Standards & Compliance Briefing: Sustainable Beef, IgCC Changes, Prop. 65 Reforms
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef for public comment, through May 16. The draft was developed by GRSB members, including producers and producer associations, the processing sector, retail companies, civil society organizations, and regional roundtables.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has scheduled an April 14 public workshop to discuss possible regulatory changes to Proposition 65, Mark Anstoetter and Madeleine McDonough of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP write on Lexology. OEHHA is considering three to five required elements: use of the words “warning” and “expose,” inclusion of an international pictogram, disclosure of the names of up to 12 commonly known chemicals, and a link to a new agency website. It also proposes giving small retailers a 14-day grace period, and tailoring language for specific sectors. The final changes could be adopted by summer 2015.
The International Code Council has released a monograph of proposed changes to the International Green Construction Code, to be considered during the Group C Committee Action Hearing April 27-May 3 in Memphis, Tenn. Online voting will occur after the hearing, and if the motion passes, the item will be considered at a public comment hearing in October.
Good Environmental Choice Australia is seeking feedback from developers, manufacturers and infrastructure project teams on which additional standards it should develop to help projects earn points under the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s IS rating scheme for infrastructure projects, Architecture & Design Reports. The IS rating’s Materials category awards points for use of certified products including panel boards, floor coverings, furniture, paints and insulation.
ASTM has published work items for review and re-approval of D5577-94(2010)e1, Standard Guide for Techniques to Separate and Identify Contaminants in Recycled Plastics; D5991-09, Standard Practice for Separation and Identification of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Contamination in Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) Flake; D6265-09, Standard Practice for Separation of Contaminants in Polymers Using an Extruder Filter Test; and D6288-09, Standard Practice for Separation and Washing of Recycled Plastics Prior to Testing.
IEC has published IEC 61837-2 ed2.1 Consol. with am1, Surface mounted piezoelectric devices for frequency control and selection – Standard outlines and terminal lead connections – Part 2: Ceramic enclosures.
ASTM has withdrawn ASTM F1600-95a(2013), Standard Terminology Relating to Bioremediation, without replacement, due to limited use by industry.
ASTM has released ASTM D1498-14, Standard Test Method for Oxidation-Reduction Potential of Water.
ASTM has published ASTM D4220/D4220M-14, Standard Practices for Preserving and Transporting Soil Samples.
ASTM has released ASTM F2519-05(2011)e1, Standard Test Method for Grease Particle Capture Efficiency of Commercial Kitchen Filters and Extractors.
ASTM has published ASTM D4994-89(2014), Standard Practice for Recovery of Viruses from Wastewater Sludges.
ASTM has released ASTM D5074-90(2014), Standard Practice for Preparation of Natural-Matrix Sediment Reference Samples for Major and Trace Inorganic Constituents Analysis by Partial Extraction Procedures.
ASTM has released ASTM D5373-14, Standard Test Methods for Determination of Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen in Analysis Samples of Coal and Carbon in Analysis Samples of Coal and Coke.
ASTM has released three standard guides to ecological considerations for the use of oil spill dispersants in freshwater and other inland environments: ASTM F1209-14 for Ponds and Sloughs; ASTM F1210-14 for Lakes and Large Water Bodies; and ASTM F1231-14 for Rivers and Creeks.
ASTM has published two standard guides to ecological considerations for the use or restriction of surface washing agents: ASTM F1279-08(2014), for Permeable Land Surfaces and ASTM F1280-14 for Impermeable Surfaces.
ASTM has published ASTM F1779-08(2014), Standard Practice for Reporting Visual Observations of Oil on Water.
ASTM has released ASTM F1788-14, Standard Guide for In-Situ Burning of Oil Spills on Water: Environmental and Operational Considerations.
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