Industry

U.S. EPA’s Nanoreporting Rule Compliance Date Nearing

The final nano-reporting rule requires a one-time reporting and recordkeeping of existing exposure and health and safety information on nanoscale chemical substances in commerce, and that companies that manufacture (including importing) or process certain chemical substances already in commerce as nanoscale materials notify EPA of certain information. The compliance date is Aug. 14, 2018.

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EPA Releases List of 51 Parts of Country that Fall Short of Ozone Standards

In October 2015, EPA lowered both the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for ozone from the 2008-set 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb, even though the higher 75 ppb standard was never fully implemented across the country. The 2015-set ozone standard is forcing a significant number of states that are currently “in attainment” to “non-attainment” status.

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World Manufacturing Output Doubles Since 2004

World manufacturing output has exceeded $100 trillion since 2012, and stood at nearly $105 trillion in 2015, which is nearly double the output in 2004 ($55 trillion). However, for major manufacturing nations — including the United States, China, and Germany — manufacturing output, while generally growing, has generally declined or remained flat, as a percentage of national GDP during this period.

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Nominations Sought for 2019 PMSE Tess Award in Coatings

The American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings. This award recognizes outstanding individual achievements and noteworthy contributions to coatings science, technology, and engineering.

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