ACA supports a U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed pilot project to study the safety impacts of allowing drivers 18-20 years old to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.
A new OSHA Alert provides tips on how employers can optimize building ventilation to reduce the risk of workers being exposed to the coronavirus.
The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) announced that Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has restored the limited use of commonly used preservative OIT (octhilinone) in paint and coatings and related products sold in Canada. OIT is a critical ingredient used for the preservation of paint and stains.
Biocides play a key role for in-can preservation and to prevent microbial attack in formulated products. ACA is concerned that action by EPA to restrict or ban these biocides would leave manufacturers of formulated products with little to no viable options for product preservation.
EPA’s proposal 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.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold a public hearing on Dec. 10, 2020, as it considers adopting proposed amendments to the prohibitions on use of certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in stationary refrigeration, chillers, aerosols-propellants and foam end-uses (HFC Regulation).
The DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) notice provides temporary enforcement discretion while the agency continues to consider adopting updated editions of the ICAO Technical Instructions and IMDG Code into the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations.
OSHA recently published additional frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of the coronavirus. In particular, the FAQs provide guidance on how to calculate reporting deadlines for in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities, and clarify the meaning of the term “incident” as it relates to work-related coronavirus in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities.
Under the final rule, sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) previously classified as ‘major sources’ may now be reclassified as ‘area’ sources at any time, provided the facility limits its potential to emit below major source thresholds.
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by Congress, provided millions of small businesses the economic relief they needed to meet the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.