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ACA Submits Comments to OIRA on Canada and U.S. Regulatory Cooperation

January 29, 2019 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.

President Signs Law Reauthorizing CFATS Program for 15 Months

January 29, 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.

IMCD Opens a Coatings Application Laboratory in Turkey

January 25, 2019 Business News
The purpose of the new laboratory will be to offer formulation guidance, innovative solutions to overcome technical challenges, and product performance testing, IMCD stated.

Michelman Opens China Sustainability Center in Shanghai

January 25, 2019 Business News
The grand opening ceremony and facility tour featured presentations from both Steve Shifman, president & CEO of Michelman, and Kenneth Jarrett, former president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

AGC to Acquire Malgrat Pharma Chemicals

January 25, 2019 Business News
According to AGC, this acquisition will give the company its first FDA-registered site in Europe in the synthetic pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) business.

Nouryon Opens India HQ and Research Center

January 25, 2019 Business News
As part as Nouryon’s expansion efforts in India, the company has upgraded and expanded operations at its organic peroxides facility in Mahad, which is close to completion, as well as a new monochloroacetic acid plant in Gujarat.

JEC Group and EuCIA Partner to Promote Composites Industry

January 25, 2019 Business News
Joint efforts will begin during JEC World 2019, scheduled for March 13 in Paris where EuCIA will present the Eco Impact Calculator for Composites—a Life Cycle Analysis to allow the calculation of the environmental footprint related to a product, a process, or a service in terms of key impact parameters.

House Passes 2-year CFATS Reauthorization Bill, Senate to take up Bill

January 15, 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.

OEHHA Extends Comment Deadline for Proposal to Add PCBTF to Prop 65 List

January 15, 2019 Government Affairs
Under Prop 65, individuals must provide warnings prior to exposure to a chemical identified by the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm.

EPA Progresses Industrial Surface Coating MACT Residual Risk and Technology Review

January 15, 2019 Government Affairs
EPA is amending its Maximum Achievable Control Technology rules that set Hazard Air Pollutant standards for major source coating application facilities.