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SepticSmart Week Encourages Homeowners to care for septic systems.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
October 1, 2013 During SepticSmart Week (September 23–27), U.S. EPA encourages homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. EPA's Nancy Stoner said homeowners can help protect their community's health and local waterways "By taking a few small, simple steps to care for their home’s septic system." EPA's SepticSmart program encourages proper septic system care and maintenance all year long, helping educate about need for periodic maintenance and proper daily system use.
Cycling Emissions Calculated for increased alt energy in West.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
October 1, 2013 Phase 2 of Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS-2) quantifies potential impacts of increasing wind and solar power generation on operators of fossil-fueled power plants in West. Study finds carbon emissions induced by more frequent cycling are negligible (<0.2%) compared with carbon reductions achieved via wind and solar power generation. SO2 emissions reductions from wind and solar are 5% less than expected, and emissions of nitrogen oxides are reduced 2% more than expected.
AASHTO awards top prizes in Faces of Transportation contest.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials    Washington, DC 20001
October 1, 2013 During Faces of Transportation competition, 28 transportation department employees from 21 states and 6 private citizens submitted 121 photographs. Grand Prize was awarded to California DOT Engineer Martin Chandrawinata for photograph of iron worker using a cutting torch while suspended from San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. People's Choice Award was presented to photographer Bill Hall who captured California DOT Engineer Matt Bruce inspecting cable band installation near top of same bridge.
IPC Calls for Poster Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2014.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
October 1, 2013 IPC invites researchers, technical experts, and industry leaders to submit poster presentation abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO®, which will take place March 25–27, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Technical poster presentations are being sought on relevant electronics topics, including design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment. Abstracts of up to 300 words summarizing technical and previously unpublished work should be submitted by December 22, 2013.
EPA Announces WaterSense Labeled Product for commercial kitchens.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
September 30, 2013 U.S. EPA finalized first WaterSense specification for a commercial kitchen product: pre-rinse spray valves. These kind of valves, which remove excess food waste from dishes prior to dishwashing, are now eligible to earn WaterSense label and help food service establishments conserve water and energy. WaterSense labeled pre-rinse spray valves will be promoted by ENERGY STAR® program as part of  energy saving products and practices for restaurant industry.
EPA Honors 24 Organizations for green power leadership.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
September 30, 2013 U.S. EPA presented its 13th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 21 Green Power Partners and 3 suppliers for achievements in advancing USA's renewable electricity market. In comment, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy complemented winners for “driving new renewable energy generation and providing clear examples of organizations thriving on innovation and sustainability.” McCarthy also lauded winners for “moving us closer to the vision President Obama outlined in his Climate Action Plan.”
NEMA welcomes Senate approval of Helium Bill.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
September 27, 2013 NEMA welcomed Senate passage of compromise legislation to reauthorize, extend, and improve operations of Federal Helium Reserve in Texas and called on House to vote as soon as possible to approve bill. If Congress fails to act on helium legislation before October 7, Federal Helium Reserve will cease operations. U.S. users of helium acquire much of their supply via industrial gas refining companies associated with the reserve, which currently holds approximately 30% of global supply.
EPA announces greenhouse gas standards for new power plants.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
September 27, 2013 According to EPA, electricity generation represents one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Proposed standards are an important step toward reaching U.S. goal of reducing greenhouse gas emission by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. In statement, Kevin Kennedy, Director, U.S. Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute, said proposal on new power plants sends a clear message that U.S. is serious about meeting its international commitment.
ASTM Standard deals with arc rating for protective hand products.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
September 27, 2013 ASTM F2675/F2675M, Test Method for Determining Arc Ratings of Hand Protective Products Developed and Used for Electrical Arc Flash Protection, has been developed by Subcommittee F18.65 on Wearing Apparel. This standard will be used to determine arc rating of hand protective products – gloves, glove material, glove material systems, and other protective products – designed to fit on hand and specifically intended for electric arch flash protection.
EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for new power plants.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
September 27, 2013 To combat climate change and improve public health, U.S. EPA proposed Clean Air Act (CAA) standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants. Outreach and engagement with state/tribal/local governments, industry and labor leaders, non-profits, and others aim to establish carbon pollution standards for existing power plants and move toward cleaner power sector. While providing flexibility, proposed standards ensure new power plants are built with available clean technology.
Chinese Government suspends cyanide-gold plating ban.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
September 27, 2013 On September 23, 2013, NDRC of China issued circular postponing implementation of regulation that would have eliminated cyanide-gold plating at end of 2014. IPC staff and its members in USA and China, along with China Printed Circuits Association and other industry associations, were influential in this decision. In its notice, NDRC cited importance of gold plating materials, worldwide use of cyanide-gold plating processes, and concerns regarding gold potassium citrate plating processes.
BIO, Member Companies urge Congress to pass 5-year Farm Bill.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
September 27, 2013 Along with group of renewable chemical companies and state advocacy organizations, BIO wrote to chairpersons and ranking members of House and Senate Committees on Agriculture to urge passage of 5-year Farm Bill that includes Senate's language on Energy Title. Title IX of Senate-passed Farm Bill (S.954) provides mandatory funding to USDA energy programs and grants renewable chemicals companies access to Biorefinery Assistance Program and Biomass Research and Development Program.
FABTECH Panel will focus on building manufacturing workforce.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
September 27, 2013 FABTECH metalforming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from November 18–21, 2013 and examine issue of workforce development with special panel discussion. Solutions for a Qualified Workforce Pipeline, to be held at 12:30 pm CST on November 20, will include manufacturing professionals discussing ways education, industry, and government can work together to build and strengthen future manufacturing workforce pipeline.
Oliver Delery Jr. receives Award of Merit.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
September 26, 2013 ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe has honored Oliver Delery Jr., Louisiana and Mississippi sales manager and engineer at Hanson Pipe and Precast LLC, New Orleans, LA, with Award of Merit for his exceptional leadership and service to the committee and contributions to the development of standards for concrete pipe. A member of ASTM International since 1982, Delery has served as chairman of C13 since 2007 and received Robert R. Litehiser Award from the committee in 2000.
BSA Fall Meeting to address impact of Amazon and Google.
Bearing Specialists Association    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
September 26, 2013 Scheduled for October 27-29, BSA 2013 Fall Meeting will feature timely presentation by Lindsay Konzak, editor of Modern Distribution Management, on the impact of Amazon and Google on the bearing distribution channel. AmazonSupply and Google Shopping for Suppliers have both entered the B-to-B online market over the past couple of years. Konzak will facilitate a discussion on what Amazon and Google’s initiatives mean for the industry.
BIO announces breakout sessions for 2013 Pacific Rim Summit.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
September 26, 2013 BIO announced breakout sessions for the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, which will be co-organized by BIOCOM and held December 8-11 in San Diego. Breakout sessions with companies and venture capital investors presenting milestones to commercialization include: Cellulosic Biofuels: Unleashing Commercial Production; Biorefineries: Perspectives on Finance and Construction; and Processes Leading to Commercialization.
SME offers community-based approach to manufacturing education.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
September 26, 2013 Through PRIME® Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education, SME Education Foundation is creating partnerships between organizations, businesses, and exemplary schools to provide comprehensive, community-based approach to manufacturing education. Model schools funded by PRIME offer STEM-based curriculum that helps prepare young people for highly skilled, good-paying jobs in demand by manufacturers. Eleven PRIME schools were added to 2013-2014 school year, for total of 26 throughout U.S.
SME SOUTH-TEC expands show floor space due to demand.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
September 26, 2013 Taking place in Greenville, SC from October 29–31, SOUTH-TEC manufacturing industry showcase has expanded its show floor to accommodate exhibit space demands. More than 300 companies will populate SOUTH-TEC floor at Greenville's TD Center, which will showcase product demonstrations and interactive exhibits for 4,000 expected attendees. Trade show floor will also feature tactical and strategic sessions in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center.
BIO Urges EPA to Reject petroleum industry RFS waiver petition.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
September 26, 2013 In an 11-page letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, BIO's Brent Erickson urged rejection of recent petition from American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers for waiver of 2014 volume obligations under Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Erikson cited waiver seekers' blocking of investment in infrastructure and creation of marketing challenges as having created same situation from which they are requesting relief.
ASTM Concrete Committee recognizes Hooton with Richart Award.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
September 25, 2013 R. Douglas Hooton, Ph.D., tenured professor in Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, Ontario, received Frank E. Richart Award for his meritorious contributions to ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. ASTM International member since 1981, Hooton is honorary member of both C09 and Committee C01 on Cement. He also chairs Subcommittees C01.29 on Sulfate Resistance and C09.67 on Resistance to the Environment.

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