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On June 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, by a 398-1 vote.

SCAQMD hosted a two-day symposium to present its preliminary air quality modeling results and discuss emission reduction strategies for potential inclusion in the 2016 Air Quality Management Plan. 

ACA signed on to a letter sent to members of the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee, in support of June 23, 2015 H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015. 

On June 23, ACA staff testified before the Massachusetts Joint Senate Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture in support of Senate Bill 408 – An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Paint Stewardship Program. 

On June 15, ACA submitted comments to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on the agency’s modification of its proposed new Article 2, Lead Agency Website regulations to the state's Proposition 65.

This update focuses on the activities of the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC). ACA serves as IPPIC Secretariat.

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, has acquired the Safire™ nitrogen and phosphorus halogen-free fire retardant technology from Floridienne Group and its subsidiary Catena Additives. 

Evonik Industries AG, based in Essen, Germany, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Monarch Catalyst Pvt. Ltd., of Dombivli, India. 

Kohl Marketing Inc. has acquired the assets of The NP Group, a specialty chemical and raw material distribution company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. 

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials LLC, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Innospec Widnes Limited (Widnes). 

The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business is expanding its European Formulations & Applications Center of Excellence in Blackley, U.K. 

PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire IVC Industrial Coatings, Inc., a specialty powder and liquid coatings manufacturer with 2014 sales of more than $100 million.

ACA will host a two-day seminar on Managing Hazard Communication and Chemicals Regulation in the North American and European Marketplace, Nov. 9-10, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, La.

On May 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its controversial Waters of the U.S. rule.

On June 3, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce approved the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) with a 47-0 vote (1 abstention).

On May 29, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a second memorandum regarding the implementation of the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012).

On May 27, ACA met with EPA staff to discuss the TSCA Work Plan Problem Formulation and Initial Assessment Document for 1,4-Dioxane to determine what additional information the Agency needs to gather from industry to inform its risk assessment activities.

Troy Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the industrial biocides business of Ashland Inc.

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