On September 15, 2015, Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposed using hypothetical indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions while calculating the carbon intensity of biofuels under the Clean Fuels Program (CFP). DEQ proposed the rule to update the Oregon Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Transportation model (OR-GREET) to clarify elements before the CFP's first compliance year starting on January 1, 2016. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a statement expressing disappointment with the proposed rule, stating that the proposal creates 'an inconsistent and unfair methodology for estimating the carbon intensity of competing fuel options under the CFP,' by considering theoretical ILUC emissions for certain biofuels but not for all fuels. Oregon's DEQ is accepting comments on the proposed rule, which are due by October 21, 2015, and will hold a public hearing on October 19, 2015.
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Safety Smart Workplaces Stand Ready to Respond
Every year in June we observe National Safety Month. It’s an opportunity for the National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of reducing injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities. Each week has a theme, and this week’s was “Stand Ready to Respond,” highlighting the importance of first aid and CPR training. Here at Intelex we’re especially interested in promoting workplace safety, which is...
Tom Vilsack Responds To Studies On Evolution Of Ethanol Production
On February 16, 2016, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack responded to two recent reports on ethanol and renewable fuels. The first report was published by USDA and is on "2015 Energy Balance for the Corn-Ethanol Industry," and the second report comes from the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) and is a "Literature Review of Estimated Market Effects of U.S. Corn Starch Ethanol." Both studies demonstrate the growth of the United States` renewable energy industry with...
Oregon Hazmat Responders Receive 2013 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award
Cerex is pleased to announce the Tualatin Valley Fire Rescue, using a Cerex Micro Hound UVDOAS multi-gas analyzer for overhaul phase airborne toxicants studies has received national recognition for their efforts to improve fire-fighter safety practices.FIRE SERVICE SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARD TO BE PRESENTED TO THREE ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR COLLECTIVE WORK TO IMPROVE FIREFIGHTER HEALTH AND SAFETY“(April 9, 2013) – The Congressional Fire Services Institute and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation...
State of Oregon acquires CEREX micro hound multi-gas analyzers for hazmat first responders
Abstract: "During the overhaul phase of a structure fire, firefighters commonly doff their self contained breathing apparatus SCBA protection for easier working conditions and traditionally rely upon carbon monoxide (CO) detection as the determinate for this action. A CO level of below 35 ppm has traditionally been the acceptable limit for firefighters to wear this lesser level of respiratory protection. Removal of respiratory protection during fire overhaul activities or in the general area can expose firefighter...
3E Company works to prevent, respond to crises that can harm the environment
The lid of a paint bucket cracks loose in a hardware store, creating a slippery pool. A refrigerated grocery truck overturns on a freeway, littering the lanes with packaged meat. A commercial airplane crashes. A hurricane tears open containers holding toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. In each instance, government regulations require the companies involved to respond immediately and safely. And any error in emergency response, documentation or reporting, could compound the problem, not only endangering...