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OIRA Issues RFI for Maritime Regulatory Reform Activities

June 5, 2018 Government Affairs
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is seeking public comment on how existing agency requirements affecting the maritime sector can be modified or repealed to increase efficiency, reduce or eliminate unnecessary or unjustified regulatory burdens, or simplify regulatory compliance while continuing to meet statutory missions. The effort is tied to last year’s Executive Order 13771, which established the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Reform Activities via various agency task forces.

Economic Census Responses Required No Later than June 12, 2018

June 5, 2018 Government Affairs
The Economic Census is the U.S. government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy. Most ACA member companies are among the nearly 4 million businesses, including large, medium, and small companies representing all U.S. and Island Area locations and industries required to participate in the Economic Census, which will capture and analyze detailed information for the 2017 calendar year. 

ACA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed New Chemical User Fees under TSCA

June 5, 2018 Government Affairs
Manufacturers and importers of chemicals identified for risk evaluation under TSCA must pay fees on a per chemical basis. The fee can be paid collectively through a consortium.

EPA Proposes Rule Reconsidering RMP Amendments

June 5, 2018 Government Affairs
In general, EPA’s RMP program applies to all stationary sources with processes that contain more than a threshold of a regulated substance. The program’s elements are intended to prevent accidental releases and reduce the severity of releases that occur.

ACA’s Steve Sides Among CPCA Honorees at CPCA 105th Annual Conference

June 5, 2018 Association News
CPCA’s Industry Achievement Award is presented to an individual or an organization that has demonstrated exceptional achievement in advancing the interests of the industry and the association’s objectives.

AkzoNobel Seals Two-year Intersleek Supply Deal with Nakilat

June 4, 2018 Business News
The new agreement means that by the end of 2018, more than 640,000 liters of Intersleek 1100SR will have been applied to 108 of Nakilat's LNG vessels across the globe, according to the company.

PolyOne Acquires PlastiComp

June 4, 2018 Business News
Through its Complēt® product lines and design capabilities, the company serves global customers in a wide-range of demanding applications, including medical devices, robots and drones, marine, and outdoor high-performance equipment.

D.B. Becker Named Distributor of Evonik's Coating Resins in Northeastern U.S.

June 4, 2018 Business News
D.B. Becker will distribute the DEGALAN® Acrylic Resins, DEGACRYL® Bead Polymers, and DYNAPOL® Copolyesters to customers in the coatings, adhesive, inks, and other diverse markets from Maine to Virginia.

Stahl and OEM NuTech Announce Next Step in Cooperation

June 4, 2018 Business News
All R&D facilities of OEM NuTech, currently located in Perth, Australia, will be transferred to Stahl’s site at l’Hospitalet de Llobregat in Spain, where Stahl will open a new Center of Excellence for Powder Coatings.

PPG COMEX Completes $1.8 million investment at Chihuahua, Mexico Distribution Center

June 4, 2018 Business News
The 49,000-square-foot facility located in the northern part of Mexico will be utilized for more than 15,000 unique paint and coatings products, the company stated.