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BIO honors Senator Blunt as Legislator of the Year.

As ranking member of the Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) has distinguished himself through leadership and support of a number of critically important issues, including responsible funding for the FDA, and the release of sequestered FDA user fees. He has championed public policy that enables biotech companies to bring life-saving and life-enhancing technologies...

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BIO honors Congressman Holt as Legislator of the Year.

According to Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ, Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ)- has been a stalwart advocate for sound public policy that advances all sciences, including biotechnology. Through his over 15 years of service to the citizens of New Jersey's 12th district, he has elevated the level of discussion and support for science in the U.S. Congress. By demonstrating a respect for...

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EPA Outlines Its Strategic Plan for fiscal year 2014-2018.

EPA issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014–2018 Strategic Plan, which provides blueprint for advancing EPA's mission to protect public health and environment across USA. In addition to addressing climate change and improving air quality,- strategic goals include protecting America's waters,- cleaning up communities and advancing sustainable development,- ensuring safety of chemicals and preventing...

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ASC Enhances Its Website with VOC compliance tool.

Interactive tool- in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Regulations section of adhesives.org and sealants.org helps visitors find state and local regulations pertaining to VOC limits for adhesives and sealants. Via map of USA, EH&S personnel can access any state's current regulations addressing VOC limits for industrial or consumer adhesive and sealant products. Visitors can also- access EPA's...

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IPC releases Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard.

IPC, working with Automotive Industry Action Group, Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, and Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, published IPC-1755- Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard, to help suppliers and customers effectively facilitate conflict minerals data exchange along global supply chain. Standard includes terms and definitions, descriptions of...

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AIA encouraged by SASC member meeting on sequestration.

Aerospace Industries Association is encouraged by the news that members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are meeting to discuss solutions to the threat posed to national security by indiscriminate budget cuts under sequestration during fiscal years 2016 through 2019. Senior Pentagon leaders have repeatedly warned that failure to address sequestration would impact readiness, troop levels,...

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FAA announces Philippines' aviation safety rating.

FAA announced that the Republic of the Philippines complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The country previously held a Category 1 rating until January 2008, when it was downgraded to- Category 2. With International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 rating, Republic of the Philippines’ air...

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NTSB Chairman to speak at National Press Club breakfast.

Deborah A.P. Hersman, outgoing NTSB Chairman, will speak about her tenure at the NTSB during National Press Club breakfast on April 21. Hersman, who has led the safety agency for 5 of her 10 years on the board, has been recognized as a leading safety advocate across all modes of transportation. She has focused attention and actions on addressing fatigue and distraction in transportation,...

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SME announces new manager of AM and 3D printing.

SME announced addition of Kevin Ayers as industry manager of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. In this newly created role, Ayers will develop and manage all SME activities associated with additive manufacturing. Ayers joins SME after 30 years with the FBI in its manufacturing lab, and has been an active member and volunteer leader with SME’s Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing...

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc.

FAA proposes $77,000 civil penalty against Unilever BestFoods, Inc. for alleged Hazardous Materials Regulations violations regarding November 8, 2012 shipment- (via FedEx) to Bolingbrook, IL of leaking- fiberboard box containing one pump bottle of flammable liquid styling spray and- 3 aerosol cans of flammable gas hair spray. Purportedly, package was not declared to contain hazardous...

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