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IPC Program hosts congressional visits on opposite coasts.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
July 8, 2014 As part of its nationwide effort to educate members of Congress about legislative and regulatory issues impacting electronics manufacturing industry, IPC co-hosted congressional visits to Optimum Design Associates (ODA) and JPS Industries Inc. Rep Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15) visited ODA facility in Pleasanton, CA, while Rep Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5) toured JPS Industries plant in Statesville, NC. Each met with senior executives and staff and discussed important policy issues.
EPA Updates seek to reduce harmful pollution from new landfills.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
July 8, 2014 As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, U.S. EPA is proposing updates to its air standards for new municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. This proposal would require certain landfills to capture 2/3 of their methane and air toxics emissions by 2023 – 13% more than required currently. Also, EPA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking public feedback on how and whether to update guidelines for existing landfills.
AEM names CONEXPO-CON/AGG staff show director.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers    Milwaukee, WI 53214
July 8, 2014 Sara Truesdale Mooney has been named CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director, managing AEM’s flagship exposition. Mooney takes over day-to-day CONEXPO-CON/AGG planning responsibilities from Megan Tanel, AEM VP exhibition and events, as Tanel focuses on expanded strategy and planning duties for association’s growing portfolio of trade shows, meetings, and events. Melissa Magestro has assumed lead staff liaison responsibilities for AEM’s international exhibitions, including CONEXPO Latin America.
IREC 3iAwards Deadline has been extended to July 18.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)    Latham, NY 12110-1156
July 8, 2014 Deadline is July 18 for IREC 3iAward nominations, which are open to exemplary programs, projects, and individuals making a difference in clean energy world. Program honors innovation, inspiration, and ingenuity, and public will be responsible for selection of IREC's awardees. Open voting will occur online July 23 to August 15. "With these awards," said IREC Board Chair David Warner, "we salute the ingenuity of those who think outside the box to advance the use of clean energy."
Paper in OSA's Optics Letters describes record-breaking sensor.
The Optical Society (OSA)    Washington, DC 20036
July 7, 2014 By fusing together concepts of active fiber sensors and high-temperature fiber sensors, researchers at University of Pittsburgh created all-optical, high-temperature sensor for gas flow measurements that operates at temperatures exceeding 800°C. All-optical approach is described in paper, "Fiber-optic flow sensors for high-temperature-environment operation up to 800°C," which was published in The Optical Society’s (OSA) journal Optics Letters.
Energy Efficiency Roadmap establishes framework for action.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)    Latham, NY 12110-1156
July 7, 2014 With release of Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, IREC joins U.S. industry, government, other standards developing organizations (SDOs), and other energy efficiency stakeholders who have national framework for action and coordination on future energy efficiency standardization. Developed by ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), roadmap charts 125 recommendations to advance energy efficiency within built environment.
BIO Tool researches and manages contract service providers.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
July 7, 2014 Powered by OnDeckBiotech, BIO BizLink connects biotech and pharma with service providers, including pre-clinical and clinical Contract Research Organizations, Contract Manufacturing Organizations, and regulatory consultants. Vendors maintain no-cost company profile with overview of services, reviews, key personnel, and background documents. Service helps avoid weeks of searching and evaluating vendors, and facilitates exchange of data confidentially to expedite development process.
NREL Supercomputer offers power to tackle grid challenges.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
July 7, 2014 Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), located on NREL's campus and imagined by NREL leaders who foresaw possibilities for high performance computing (HPC), handles large and complex datasets that exceed traditional database processes. As part of energy-efficient HPC data center, ESIF's Peregrine supercomputer, dedicated by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in September 2013, can perform more than one quadrillion calculations per second.
At 2014 BIO Convention record number of meetings were held.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
July 7, 2014 Hosted by BIO, 2014 BIO International Convention drew 15,667 industry leaders, including nearly 2,500 CEOs, from 50 states and 70 countries. In addition to hosting 29,000+ scheduled, one-on-one partnering meetings, event featured dynamic keynotes from Sir Richard Branson and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 800+ speakers and 160 sessions in 8 educational tracks, and 9 specialty forums. In 2015, BIO International Convention will take place June 15–18 in Philadelphia, PA.
SME recognizes industry and academic achievers.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
July 3, 2014 During its 2014 International Awards Gala, SME honored 7 individuals. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fritz Klocke was recognized with Eli Whitney Productivity Award; Sheldon Marsh received Joseph A. Siegel Service Award; and Don A. Lucca, PhD, received SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal. SME also presented The M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME to SME VP Dean L. Bartles, PhD. Other award winners included: Prof. Dr. Ir. Jean-Pierre Kruth; Marilyn Barger, PhD; and Andrew Y C Nee, PhD.
Governor Patrick supports interchangeable biologic medicine bill.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
July 3, 2014 BIO and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council commend Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for signing legislation designed to create pathway for substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. House Bill 3734 seeks to properly preserve patient access to accurate prescription information, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies. BIO will continue to advocate for full transparency in the substitution process.
NEMA supports proactive approach toward grid resilience.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
July 3, 2014 NEMA commends NIST and its proactive approach toward improving grid resilience through its Community Disaster Resilience Program and series of workshops that will develop community-scale disaster resilience framework. According to NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis, one way to ensure continued operation of critical facilities when power interruptions occur is to employ microgrids, energy storage, and decentralized generation. NIST’s next Disaster Resilience Workshop will be held July 30.
FAA announces aviation safety rating for Republic of Serbia.
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
July 3, 2014 FAA announced that the Republic of Serbia complies with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards and has been granted Category 1 rating. With International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 rating, Republic of Serbia's air carriers, which are able to secure requisite FAA and DOT authority, can establish service to the United States and carry code of U.S. carriers. The Republic of Serbia currently has no carriers providing service to the United States.
EPA proposes approval of new climate-friendly refrigerants.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
July 3, 2014 In support of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, EPA is proposing to increase options for refrigerants in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. Proposed action would expand list of substitutes approved by EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy to include more low-global warming potential alternatives that can replace both ozone-depleting substances and high-GWP hydrofluorocarbons.
Newly Elected Board Members have been announced by PMA.
Precision Metalforming Association    Independence, OH 44130
July 3, 2014 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) announced 10 new members elected to PMA Board of Directors. These include Troy Roberts, Troy Turnbull, and Mark Ullstrup as associate member directors; Douglas Johnson as at-large director; Ian Quinn as divisional director; as well as 5 district directors: Jessica Abrahamse, William Carper, Keith O’Brien, Tony Pascariello, and Mark Sutton. PMA Board Chairman Jody Fledderman said he looks forward to serving with them and to their contributions.
National Bioscience Report shows robust industry.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
July 2, 2014 Analyzing U.S. bioscience industry growth over last 11 years, Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation 2014 report reveals positive trends. Industry demonstrated strong record of growth from 2001–2012, has navigated deep economic recession better than most industries, and is once again growing. State-by-state industry assessment finds U.S. bioscience firms directly employ 1.62 million people, a figure that includes nearly 111,000 new, high-paying jobs created since 2001.
BIO elects new board members and officers.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
July 2, 2014 BIO has announced re-election of Rachel King, President and CEO, GlycoMimetics, Inc., as Chair of its Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term. BIO also elected Dan Junius, President and CEO, ImmunoGen, as its new Board Treasurer, and re-elected David Pyott, Chairman, President and CEO, Allergan, Inc., as Board Secretary. In addition, BIO elected 10 new members to its Board of Directors, and the Board elected 19 of its Directors to serve on BIO's Board Executive Committee for new term.
EPA releases final risk assessment on Trichloroethylene.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
July 2, 2014 Developed as part of Toxic Substances Control Act Work Plan, EPA's final assessment identifies health risks from TCE exposures to consumers using spray aerosol degreasers and spray fixatives. It also identifies health risks to workers when TCE is used as degreaser in small commercial shops and as stain removing agent in dry cleaning. EPA developed draft based on best available information and finalized assessment after consideration of comments from public and experts during peer review.
AED Chairman Watters Reprimands Congress for neglecting highways.
Associated Equipment Distributors    Alexandria, VA 22314
July 2, 2014 At press conference on Capitol Hill, AED 2014 Chairman Tim Watters said that federal highway program crisis threatens to take human and economic toll on construction equipment industry. Watters specifically cited looming collapse as threatening 4,000 jobs at construction equipment dealerships tied to road and bridge work and 700,000 jobs in broader construction industry. "Give us a highway bill. And give us the infrastructure the U.S. economy needs to function," Watters concluded.
FAA offers guidance to model aircraft operators.
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
July 1, 2014 FAA published Federal Register notice on its interpretation of statutory special rules for model aircraft in FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. In the notice, FAA restates law’s definition of "model aircraft," including requirements that they not interfere with manned aircraft, be flown within sight of operator, and be operated only for hobby or recreational purposes. In addition, FAA restates that it has the authority to take enforcement action against hazardous operations.

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