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SAE and ASTM Partnership allows electronic content distribution.

SAE International can now sell electronic versions of select ASTM International books, in their entirety and as individual chapters, due to newly formed strategic partnership. SAE International Editorial Director Kevin Jost and ASTM International VP of Publications and Marketing John Pace indicated this partnership will benefit customers of both associations. While agreement currently covers 5...

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Standards support Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, ANSI takes a look at standards that support lung health. ISO/TR 22305 establishes tolerance for checks of the carbon monoxide yields declared by cigarette manufacturers, while BSR/ASTM D5075-200x standard covers sampling and analysis of nicotine and 3-ethenylpyridine in indoor air for determining secondhand smoke exposure. Additionally, IEC...

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EPA and Border Patrol to enforce Clean Air Act regarding imports.

U.S. EPA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are collaborating to ensure all imported vehicles and engines comply with Clean Air Act requirements. As primary federal agency responsible for monitoring imports to U.S., CBP has officers identify shipments, with particular focus on companies that have previously violated the Clean Air Act, and put them on hold for inspection. Working closely...

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NIST Researchers/Collaborators awarded 7 patents in past year.

Patents awarded to NIST researchers/collaborators within past year include portable LED-illuminated radiance source; method for reducing hysteresis losses in gadolinium alloys in room-temperature magnetic refrigeration processes; and covalently immobilized fluorinated carboxylic acid stationary phase for LC. Other patents apply to microfluidic flow manipulation device, magneto-optical trap ion...

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NIST's TIP seeks comments on potential funding areas. .

In two Federal Register notices, Technology Innovation Program of NIST asks for public comments on 6 NIST-prepared white papers outlining potential areas for research grants and, separately, requests detailed suggestions of critical national needs and associated technical needs for future TIP funding competitions. Draft white papers cover topics in 5 areas of critical national need, including...

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TRIB announces new slate of Board Officers.

Dedicated to recycling of tires through retreading and repairing, TRIB has announced election of new Board Officers. Bob Majewski, President and COO of Sumerel Tire Service was elected President, while Eddie Burleson, General Manager of Central Marketing was elected Vice President. Additionally, Philip Boarts, Director of Marketing of Oliver Rubber Company was chosen for Secretary. TRIB also...

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ANSI Opens New Headquarters in Washington, DC.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced its new Washington, DC headquarters opened its doors at 1899 L Street, NW. Expanded conference room facilities and technological upgrades enable ANSI to increase its meeting capabilities as well as its educational programming. This headquarters houses office of the president and CEO; international policy, regional policy, government affairs...

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ANSI highlights current alternative energy initiatives.

Scientists at Helios project are working to mimic photosynthesis, with goal of harnessing sun's energy to replace fossil fuels, and turn CO2 into ethanol or another alcohol for use in cars. It is joint initiative between University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, part of ANSI member U.S. DoE. ANSI is also convening standards-needs assessment workshop in 2011 to...

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EPA sets requirements for greenhouse gas reporting.

EPA has finalized greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements for petroleum and natural gas industries as part of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. Data collected will help identify cost effective ways to minimize loss of methane, which is potent GHG and component of natural gas. Beginning in 2011, petroleum and natural gas facilities that emit more than 25,000 metric tons of CO2/yr must monitor...

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ASABE withdraws tractor auxiliary PTO driveline standard.

ASABE has withdrawn standard ASAE S333.2, Agricultural Tractor Auxiliary Power Take-Off Drives since it is no longer applicable to modern agricultural and compact utility tractors and machinery, which operate at 2,000 rpm. Used in its place is ASAE S431.1, 2000-RPM Front and Mid PTO for Lawn and Garden Ride-on Tractors. Copies of withdrawn S333.2 standard are still available through ASABE for...

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