Latest Industry News

Judge Blocks California HazMat Rail Car Fee on Shippers

November 8, 2016 Industry News
California's Fee Collections Procedures law mandates the fee on shippers of hazardous materials transported by rail.

ACA Comments on EPA’s EcoLabels and Standards Pilot Project

November 8, 2016 Industry News
EPA's goal is to create a transparent, fair, and consistent approach to selecting environmental performance standards and ecolabels to support the agency's mission and federal sustainable acquisition mandates.

ACA Attends Public Hearing on Copper in Newport Bay

November 8, 2016 Industry News
The Water Board’s draft Basin Plan Amendments called for an 83% reduction of copper antifouling coatings over the next 15 years.

EPA Finalizes Hazardous Waste Import and Export Regulations

November 8, 2016 Industry News
The rule is meant to streamline the hazardous waste export and import process, implement mandatory electronic reporting for international shipments and electronically link export information.

Treasury and Commerce Department Ease Trade Barriers with Cuba

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The changes, which implement the new policy direction toward Cuba that President Obama announced in December 2014, took effect Oct. 17 and are intended to further engage and empower the Cuban people and promote political, social, and economic reform in Cuba by easing sanctions related to, among others, scientific collaboration, humanitarian activities, trade and commerce, and travel.

OSHA Updates Safety and Health Programs Recommended Practices

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The recommendations — which are advisory only and do not create any new legal obligations or alter existing obligations created by OSHA standards or regulations — update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues.

NAHMMA Recognizes Miller Paint and Steve Dearborn as Outstanding Industry Partners

October 25, 2016 Industry News
Dearborn and Miller Paint have been supporters of ACA’s PaintCare® paint product stewardship program in Oregon and other states, and have championed the program for adoption in Washington State.

OSHA Proposes Revision of Lockout/Tagout Standard

October 25, 2016 Industry News
Currently, the lockout/tagout rule requires employers to have safety systems in place to prevent workers from being injured by machinery that starts operating without warning.

Existing-home Sales Increase in Latest NAR Report

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) noted that this increase was largely accounted for by sales from first-time buyers, which NAR indicated were 34 percent of sales.

ACA 2017 Company Performance Survey Now Open

May 8, 2016 Industry News
This survey of coatings manufacturers provides participants with a meaningful report card to determine how they are faring in relation to their peer competitors.