EPA’s interim decision is consistent with steps the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has taken to ban the use of irgarol (cybutryne) in antifouling paint under the Antifouling Systems Convention.
Last year, the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) added Paints to the list of priority consumer products under the “Safer Products for Washington” program. DOE cited concerns over inadvertent Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as the reasoning.
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), mandates EPA’s New Chemicals Program to help manage the potential risk to human health and the environment from chemicals new to the marketplace.
The legislation would help to alleviate the nationwide shortage of commercial drivers by providing younger drivers with the opportunity to enter the industry.
Arizona’s Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) will be holding a public hearing on April 26 to review its proposed amendments to two rules impacting the paint and coatings industry products.
If the PaintCare bill becomes law, Maryland would join Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Maine, Colorado, Washington, New York, and the District of Columbia, all of which have enacted legislation for implementing the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint.
ACA supports this bipartisan legislation and is encouraging Congress to support the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, to encourage research and deployment of innovative construction materials in transportation and water infrastructure projects nationwide.
PaintCare will provide more than 200 drop-off sites across Washington, which include paint retail stores and locally managed government facilities.
If the PaintCare bill passes and is enacted, New Jersey would join Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Maine, Colorado, Washington, New York and the District of Columbia, all of enacted legislation to implement the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint.
Canada’s consultation document is the first step in informing stakeholders of the federal government’s plans to develop specific measures to further reduce VOC emissions from consumer and commercial products over the 2021 to 2028 period.