Latest Industry News

EPA Proposes Use Limits for Methylene Chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in Paint Removers

January 17, 2017 Industry News
EPA proposed the limits under the amended Toxic Substances Act (TSCA), which mandates the agency to restrict chemicals already in commerce that pose unreasonable risks to public health and the environment.

Census Data Reflects Changes in Consumer Shopping Preferences

January 17, 2017 Industry News
At the turn of the millennium, general merchandise stores and grocery stores were the leading retail channels by a wide margin; but as a result of the rise in eating away from home, food service and drinking places have recently overtaken both of them.

New Product Category Rule for North American Roof Coatings Materials

January 3, 2017 Industry News
A Product Category Rule enables product environmental information to be more transparent and useful to the marketplace.

EPA Expected to Release Framework TSCA Proposals Soon

January 3, 2017 Industry News
The proposed rules are 1) procedures for prioritization of existing chemicals, 2) procedures for EPA risk evaluations of existing chemicals, 3) a reporting rule to “reset” the TSCA inventory, and 4) the establishment of user fees under the TSCA program.

PaintCare® Bill Passes New Jersey Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee

January 3, 2017 Industry News
A previous PaintCare bill passed the New Jersey Assembly and Senate. Unfortunately, Gov. Chris Christie didn’t sign the legislation, allowing a pocket veto. ACA stands behind its landmark paint stewardship program, and believes New Jersey residents and government will greatly benefit from embracing it in their state.

OSHA Releases Final Rule on Recordkeeping Citations

January 3, 2017 Industry News
OSHA maintains that it can cite employers for recordkeeping violations for up to six months after the five-year retention period expires, not just six months after the initial failure to record (first day of occurrence, or injury), without running afoul of the OSH Act’s statute of limitations.

Rise in Construction Spending Not Uniform across all Sectors

January 3, 2017 Industry News
Looking at trends within construction shows that while overall construction spending is up 4.1% year over year in the most recent construction figures (November), there are large variances in how the components fared in the past 12 months.

ACA Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed Amendments to Significant New Use Rules under TSCA

December 6, 2016 Industry News
EPA is seeking alignment of the SNURs with revisions to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).

EPA to Publish Final Formaldehyde Emissions Rule

December 6, 2016 Industry News
EPA's final rule limits formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products and establishes a process by which companies will use third parties to certify compliance with the formaldehyde emission standards.

U.S. Plays Strong Hand in Coatings International Trade

December 6, 2016 Industry News
The United States maintains a positive trade position in both waterborne and solvent-borne coatings.