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House Passes 2-year CFATS Reauthorization Bill, Senate to take up Bill

January 15, 2019 Government Affairs
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is an important program aimed at preventing chemicals from being stolen, diverted, sabotaged, or deliberately released by terrorist or other bad actors. DHS CFATS regulations were issued as a final rule in November 2007; however, DHS implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress.

OEHHA Extends Comment Deadline for Proposal to Add PCBTF to Prop 65 List

January 15, 2019 Government Affairs
Under Prop 65, individuals must provide warnings prior to exposure to a chemical identified by the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm.

EPA Progresses Industrial Surface Coating MACT Residual Risk and Technology Review

January 15, 2019 Government Affairs
EPA is amending its Maximum Achievable Control Technology rules that set Hazard Air Pollutant standards for major source coating application facilities.

Coatings and Adhesive Industry Employment Projected to Decline in Coming Decade

January 15, 2019 Government Affairs
For the PCA sector, BLS is forecasting employment to decline from over 62,000 in 2016 to around 58,500 in 2026, an overall decline of 5.9%. Manufacturing overall is projected to see employment fall from 14.2 million to 12.3 million, a nearly 13% decline.

Evonik Silanes Appoints Lintech International as Southeast and Southwest U.S. Distributor

January 14, 2019 Business News
Lintech will have distribution for the following states: Virginia., North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arizona, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas.

Axalta And Plenham Form Three-Year Global Alliance

January 14, 2019 Business News
The agreement will leverage Axalta's global refinish expertise and experience to enhance Plenham's worldwide media platforms and networks, the companies reported.

Air Products to Build Second Liquid Hydrogen Production Facility in California

January 14, 2019 Business News
Air Products has also increased the number of dual-phase trailers, capable of both transporting and off-loading hydrogen to a fueling station, transfill station, or customer supply tank.

Excelitas Technologies Completes Acquisition of Axsun Technologies

January 14, 2019 Business News
According to Excelitas Technologies, the addition of Axsun to the Excelitas Technologies portfolio expands the range of high-performance products for Life Science and Industrial OEM customers seeking single-source convenience and reliability to meet advanced photonics systems requirements.

PPG to Acquire Automotive Coatings Manufacturer Hemmelrath

January 14, 2019 Business News
Headquartered in Klingenberg, Germany, Hemmelrath is a family-owned manufacturer of coatings for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

PHMSA Proposes Harmonization with International Standards for Transport

December 17, 2018 Government Affairs
This rulemaking action would amend the Hazardous Material Regulations, where appropriate, to maintain alignment with international standards that will become effective Jan. 1, 2019