Latest Industry News

New U.S. Trade Rep Readies to Take on NAFTA, Seeks Industry Comment

May 23, 2017 Industry News
Trade policy is one of ACA’s top federal priorities since the clear majority of U.S. paint and coatings companies are in the global marketplace. ACA is encouraging the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to promote U.S. exports, remove tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. goods and services, and increase access to markets through free trade agreements and other bilateral and multilateral agreements.

EPA Extends TSCA Nano-reporting Rule Effective Date, Releases Draft Guidance

May 23, 2017 Industry News
The final nano-reporting rule requires a one-time reporting and recordkeeping of existing exposure and health and safety information on nanoscale chemical substances in commerce, and that companies that manufacture (including importing) or process certain chemical substances already in commerce as nanoscale materials notify EPA of certain information.

New York Senate Passes PaintCare® Bill

May 23, 2017 Industry News
Since 2008, Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Maine, Colorado, and the District of Columbia have enacted the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint.

ACA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposal to Further Delay RMP Final Rule

May 23, 2017 Industry News
EPA is proposing to delay the effective date of the RMP final rule amendments until February 2019. This latest delay would allow EPA more time to review and reconsider the final RMP rule amendments.

SCAQMD Begins Rulemaking for Industrial Adhesive and Sealants Regulation

May 23, 2017 Industry News
Earlier this month, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) began its regulatory process for amending Rule 1168 governing Industrial Adhesive and Sealants.

ACA Urges Senate to Confirm Amb. Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative

May 8, 2017 Industry News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative is charged with implementing key trade statutes, including those requiring work to identify and address unfair trade barriers and weaknesses in foreign government intellectual property enforcement and protection.

AHCA Passage Focuses Attention on Cost of U.S. Health Care

May 8, 2017 Industry News
The passage last week of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217 to 213 in the House of Representatives again put the spotlight on the increasingly important role health care has in the U.S. economy. Health care spending has several components, not all of which have grown or are expected to grow at the same rate.

DHS Provides Answers to Industry Questions on Chemical Security Assessment Tool

May 8, 2017 Industry News
In September, DHS launched what is known as “CSAT 2.0,” a revised CSAT (Chemical Security Assessment Tool) Top-Screen, along with a revised CSAT Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) application, and a revised CSAT Site Security Plan (SSP) application.

Missouri Adopts Daubert Standard for Expert Witness Testimony

May 8, 2017 Industry News
ACA is a strong proponent of Daubert — a stricter test for the admissibility of expert testimony in product liability cases — as the paradigm for a national standard for admissibility of scientific expert testimony.

ACA Testifies at EPA Hearing on RMP

May 8, 2017 Industry News
EPA is proposing to significantly and concretely delay the effective date of the RMP final rule amendments until February 2019. This latest delay would allow EPA more time to review and reconsider the final RMP rule amendments.