On March 10, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and David Vitter (R-LA), along with 15 other cosponsors — seven Democrats and eight Republicans — introduced “The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.”
ACA Submits Statement for the Record for House Committee on Small Business Hearing on Regulatory Impacts on Small ManufacturersTuesday, March 17, 2015
ACA provided a Statement for the Record to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business before the full committee hearing, “Tangled in Red Tape: New Challenges for Small Manufacturers.”
On March 17, ACA, PaintCare® staff and members of industry testified before the Washington Senate Committee on Energy, Environment, and Telecommunications in support of House Bill 1571 – An Act Relating to Paint Stewardship.
On March 17, ACA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in opposition to the agency’s proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone.
On Feb. 23, Graffiti Resource Council (GRC) staff testified before the Arizona State Legislature’s House Committee on County and Municipal Affairs during an informational hearing on lock-up and graffiti vandalism.
ACA’s New Jersey Paint Council submitted a letter of support for Senate Bill (SB) 1279 to the New Jersey Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.
Effective with the release of Producer Price Index (PPI) data for January 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) made the new industry input index for the coatings industry a permanent series, and expanded the number of industries for which these indices are calculated.
On Feb. 17, ACA submitted comments to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in response to a proposed rule initiated by a citizens’ petition that would designate four phthalates as priority chemicals under Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act and require reporting for manufacturers of children’s products containing one or more of the listed phthalates.
On Feb.13, ACA joined an industry coalition in an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari (cert) in American Cyanamid Co. v. Gibson, challenging collective liability without proof of causation.