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Dr. John R. Hall Receives Award of Merit for fire standards work.

May 14, 2010

John R. Hall, Ph.D. received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for his contributions to ASTM Committee E05 on Fire Standards concerning terminology and instructive editorial guidance in development of several E05 standards. Currently division director of fire analysis and research at the National Fire Protection Association in Quincy, MA, Hall has been member of ASTM International and Committee E05 since 1987. Read More

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ANSI Webinar to solicit proposals on agenda for NSTC Standards Subcommittee.

May 14, 2010

On May 19 from 3-5 pm, ANSI-hosted webinar will solicit comments and proposals on agenda for new National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Standards. Discussion responds directly to request from NSTC officials for private sector's thoughts on agenda and goals for subcommittee as well as how it can most effectively interact with private sector. Following webinar discussion, stakeholders will be encouraged to send written comments and/or suggestions. Read More

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EPA Sets Thresholds for greenhouse gas permitting requirements.

May 14, 2010

Final rule addresses greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from largest stationary sources while shielding millions of small sources of GHGs from Clean Air Act permitting requirements. Phased-in approach, starting in January 2011, will address facilities such as power plants and oil refineries that are responsible for 70% of GHGs from stationary sources. In July 2011, Clean Air Act permitting requirements will expand to cover all new facilities with GHG emissions of at least 100,000 tons/yr. Read More

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AIA President welcomes rebound in business aviation.

May 14, 2010

Signs of recovery in business aviation industry are gratifying as reported at 10th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, which reported strong attendance with sold out exhibit and static display space. Upticks in first quarter flight traffic were reported in Europe and the United States. Business aviation industry contributes around $150 billion to U.S. economy and generates 1.3 million jobs. Read More

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TIA Program trains 50,000th tire technician.

May 14, 2010

TIA is celebrating an important milestone - Gumersindo Compean of Southern Tire Mart is the 50,000th tire service technician trained using TIA training program. Compean, who undertook TIA's Commercial Tire Service Training and Certification Program, was trained by TIA-Certified CTS Instructor Walter Parker of Mohawk Rubber Sales. TIA has expanded its training library to include educational programs that cover Automotive Tire Service, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, and Earthmover Tire Service. Read More

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ASTM Standards support oil spill response.

May 14, 2010

Standards developed by ASTM International Committee F20 on Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response cover containment booms, in-situ burning, dispersant application, spill operation, shoreline countermeasures, and skimmers. Standards developed by ASTM International Committee E47 on Biological Effects and Environmental Fate are used to measure effects of toxins in environment, including effects of physical and chemical stress on aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. Read More

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ANSI issues call for nominations for 2011 Board of Directors.

May 14, 2010

ANSI invites all members to recommend qualified candidates for 2011 ANSI Board of Directors. ANSI strives to ensure balance and diversity within its membership and is seeking Board members who enhance member relationships and networks. To facilitate nomination process, ANSI has compiled set of guidelines that outline sectors that are underrepresented in ANSI's Board. Guidelines, nomination forms, general information, and ANSI's code of ethics are available in ANSI Online Library. Read More

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Condensation Symposium sponsored by ASTM International.

May 14, 2010

Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings, symposium on Condensation in Exterior Building Wall Systems will be held October 10-11 in San Antonio, TX. Tutorial session on condensation, comprised of 2 sessions intended to provide basic information about condensation in building walls, will be held prior to start of symposium at 1 pm. Both sessions will enhance attendees understanding of building science and successful building enclosure assembly design. Read More

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Agendas now available for ANSI-HSSP workshops.

May 14, 2010

ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel has released agendas for upcoming workshops. On May 24, 2010, ANSI-HSSP will hold workshop on Accessibility Codes and Standards, which will address need for new or revised building accessibility standards. Second workshop, scheduled for May 25, 2010, will address Standards for Products and Assistive Devices. Third workshop on emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities will take place on June 17, 2010. Read More

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DOC Internet Policy Task Force seeks comments on privacy laws.

May 14, 2010

ANSI informs all members and constituents that Department of Commerce's (DOC) Internet Policy Task Force is seeking public comments on impact of current domestic and global privacy laws on pace of innovation in information economy. Input from all stakeholders, including those from commercial, academic, and civil society sectors, will be accepted until June 7, 2010. Written comments may be submitted by mail or email. Read More

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BIO Convention saw record number of partnering meetings.

May 14, 2010

With array of top-level speakers who addressed critical global challenges and top issues in biotech, 2010 BIO International Convention drew 15,322 industry leaders from 49 states and 65 countries. Full program featured 125+ breakout sessions across 17 tracks, and BIO Business Forum hosted record 17,100 partnering meetings between 2,125 companies and 190 company presentations. Also, 180,000 sq. ft. BIO Exhibition featured over 1,700 exhibitors. Read More

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Papers invited for 2011 Rolling Element Bearings symposium.

May 13, 2010

Scheduled for April 13-15, 2011 ASTM International Symposium on Roller Element Bearings will provide forum for exchange of information on achievements in bearing technology. Event will begin with roundtable session discussing testing methods and specifications, followed by papers presented by leading experts. Held in conjunction with symposium, Bearing Technology Exhibit will feature booths showing different products representing latest advances in bearings, manufacturing, and materials. Read More

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Papers invited for Performance of Protective Clothing symposium.

May 13, 2010

Papers are invited for Ninth Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment: Emerging Issues and Technologies, to be held June 16-17, 2011. Symposium objectives are to showcase research and advances in personal protective technology; define existing and emerging challenges in development and use of PPE; promote information sharing between researchers, manufacturers, users, and government entities; and ascertain areas where new or revised standards are needed. Read More

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EPA Supports Small Business environmental technology development.

May 13, 2010

US EPA awarded nearly $2.5 million to 11 companies, supporting their work in 8 key environmental areas: monitoring and control of air emissions, biofuels, green buildings, drinking water monitoring, hazardous waste monitoring, water infrastructure, homeland security, nanotechnology, and innovation in manufacturing. Last year, companies received "proof of concept" awards from EPA and will use additional funds announced today to move their technologies towards commercialization. Read More

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EPA announces Federal initiative to restore Chesapeake Bay.

May 13, 2010

Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed was developed under executive order of President Obama in May 2009. It includes using rigorous regulations to restore clean water, implementing new conservation practices on 4 million acres of farms, conserving 2 million acres of undeveloped land, and rebuilding oysters in 20 tributaries. Also, USDA will provide farmers/forest owners with resources to prevent soil erosion and keep nitrogen/phosphorous out of waterways. Read More

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FMA wins public relations award for jobs campaign.

May 13, 2010

Public relations program created and conducted by FMA and its PR firm L.C. Williams and Assoc. has captured 2010 Golden Trumpet Award from Publicity Club of Chicago. Addressing shortage of skilled workers, program supports mission of FMA's Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation, which introduces young people to careers in trades. Campaign won in issues management category, which honors programs that educate target audiences about key issues or present a position on topics of public concern. Read More

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NASA Funds Initiative that aids students seeking internships.

May 12, 2010

One Stop Shopping Initiative aims to ensure students who want to apply for NASA internship/fellowship can access all NASA opportunities via one website. Awarded by NASA to 5 organizations, cooperative agreements were made in hopes of attracting students to NASA opportunities and providing completely navigable process. Awards will fund NASA-wide recruitment, application, selection, placement, and career development system to engage students in research, education, and exploration. Read More

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NASA and EPA extend environmental collaborations.

May 12, 2010

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson signed Memorandum of Agreement to promote and continue collaboration between the two agencies in environmental and Earth sciences applications. Both agencies have been involved in projects and activities for many years, addressing climate change, air quality, and water. Re-invigorated partnership focuses on science leadership to motivate continued exploration, innovation, and protection of the planet. Read More

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AAMA encourages Congress to approve delay on EPA's Lead Rule.

May 12, 2010

AAMA and its members continue voicing support to delay implementation of EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Although new rule took effect on April 22, government leaders are reviewing legislation, introduced on April 29, that would postpone implementation until accreditation classes are held for period of at least one year. Concurrently, AAMA has advocated for congressional support of remodeling programs that encourage energy-efficient improvements, such as HOME STAR. Read More

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GAWDA Magazine highlights training opportunities.

May 12, 2010

To keep young executives in gases and welding industry informed as to available training options, Spring Training For Young Executives highlights 3 of GAWDA's most helpful training options and also gives advice on how to maximize benefits of said opportunities. Article specifically examines live events that offer training and networking opportunities, Safety Organizer downloadable newsletter, GAWDA publications, and peer-based Young Executives program. Read More