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Next-Phase GHS 2015 Deadlines Loom: Time to Re-Author, Re-Label, and Refocus on Mixtures

by The Acta Group  (Jul. 10, 2014)

Within the next 12-18 months, companies are facing multiple deadlines for various country adaptations of the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS). These include major re-evaluations of how chemical mixtures and substances are classified, re-authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and ...

Austin to Receive $400,000 from EPA to Assess Contaminated Properties; Funds Will Boost Local Economy, Protect Public Health and Environment

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 20, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the City of Austin for receiving $400,000 in grants to assess up to 20 blighted properties and fuel redevelopment and revitalization. These properties, called brownfield sites, are abandoned or under-utilized properties where reusing the land potentially has been complicated by previous ...

PE INTERNATIONAL and KieranTimberlake report wide adoption of the award-winning Tally™ tool for life cycle assessment in building design

by thinkstep  (Oct. 22, 2014)

PE INTERNATIONAL (booth #2520) and KT Innovations, an affiliate of KieranTimberlake, today announced that the Tally application for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) will be featured at Greenbuild 2014. In its first year of commercial availability, the application, a plug-in for Autodesk® Revit®, has been broadly evaluated by hundreds of users ...

EPA Releases Final Risk Assessments for Three TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 28, 2014, final risk assessments for three Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan chemicals -- methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[γ]-2-benzopyran (HHCB). The much anticipated ...

Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 24, 2015)

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works announced today that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The renewal agreement signed today commits the agencies to a ...

Chinese Laminate Flooring Creates Formaldehyde Exposure Concerns across Texas

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 3, 2015)

On March 1st, “60 Minutes” broadcast a report about Chinese-made laminate flooring that has been found to emit high levels of formaldehyde.  The show interviewed experts who had tested over 150 boxes of the laminate flooring bought at multiple locations across California from one of the largest flooring stores in the United ...

Henry Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science Offers Two Lectures in 2015

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Jun. 5, 2014)

Dr. Rainer H. Helmig will offer two lectures in the 2015 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science, the National Ground Water and Research Educational Foundation announced today. Helmig is head of the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental ...

New tool to assess the ecological impacts of offshore wind turbines

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 24, 2014)

How do offshore wind farms affect marine wildlife? A new study outlines a systematic approach developed for Swedish waters that could also be useful for assessing wind energy impacts on the marine environment more widely. Under the 20-20-20 targets, the EU is committed to increasing the proportion of its energy that is produced from renewable ...

Environmental Site Assessment

by ASTM International  (Dec. 10, 2013)

A revision of ASTM E1527, Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, has been issued; it clarifies language and strengthens the report that results from following the standard. E1527 guides those assessing the environmental condition of commercial real estate and identifies ...

Live Webcast - Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Raman Spectroscopy Adds Chemical ID to Particle Analysis

by HORIBA Europe GmbH  (Feb. 19, 2015)

This webinar will discuss the growing interest in combining Raman spectroscopy to image-based particle analysis techniques, in order to provide fast, non-destructive chemical identification of the particles. Such particle characterization is currently being applied in a wide range of fields, including pharmaceuticals, geology and mining ...

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