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BIO Urges EPA and Congress to stay on course with RFS.

August 7, 2012

BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood has made his statement regarding letter sent by 156 Members of the House of Representatives to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, where they urged EPA to reduce federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). After saying "RFS is working" and "setting a clear path for U.S. energy security, reduced reliance on foreign oil, and a cleaner, healthier environment," Greenwood urged caution about "rushing to make long-term changes to this policy." Read More

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WirelessHART Networks exceed 8,000 at major manufacturing sites.

August 7, 2012

More than 8,000 WirelessHART® networks are installed in major manufacturing sites worldwide, signifying widespread acceptance of WirelessHART standard by process automation industry. WirelessHART standard supports self-organizing, full multi-hop and multi-path mesh topologies and requires no specialized tools or expert communication protocol settings for deployment. To protect network and data being transferred, technology employs 128-bit AES encryption, multi-tiered, always-on security. Read More

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BIO Thanks Senators for extending tax policy.

August 7, 2012

BIO thanked Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as well as Senate Finance Committee for including Cellulosic Biofuels Producer Tax Credit (PTC), Accelerated Depreciation Allowance for Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Property, algae biofuels addition in tax extenders package, and extending R/D tax credit for 2 years. In his statement, BIO's Jim Greenwood said "Advanced biofuel and renewable chemicals tax credits drive innovation while leveling the playing field for U.S. companies." Read More

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NEMA CEO appointed to serve on Federal Advisory Committee.

August 7, 2012

NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis was appointed to serve on Federal Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, which will advise Secretary of Commerce on development and administration of programs and policies to expand U.S. exports of goods, services, and technology in accordance with applicable U.S. regulations. This work will strongly support efforts to expand U.S. exports of goods and services and create economic opportunities for American businesses and American workers. Read More

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IPC Educational Outreach clarifies ITAR regulation.

August 6, 2012

On August 22, IPC and Chicagoland Circuit Board Association will host meeting at IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition on IPC's new educational campaign, Follow the Law, Protect the Board. Campaign was developed to raise awareness and compliance with federal International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulation of printed boards and their designs. Meeting attendees will also learn about key issues and changes in U.S. export control regulations. Read More

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Proposed Standard looks at road paving materials.

August 6, 2012

Proposed standard ASTM WK38070, Practice for Sample Preparation and Conditioning with Additives, is being developed by ASTM International Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials. According to D04.20 subcommittee chairman Richard Steger, proposed practice would ensure mixtures produced in lab will match performance of materials placed in field. Also, performance of mixtures using such additives will be predictable during bituminous mixture design and liquid asphalt binder formulation stage. Read More

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Proposed Standard addresses factory fabricated geomembranes.

August 6, 2012

Used as hydraulic and gas barriers, geomembranes are intended for pond and canal liners, landfill liners, caps, and floating covers. ASTM WK38128, Guide for Identification, Packaging, Handling, Storage and Deployment of Fabricated Geomembrane Panels, will provide guidance for installation and use of factory fabricated geomembrane panels at job sites. It will also provide definitions for commonly used terms such as fabricated panel, accordion-folded panel, and fabricator. Read More

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ATA highlights 2012 Management Conference and Exhibition.

August 6, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 7-10, ATA's 2012 Management Conference and Exhibition will include review of current political forecast with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour; annual "All Eyes on the Economy" panel, featuring ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello; and panel hosted by Transport Topics Publisher and Editorial Director Howard Abramson on the looming driver shortage. A discussion of trucking's role in synchronizing supply chain will be moderated by Con-way Inc. President and CEO Doug Stotlar. Read More