Latest Industry News

California DTSC Proposes Adding Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers to Safer Consumer Products List

December 4, 2017 Industry News
California’s Safer Consumer Products is a regulatory program enacted by state law in September 2008, seeking to reduce the amount of “toxics” in a broad class of consumer products.

OSHA Extends Electronic Reporting Deadline to December 15, 2017

December 4, 2017 Industry News
OSHA requires employers with more than 10 employees to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.

IPPIC Submits Paper to IMO Subcommittee

December 4, 2017 Industry News
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) paper asks the subcommittee to include IPPIC and its members in discussion of a proposal submitted by a number of states of the European Union to amend the IMO’s International Convention on the Control of Harmful Antifouling Systems on Ships (AFS) to include controls for cybutryne.

CARACAL Defers Action on ECHA Titanium Dioxide Classification Recommendation, Seeks Comment

November 29, 2017 Industry News
Should the proposed classification as a Category 2 (Animal) Carcinogen be finalized under the CLP, onerous new labeling requirements will be required for TiO2-containing products, leading to market unease, with implications for product quality, performance and waste management.

EPA Proposes Delay of WOTUS Rule until 2020

November 20, 2017 Industry News
ACA supports EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to effect changes to the rule that will provide continuity and certainty for regulated entities, the States, agency staff, and the public.

Federal Agencies Issue Guidance on Changes to U.S.-Cuba Policy

November 20, 2017 Industry News
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.

Ohio Universal Waste Rule Amendments Nearly Final

November 20, 2017 Industry News
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.

House Passes Regulatory Reform Bill

November 7, 2017 Industry News
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.

House Tax Legislation Advances ACA Tax Reform Aims

November 7, 2017 Industry News
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.