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Office of USTR Seeks Comment on proposed TTIP agreement.

April 10, 2013

Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has issued Request for Information (RFI), Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement, soliciting public comments regarding planned negotiations connected with creation of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement with European Union. All persons with input regarding agreement, including how it relates to U.S. interests and priorities, are encouraged to voice their views. Read More

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ANSI Joint Member Forum addresses smart cities initiatives.

April 10, 2013

On April 4, ANSI convened Joint Member Forum with subject matter experts from standards developing organizations, industry, government, and academia to discuss role that standards and conformance solutions play in contributing to national and international smart cities initiatives. In addition to review of current smart cities initiatives, meeting included overview of HUD’s programs across the country as well as domestic and international standards development initiatives underway on smart cities. Read More

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FAA extends tower closure date.

April 9, 2013

Last month, FAA announced it would eliminate funding for 149 federal contract air traffic control towers as part of agency’s required $637 million budget cuts under sequestration. FAA said today that it will delay tower closures until June 15, allowing agency to attempt to resolve multiple legal challenges to closure decisions. As part of tower closure implementation process, agency continues to consult with airports and operators and review appropriate risk mitigations. Read More

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Partnering, Presenting Companies announced for BIO convention.

April 9, 2013

BIO announced companies confirmed to present at 2013 BIO International Convention (April 22–25, Chicago, IL). Company presentations help organizations increase invisibility, attract partners, and pitch business objectives to global audience. Additionally, BIO Business Forum™ will host partnering meetings, workshops, and sessions geared to life science executives. This year's Business Forum features new Rare Disease Partnering Summit, with presentations from pediatric research institutions. Read More

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Participants Sought for pumping machinery dynamics review.

April 9, 2013

Under ANSI approval, Hydraulic Institute seeks qualified individuals to review Dynamics of Pumping Machinery. This new guideline describes and recommends means to appropriately evaluate pumping machinery construction attributes and relevant site characteristics to determine effects of dynamic performance on equipment life and reliability. Also, guideline describes and recommends levels of evaluation and validation commensurate with degree of equipment uncertainty and application risk. Read More

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Settlement with Dominion Energy reduces harmful pollution.

April 9, 2013

Department of Justice and U.S. EPA announced that Dominion Energy has agreed to pay $3.4 million civil penalty and spend approximately $9.8 million on environmental mitigation projects to resolve Clean Air Act violations. Settlement will result in reductions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter by more than 70,000 tons per year, across 3 of utility’s coal-fired power plants, located in Kincaid, IL, State Line, IN, and Somerset, MA. Read More

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FAA and PANYNJ Reach Agreement on airport safety violations.

April 9, 2013

FAA and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) reached settlement agreement concerning aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) violations from December 2010 to June 2012 at 4 New York area airports: John F. Kennedy, Teterboro, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International. Under terms of said agreement, PANYNJ agrees to pay $3.5 million fine within 30 days. Additionally, PANYNJ will take several actions, with FAA approval, to address underlying problems. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute seeks reviewers for updated standard.

April 9, 2013

Hydraulic Institute, under approval of ANSI, is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in review process for draft of updated standard, American National Standard for Pumps – Controlled-Volume Metering Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, and Operation. ANSI/HI 7.1-7.5 applies to reciprocating positive displacement pumps typically used for injection of chemical additives, proportional blending of multiple components, or metered transfer of single liquid. Read More