2018 Webinar Schedule

Subject to Change

Jan. 10, 1pm EST

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Titanium Dioxide Classification Efforts in Europe
Presenter: Steve Sides, vice president, global affairs and chief science officer, ACA

This webinar will provide an update on the status of the EU’s effort to establish a harmonized hazard classification for titanium dioxide under its Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) regulation. Ongoing efforts by ACA and the U.S. government in conveying industry concerns and seeking to manage impacts, as well as efforts by EU-based associations for both the supplier and paint interests will be profiled. Additional supportive efforts that may be undertaken by companies and product stewardship professionals will also be addressed.

Jan. 24, 1pm EST

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Green Building Standards Update
Presenters: Marie Clarke, counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Timothy Wieroniey, specialist, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

This webinar will provide an overview of the various Green Building Standards around the country. The webinar will specifically address upcoming revisions to LEED from v4 to v4.1, and review the WELL building standard, ASHRAE 189.1, and other standards.

Feb. 7, 1pm EST

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New Chemicals under TSCA
Presenters: Riaz Zaman, counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Raleigh Davis, assistant director, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

This webinar will address EPA’s proposed changes to the new chemicals review process under TSCA Section 5, whereby companies are required to submit a pre-manufacture notice (PMN) to EPA at least 90 days before they manufacture or import a new chemical substance in U.S. commerce, or manufacture or process a substance or mixture for a “significant new use.” The webinar will review EPA guidance and recommendations to aid companies as they go through the PMN process.

Feb. 21, 1pm EST

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Update on VOC Regulations for Consumer Products
Presenters: Rhett Cash, counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Raleigh Davis, assistant director, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

This webinar will address regulatory developments of consumer products rules in U.S. states that will likely have lower VOC limits mirroring California’s most recent standards. The webinar will provide an overview of consumer products rules in the following regions and states:

• Ozone Transport Commission (OTC)
• Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO)
• Mountain West States
• California Air Resources Board (CARB)

March 1, 1pm EST

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An Update on Prop 65 Implementation
Presenter: Jeff Margulies, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

This webinar will provide an update on the implementation of the revised Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) amendments to Article 6, Clear and Reasonable Warnings, of the California Code of Regulations under Proposition 65 (Prop 65), which are effective Aug.30, 2018. Prop 65 requires anyone doing business in the state of California to provide a warning prior to exposure to a listed chemical(s). A Prop 65 warning must be “clear and reasonable” under the law, and Article 6 provides safe harbor language that businesses can adopt to ensure compliance and protect them from enforcement. The webinar will address the recent changes as they relate to the coatings industry and key implementation, compliance, and enforcement considerations.

March 21, 1pm EST

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Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Within Alternatives Assessment Frameworks
Presenter: Brett Howard, director of value chain outreach, American Chemistry Council

This webinar will provide an overview of the use and benefits of the use of a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to assist the completion of the Alternatives Assessment. Alternatives Assessment (AA) is becoming a more common process of identifying, comparing, and selecting safer alternatives to chemicals that might pose a risk to humans or the environment. U.S. EPA and other regulatory bodies use alternatives assessments to look for safer chemicals. Chemical choices made based on these assessments can minimize the potential for unintended consequences that might occur in moving from a potentially problematic chemical to a poorly understood alternative, which could be more hazardous. In addition to the overview of the Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis system, this webinar will examine results from a recent paint thinner assessment.

April 4, 1pm EST

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CARB’s Suggested Control Measure for AIM Coatings
Presenter: David Darling, vice president, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

This webinar will provide an overview of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) development of a new Suggested Control Measure (SCM) for Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) coatings. Once complete, the California Air Districts and the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) states will utilize the SCM to implement lower volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations for AIM coatings in California and the Northeast. The webinar will review CARB’s anticipated schedule as well as particular limits for AIM VOC coatings that CARB is contemplating.

April 18, 1pm EST

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Sustainability Overview
Presenters: Marie Clarke, counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Timothy Wieroniey, specialist, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

This webinar will provide an overview of ongoing Sustainability initiatives under the leadership of ACA’s Sustainability Committee. These initiatives address emerging issues in the area of sustainability and the development of various green building standards and codes that contain environmental, health, indoor air quality, and chemical requirements for building materials that affect the architectural coatings, adhesives, and sealants market. The webinar will focus on a new industry Sustainability Report, and development of a Resinous Floor Product Category Rule.

May 2

Global Regulatory Activity on Microplastics
Presenter: Steve Sides, vice president, global affairs and chief science officer, ACA

May 16 Implementation of TSCA Inventory Reset and Risk Evaluation Rules
Presenters: Riaz Zaman, counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Raleigh Davis, assistant director, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs;
Timothy Wieroniey, specialist, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

June 6

Update on State Chemicals Management Regulations
Presenters: Riaz Zaman, counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Raleigh Davis, assistant director, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

June 20

Static Electricity and Coatings Operations
Presenter: James R. Reppermund, JRepermund Consulting

July 11 ACA Big Data Project for Materials of Concern
Presenter: Steve Sides, vice president, global affairs and chief science officer, ACA

July 25 VOC Regulations for Auto Refinish Coatings
Presenters: Rhett Cash, counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Xavier Ferrier, specialist, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

Aug. 8 ACA Industry Market Analysis Overview
Presenter: Allen Irish, senior counsel, ACA Government Affairs

Aug. 21 Exempt Compound Update
Presenters: David Darling, vice president, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs;
Tim Wieroniey, specialist, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

Sept. 12 Marine Coating Antifouling and VOC Regulations
Presenter: Allen Irish, senior counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Raleigh Davis, assistant director, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

Sept. 26 Green Marketing Claims
Presenter: Philip Moffat, principal, Verdant Law

Oct. 10 ACA Paint Industry Labeling Guide
Presenters: Riaz Zaman, counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Timothy Wieroniey, specialist, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

Oct. 24 China GHS
Presenter: SIAM USA LLC

Nov. 1 HazMat Transport Training
Presenters: Rhett Cash, counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Xavier Ferrier, specialist, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs

Nov. 14 PaintCare Paint Stewardship Program
Presenter: Marjaneh Zarrehparvar, executive director, PaintCare

Dec. 12 Chemical Facility Security
Presenters: Allen Irish, senior counsel, ACA Government Affairs;
Tim Wieroniey, specialist, ACA Health, Safety, and Environmental Affairs