Government Affairs

New Jersey to Amend Rules for Architectural Coatings and Consumer Products

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has notified stakeholders that it intends to propose amendments to its architectural coatings (AIM) and consumer products rules in the coming months. The agency’s amendments will seek to align the state’s AIM rule with the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) Phase II Model Rule and its consumer products rule with the OTC Phase III and IV Model Rules.

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EPA Proposed Amendments to NESHAP for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing


On June 7, U.S. EPA issued proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM) facilities. The proposed amendments would establish inorganic HAP standards for process vessels, following the mandated technology review conducted under the Clean Air Act.

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EPA Issues Asbestos Reporting Rule, Seeks Comments

FTC Considers Enforcement Related to “Made in the USA” Label Statements

The proposed rule would establish reporting and recordkeeping requirements for manufacturers, importers and processors of asbestos, including asbestos in bulk form, mixtures with asbestos or trace contaminants of asbestos and asbestos in articles, where activities occurred in the four years prior to the effective date of the rule.

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