Latest Government Affairs

EPA Publishes SNURS for 66 Chemical Substances

December 4, 2018 Government Affairs
EPA is accepting comments objecting to one or more of these Significant New Use Rules through Dec. 31, 2018.

PaintCare® Bill Advances in New Jersey Senate

December 4, 2018 Government Affairs
If the PaintCare bill passes and is enacted, New Jersey would join Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Maine, Colorado, and the District of Columbia, all of which have implemented the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint.

IPPIC Presents Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) Session on Biofouling and Invasive Species at World Ocean Council

November 19, 2018 Government Affairs
The IPPIC-led session, “Biofouling and Invasive Aquatic Species: The GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project – Opportunities for Business Collaboration and Implementation,” examined how the ocean business community – particularly ship owners and operators –  can act to manage biofouling and mitigate the threat of invasive species.

ACA Urges USTR to Make Digital Trade a Priority

November 19, 2018 Government Affairs
Following the USTR’s announcement that it will enter trade negotiations with the European Union, Japan, and the United Kingdom (UK), ACA and some 30 other organizations urged USTR to make digital trade a priority in each of these negotiations, drawing from provisions of the recently announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

President Signs Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act (CISA) of 2018

November 19, 2018 Government Affairs
The CISA Act elevates the cybersecurity mission within DHS and streamlines its operations to better secure the nation’s critical infrastructure and cyber platforms.

EPA Withdraws SNURS for 28 Chemicals Published Sept. 17

November 19, 2018 Government Affairs
EPA took this action following receipt of adverse comments and a request to extend the comment period regarding the Significant New Use Rules. 

Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Seeks Input on Streamlining Regulations

November 6, 2018 Government Affairs
The U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), established in 2011, seeks elimination of unnecessary regulatory differences, and aims to promotes economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation.

IPPIC Proposal to be Considered by UN Transport of Dangerous Goods Committee

November 6, 2018 Government Affairs
The proposal, which ACA helped craft, seeks to alleviate technical name requirements for environmentally hazardous substances.

Washington State Regulatory Activity on Inadvertent PCBs

November 6, 2018 Government Affairs
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are chlorinated compounds found in the environment. Inadvertent PCBs exist as byproducts at very low concentrations in some raw materials that are currently used in coatings and adhesive manufacturing.

ACA Presses for Exclusion Process for Tariffs Under Section 301, List 3

October 23, 2018 Government Affairs
The significant tariff increases on Chinese imports under Section 301 will almost certainly impose costs on the U.S. coatings industry that will not only harm consumers and end users – including downstream U.S. based manufacturing customers – but will also damage the currently strong competitive position internationally of the paint and coatings industry.