Government Affairs

House Introduces IMAGINE Act of 2020 for Rebuilding American Infrastructure

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.

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EPA Releases Draft Risk Assessments for Several Antimicrobials

EPA recently published draft risk assessments for a class of antimicrobials called isothiazolinones. Regarding OIT (octhilinone), an isothiazolinone commonly used to preserve paints and coatings, EPA raises concerns for inhalation and dermal exposure for both occupational use (application of paint) and residential/consumer use (application of paint).

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Senate EPW Committee Advances Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 provides roughly $17 billion in new federal authorizations to invest in our infrastructure for projects across the country. It sets a two-year goal for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to complete its feasibility studies for potential projects, consistent with the standard set by President Trump. The Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 reauthorizes Safe Drinking Water Act programs that support drinking water infrastructure and provide resources and technical assistance to communities facing critical drinking water needs. 

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