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The National Security Presidential Memorandum issued in June directs the Secretaries of Commerce, State, and Treasury to take certain actions to implement the President's Cuba policy, affecting trade and commerce.
The amendments designate hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous antifreeze, and hazardous paint and paint-related wastes as “universal wastes,” to promote proper handling, recycling, or disposal of the hazardous waste.
The bill addresses the “sue and settle” method often employed to force federal agencies to issue regulations without participation by states and/or the regulated community.
Corporate tax reform is a federal priority for ACA, which has long maintained that U.S. manufacturers face higher tax costs than almost all their competitors in other countries. ACA has asked Congress to overhaul the tax code to create a climate that encourages innovation and spurs investment, job creation and economic growth.
The final rule amends volatile organic compound (VOC) limits and reporting requirements for industrial adhesives and sealants.
The new law requires companies to identify on labels and online information about the chemical ingredients found in cleaning products; that is, household and institutional products, and automotive care products, but not industrial products or cosmetics.
The Department of Commerce report presents recommendations for streamlining the federal permitting processes and reducing the regulatory burdens that affect domestic manufacturing. Notably, DOC highlights several of the regulations and issues raised by ACA, under the report's “Priority Regulatory and Permitting Issues” section.
ACA tracks two key sets of government data showing price trends in the industry – one is the historical figure for the pricing of “prepared paint” as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the other is an ACA-developed figure for “paint materials,” which is also based on BLS data
For TSCA submissions containing information claimed as CBI that was filed between June 22, 2016 and March 21, 2017, submitters have until Oct. 19, 2017 to provide the required substantiation under TSCA section 14(c)(3). The original deadline had been Sept. 19, 2017.
One metric that shows the scale of the hurricanes' disruption is a figure tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics – which tracks those who are employed but not at work due to bad weather.