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NEMA Publishes Standard for roadway, area lighting FRC poles.

February 14, 2013

Published by NEMA, ANSI C136.20 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting–Fiber-Reinforced Composite (FRC) Lighting Poles, includes nomenclature, dimensional data, performance criteria, and some interchangeability features for standard poles. It also addresses breakaway requirements for poles as described in AASHTO LTS Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals. Read More

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NREL Director and Experts say USA can double energy productivity.

February 14, 2013

On Feb. 7, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Dan Arvizu and panel of 20 energy experts declared USA can double its energy productivity by 2030 in ways that also bolster national economy. Arvizu and other members of Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy said doubling energy productivity could create one million new jobs while saving average household $1,000 per year and reducing CO2 emissions by one-third. Read More

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EPA Releases Maps detailing state enforcement performance.

February 14, 2013

U.S. EPA released state dashboards and comparative maps that provide information about performance of state and EPA enforcement and compliance programs across USA. Dashboards and maps include state-level data from past 5 years and provide such information as number of completed inspections, types of violations found, enforcement actions taken, and penalties assessed by state. Users can also customize dashboards to view state activity, EPA activity, or combined activity. Read More

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Mechanical Seals Webinars will begin in March of 2013.

February 14, 2013

HI and Pump Systems Matter, in collaboration with Fluid Sealing Association, announced Mechanical Seals Webinar Series of 2013 will begin in March. Complimentary webinar on sealing systems energy efficiency will be held February 25, 2013. Respectively, Sections 1–4 will take place March 6, 13, 20, and 27 and focus on mechanical seal types and operating principles; construction and design; installation and connections (commissioning); and seal environment and failure analysis. Read More

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EPA to help 43 communities meet sustainability goals.

February 14, 2013

EPA announced that 43 communities will receive technical assistance to pursue sustainable growth that encourages local economic development while safeguarding people's health and environment. EPA staff and national experts will conduct workshops that focus on sustainability goal each community chose in initial application. Agency offered 9 tools this year, including Green Building Toolkit, Land Use Strategies to Protect Water Quality, and Using Smart Growth to Produce Economic and Fiscal Health. Read More

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ASC Spring Expo 2013 sells out space to 64 exhibitors.

February 14, 2013

Adhesive and Sealant Council's (ASC) Spring EXPO is sold out; 64 companies will occupy 5,000 ft² net at Hyatt Regency Atlanta, GA, from April 21–23, 2013. In addition to being 25% larger than 2012 Spring EXPO in area, event will feature 17 brand new exhibitors. ASC President Matthew E. Croson noted the unveiling of speed networking event, which is intended to connect formulators with raw materials suppliers via face-to-face meetings. Read More

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ISPE Guide defines non-investigational medicinal products.

February 14, 2013

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Harmonizing the Definition and Use of Non-Investigational Medicinal Products helps companies involved in clinical trials determine which medications qualify as non-investigational medicinal products. Document contains strategies for risk management as it relates to classifying, sourcing, and packaging NIMPs, and helps companies who operate studies in multiple countries devise risk management strategies that take into account country-specific rules/regulatory requirements. Read More

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IPC Guide details conflict minerals due diligence obligations.

February 14, 2013

By providing guidance on tracking, management, disclosure, and reporting of conflict minerals, IPC Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Guide will help companies develop effective conflict minerals program to meet customer, legal, and regulatory requirements of Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and regulation published by U.S. SEC. Guide walks companies through appropriate level of due diligence given their size or number of supply chain relationships. Read More