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President Signs Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act (CISA) of 2018

November 19, 2018 Government Affairs
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 Withdraws SNURS for 28 Chemicals Published Sept. 17

November 19, 2018 Government Affairs
EPA took this action following receipt of adverse comments and a request to extend the comment period regarding the Significant New Use Rules. 

Univar and Buckman Announce Distribution Agreement

November 19, 2018 Business News
Buckman selected Univar due to its large-scale distribution capabilities, leading supply chain network and innovative digital technologies, Buckman reported.

Stahl Opens Center of Excellence for Performance Coatings in China

November 19, 2018 Business News
Stahl stated that at each center, the company’s experts work side-by-side with partners to meet the growing demand for products and solutions that have less impact on the environment.

Sika Opens Factory in Peru

November 19, 2018 Business News
With this new plant, Sika reported that it is tripling its production capacities and strengthening its mar-ket position in Peru.

Burgess Pigment Expands JNS-SmithChem Territory

November 19, 2018 Business News
The Burgess Pigments kaolins are used for a variety of applications, including paints and coatings, inks, sealants and adhesives, concrete, cement, plastics, and rubber.

Ashland Agrees to Sell Composites Business and Butanediol Facility in Germany

November 19, 2018 Business News
The transaction, valued at approximately $1.1 billion, is expected to close prior to the end of the June 2019 quarter, contingent on certain customary regulatory approvals, standard closing conditions, and completion of required employee information and consultation processes.

Rising Compensation in Construction Trades Linked to Local Market Conditions

November 6, 2018 Industry News
Construction wages paid in various markets are greatly impacted by local labor supply (particularly in skilled crafts), local wage expectations, the amount of influence of organized labor, among other things.

Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Seeks Input on Streamlining Regulations

November 6, 2018 Government Affairs
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.

IPPIC Proposal to be Considered by UN Transport of Dangerous Goods Committee

November 6, 2018 Government Affairs
The proposal, which ACA helped craft, seeks to alleviate technical name requirements for environmentally hazardous substances.