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CFATS Reauthorization Bill Introduced in the House

June 17, 2019 Government Affairs
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is an important program aimed at preventing chemicals from being stolen, diverted, sabotaged, or deliberately released by terrorist or other bad actors. DHS CFATS regulations were issued as a final rule in November 2007; however, DHS implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress.

ACA to Comment on EPA’s Priority Chemicals for TSCA Risk Evaluation

June 17, 2019 Government Affairs
Amended TSCA requires EPA conduct risk evaluations of at least 20 chemicals at any given time, from chemicals it has designated as “high priority.” EPA will use the prioritization process to consider data availability, uses of candidates and risk evaluation methods to inform scoping early in the risk evaluation process.

Washington State Enacts Sweeping Green Chemistry Law 

June 17, 2019 Government Affairs
The law (SS Bill 5135) will require the state’s Department of Ecology (DOE) to identify and develop restrictions or ban certain hazardous substances in consumer products and packaging sold for residential or commercial use.

New York PaintCare Bill Passed by State Senate

June 17, 2019 Government Affairs
PaintCare has had resounding success in the nine jurisdictions in which program operations have been implemented. To date, the program has collected some 35 million gallons of paint.

Orion Engineered Carbons to Expand Production Capacity for Gas Blacks

June 17, 2019 Business News
Orion is responding to the continuously growing global market for waterborne and solventborne coatings by debottlenecking our gas black production

RPM Acquires Manufacturer of Commercial Joint Sealants

June 17, 2019 Business News
Schul and Willseal will be integrated into RPM’s Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing business, which manufactures sealants and waterproofing products for commercial, residential, industrial, and infrastructure markets.

Axalta to Build Facility in the Netherlands

June 17, 2019 Business News
Once construction is completed, Axalta’s global refinish brands — Cromax, Spies Hecker, Standox and Syrox — will relocate from their current location to the new facility on Business Park Medel, both in Tiel, in the center of the Netherlands.

Borchers Americas Selects Lorama Group for Distribution in Canada

June 17, 2019 Business News
Borchers stated that it selected Lorama based on their expertise in the chemical industry and outstanding technical sales and customer service representatives.

CARBO® and PicOnyx Partner to Produce M-ToneTM Black Pigments

June 17, 2019 Business News
The manufacturing operation, located in Louisiana, is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will reportedly be capable of supporting PicOnyx’s expected production needs for the next several years.

DHS Holds Explosive Precursor Chemical Stakeholder Engagement Meetings

June 4, 2019 Government Affairs
ACA encourages companies that manufactures, buys, or sells any of the DHS-listed explosive precursor chemicals to participate in the meetings because they could be affected by potential future regulatory or legislative action that would address this security issue.