communities.

October 20, 2014

EPA is providing $335,000 in technical assistance to 5 communities to help them develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management. They include: Burlington, VT; Durham, NH; Santa Maria, CA; Springfield, MO; and Onodaga County, NY. Integrated planning lets communities sequence projects so they can start those with highest priority first. EPA's technical assistance will help recipients meet Clean Water Act requirements for water management. Read More

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Proposed Standards cover sustainables in road and paving industry.

October 20, 2014

There are 3 proposed ASTM International standards which will emphasize importance of using sustainable materials in road and paving industry: ASTM WK46376, Specification for Blast Furnace and Steel Furnace Slag as Produced During the Manufacture of Iron and Steel; ASTM WK46377, Guide for the Use of Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) in Bituminous Mixtures; and ASTM WK46379, Guide for the Use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in Bituminous Mixtures. Read More

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IPC and SMTA announce conformal coating conference.

October 17, 2014

Scheduled for Nov 18–20, 2014, High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference will intensely focus on best practices and new innovative technologies for meeting manufacturing challenges and producing reliable hardware. Presentation topics will include: Research Methods for Mitigating Field Failures; Effect of Conformal Coating on Surface Mount ATC Reliability; Impact of Process Control in Pb-free to SnPb Reballing Techniques; and Tin Whisker Research on Causes and Mitigation. Read More

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Grantek joins MESA as Gold Keystone Sponsor.

October 17, 2014

MESA announced that Grantek Systems Integration, Inc., a leading provider of manufacturing IT services, integrated manufacturing automation, and plant maintenance services, has joined MESA as a Gold Keystone Sponsor. According to Mike Yost, president of MESA, Grantek brings a perspective that will strengthen the voice of the MESA community. Grantek will help MESA continue to bring value for member companies in addressing their diverse needs and drive important industry discussions for members. Read More

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Zentech Manufacturing earns Qualified Manufacturers Listing.

October 17, 2014

IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum Qualified Manufacturers Listing to Zentech Manufacturing Inc., an electronics and engineering service firm in Baltimore, MD. Zentech met or exceeded requirements published in IPC-J-STD-001ES to ensure reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must survive vibration and thermal cyclic environments getting to and operating in space and is now listed as an IPC-trusted source. Read More

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Marketing Procurement Course is offered by NLPA and SourceOne.

October 17, 2014

To empower procurement professionals to gain Marketing's cooperation and thereby increase cost savings for their organizations, Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) and SourceOne Management Services released "Adding Procurement Value to Marketing Spend." This single-lesson marketing procurement online express course, which can be completed in 30–60 min, guides procurement professionals step-by-step through key Marketing Procurement objectives. Read More

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U.S. Fuel Economy reaches all-time high.

October 17, 2014

According to EPA report, model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 mpg — a 0.5 mpg increase over previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. Fuel economy has now increased in 8 of last 9 years. Average carbon dioxide emissions are also at record low of 369 g/mile in model year 2013. EPA report, "Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 through 2014", tracks average fuel economy of new cars and SUVs sold in the U.S. Read More