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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ASABE has withdrawn standard ASAE S333.2, Agricultural Tractor Auxiliary Power Take-Off Drives since it is no longer applicable to modern agricultural and compact utility tractors and machinery, which operate at 2,000 rpm.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 Copies of withdrawn S333.2 standard are still available through ASABE for...

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SAE reports on 2010 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.

SAE International's 2010 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, led by Oshkosh Corporation, was held October 5-6 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. It featured interactive panel discussions and technical sessions, as well as National Research Council Report: Assessment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles, presented by Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr. of...

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PMI meets with Congressional staff on 2 key issues.

During its 2nd-annual Legislative Advocacy Day, PMI met with key staff on Capitol Hill from 15 states to discuss importance of plumbing manufacturing industry and urge bipartisan support of passage of The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act and Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010, which includes HomeStar/WaterSense consumer rebate provisions. Based on EPA estimates,...

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New ASME EA-2-2009 Standard is subject of free webinar.

Pump Systems Matter is offering free 1-hour webinar covering ASME EA-2-2009 standard Energy Assessment for Pumping Systems, which sets requirements for conducting and reporting results of pumping system assessments. Entire pumping system, from energy inputs to work performed as the result of these inputs, is considered. Series of webinars is planned on multiple dates, including November 9, 2010,...

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FAQ Report Published about Tier 4 diesel emissions standards.

In collaboration with Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), 5 off-road equipment industry associations have published frequently asked questions (FAQ) report concerning Tier 4 technology. Tier 4 FAQ report is intended, according to DTF executive director Allen Schaeffer, to facilitate transition for those involved in off-road industry as new rules take effect. In addition to emissions tables, report...

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ASHRAE Winter Conference to address net-zero energy design.

ASHRAE's 2011 Winter Conference will include technical program addressing real cost of net-zero energy design, efficient use of energy, greening of industrial base, and other topics related to design, standards, codes, and professional skills. Several sessions examine how countries around the world have approached net zero, such as Cutting-Edge Japanese Technologies for Zero-Energy Buildings,...

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September Manufacturing Technology Consumption up 66.1%.

According to AMTDA, September U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $399.76 million, which was up 66.1% from August and up 156.8% when compared with total of $155.69 million report for September 2009. With year-to-date total of $2,090.27 million, 2010 is up 74.1% compared with 2009. These numbers and all data in report are based on totals of actual data reported by companies...

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ASTM Committee C07 on Lime invites papers for 2012 symposium.

Papers are invited for ASTM International symposium on Lime: Building on the 100-Year Legacy of ASTM Committee C07, which will be held June 28, 2012. Symposium will not only reflect on 100 years of dedicated work, but will also invite discussion on need for new work and possible revisions of old. Some topics will include physical and chemical characterization, sustainability, flue gas treatment...

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ASTM Workshop to address periodic facade inspections.

On April 29, 2011, ASTM International Committee E06 is sponsoring workshop on Conducting Periodic Facade Inspections: A Discussion of the How To. Objective is to provide baseline benchmark for facade inspectors to use as they perform mandated inspections and to share tips and techniques in performing inspection. Some topics will include Philadelphia facade ordinance; purpose and background to...

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