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Sen DeMint supports legislation for oil and gas exploration.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
October 3, 2008 On "America's Business with Mike Hambrick" radio program, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) says pressure from American public helped prompt Congress to end quarter-century ban on offshore drilling. DeMint says legislation is needed to ensure that once ban is lifted, offshore oil and natural gas exploration proceeds. Environmental lawyers can hold up leases and permits for years using courts, and that needs to change.
NAM applauds lifting of ban on offshore drilling.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
October 3, 2008 According to NAM President John Engler, by lifting ban on offshore drilling, Congress has taken first step to reduce inflationary pressures and is sending clear signal to oil and gas markets that they are serious about allowing more off-shore drilling and lowering costs for consumers and businesses. NAM calls on Senate to join House and move forward in bipartisan manner to lift OCS ban on drilling, which is part of commonsense solution to America's energy crisis.
ATA comments on measures signed into law by President Bush.
Air Transport Association Of America, Inc. (ATA)    Washington, DC 20004
October 3, 2008 ATA is pleased that President Bush signed key law to stop DHS from placing government function on backs of airlines. Continuing Resolution terminates administration's plan to require air carriers to collect and transmit biometric information on foreign nationals upon departure from United States. President Bush also signed FAA reauthorization bill, extending taxes and programs until March 2009.
Building Code Revisions adopt NIST recommendations.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
October 3, 2008 Future buildings should be increasingly resistant to fire, more easily evacuated in emergencies, and safer overall thanks to 23 building and fire code changes approved by ICC based on recommendations from NIST. Recommendations were part of NIST's investigation into collapses of WTC towers. Changes will be incorporated into 2009 edition of ICC's I-Codes, which are used as basis for building and fire regulations promulgated and enforced by U.S. state and local jurisdictions.
Updated Standards Site offers support for exports to Asia.
National Institute of Standards & Technology    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
October 3, 2008 With in-depth information on China and India, www.StanardsPortal.org facilitates international trade globally by helping companies and policy officials understand standards, regulatory and conformance related technical requirements they face around world. Site includes searchable directory of U.S.-based standards developing organizations and trade associations, as well as guidelines, archives, and information specifically for U.S. stakeholders engaged in global trade.
BIO comments about follow-on biologics to FTC.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
October 3, 2008 In comments to the FTC, BIO said patient safety and data exclusivity to preserve biomedical innovation should stand at the center of a regulatory approval pathway for follow-on biologics. It agreed with an FDA statement that it has not been determined how interchangeability can be established for complex proteins. Also, the BIO urges that patients and doctors, not pharmacists or health plans, decide whether to substitute a follow-on biologic for an innovator biologic.
Airlines support Congressional action on credit markets.
Air Transport Association Of America, Inc. (ATA)    Washington, DC 20004
October 3, 2008 Speaking on behalf of airline industry, ATA President and CEO James C. May voiced strong support for action to help stabilize Wall Street and Main Street. Market reaction to Monday's defeat of legislation clearly sent wake-up call that economic plan needs to be implemented. ATA strongly supports Congress acting in bipartisan manner, passing comprehensive, balanced legislation.
NTSB Marine Safety Course still open for registration.
National Transportation Safety Board    Washington, DC 20594
October 3, 2008 Scheduled for Oct 7-8, 2008, NTSB's course, Accident Investigation Orientation for Marine Professionals still has openings for interested mid- to senior-level marine industry professionals. Course covers Safety Board's processes and procedures during major marine accidents and role of investigation participant or party.
NAM supports commerce export control reforms.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
October 3, 2008 NAM commends Department of Commerce for announcing set of regulations that will modernize export controls, implement Presidential Directive issued in January, and improve national security and economic competitiveness. Manufacturers are awaiting publication of initiatives, which include intra-company transfer license exception. ICT is critical for development of cutting edge technologies and will increase ability of U.S. manufacturers to compete in global marketplace.
ATA comments on FAA committee report on proposed rule.
Air Transport Association Of America, Inc. (ATA)    Washington, DC 20004
October 3, 2008 The Advisory Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) spent 9 months evaluating more than 1,400 public comments related to the ADS-B proposed rule and developed a set of recommendations for the FAA that will help resolve programmatic and technical uncertainties. ATA President and CEO James C. May supports the recommendations contained in the report and encourages the FAA to embrace all ARC recommendations.
ATA applauds GAO legal opinion on auctions.
Air Transport Association Of America, Inc. (ATA)    Washington, DC 20004
October 3, 2008 The GAO (Government Accountability Office) issued an unambiguous opinion that the FAA does not have the legal authority to auction slots, as well as be a violation of the Antideficiency Act and other statutory prohibitions. President and CEO James C. May states, "ATA and the airlines applaud the clear and decisive opinion rendered by the GAO, which affirms what we have said all along - that the DOT slot auction is unlawful."
BIO presents letter to SEC on market manipulation.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
October 3, 2008 The BIO released a letter to SEC Chairman Christopher Cox and Director Linda Thomsen commending the agency for its efforts to investigate fraud and crack down on activities such as rumor mongering and abusive naked short selling in capital markets. "This type of illegal behavior is especially detrimental to emerging biotechnology companies whose value is so dependent on the results of their research and development efforts," said Alan Eisenberg of the BIO.
AWMA calls for abstracts for 2009 Annual Conference.
Air & Waste Management Association    Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1435
October 2, 2008 With theme of Driving Environmental Progress, A&WMA's 102nd Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held June 16-19, 2009. Abstracts are solicited on current issues, case studies, and practical experience, and will be evaluated for technical quality, and relevance and significance to current environmental issues. Principal areas of interest include air, environmental management, resource conservation and waste management, education, international focus, and local and regional issues.
ILSC 2009 heads to Reno, Nevada in March.
Laser Institute of America (LIA)    Orlando, FL 32826
October 2, 2008 Scheduled for March 23-26, 2009, International Laser Safety Conference will address all aspects of laser safety, provide opportunity to influence development of future laser safety standards, and offer forum for networking. Conference will include 2-day Laser Safety Practical Applications Seminar for practicing Laser Safety Officers. Participants will be involved in interactive workshops, panel discussions, and topics addressing common safety issues and concerns.
Conference focuses on economic cooperation between U.S. and EU.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 2, 2008 In cooperation with European Standards Organizations, ANSI held 2 days of meetings addressing standards and conformity assessment in support of U.S.-EU trade. Discussions during Supporting Transatlantic Trade conference centered on use of private-sector standards and conformity assessment programs to facilitate smart regulation and harmonize cross-border requirements. Conference also highlighted successful public-private partnerships which characterize regulatory process on both sides of Atlantic.
Panel agrees to develop identity verification guidelines.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 2, 2008 The IDSP, administered by the ANSI, held a workshop on September 25-26, 2008, where attendees agreed to develop guidelines for identity verification in connection with the issuance of primary U.S. documents. Discussions centered on the need for identity verification guidelines for state and federal issuers of source credentials and the creation of a project that may lay the foundation for the eventual development of a national standard.
U.S. to hold event honoring World Standards Day.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 2, 2008 The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day will include an exhibition, reception, and dinner on October 23, 2008, focusing on the theme Intelligent and Sustainable Buildings. It will spotlight the role of standards and conformity assessment programs in incorporating new technologies that support and make possible economically, socially, and, environmentally sustainable construction. An awards presentation and an awards ceremony for competition winners will also be held.
NGA Report recommends adherence to HITSP specifications.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 2, 2008 Accelerating Progress: Using Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Information Exchange to Improve Care recommends extending the federal requirement for implementing relevant interoperability standards on administered or sponsored health programs to the state level. Released by the National Governors Association (NGA) State Alliance for e-Health, the inaugural report also offers 5 additional recommendations to improve state-level HIE processes.
ANSI publishes snapshots of fire/healthcare standards.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 2, 2008 In its effort to communicate the role of standards in daily life, the ANSI has published a snapshot of NFPA 1001-2008, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, which increases the minimum training requirements for fire fighters to obtain NFPA 1001-2008 certification and also adds a skills maintenance requirement. ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2008, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities, the first to address ventilation in such facilities, is also highlighted.
ANSI Caucus to address innovation economics.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
October 2, 2008 The ANSI Caucus Luncheon on Friday, October 3, 2008, will feature guest speaker Dr. Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Atkinson's presentation will focus on innovation economics, and how policy makers can embrace the forces of technology, globalization, and entrepreneurship to drive economic growth. The October Caucus will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Press Club.

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