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Transatlantic Roundtable focuses on electric vehicle standards.

December 13, 2012

Cooperation on eMobility standardization was the focus of discussion during Transatlantic Roundtable organized by European Committee for Standardization, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, and ANSI, which took place in Brussels on November 28-29. Discussions concentrated on 4 key areas of electric vehicle standardization: coupler safety and interoperability; vehicle-to-grid communications; wireless charging; and safety of electric vehicle infrastructure and batteries. Read More

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Annual Reports and Procedural Compliance Forms are due Jan 31.

December 12, 2012

ANSI and its Procedures and Standards Administration department wish to remind all ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group administrators to ISO that Procedural Compliance Form issued via email and 2012 TAG Annual Reports must be submitted no later than January 31, 2013, to ANSI PSA department. Failure to submit these required documents by deadline may jeopardize organization’s status as an ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator. Read More

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IEC General Secretary addresses ANSI Board of Directors.

December 12, 2012

On December 6 of 2012, Frans Vreeswijk, general secretary and CEO of IEC, noted increasing importance of standardization and conformity assessment in global marketplace. He also pointed out how standards still fail to appear on CEOs' radars. "Standards are a strategic instrument in competing for markets," he explained, "but leaders who do not have a technical background often fail to see how very critical standards and conformance are to their bottom line." Read More

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Equipment Finance Sector to surpass $740 billion in 2013.

December 12, 2012

According to U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study 2012–2013, U.S. businesses and government agencies will finance over $742 billion in equipment acquisitions in 2013. Study indicates equipment finance sector emerged from Great Recession with finance volumes at all-time high, resulting from equipment investment growth and interest rate environment. Volumes are expected to expand moderately over next 12–18 months as investment growth is constrained by domestic/international uncertainties. Read More

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EPA and DOE Fuel Economy Guide examines 2013 models.

December 12, 2012

U.S. EPA and Department of Energy (DOE) are releasing 2013 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with clear, understandable information to help choose most fuel-efficient and low-greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles that meet their needs. While 2013 models include efficient and low-emission vehicles in various classes and sizes, this year is notable for growing availability of hybrids and increasing number of electric vehicles. Guide provides estimated annual fuel cost for each vehicle. Read More

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ASTM requests abstracts for fatigue and fracture symposium.

December 12, 2012

Abstracts are invited for Thirteenth International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, sponsored by ASTM International Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and European Structural Integrity Society. Areas of particular interest include: residual stress effects on fatigue and fracture models and experiments; probabilistic methods for fatigue and fracture prediction; verification and validation of fatigue and fracture models;  and improvements in predicting usable fatigue life. Read More

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ASTM aims to enhance safety for general aviation aircraft.

December 12, 2012

ASTM announces formation of Committee F44 on General Aviation Aircraft, bringing together global stakeholders to work on a standards roadmap that will help transform the way smaller aircraft are manufactured and certified around the world. Formed in support of FAA's Part 23 ARC, Committee F44 will develop standards that address complexity and performance of general aviation aircraft, including design and construction, systems and performance, quality acceptance tests, and safety monitoring. Read More

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2012 Environmental Justice Small Grants announced by EPA.

December 12, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $1.2 million in competitive grants for 50 non-profit and tribal organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. Grants foster research, education, and development of solutions to local health and environmental issues in low-income communities burdened by harmful pollution. According to Lisa Garcia, these grants will be given to organizations in 26 states and Puerto Rico. Read More