Latest Industry News

ACA Submits Comments to USTR on NAFTA Renegotiation

June 20, 2017 Industry News
Considering the strong American trade position, ACA urged that future NAFTA negotiations be accomplished in a “do no harm” approach that preserves the very real benefits that the coatings industry has seen from this trade agreement over the past two decades.

EPA Extends NAAQS Ozone Compliance Date by One Year

June 20, 2017 Industry News
EPA has acknowledged that although the new ozone standard was set on October 1, 2015, there remains a host of complex issues that could undermine associated compliance efforts by states and localities.

ACA Submits Comments to EPA on Draft Guidance for Nanoreporting

June 20, 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.

RMP Final Rule Delayed until February 2019

June 20, 2017 Industry News
EPA is delaying the effective date of the RMP final rule amendments until February 2019. This latest delay will allow EPA more time to review and reconsider the final RMP rule amendments.

U.S. Trade Representative Seeks Comments Prior to NAFTA Negotiations

June 6, 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 Further Delays Implementation of Final Rule for Wood Composite Formaldehyde Emissions

June 6, 2017 Industry News
In a direct final rule, the compliance dates for the rule set the emission limits, recordkeeping, and labeling requirements for March 22, 2018, instead of Dec. 12, 2017; importers of articles made with composite wood products, such as furniture or kitchen cabinets, must certify the articles comply by March 22, 2019; and laminated products producers have one additional year, until March 22, 2024, to comply with the emissions.

ACA Comments to PHMSA on Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under HM-251D

June 6, 2017 Industry News
In its comments, ACA urged PHMSA to not consider any Class 3 hazardous materials other than unrefined petroleum products for its proposed rulemaking.

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.