Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Environmental Product Declarations EPD Development

ASTM International has announced that it will be collaborating with industry to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) across the over 90 industry markets, including sealants. The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) will be partnering with ASTM International to raise awareness and educate industry on the value of Type III EPDs, and proactively engage industry in developing Product Category Rules (PCR).

In 2012, ASTM International announced that it was becoming a global Program Operator for PCR development and EPD verification. In January 2013, the members of ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants agreed to become active in the PCR process and to forward with scoping the PCR development for sealants. ASTM Committee C24 will meet in Indianapolis, Ind., on June 9-11, 2013.

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Land Use and Noise Impact Environmental Review Criteria From HUD

US Department of Housing and Urban Development has released a memorandum which clarifies existing agency policy on rehabilitation of existing buildings that changes the original land use. New land uses resulting from rehabilitation may be considered new noise-sensitive uses as if they were new construction. If those new uses are in Unacceptably noise-exposed areas (external noise greater than 75 decibels), an Environmental Impact Statement is required.

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