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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will host a series of “listening sessions” across the country to allow stakeholders to comment on its Aug. 18 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) intended to update its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

On Sept. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, by a vote of 262–152.

ACA Urges Congress to Reauthorize TRIA

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ACA, along with more than 400 other businesses and organizations, sent a letter on Sept. 8 to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA

This summer, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued new Guidance for the Efficacy Testing of Antifouling Products. 

Obituary: Scott B. Rice

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Scott B. Rice, vice president and corporate business development manager of KTA-Tator, Inc., beloved and respected member of the coatings industry


The American Coatings Association (ACA) will host its 2015 CoatingsTech Conference, March 9-11, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in Louisville, Ky.

Vencorex has announced the conversion of chlorine production at its Pont de Claix chemical site.

Hempel has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Nashik, India.

Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, has completed the first stage of a planned expansion at its precipitated alumina trihydrate (ATH) plant in Bauxite, Ark.

Allnex and Eternal Materials Co., Ltd. have signed a joint venture agreement to manufacture and supply Allnex’s CYMEL® and Eternal’s ETERMINO amino crosslinker resins in Greater China.

Accessa Coatings Solutions has opened a new facility in Millersburg, Ohio.

California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) is undertaking its largest product survey initiative to date. In 2014, CARB will conduct a survey of architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings, consumer and commercial products, and aerosol coatings sold in or supplied to California.

On Aug. 13, OSHA published a request for supplementary information as a follow-up to its proposed rule released on Nov.8, 2013 that amends its recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information.

On Aug. 9, Health Canada published updated revisions to the Hazardous Products Regulations in Gazette 1, which will implement the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals in Canada

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Aug. 18 published in the Federal Register an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to update its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

AkzoNobel has broken ground on its new decorative paints site in Chengdu, China.

PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry as chief operating officer.

Novomer Inc. has appointed Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH, a distributor of specialty chemicals, as its distributor of polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols in Germany.

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