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Proposed Cleaner Fuels/Cars Standard will reduce air pollution.

April 5, 2013

Based on input from auto manufactures, refiners, and states, U.S. EPA standards for cars and gasoline will reduce harmful pollution while also enabling efficiency improvements in cars and trucks. Measures include reducing smog-forming VOCs and nitrogen oxides by 80%, establishing 70% tighter particulate matter standard, and reducing fuel vapor emissions to near zero. Proposal will also reduce vehicle emissions of toxic air pollutants, such as benzene and 1.3-butadiene, by up to 40%. Read More

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Comments Sought on OH&S management system requirements standard.

April 4, 2013

British Standards Institution (BSI), UK's member body to ISO, submitted proposal for new international standard that would specify requirements for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. As U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI invites interested stakeholders to submit comments on said proposal by April 26, 2013. Standard would set down list of requirements for OH&S system to provide organizations with increased control over related risks. Read More

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EPA to Focus on Flame Retardants in chemical risk assessments.

April 4, 2013

EPA will begin assessments on 23 commonly used chemicals, with specific focus on flame retardant chemicals, to more fully understand potential risks to people's health and environment. As EPA develops draft risk assessments, agency will use information available through range of publicly available data sources. EPA also encourages submission of additional relevant information, such as unpublished studies and information on uses/potential exposures, so that they may be included in review. Read More

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NSC accepting nominations for Rising Stars of Safety.

April 3, 2013

Presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions, NSC Rising Stars of Safety recognizes individuals younger than 40 who have distinguished themselves by improving workplace safety. Individuals must display creative and innovative approaches to safety. Candidates must also have 5 or more years of direct safety experience and a foundation of safety oversight. Council invites organizations to submit nomination form on behalf of an employee who demonstrates safety leadership. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover CO2 storage and telecom facilities.

April 3, 2013

CSA Z741-2012, Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide promotes environmentally safe and long-term containment of carbon dioxide in way that minimizes risks to environment and human health. Standard is primarily applicable to saline aquifers and depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs. ANSI/SCTE 186 2012, Product Environmental Requirements for Cable Telecommunications Facilities was created to enhance energy efficiency by defining physical, environmental, electrical, and sustainability requirements. Read More

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ASTM Committee Approves Standard for accreditation bodies.

April 3, 2013

ASTM D7495, Specification for Minimum Requirements for Accreditation Bodies That Accredit Agencies Testing and Inspecting Road and Paving Materials, has been developed by Subcommittee D04.95 on Quality Control, Inspection, and Testing Agencies. In addition to definitions of important terms, ASTM D7495 contains guidance on role of personnel at accreditation bodies, accreditation process, proficiency testing requirements, and assessment reports. Read More

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Sujit Ghosh Honored for marine technology standards contribution.

April 3, 2013

ASTM International Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology presented John Nachtsteim Award to Sujit Ghosh, mechanical engineer at U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) in Washington, D.C. Honored for his meritorious contributions to international marine technology standards, Ghosh has been ASTM International and Committee F25 member since 2009 and specializes in ship modification, operation, and maintenance as well as research and development for marine environmental projects. Read More

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AIA Names Micah Edmond assistant VP of Industrial Base Policy.

April 3, 2013

As an executive with 15+ years experience in senior advisory positions with Department of Defense, on the Hill, and in private sector, Micah Edmond joined AIA as assistant vice president of Industrial Base Policy. He will report to Christian Marrone, vice president of National Security and Acquisition Policy, and be responsible for managing AIA's work in support of defense industrial base, including suppliers that rely on AIA for advocacy in this area. Read More