ACA joined with more than 300 trade associations and chambers from 50 states representing a wide range of industries to voice strong concerns about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rule to dramatically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the United States, and calling for the proposal to be withdrawn
On Nov. 18, at a hearing of the Council of the District of Columbia, council members voted unanimously to approve B20-0886, “The Paint Stewardship Act” — legislation that, if enacted, would bring ACA’s PaintCare® program to Washington, D.C.
On Nov. 10, ACA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) proposed rulemaking for Reverse Logistics — the safe return of goods from the consumer/marketplace to the vendor, manufacturer, or supplier for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monitors a number of key economic indicators, most notably employment and joblessness, and its statistical products are closely watched by American businesses.
On Oct. 29, ACA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to its Request for Information (RFI) on proposed changes to the Risk Management Programs (RMP) .
On Nov. 6, ACA, along with more than 15 other organizations, signed on to a letter expressing concern about President Obama’s Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.
On Oct. 31, ACA met with officials from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), at which time the agency responded to ACA’s petition for relief from the implementation date of June 1, 2015 for labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) under the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for chemical product formulators.
The International Paint & Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) is working with the UN’s Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (GAELP) to promote the establishment of appropriate national regulatory frameworks to stop the manufacture, import, export, sale, and use of lead paints and products coated with lead paints.