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EPA Awarded Highest Honor at GIS conference.

July 31, 2012

U.S. EPA was awarded Esri President's Award at annual Esri International User Conference in San Diego, CA. Honor identifies EPA as model for others to follow regarding successful implementation of geographic information systems (GIS) as well as making positive impact on environment and society. Specifically, EPA was recognized for pioneering use of GIS in protecting the nation's environment, efficiently organizing their GIS assets, and bringing geospatial thinking to public. Read More

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EPA Fines Violators for failure to report chemical data.

July 31, 2012

U.S. EPA is seeking total of $362,113 in civil penalties from Chemtura Corporation, Bethlehem Apparatus Company, and Haldor Topsoe, Inc. for alleged violations of reporting and recordkeeping requirements under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Alleged violations involve failure to comply with TSCA section 8 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations, which require companies to submit accurate data about production and use of chemical substances manufactured/imported during year. Read More

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Hot Isostatic Pressing Standard is approved by ASTM committee.

July 31, 2012

ASTM A1080, Practice for Hot Isostatic Pressing of Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloy Castings, was developed by Subcommittee A01.18 on Castings in response to general need in steel industry for standard defining basic quality control requirements for hot isostatic pressing. John Schleicher, A01.18 member, said this standard "is intended to demonstrate the minimum amount of process control/monitoring required to control the HIP process." Read More

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Environmental Site Assessment Workshop to take place in October.

July 31, 2012

"What You Need to Know as a Phase I EP That is Not in the ASTM E1527 Standard," will be held October 23 in Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E50, workshop will provide forum for discussion of topics which are relevant to conducting Phase I environmental site assessments but not prescriptively dealt with in ASTM E 1527-05, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. Online registration and closes October 17. Read More

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ASABE completes terminology standard for air quality.

July 31, 2012

ASABE announces completion of ANSI/ASABE S588, Uniform Terminology for Air Quality. Use of terminology related to rural air quality has grown with increased focus by U.S. EPA and others on confined animal feedlot operations. Standard establishes uniformity in terms used in the field of rural air quality and serves as resource of useful new terms and definitions. It supplements existing ASTM standards and provides consensus definitions for more than 180 terms. Read More

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SAE Book takes readers inside Grand Prix motorcycle engines.

July 31, 2012

"Engine Design Concepts for World Championship Grand Prix Motorcycles" focuses on design of 4-stroke engines for MotoGP class. Book opens with general background on MotoGP governing bodies and history of event's classes since competition began in 1949. It then presents key engines that have been developed and used through the years, discusses technologies that are used today, and covers future developments of MotoGP engines, including use of biofuels and recovery of thermal and braking energy. Read More

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AAMA Installation Standard covers doors in wood frame structures.

July 31, 2012

FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure, has been published. Standard includes procedures for installing exterior doors into residential and light commercial buildings of 3 stories or less. It addresses integration of doors with mounting flanges, doors with exterior casing/brick molding, and non-flanged box frame units. Similar standard covering window installations has also been published. Read More

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Measurement System could speed innovation in solar devices.

July 31, 2012

Devised by researchers at NIST, measurement system accurately and quickly measures electric power output of solar energy devices, which is useful to researchers working to develop next-generation solar energy cells. As reported in Applied Optics journal, NIST team combined 32 LEDs-each generating light from different segments of solar spectrum-and other off-the-shelf equipment to build system that measures wavelength-dependent quantum efficiency of solar devices over relatively large area. Read More