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EPA is accepting comments objecting to one or more of these Significant New Use Rules through Dec. 31, 2018.
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
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.
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.
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 took this action following receipt of adverse comments and a request to extend the comment period regarding the Significant New Use Rules.
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.
The proposal, which ACA helped craft, seeks to alleviate technical name requirements for environmentally hazardous substances.
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.
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.