Latest Industry News

PHMSA Notice Offers Carriers Assurance in midst of Harmonization Flux

February 28, 2017 Industry News
PHMSA says it won’t penalize companies conforming to new international hazardous material regulations not yet harmonized within the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

President Issues Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

February 28, 2017 Industry News
Each agency is to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations (as defined in section 4 of Executive Order 13771) and make recommendations to the agency head regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification, consistent with applicable law.

New York PaintCare® Bill Passed by Senate Environmental Committee

February 28, 2017 Industry News
PaintCare® has had resounding success in the eight states in which program operations have been implemented. To date, the program has collected 16 million gallons of paint.

ACA Presses Infrastructure Investment with President, Congress

February 14, 2017 Industry News
ACA believes new investment is required to improve upon the stopgap efforts of the last decade, and urges passage of a balanced infrastructure investment plan that will lift our nation’s economy and improve our transportation network.

ACA Testifies in Support of PaintCare® Bills in Maryland and Washington

February 14, 2017 Industry News
PaintCare® undertakes the responsibility for ensuring an environmentally sound and cost-effective program for post-consumer paint management.

Congressional Review Act Resolution Introduced to Block Final EPA RMP Rule

February 14, 2017 Industry News
The Congressional Review Act, passed in 1996, allows Congress to vote to overturn any regulation during a period of 60 days after the regulation has been created.

PHMSA HM-215N, International Harmonization, Caught in Regulatory Freeze

February 14, 2017 Industry News
PHMSA counsel has interpreted the regulatory freeze very broadly; consequently, until being reviewed as required by the memorandum, the agency will not be responding to email requests; providing any regulatory guidance or interpretations; or issuing/renewing any special permits or approvals.

White House Orders “Regulatory Freeze”

January 31, 2017 Industry News
The memorandum directs federal agency/department heads to withhold sending any regulations to the Federal Register for publication until a current administration agency/department head reviews them.

Coalition Letter Urges Congressional Action on EPA’s Risk Management Program Final Rule

January 31, 2017 Industry News
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.

IPPIC and Vincentz Network Host 2017 Coatings Summit in Shanghai

January 31, 2017 Industry News
This strategy and networking event brought together senior level executives of coatings companies and suppliers from all regions of the world to explore major trends, challenges and solutions for serving an increasingly global coatings market.