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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


ACA-Supported California AB 425, Antifouling Paint Registration and Mitigation, Clears Assembly; Sent to Governor for Signature
The amended bill will require that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation determine, no later than Feb. 1, 2014, a leach rate for copper-based antifouling paint used on recreational vessels and make recommendations for appropriate mitigation measures that may be implemented to address the protection of aquatic environments from the effects of exposure to that paint.
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OSHA Publishes Notice of Proposed Rule for Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica
The focus of the rule is on worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica, but establishes a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 micrograms per cubic meter for both general industry and construction worksites.
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ACA Helps Found Access to Courts Initiative; Files First Amicus Brief as Part of the Effort
ACA has helped found the Access to the Courts Initiative (ACI), a 501(c)(6) advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the common interests of its members in fair and expeditious access to federal courts for resolving interstate disputes, as envisioned by those who framed and ratified Article III, section 2 of the Constitution.
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DTSC 'Green Chemistry' Regulations Approved by California Office of Administrative Law, Effective Oct. 1
Under California's A.B. 1879, which was enacted by law in 2008, the regulations must provide a science-based approach for building a list of chemicals that pose the greatest risks, for identifying products that contain the chemicals, and for analyzing safer alternatives.
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TSCA Action Alert for ACA Members
Through ACA's CoatingsConnect website, members are able to submit electronic letters to U.S. senators in support of the Chemical Safety Act of 2013. In order to pass and implement the legislation, ACA needs support and engagement from all its members.
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Walmart Announces New Sustainability Policy
The policy seeks to minimize the potential hazard to human health and the environment posed by limiting exposure to hazardous chemicals in household cleaning, personal care, beauty, and cosmetic products sold at both Walmart and Sam's Club locations.
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The Shepherd Color Company, one of the world's leading producers of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICP's) has a wide range of colors available and used in the coatings industry.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Deadline Approaches for Submission of Papers for the 2014 American Coatings Conference
Sept. 27 is the deadline for submission of papers for the 2014 American Coatings Conference. Hosted by the American Coatings Association in partnership with Vincentz Network (VN), this major technology forum for the coatings industry will take place April 7-9, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. and is held in conjunction with the American Coatings Show. Innovative companies, as well as academic, governmental, and research institutes, are invited to submit abstracts detailing high-level technical contributions that present advancements important to coatings, as well as printing inks, adhesives, and sealants. Don't miss this opportunity! Submit your abstract before the deadline.
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Alberdingk Boley is a global manufacturer of waterborne emulsions, polyurethane dispersions, water base UV curable dispersions, castor oil and modified polyols as well as linseed oils. Our water-based emulsions and dispersions are designed for coatings over a variety of substrates – Wood, Concrete, Plastic, Metal, Textiles, Leather and Paper. Visit www.AlberdingkUSA.com for further information.

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BUSINESS NEWS


BASF to Build Polyurethane Facility in Geismar, Louisiana
The planned $42 million facility will create 22 new jobs and over 160 construction jobs.
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PPG Extends IT Partnership with Summa
Summa has been working with PPG since 2010.
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Valspar Named Official Paint Supplier of the PGA Tour
In addition, Valspar has signed a four-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the Tampa Bay area's professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour.
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Celanese Begins Employee International Impact Program
The program's goal is to help organizations and people around the world address economic, social, and environmental challenges.
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ACA's Fall Virtual Learning Conferences Line-Up
ACA is pleased to announce its Fall Virtual Learning Conference (VLC) line-up.

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Oregon PaintCare® Program's Completes Another Successful Year
ACA's PaintCare® pilot program in Oregon marked its third anniversary in July, and on Sept. 3, PaintCare submitted its annual report for the program to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

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Job Seekers: Check out the ACA Career Center's New Postings
Check out the ACA Career Center for the latest job opportunities for coatings professionals.

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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Job Seekers: Check out the ACA Career Center's New Postings
Check out the ACA Career Center for the latest job opportunities for coatings professionals. New positions featured include PaintCare® Program Manager for Minnesota, PaintCare® Program Manager for Northern New England, Director of Marketing, and Process Chemist. ACA's Career Center enables FREE and confidential resume posting. Apply for any appropriate positions online and create a password-protected account for managing your job search.
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EVENTS


ACA's Fall Virtual Learning Conferences Line-Up
ACA is pleased to announce its Fall Virtual Learning Conference (VLC) line-up. Waterborne Polyolefin Dispersions for Industrial Coating Applications featuring The Dow Chemical Company's Jay Romick will take place on Sept. 26; Green Building Standards and AIM Update featuring ACA's David Darling and Tim Serie on Oct. 3; Nanosizing and Nanocomposites in Coatings, featuring Lubrizol's Alex Lubnin on Oct. 10; Novel Urethane Polyols for High Performance Coatings, featuring King Industries' Ravi Ravichandran on Oct. 24; and An Overview of Domestic & International Marine Coatings Regulations, featuring ACA's Marie Hobson and John Hopewell on Nov. 7. Don't delay, register now!
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Register Today for ACA's Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference
ACA invites attendees to its ACSeries: Coating Wood & Wood Composites Conference, to be held Oct. 29-30, 2013 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. This one and one half-day conference will provide insight into wood substrates, product performance, and sustainability in the wood coatings market.
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Enhance more surfaces in more ways!

Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG Industries helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.
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