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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


Vermont Governor Signs PaintCare® Bill
Vermont is now the sixth state, after Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Minnesota, to embrace the PaintCare® program — the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint.
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ACA Urges Congress to Pass Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013
Introduced on May 23, H.R. 2122, and its companion bill, S. 1029, would modernize the 66-year-old Administrative Procedure Act to improve the process by which federal agencies promulgate regulations for better accountability and the integrity of rulemaking activity.
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ACA Responds to DHS Request for Comments on CFATS Personal Surety Program
The Information Collection Request is a step in the implementation of a regulatory standard that will control access into facilities regulated by the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards.
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SEC Issues FAQs on Conflict Minerals
The Conflict Minerals rule requires that publicly traded companies disclose certain conflict minerals or derivatives used in their production processes, including tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, which are derived from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries.
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Federal Legislation Would Curb 'Sue and Settle' Litigation
The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013 aims to end the routine of federal agencies advancing regulations through "sue and settle" litigation.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


2013 ACA Company Performance Survey is Open
This survey of coatings manufacturers was developed by ACA's Management Information Committee to provide participants with a meaningful report card to determine how they are faring in relation to their peer competitors. Submissions will be accepted through June 28, 2013.
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ACA Career Center Unveils New Features
ACA’s Career Center now offers a more optimal mobile viewing experience, newly formatted job seeker pages, simplified navigation, and prominent placement of valuable content. Check out the latest enhancements and job listings, including Senior R&D Chemist (Tremco Incorporated), Regional Sales Manager (Kohl Marketing), and Research and Development Polymer Chemist/Latex Formulator (Americo).
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Obituary
John L. Armitage, 96, of Essex, Conn., formerly of Madison, N.J. and Morris Plains, N.J. died peacefully on May 14, 2013. Armitage served as chairman of ACA, then the National Paint & Coatings Association, from 1975 to 1976. A graduate of the 1938 class of Princeton, he wed Karen Marie de Chambaud Conze on Sept. 22, 1939 and served as President of John L . Armitage & Co from 1949 to 1982. He is survived by his children, Adra Carr of Old Saybrook, Conn., Spencer Leineweber of Honolulu, Hawaii, Norman Armitage of Nashville, Tenn., Amelia Armitage of Ridgefield, Conn., and 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His life will be celebrated by his family and close friends in a service Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the First Congregational Church in Essex at 1 p.m.
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ACA Hosts First Meeting of its Sustainability Workgroup
ACA has incorporated the philosophy of sustainability into many of its existing programs and activities, including the highly successful PaintCare® program, its Green Building Workgroup, and the paint and coatings industry's sustainability message.

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Minnesota Governor Signs PaintCare® Bill
Minnesota is now the fifth state after Oregon, California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to embrace the PaintCare® program — the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of postconsumer paint.

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ACA Supports Senators Lautenberg and Vitter's Bipartisan Effort to Modernize TSCA
The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 is the first bipartisan legislative effort since Sen. Lautenberg first introduced comprehensive TSCA-reform legislation in 2005. The bill has been co-sponsored by more than a dozen Democrats and Republicans.

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BUSINESS NEWS


Cytec Coating Resins Adopts New Brand Identity as Allnex
Allnex will employ the new slogan "All About Resins."
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AkzoNobel and Solvay Sign Partnership Agreement on Sustainable Materials
The three-year agreement with Solvay specifies that AkzoNobel will increase the amount of renewable raw materials in its paints and coatings.
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Valspar to Acquire Inver Group
The transaction is expected to close in the fiscal fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.
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Ferro Invests in Dibenzoates Manufacturing Capacity
The company anticipates an annual production capacity at this facility of 28,000 metric tons of dibenzoates, beginning in 2014.
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Carestream Establishes Coating Assessment Laboratory
The new facility in Windsor, Colo. will be used to predict how a given coating solution and substrate system will behave in various manufacturing operations.
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OSHA Mandates GHS Training
OSHA requires GHS (Global Hazard Communication Standard) training of ALL employees working with chemicals by December 2013. GHS 101 Webinar helps get you in COMPLIANCE!


EVENTS


ACA to Host International Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference in Baltimore, Sept. 24-25
ACA will once again host the annual International Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference on Sept. 24–25 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Md. The two-day conference — geared toward professionals who research, develop, specify, or use coatings, as well as coatings manufacturers, end-users, and sales personnel — will provide a forum for discussion of cutting-edge technologies and best management practices for the regulation of protective offshore and marine coatings.
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2013 Chemical Sector Security Summit Registration Now Open
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Protection & Programs Directorate's Office of Infrastructure Protection (NPPD/IP) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council are co-sponsoring the 2013 Chemical Sector Security Summit in Baltimore, Md., on July 10–11. The seventh annual summit will provide a forum for representatives from the chemical community to exchange information and network with other security professionals, share best practices, learn more about chemical security regulations, and gain insight into the roles of federal, state and local agencies and departments involved in chemical security.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


ACA Call for Papers: ACSeries Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference
ACA is seeking abstract submissions for its fall Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries) Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference, to be held Oct. 29-30, 2013 at the Omni Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Abstract submissions are due June 14, 2013.
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ACA Seeks Nominations for its 2014 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award
ACA is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its American Coatings Conference, April 7-9, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2013.
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