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TITANIUM 2012 will feature range of discussions and topics.

September 25, 2012

Sponsored by Titanium Metals Corp. (TIMET), World Industry Supply Trends session at TITANIUM 2012 will feature TIMET VP of planning and materials Henry Seiner as moderator. Other discussions will include factors influencing supply and demand fundamentals of molybdenum and vanadium markets; commercial production of titanium sponge in India; titanium feedstock market; investments in Ukraine's titanium future; and closed-loop processing of titanium scrap. Read More

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ASABE Standard to address irrigation sprinkler auditing.

September 25, 2012

ASABE has initiated project to develop standard for evaluating landscape irrigation sprinkler and emitters and invites those with relevant interest and expertise to participate in its development. Tentatively titled S626, Evaluating and Measuring the Performance of Emission Devices in Landscape Irrigation Systems, document will standardize repeatable methods for evaluating sprinkler and emitter installation and measuring performance. Read More

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EPA adds 12 hazardous waste sites to National Priorities List.

September 25, 2012

U.S. EPA is adding 12 hazardous waste sites that pose public health and environmental risks to the National Priorities List for cleanup under Superfund program. EPA is also proposing to add another 8 sites to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up most complex, uncontrolled, or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. For each of the 20 sites announced, EPA has received letters of concurrence from state officials supporting NPL listing. Read More

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Monitoring Efforts will track water quality improvements.

September 24, 2012

Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force is launching 2 efforts to monitor reductions in nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) throughout watershed. Mississippi River Monitoring Collaborative will evaluate progress toward reducing amount of nutrients entering local waterways. Also, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is preparing to update its technical standard for water quality monitoring to better measure amount of nutrients coming from farm fields. Read More

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Oil Spill Standard addresses in-situ burning effectiveness.

September 24, 2012

ASTM International Committee F20 on Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response has approved several standards for in-situ burning. Latest proposed standard, ASTM WK37324, Guide for Evaluation of In-Situ Burning Effectiveness, is being developed by Subcommittee F20.15 on In-Situ Burning. Proposed guide will help standardize evaluation of burn and produce results that will be consistent among different users, enhancing accuracy and credibility of information. Read More

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Construction Materials Prices Rise for first time in 4 months.

September 24, 2012

According to September 13 Producer Price Index report by U.S. Labor Department, U.S. construction materials prices increased 0.9% in August. Construction material prices are up 1% year over year, while nonresidential construction materials prices are 1% higher for month and up 0.7% from August 2011. In comment, ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu said increase makes generating economic output more expensive and will consequently slow economic growth. Read More

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FDA's Stephen Spielberg to deliver ISPE meeting plenary address.

September 24, 2012

Stephen P. Spielberg, MD, PhD, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, will deliver plenary address at 2012 ISPE Annual Meeting, which will be held Nobember 11–14 in San Francisco, CA. Spielberg’s talk, "How the FDA is Advancing Regulatory Science through High Quality Collaboration," will look at how FDA is addressing challenges and taking advantage of opportunities to advance regulatory science via collaborations with organizations such as ISPE. Read More

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EPA sets bio-based diesel volumes for 2013.

September 24, 2012

U.S. EPA took action to establish amount of bio-diesel products required to be included in diesel fuel markets in 2013. Bio-based diesel products are advanced bio-fuels that are derived from sources that include vegetable oils and waste oils from renewable sources. EPA’s action sets 2013 volume at 1.28 billion gallons under Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which established second phase of Renewable Fuel Standards program, and specifies 1 billion gallon minimum volume requirement. Read More