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This discussion draft seeks to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in an effort to improve chemical safety while also encouraging economic growth and innovation. 

ACA submitted comments to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on the agency’s proposed new Lead Agency website and its new Article 6, the Clear and Reasonable Warnings regulations to the state's Proposition 65.

PHMSA proposes to incorporate the provisions of 100 long-standing special permits into the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

ACA signed a comment letter submitted to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in response to the agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking on phthalates and phthalate alternatives in children’s toys and child care articles under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). 

The PaintCare Site Locator allows users to search by zip code, city, state, or street address for a comprehensive listing of locations throughout the United States that accept leftover paint from the public.

The Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation (APMF) hosted the International Paint and Printing Ink Council’s (IPPIC) annual meeting last month in Noosa Heads, Australia.

This survey has benefited members of the coatings industry for more than 50 years.

ACA and the Texas Paint Council support this bill because art classes and school art supplies are important to the intellectual and emotional development of young children, especially those of primary school age.

Evonik is launching a global initiative to enhance its technology platform for specialty silicones.

As part of a major rebranding effort, Scholle Chemical is changing its name to Alchemix Corporation.

AkzoNobel plans to invest more than €20 million in its organic peroxide production facilities in Mons, Belgium, and Houston (Pasadena), Texas, in the United States.

RPM International Inc., through its Rust-Oleum Group, has acquired Spraymate Group.

PPG Industries has acquired certain assets of Flood® Australia, a company that manufactures and distributes specialty wood stains and paint additives for consumer, commercial, and industrial applications. 

The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business has completed an upgrade to capacity and manufacturing efficiency at its solvent acrylics production facility in Sant Cugat (Barcelona), Spain.

On March 25, ACA testified at the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) public hearing on the proposed new Article 6, the Clear and Reasonable Warnings, regulations to Prop 65.

On April 15, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT, ACA will host a free, two-hour webinar for its members on the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012), which implements the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in the United States.

Last month, ACA filed an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Volvo Powertrain Corporation v. United States of America, California Air Resources Board

DC PaintCare® Law Enacted

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The law creating ACA’s PaintCare® program in the District of Columbia was enacted on March 11, following U.S. Congressional review.

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