Latest Industry News

Federal Agencies Issue Guidance on Changes to U.S.-Cuba Policy

November 20, 2017 Industry News
The National Security Presidential Memorandum issued in June directs the Secretaries of Commerce, State, and Treasury to take certain actions to implement the President's Cuba policy, affecting trade and commerce.

Ohio Universal Waste Rule Amendments Nearly Final

November 20, 2017 Industry News
The amendments designate hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous antifreeze, and hazardous paint and paint-related wastes as “universal wastes,” to promote proper handling, recycling, or disposal of the hazardous waste.

House Passes Regulatory Reform Bill

November 7, 2017 Industry News
The bill addresses the “sue and settle” method often employed to force federal agencies to issue regulations without participation by states and/or the regulated community.

House Tax Legislation Advances ACA Tax Reform Aims

November 7, 2017 Industry News
Corporate tax reform is a federal priority for ACA, which has long maintained that U.S. manufacturers face higher tax costs than almost all their competitors in other countries. ACA has asked Congress to overhaul the tax code to create a climate that encourages innovation and spurs investment, job creation and economic growth.

SCAQMD Adopts Rule 1168 for Industrial Adhesives and Sealants

November 7, 2017 Industry News
The final rule amends volatile organic compound (VOC) limits and reporting requirements for industrial adhesives and sealants.

California Governor Signs Chemical Disclosure Bill into Law

October 24, 2017 Industry News
The new law requires companies to identify on labels and online information about the chemical ingredients found in cleaning products; that is, household and institutional products, and automotive care products, but not industrial products or cosmetics.

DOC Report Addresses Streamlining Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing

October 24, 2017 Industry News
The Department of Commerce report presents recommendations for streamlining the federal permitting processes and reducing the regulatory burdens that affect domestic manufacturing. Notably, DOC highlights several of the regulations and issues raised by ACA, under the report's “Priority Regulatory and Permitting Issues” section.

Paint Materials Costs Rebound Following Recent Lows

October 23, 2017 Industry News
ACA tracks two key sets of government data showing price trends in the industry – one is the historical figure for the pricing of “prepared paint” as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the other is an ACA-developed figure for “paint materials,” which is also based on BLS data

EPA Deadline for TSCA CBI Substantiation Now October 19

October 9, 2017 Industry News
For TSCA submissions containing information claimed as CBI that was filed between June 22, 2016 and March 21, 2017, submitters have until Oct. 19, 2017 to provide the required substantiation under TSCA section 14(c)(3). The original deadline had been Sept. 19, 2017.

September Hurricanes Impact Employment in Affected Areas

October 9, 2017 Industry News
One metric that shows the scale of the hurricanes' disruption is a figure tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics – which tracks those who are employed but not at work due to bad weather.