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NTSB announces preliminary agenda for Public Aircraft Forum.

Scheduled for November 30 through December 1, Public Aircraft Oversight Forum: Ensuring Safety for Critical Missions will address importance of effective oversight in ensuring safety of public aircraft operations. Event will identify where responsibility lies for oversight of aircraft operations, and facilitate sharing of best practices and lessons learned across parties involved in oversight....

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Home Builders Commit to new 2012 Energy Star guidelines.

More than 400 builders, including 6 of country's largest (Ashton Woods Homes, Beazer Homes, KB Home, Meritage Homes, M/I Homes, and NVR, Inc), have agreed to develop Energy Star-qualified homes in 2012. All have made corporate commitments to meeting new requirements that mandate Energy Star homes be at least 15% more efficient than homes built to 2009 IECC and feature additional measures that...

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NASA signs agreement to reuse Kennedy Space Center facilities.

In agreement that will create jobs, NASA announced partnership with Space Florida to exclusively occupy, use, and modify Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility-3, the Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing Facility and Processing Control Center. Space Florida is leasing Orbiter Processing Facility-3 to the Boeing Company to manufacture and test the company's Crew Space Transportation...

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Geosynthetic Practice standardizes leak detection method.

ASTM D7703, Practice for Electrical Leak Location on Exposed Geomembranes Using the Water Lance System, standardizes geoelectric method used to detect potential leaks in exposed electrically isolating membranes in field in containment applications. Using this practice to geoelectrically test geomembranes prior to placing containment system in operation will minimize leakage. Expected users...

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Concrete Standard provides septic system installation test.

ASTM C1719, Test Method for Installed Precast Concrete Tanks and Accessories by the Negative Air Pressure Test Prior to Backfill, was developed by Subcommittee C27.30 on Water and Wastewater Containers, part of ASTM International Committee C27 on Precast Concrete Products. According to Michael R. Miller, quality manager, Press-Seal Gasket Corp., and C27 member, ASTM C1719 will be used primarily...

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Apps for the Environment Challenge Winners announced by EPA.

U.S. EPA announced winners of Apps for the Environment challenge, which encouraged new and innovative uses of EPA data to create apps that address environmental and public health issues. According to Malcolm Jackson, EPA Chief Information Officer, the winners demonstrate that it's possible to transform data from EPA and elsewhere into applications that people can use." Winning apps were Light...

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Automate and ProMat to collocate in 2013.

Automation Technologies Council and MHIA announced that the Automate Show and Conference will collocate with ProMat, January 21-24, 2013. Automate 2013 is the premier event for robots, vision, motion control, and related automation solutions in North America, while ProMat is the premier material handling and logistics show held in North America. During collocated event, over 825 exhibitors are...

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Papers Invited for ASTM Symposium on zirconium in nuclear industry.

Papers are invited for 17th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry, which will be held February 3-7, 2013 in Hyderabad, India. Symposium will provide forum for exchanging new information on fabrication, testing, development, and characterization of traditional as well as new zirconium-based materials in nuclear industry. Of particular interest are studies that focus on...

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EPA Reinstates TRI Reporting Requirements for hydrogen sulfide.

EPA is reinstating Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements for hydrogen sulfide. Part of EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson's ongoing efforts to provide Americans with helpful information on chemicals they may encounter daily, TRI consists of publicly available database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain...

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EPA updates Energy Star Tool to support hospitals.

EPA released update to Energy Star's national energy performance scale methodology that will help hospitals better assess energy performance and make more informed financial and investment decisions to cut costs and improve energy efficiency. Energy Star's Portfolio Manager, an online energy measurement and tracking tool, will now include updated hospital methodology. Update reflects new survey...

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