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EPA Enforcement protects communities from harmful pollution.

December 20, 2012

U.S. EPA released its annual enforcement results, showing significant environmental and public health protections achieved. In 2012, there was a reduction of 2.2 billion pounds of air, water, and land pollution, as well as 4.4 billion pounds of hazardous waste, and $252 million in civil and criminal penalties levied. In addition, EPA also focused on enforcement efforts that reduce smaller amounts of pollution but have substantial health impact in communities. Read More

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Manufacturers urge President to approve Keystone XL pipeline.

December 20, 2012

NAM is spearheading effort with 152 businesses and business groups to urge President Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline. Group sent a letter to the President emphasizing that the project is a clear job creator and will enhance nation’s energy security and competitiveness. According to NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, pipeline will create 20,000 manufacturing and construction jobs and more than 118,000 spin-off jobs while providing affordable energy to help manufacturers better compete. Read More

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American Chemistry Council and SPE announce partnership.

December 20, 2012

American Chemistry Council and SPE announced new partnership that will increase the value of both associations to their respective members and increase awareness that plastic materials and products are contributing to a more sustainable future. Through partnership, members of both organizations will enjoy certain reciprocal benefits. To some extent, associations also agreed to use each other's communication channels. Read More

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ASC Identifies Regulatory Issues Focus and changes nomenclature.

December 20, 2012

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announced that its regulatory affairs focus in 2013 will be South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD) plan to reopen Rule 1168 and U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) efforts to revise their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. To align its actual activities with committee name, ASC is changing from Government Relations Committee to the Regulatory Affairs Committee. Read More

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ASC Comments on USGBC's LEED draft.

December 20, 2012

Focusing on areas of materials ingredient reporting, ratings systems, Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), and LEED review process, Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) provided input to United State Green Building Council's (USGBC) latest revision of their new building construction rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED v4). ASC president Matthew E. Croson expressed gratitude for opportunity to share Council's concerns despite that it is not a USGBC member. Read More

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NACD Welcomes New Members and affiliates.

December 20, 2012

NACD welcomed 9 new members and affiliates, demonstrating its continuing mission to deliver value to distributors and supply chain partners. Inductees included Daxx Trading and Depsol Technologies LLC as chemical distributor members; U.S. Magnesium as chemical supplier affiliate; AAA Chemicals and WTS, Inc. as chemical handler affiliates; and ACE USA, OverDrive Solutions, Vanorsdale Insurance Services, and Matlack Leasing LLC as non-chemical handler affiliates. Read More

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ANSI-NSP Meeting rescheduled for February 2013.

December 20, 2012

Originally scheduled for October 30, 2012, ANSI's Nanotechnology Standards Panel meeting was postponed as a result of Hurricane Sandy and will now be held on February 4, 2013. Meeting will examine how current nanotechnology standards are being utilized and how standards activities meet existing stakeholder needs. Benefits of participating in nanotechnology standardization and the possibilities for greater collaboration between stakeholders in this area will also be discussed. Read More

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BIO opens registration for 10th annual World Congress.

December 19, 2012

BIO announced registration and housing are now open for 2013 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, which will be held June 16-19, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. Event will feature 6 breakout session tracks over 3 days. More than 35 sessions will cover latest progress in commercializing advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals, company partnerships, and more in industrial biotechnology. Conference will also include investor sessions and business partnering opportunities. Read More