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Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles: Manufacturer Performance Report for the 2013 Model Year

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/documents/420r15008a.pdf

Industry compliance in model year 2013 was better than required by the 2013 greenhouse gas emission standards.  The report presents detailed information about how individual  firms are complying with GHG emissions standards for cars and light trucks.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials: TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.epa.gov/oppt/nano/PrepublicationCopy_Nano_8%28a%29_NPRM_2015-03-23.pdf

Proposed rule relating to reporting and recordkeeping requirements for chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed as nanoscale materials.   Represents first use of Toxic Substances Control Act to gather information on nanoscale materials.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Small Innovative Company Growth: Barriers, Best Practices and Big Ideas: Lessons from the 3D Printing Industry

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/FINAL_Innovation_Report.pdf

Describes eleven key barriers to small innovative company growth.  From the U.S. Small Business Administration

 

 

Annual Survey of Manufactures: 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps14.html

Provides national level data for manufacturing industries at differing levels of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels.  Includes statistics for each state, product shipment totals, value of shipments, employment, payroll and more.  News release with links to data in American Fact Finder tool.  From the Census Bureau

 

U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Comply with Laws that Safeguard the Public

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2015/DOT-fines-Honda-$70-million

 

Agency press release about a pair of $35 million fines levied against Honda for failing to report deaths, injuries, and warranty claims to the federal government in violation of disclosure law.   Also provides a list of the major civil penalties imposed on vehicle manufacturers during 2014.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

2012 Manufacturing and International Trade Report

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/MITR/2012/2012%20Manufacturing%20and%20International%20Trade%20Report.pdf

A new annual federal report that covers manufacturing data on the value of product shipments and associated export/import data.   From the Census Bureau

 

Taking Stock: North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers: Exploring Changes in PRTR Reporting, 2005-2010

Categories: Canada,Environment,Manufacturing,Mexico,Statistics

http://www3.cec.org/islandora/en/item/11581-taking-stock-vol-14-en.pdf

Documents pollutant releases and transfers reported to the three country commission over a six year period by about 35,000 industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.   Shows an increase in industrial pollution of 14% in the six year period.  From the Commission for Environmental Cooperation

 

FDA Releases Updated Proposals to Improve Food Safety and Help Prevent Foodborne Illness

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm414867.htm

Press release with information about changes to pending proposed regulations relating to imported food safety, produce safety, and current good manufacturing practices.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

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