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Settlement with INEOS rectifies TSCA import violations.

August 24, 2012

To resolve Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) violations, INEOS Chlor Americas, Inc. has ended importation of short-chained chlorinated paraffins into USA and will pay $175,000 civil penalty. INEOS has also agreed to provide notices required by TSCA Section 5 to EPA for any medium- or long-chain chlorinated paraffin it wishes to import after date of lodging of decree. Allegedly, INEOS imported various chain-length chlorinated paraffins into USA without providing required notice to EPA. Read More

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Sports Concussion Mechanics Symposium will be held in November.

August 24, 2012

Online registration closes November 7 for Mechanism of Concussion in Sports, which will take place in Atlanta, GA on November 13. Symposium will review mechanism of concussion in sports, with possibility of developing methods/techniques for decreasing risk for or possibly prevention of concussions in sports. Papers will be presented on mechanical forces, techniques to decrease concussive forces, coaching and training techniques, as well as effects of hydration, diet, and mouth guards. Read More

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IPC invites poster abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2013.

August 24, 2012

IPC invites researchers, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit abstracts for poster presentations on all relevant electronics topics, including design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment. Submissions in areas of printed electronics, packaging and components, surface finishes, reliability, and lead-free assembly are especially encouraged. Poster presentations will offer profile-raising exposure to key engineers, managers, and executives attending the show. Read More

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NIST Co-Sponsors 2012 Biometrics Consortium Conference.

August 24, 2012

NIST will co-sponsor 2012 Biometric Consortium Conference (BCC 2012), which will take place September 18-21 in Tampa, FL. Produced in cooperation with NSA and AFCEA, event focuses on advances in biometric technologies for identity management, electronic commerce, defense, homeland security, and border crossing. In addition to conference tracks, including AFCEA Identity Management Focus Session, BCC 2012 will feature history-based keynote, speakers from India and Indonesia, and workshops. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover golf cars and transaction reporting.

August 24, 2012

ANSI/ILTVA Z130.1-2012, Golf Cars - Safety and Performance Specifications, provides guidelines for golf cars driven by electric motors and internal combustion engines specifically intended for use on golf courses for transporting golfers and their equipment. ANSI X9.121-2012, Financial Services - Balance and Transaction Reporting Standard establishes common format for exchanging cash management account data, facilitating complete, accurate, and timely information reporting. Read More

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Comments Sought on ISO field of activity in biotechnology.

August 24, 2012

Submitted to ISO by DIN, proposal for new field of technical activity on biotechnology would cover standardization in field of biotechnology to establish internationally recognized and accepted terms and definitions, analytical and diagnostic methods, computing tools and technology for international comparability, and integratability of data. As U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI invites interested stakeholders to submit comments on said proposal by September 21, 2012. Read More

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ICP Staff attends Valor Games Career Fair in Chicago.

August 23, 2012

More than 1,000 job seekers attended Veterans Career Hiring Event held at Chicago's Soldier Field. Event was held in conjunction with second annual Valor Games, where more than 150 ex-military, disabled athletes competed in events such as shot-put, archery, rowing, and recumbent cycling. Industrial Careers Pathway® was there with booth to raise awareness about career options available in industrial distribution and to encourage job seekers to post resumes to ICP Job Board. Read More

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NTSB Safety Recommendations look at fatigue management.

August 23, 2012

Supplementing reiterations, NTSB issued 3 new safety recommendations to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These included H-12-29, for establishing ongoing program to monitor, evaluate, report on, and continuously improve fatigue management programs; H-12-30, for incorporating scientifically based fatigue mitigation strategies into hours-of-service regulations; and H-12-30, for reviewing each new entrant motor carrier structured process as component of new entrant safety audits. Read More