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California Bill Proposes to Amend the Safer Consumer Products Program

March 12, 2019 Government Affairs
The bill would require a product manufacturer or chemical manufacturer to provide to DTSC data and information on the ingredients and use of a consumer product, including, but not limited to, specified data and information, including data on ingredient chemical identity, concentration, and functional use.

Update: CARB Suggested Control Measure Development

February 11, 2019 Government Affairs
The SCM is important since the various California Air Districts will use the new SCM to develop their future AIM rule revisions. In addition, the Northeast Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) states will likely also utilize the SCM in the development of lower AIM VOC limits in the Northeast states in the future.

CARB Developing New Suggested Control Measure AIM Coatings

September 26, 2018 Government Affairs
The SCM is important since the various California Air Districts will use the new SCM to develop their future AIM rule revisions. In addition, the Northeast Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) states will likely also utilize the SCM in the development of lower AIM VOC limits in the Northeast states in the future.

California DTSC Proposes Priority Product for Paint and Varnish Strippers and Graffiti Removers Containing NMP

September 12, 2018 Government Affairs
Paint and varnish stripper products containing 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) are proposed as the fifth category of products to be regulated as a “Priority Product” under the California Safer Consumer Product Regulations.

CARB AIM Coatings Survey Results Posted

January 16, 2018 Government Affairs
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted the 2014 architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) Coatings Survey information and will begin the process of developing a new AIM Suggested Control Measure (SCM) in early 2018.

California DTSC Proposes Adding Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers to Safer Consumer Products List

December 4, 2017 Industry News
California’s Safer Consumer Products is a regulatory program enacted by state law in September 2008, seeking to reduce the amount of “toxics” in a broad class of consumer products.

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.

California Governor Expected to Sign Chemical Disclosure Bill

September 26, 2017 Industry News
If enacted, the measure that was passed by the California Senate and Assembly earlier this month, would require companies to identify on labels and online information the chemical ingredients found in cleaning products; that is, household and institutional products, and automotive care products, but not industrial products or cosmetics.

California Biofouling Management Regulations Effective Oct. 1

August 29, 2017 Industry News
California’s biofouling regulations require ocean-going vessels entering the ports of California to have minimum biofouling on the underwater portion of their hulls and niche areas.

ACA Supports California’s Biofouling Regulation Amendments

January 31, 2017 Industry News
California’s biofouling regulations require ocean-going vessels entering the ports of California to have minimum biofouling on the underwater portion of their hulls and niche areas.