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ACA to Host Complimentary Webinars for Members to Train Employees on Revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, Developing Additional Compliance Resources
ACA is offering three complimentary webinars for all ACA members, entitled "Train the Trainer," which are intended to aid safety managers in complying with OSHA's Dec. 1, 2013, HCS training requirement deadline, and will be offered on July 18, 2013, Aug.15, 2013, and Sept.10, 2013, from 1-2 p.m. (ET).
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ACA-Supported California AB 425, Antifouling Paint Registration and Mitigation, Makes Progress in the Senate
ACA-supported legislation in California relating to antifouling paint registration and mitigation cleared a hurdle on June 20, passing the Senate Environmental Quality Committee by unanimous vote. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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U.S. Department of Transportation and Transportation Research Board Initiate New Study Evaluating Risks of Small Quantities of Class 3 and Class 9 Materials; ACA To Serve on Panel
The importance of this research is to determine more effective risk measures in the transportation of certain hazardous materials. The results of the study will likely direct the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) incident reporting system and its requirements, which greatly impact the paint and coatings industry.
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ACA Amicus Brief Filed in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Strict Liabilty Case Before Pennsylvania Supreme Court
In its amicus brief, ACA urges the state's highest court to adopt the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability in design defect cases.
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Nevada Bans BPA in Certain Bottles and Cups Intended for Children
The ban takes effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
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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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BUSINESS NEWS


PPG Begins Electronics Manufacturing in Pennsylvania
PPG Industries is expanding its Springdale, Pa. industrial coatings plant to serve the global electronics market with two new technologies: graphene and nanosilver conductive inks.
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Myriant Begins Operation of Bio-Succinic Acid Plant
Myriant has begun producing on-spec bio-succcinic acid at its Louisiana plant, and the company will soon begin shipments to customers.
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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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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 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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Croda Acquires Specialty Products from Arizona Chemical
The acquisition of naturally derived polyamides with high bio-renewable content expands Croda's polymers portfolio and enhances the company's work with renewable resources.
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Quest Acquires U.S. Chemical & Plastics
Quest Specialty Chemicals will take over U.S. Chemical & Plastics's full line of paints and coatings, as well as accessories used in the collision repair industry.
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EVENTS


Register Today for the China Coatings Show
Organized by the China National Coatings Industry Association and Beijing TUBO International Exhibition Co., LTD, the China Coatings Show will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China. The show will focus on all things coatings: science and technology innovation, brand recreation, waterborne and high-solid, value-added, and optimized coating solutions. The event will feature forums, technical training courses, and opportunities for exhibitors.
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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 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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