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In a letter to President Trump, ACA also urged that the Administration avoid any enforcement mechanism that would trigger future tariffs and result in long-term economic uncertainty.
Notably, every federal, state and California Air district Architectural and Industrial Maintenance VOC rule has at least a three-year sell through period.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis' (BEA) most recent figures for the coatings industry indicate that its gross output is approximately $28.7 billion.
The updated LEED v4.1, builds on new methodologies for measuring building performance. This includes changes to the Material and Resources (MR) categories and the Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) categories.
Varying regulatory constructs affect goods considered consumer products in the coatings industry. For industry, these regulations often focus on volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits for building products, including caulks, sealants, and adhesives.
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a weighted average of 85 indicators of growth in national economic activity drawn from four broad categories of data: production and income; employment and hours; personal consumption and housing; and sales, orders, and inventories.
Notably, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) applies its requirements related to consumer deception to claims related to health and/or environment. Marketers conveying such statements or certifications must evaluate messaging carefully using FTC’s principles related to deception.
Notably, CARB is scheduled to adopt a new AIM coatings suggested control measure (SCM) in May 2019. The SCM is important since the various California Air Districts will use it to develop their future AIM rule revisions. States in the Northeast will also likely utilize the SCM in the development of the OTC Phase III AIM model rule in the next year or so.
The legislation would help to alleviate the nationwide shortage of commercial drivers by providing younger drivers with the opportunity to enter the industry.
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association’s Commodity Classification Standards Board adopted the amendments, decreasing the Paints Group freight classes and making the Paints Group no longer applicable to paint and coatings that meet the definition of “hazardous material.”