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ACA Engages in SCAQMD Rulemaking for Industrial Adhesives and Sealants

August 1, 2017 Industry News
Industrial applications of adhesives and sealants are subject to air quality regulations in the states and local air districts in California. There is no national rule for industrial adhesives and sealants. Rule 1168 remains the most stringent regulation for industrial adhesive applications, and it has been embraced by the Green Building community as the "standard" for adhesives and sealants in the construction of new buildings.

Department of Labor Data Show Slight Slowing of Compensation Cost Increase

August 1, 2017 Industry News
Looking at longer term trends in manufacturing, manufacturing compensation has risen at a rate slightly below all workers (since the end of 2005), with retail trade, transportation, and utilities outpacing manufacturing.

ACA Submits Comments to EPA in Support of Second Alternative for TSCA ‘Unique Identifiers’

July 18, 2017 Industry News
The amended TSCA requires that EPA establish unique identifiers for “each specific chemical identity for which the Administrator approves a request for protection from disclosure." In early May, EPA proposed two alternative methods of issuing unique identifiers.

House Appropriations Bill Would Delay Ozone Standards to October 2025

July 18, 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, and had already delayed compliance by one year, to October 2018.

IPPIC and IMarEST to Launch Template for Biofouling Management Plan

July 18, 2017 Industry News
The IPPIC and IMarEST template addresses issues germane to coatings in the IMO’s 2011 “Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships' Biofouling to Minimize the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species."

ACA Submits Comments to OSHA in Support of Electronic Reporting Deadline Extension

July 17, 2017 Industry News
OSHA's proposed delay would push the electronic reporting compliance date from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017.

ACA Testifies at USTR Hearing on NAFTA Renegotiation

June 30, 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.

OSHA Proposes Compliance Date Delay for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports

June 30, 2017 Industry News
OSHA's proposed delay would push the electronic reporting compliance date from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017.

GRC Sponsors Latino Leaders Network Event at USCM

June 30, 2017 Industry News
The Graffiti Resource Council is a nonprofit corporation whose primary goal is to prevent graffiti vandalism and provide creative solutions that promote graffiti-free communities. GRC provides information, education, and legislative assistance to help communities develop effective policies and comprehensive programs that prevent graffiti vandalism.

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.