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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


California PaintCare® Program: A Successful First Year
In the first year, PaintCare established 495 paint drop-off sites; collected and processed 632,652 gallons of paint — 96 percent of which was recycled back into paint or used for another beneficial purpose; and recycled 363 tons of plastic and metal paint cans.
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Gov. Brown Enacts ACA-Supported California AB 425, Antifouling Paint Registration and Mitigation
The new law will require the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to 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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FMSCA to Propose Revised Definition for 'Tank Vehicle'
ACA believes that expanding the definition of a tank vehicle to include portable tanks and intermediate bulk containers, which in the aggregate have a capacity over 1,000 gallons, has had a significant impact on the coatings industry without any seeming safety benefit.
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ACA and CPCA Submit Joint Comments to Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council
CPCA and ACA identified several areas with respect to issues of concern for member companies, a number of which operate on both sides of the border and have a significant amount of product moving across the border.
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California Governor Signs Bill to Curtail Prop 65 Lawsuits
While not directly impacting the industry, ACA and its California Paint Council supported the measure in the hopes that it will usher in greater Prop 65 reforms.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Registration for the American Coatings Show is Now Open
Make your plans to attend the 2014 American Coatings Show (ACS) with easy online registration. The ACS, which will take place April 8-10, in Atlanta, Ga., has a reputation for being the must-attend event for professionals in the coatings industry. With an impressive list of exhibitors featuring their latest products, product presentations, and countless opportunities for networking, you won't want to miss this opportunity. Register on the ACS website, where you'll find information on various aspects of the American Coatings Show and Conference.
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ACA Members, Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award
Submissions for ACA's 2013 Safety Awards Program are being accepted through Nov. 8 via its Web-based electronic entry form. The awards will be presented for safety performance on a plant's eligibility. Note: This program is for ACA members only. To access the Safety Awards program information and forms, please use your username and password.
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IPPIC Working Group Adopts New Name
The International Paint & Printing Ink Council's Performance Standards for Protective Coatings Working Group has changed its name to the Marine Coatings Technical Committee to more accurately represent to the IMO, industry, and general public.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Oman Oil Company Acquires Oxea from Advent International
The company, owned by the Sultanate of Oman, intends to use the purchase to strengthen its position in the global chemicals sector.
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AkzoNobel Sells Building Adhesives to Sika AG; Alters Business Model for Decorative Paints
Due for implementation on Jan. 1, 2014, the adjustments will include reducing the number of senior management teams and introducing a new top-level Deco structure divided into five regions instead of eight.
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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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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-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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Allnex Acquires Desmolux® from Bayer MaterialScience
Intended to complement Allnex's UV/EB products, the Desmolux line includes urethane acrylate, dual cure resin, and polyester/polyether acrylate technologies.
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Archroma Launches as Color and Specialty Chemicals Company
Archroma incorporates the former Textile Specialties, Paper Solutions, and Emulsion Products businesses of Clariant.
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EVENTS


There's Still Time: 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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ACA's Fall Virtual Learning Conferences Line-Up
ACA is pleased to announce its Fall Virtual Learning Conference (VLC) line-up. 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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