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									  A Summary of NPCA|FSCT
Legislative and Regulatory
     Resources and Activities

                    NPCA | FSCT:
      Advancing the paint and coatings industry
      through product stewardship, advocacy,
              science and technology,
                    and essential
                business information

          he National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc. (NPCA)
          recently finalized a merger with the Federation of Societies
          for Coatings Technology (FSCT). While NPCA and FSCT
have a long history of coordinated efforts on events and projects of
mutual interest, the finalization of this merger will advance support for
the science and technology community. First and foremost the new,
merged NPCA/FSCT will retain the goods and services offered by each
organization before the merger, but the synergy developed from the
combined organizational strengths will result in a new level of support
for the coatings industry science and technical staff. In short, science
and technology professionals will be able to access the wide array of
traditional NPCA resources, many of which align with critical needs of
the technical/research and development function.

     NPCA has historically been known as the business/management-
led organization that focuses on legislative and regulatory matters at the
federal, state and local level. FSCT, on the other hand, has historically
emphasized science and technology education, including publications
and promotion and sponsorship of training opportunities, working
closely with academia in the process. In addition, NPCA’s Science and
Technology Committee will accommodate the professionals serving on
the FSCT standing committees that have conceived of and developed
the array of educational programming and technical publications
the membership has come to appreciate. This summary document is
intended to provide details about the NPCA/FSCT’s legislative and
regulatory resources to the science and technology community, and by
doing so, encourage the science and technology community to begin to
contact NPCA/FSCT and make use of these resources.
           SummAry oF NPCA/FSCT LegiSLATive ANd reguLATory reSourCeS
In total, there are seven main categories of NPCA/FSCT legislative and regulatory resources that operate to support the industry’s research
and product development functions. These resources are available to all NPCA company members, including those science and technology
personnel employed by NPCA member companies, and include NPCA’s:

                   1. Professional Staff                                                 4. grassroots efforts and CoatingsConnect
                   2. industry Sector and issue management Committees                    5. State Paint Council Network
                   3. Coatings Care®                                                     6. international Affairs Program

                                                                PRo fe s s i o n A L s tA ff
NPCA has a staff of professionals with expertise in the legal and technical aspects of all the regulations and legislation affecting the
manufacture, distribution and sale of paint and coatings products. NPCA/FSCT members, including science and technology staff professionals
from member companies, are able to engage these professionals to provide assistance in addressing compliance issues and advancing
technical advocacy positions.

                                       Environmental Health and International Affairs Division

stephen sides            A veteran of 23 years with NPCA/FSCT,                     Lance (skip)             A veteran of 12 years with NPCA/FSCT,
NPCA/FSCT                Steve is a Certified Industrial Hygienist                 edwards                  Skip is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Vice President,                                                                                             with a Masters Degree in Public Health.
                         with a Masters Degree in Public Health,                   NPCA/FSCT
Science, Technology                                                                Director, Occupational
and Environmental        and is completing a PhD in Environmental                                           Skip is responsible for overall occupational
                                                                                   Health and Safety
Policy (STEP) Division   Policy. Steve is responsible for the overall              Affairs, STEP Division   safety and health program efforts for
                         efforts of the STEP Division, but provides                                         NPCA/FSCT, but provides individual
                         individual expertise in the following areas:                                       expertise in the following areas:
                             •    Science and Technology Policy                                                  •    Industrial Hygiene
                             •    Industry Research                                                              •    Occupational Safety
                             •    Toxic Chemical Control                                                         •    Process Safety
                             •    Product Labeling                                                               •    Hazard Communication Programs
                             •    Compliance Programs                                                            •    Plant Site Security
                             •    International Program

David Darling            A veteran of 10 years with NPCA/FSCT,                     John Hopewell            At NPCA/FSCT for three years, John
NPCA/FSCT Director,      Dave is a Registered Professional Engineer                Assistant Director,      has a Masters Degree in Environmental
Environmental Affairs,                                                             Environmental Affairs,
                         (PE) with a Masters Degree in Civil                       STEP Division
                                                                                                            Management. John is responsible
STEP Division
                         Engineering. Dave is responsible for overall                                       for addressing facility environmental
                         environmental program efforts for NPCA/                                            requirements; climate change and
                         FSCT, but provides individual expertise in                                         greenhouse gas regulation; and coordinates
                         the following areas:                                                               all of NPCA/FSCT’s marine coatings and
                              •  Air Pollution Controls (with emphasis                                      international affairs efforts. John has
                                  on product/technology-forcing require-                                    specific expertise in the following areas:
                                  ments, including VOC and HAP controls
                                                                                                                 •    Climate Change Policy
                                  for architectural and industrial products)
                                                                                                                 •    Facility Environmental Regulations
                             •  Facility Permitting
                                                                                                                 •    Waste Management
                             •  Waste Management
                                                                                                                 •    Marine Coatings
                             •  Spill Control Programs
                                                                                                                 •    International Programs

                                                               PRo fe s s i o n A L s tA ff

                                                          Governmental Affairs Division

David Lloyd               A veteran of 17 years with NPCA/FSCT,                    Alison Keane           A veteran of 4 years with NPCA/FSCT,
NPCA/FSCT Vice            David is responsible for the Government                  Counsel, Government    Alison is the lead counsel responsible
President and Director,                                                            Affairs Division       for legal aspects of all environmental
                          Affairs Division, which comprises the legal
Government Affairs
Division                  staff of the association. An attorney himself,                                  management activities at NPCA/FSCT,
                          David’s special areas of emphasis include:                                      including water quality and waste
                                                                                                          management, and air quality. Alison’s
                               •  State Legislation and Regulations
                                                                                                          specific areas of expertise include:
                               •  NPCA/FSCT’s State Paint
                                  Council Network                                                             •  Air Pollution Control
                               •  NPCA/FSCT’s State Affairs                                                   •  Hazardous Waste Management
                                  Committee                                                                   •  Post Consumer Paint Waste
                                                                                                              •  Facility Permitting
Jim sell                  A veteran of 20 years with NPCA/FSCT,
Senior Counsel,           Jim is the lead counsel responsible for
Government Affairs
                          legal aspects of international issues, and               stacey-Ann             A veteran of 2 years with NPCA/FSCT,
                          works directly with the industry’s marine                taylor                 Stacey-Ann is lead counsel responsible for
                          coatings and automotive refinish companies               Counsel, Government    legal aspects of product safety regulation
                                                                                   Affairs Division
                          to help establish effective global strategies                                   and occupational safety and health
                          in response to legislative and regulatory                                       concerns. Stacey-Ann’s specific areas of
                          proposals. Jim also supports industry legal                                     expertise include:
                          positions on air quality control legislation and
                                                                                                              •  Toxic Substance Control
                          regulation at the state and local level. Jim’s
                                                                                                              •  “Green Product/Building”
                          specific areas of legal expertise include:
                               •    Automotive Refinish                                                       •  Occupational Health and Safety
                               •    Marine Coatings                                                           •  Consumer Product Safety
                               •    International Affairs
                               •    Air Quality Control —
                                    Litigation Strategy
                                                                                   Robin Caldwell         A veteran of 22 years with NPCA/FSCT,
                                                                                   Director of Research   Robin is responsible for tracking and
                                                                                   and Communications
                                                                                                          communicating on emerging legislative
Heidi                     A veteran of 17 years with NPCA/FSCT,                                           developments at the state and local level.
McAuliffe                 Heidi is lead counsel responsible for legal                                     Robin monitors media response to key
Counsel, Government
Affairs Division
                          aspects of transportation and distribution                                      industry issues and is an editor for the
                          legislation and regulation, and product                                         NPCA/FSCT e-newsletter Coatings Today,
                          specific requirements for the industry                                          as well as the Industry Pulse, and the soon-
                          spray paint and caulk/sealant/adhesive                                          to-be-published IPPIC newsletter.
                          sectors, and is lead counsel on a number of
                          industry initiatives. Heidi’s specific areas of                                     •  Industry Sector and Issue
                          expertise include:                                                                     Management Committees/
                               •  Hazardous Materials Transport                                                  Legislative and Regulatory
                                  Requirements                                                                   Activities
                               •  Control of VOC’s in Consumer
                               •  Process and Product Emission
                               •  Grassroots Advocacy

                                                       CoMMi t t e e s t R u C t u R e

                                                      Industry Sector Committees

The following offers a basic description of the committee                  Caulks, sealants, and Adhesives Committee — Comprised
structure open to association member companies and their                   of company business leaders in the caulks, sealants and
personnel. Additional detailed information on NPCA/FSCT                    adhesive market, the committee meets twice a year to review
committees (including membership rosters, key issues under                 business and issue management topics of interest to this
management, minutes of past meetings, and future meeting                   segment. Topics of a legislative and regulatory nature include:
agendas) is available to NPCA/FSCT members and can be found                     •  VOC Control in Caulks, Sealants and Adhesives
at http://www.paint.org/member/committee/index.cfm).                                (consumer solvents)
                                                                                •  Green Building/Product Standards
These committees’ members generally are comprised of
managers for the given sectors they represent. The issues                  industrial Coatings Committee — Comprised of company
discussed and reviewed by Industry Sector Committees are                   business leaders in the industrial coatings market, the
generally those that impact the ability to serve the market, and           committee meets twice a year to review business and issue
often include discussion of policy proposals on legislative and            management topics of interest to this segment. Topics of a
regulatory activities that have been proposed and reviewed by              legislative and regulatory nature include:
industry technical experts.
                                                                                •  VOC and HAP Control of Industrial/OEM Coatings
science and technology Committee — Comprised of chief                           •  Chemical Control Regulations
technical offices and research and development managers from
NPCA/FSCT member companies, the Science and Technology                     industry suppliers Committee — Comprised of company
Committee is working to establish a new and innovative                     business leaders among raw material suppliers, the committee
platform of services for the industry. Established in 2008, the            meets twice a year to review business and issue management
committee has an aggressive agenda that seeks to expand                    topics of interest to this segment. Topics of a legislative and
industry educational programs, explore opportunities for                   regulatory nature include:
research and development funding from government agencies,                      •  Chemical Control Regulations
and support industry technical publications. The Science and
Technology Committee is also committed to supporting the                   Marine Coatings Committee — Comprised of company business
efforts of the existing committee structure of the FSCT as it              leaders in the marine segment, the committee meets twice a year
continues to provide programming that will benefit the industry.           to review business and issue management topics of interest to this
The Education Subcommittee and Publications Subcommittee of                segment. Topics of a legislative and regulatory nature include:
the Science and Technology Committee have been established
including all representatives from the current FSCT Committees                  •  Antifouling Controls
that focus on the same areas, this in order to maintain                         •  VOC and HAP Controls
continuity of longstanding successful FSCT education programs,
publications and related efforts.                                          small Business Committee — Comprised of business leaders
                                                                           from small and mid-sized member companies, the committee
Architectural Coatings Committee — Comprised of company                    provides guidance and counsel to other committees and NPCA/FSCT
business leaders serving the architectural coatings market, the            staff on program impact to small business and serves as a sounding
committee meets twice a year to review business and issue                  board for problem-solving. Topics of a legislative and regulatory
management topics of interest to this segment. Topics of a                 nature include:
legislative and regulatory nature include:                                      •  Compliance Program Development
    •  VOC Control in Architectural and Industrial
       Maintenance Products                                                spray Paint Manufacturers Committee — Comprised of
    •  Post-consumer Paint Waste Management                                company business leaders in the spray paint manufacturing market,
                                                                           who exchange pertinent information with NPCA/FSCT staff in order
    •  Product Labeling
                                                                           to maintain and encourage the proper formulation and use of these
    •  Industry Support for Childhood Lead Poisoning
                                                                           products Topics of a legislative and regulatory nature include:
                                                                                •  VOC Emission Controls
                                                                                •  Reactivity Rules
                                                                                •  Anti-graffiti Programs
                                                            Co MMi t t e e s t R u C t u R e

                                                          Issue Management Committees

Issue Management Committees focus on a particular legislative                   transportation and Distribution Committee — Comprised
and regulatory subject area. Membership comprises technical                     of industry experts on the packaging and shipping of industry
experts from industry regulatory affairs departments, or laboratory             products, carrier selection and related hazardous materials
personnel assigned to monitor developments in that area.                        training for paint plant employees, the committee focuses on
                                                                                legislative and regulatory requirements that govern the flow of
environmental Management Committee — Comprised                                  industry product through the supply chain. Specific legislative
of environmental engineers and environmental specialists in                     and regulatory topics monitored and addressed include:
the industry, the committee focuses on water quality, waste                          •    Hazardous Materials Transport
management and air pollution control requirements at the facility
                                                                                     •    Shipping Containers
level and impacting products in commerce. Specific legislative
and regulatory topics monitored and addressed include:                               •    Carrier Selection
                                                                                     •    Hazardous Materials Training
    •  Air Pollution Control (including VOC, HAPS, and Green House
         Gases, including facility and product impacts)
    •  Waste Management (including solid and hazardous
         waste, and post-consumer paint wastes)
                                                                                                    C o At i n g s C A R e ®
    •  Facility Permits
    •  Emissions Monitoring
    •  Wastewater Treatment and Discharge Obligations                                    NPCA/FSCT’s Health, Safety and
                                                                                      Environmental Management Resources
occupational Health and safety Committee — Comprised of
industry experts in product occupation safety and health, industrial
hygiene, toxicology and related fields, the committee focuses on                Coatings Care® is the framework program that offers the paint
legislative and regulatory requirements that have the potential                 and coatings industry extensive resources on health, safety,
to impact the industry’s workforce, or affect customer employees                environmental, and security management. These resources are
during the use of industry products. Specific legislative and                   extensive and have been created by the industry, for the industry.
regulatory topics monitored and addressed include:                              The Coatings Care® initiative is globally recognized as assisting
    •    Industrial Hygiene                                                     the industry in addressing common, non-competitive technical
                                                                                issues arising out of health, safety, environmental, and security
    •    Occupational Exposure Monitoring
                                                                                responsibilities. The resources instruct companies on how to
    •    Personal Protective Equipment
                                                                                effectively integrate environmental considerations, while at
    •    Worker Training                                                        the same time, implementing sound business strategies that
    •    OSHA Recordkeeping                                                     provide for expansion and market growth. The aim of Coatings
    •    Fire Protection Engineering                                            Care® is to advance worker and community health and safety,
                                                                                improve the environment, and ensure facility security while
Product stewardship Committee — Comprised of industry                           offering tangible business value. With improved productivity and
experts in product safety, toxicology and occupational                          enhanced customer relationships, the entire industry prospers.
health, the committee focuses on legislative and regulatory                     Coatings Care® participants are acknowledged by governmental
requirements that impact the formulation and use of coatings                    and environmental agencies as conscientious, responsible, and
products. Specific legislative and regulatory topics monitored                  among the top environmental performers in industry.
and addressed include:
                                                                                Inspired by the technological advances of highly visible,
    •    Toxic Substances Control                                               long-lasting products, that meet customer demand for safety,
    •    International Chemical Control Requirements                            reliability, and environmental protection, Coatings Care® has
    •    Product Hazard and Precautionary Labeling                              been created to provide assurances that the industry conducts
    •    Product Safety Research                                                itself in a manner that is sustainable and ensures the safe
    •    Paint Use Exposure Assessment                                          selection, handling, use and disposal of chemical components
                                                                                in paint product. Coatings Care® principles and resources direct
                                                                                paint and coatings manufacturers to emphasize environmental
                                                                                protection in new product development.

             CoAtings CAR e ®,           Cont i nue D                      dedicated specifically to the CoatingsConnect program. These
                                                                           resources enable us to document our industry presence in
                                                                           tangible ways, streamline participation for advocates, better
         NPCA/FSCT’s Health, Safety and                                    target communications and activities, and track the progress
      Environmental Management Resources                                   and impact of grassroots efforts, so that the program is
                                                                           more efficient, transparent, and dynamic at every step in
                                                                           the process.
Coatings Care® offers detailed resources in five key areas to direct
companies on the health, safety, environmental, and security               CoatingsConnect is designed to involve all industry members
aspects of product manufacturing, distribution, and community              in communicating with legislators about the issues that are
relations. These resources are contained within a series of                important to us. Together with NPCA/FSCT’s direct lobbying
publications known as “guidance documents” including: The                  activities and the industry’s political action committee, PaintPAC,
Transportation and Distribution Guide, Product Stewardship Guide,          CoatingsConnect rounds out a comprehensive political advocacy
Manufacturing Management Guides (Volume 1 – Occupational                   effort. As its name suggests, the role of CoatingsConnect is
Safety and Health, Volume 2 – Operations and Process Safety,               to help our members and their employees connect personally
and Volume 3 – Environmental Management), Community                        with public officials, giving our elected representatives a more
Responsibility Guide, and the Security Guide. NPCA/FSCT also               tangible understanding of how legislation and regulation impacts
periodically releases NPCA/FSCT technical publications under               the individuals, families, and communities represented by our
the banner of Coatings Care® materials. Recent publications                industry. Specifically, the CoatingsConnect program will:
include Paint Plant Floor Cleaning, Guide to the Control of Static
Electricity, Medical Surveillance, and Exposure Assessment. In
                                                                               •  Leverage the tremendous resources represented by
addition to all of these resources, other documents are available
                                                                                  our industry to better educate elected officials about
from NPCA/FSCT that help Coatings Care® participants address
                                                                                  issues that affect all of us;
laws and regulations, compliance guidance, industry standards,
and technical data. NPCA/FSCT makes all of these publications                  •  Give our industry a unified grassroots voice that will
available to its members free of charge for unlimited downloaded                  more powerfully convey our perspective and promote
copies through the NPCA/FSCT web site at http://www.paint.org/                    our interests;
member/pubs/index.cfm#CC.                                                      •  Help member companies and their employees who
                                                                                  want to advocate for the industry become involved in
                                                                                  meaningful ways;
                                                                               •  Ensure the industry’s political presence at all levels
                                                                                  measures up to our role in the economy and our
             gRAssRoots eff oRts An D                                             strength in the marketplace.

                 “CoAtin gs C on n eC t”                                   The CoatingsConnect website serves as the online “home”
                                                                           for the CoatingsConnect program and is seamlessly linked to
Government oversight is one of the most significant factors                the grassroots database. NPCA/FSCT members who choose to
shaping the ability of our industry to grow, innovate, and compete         join CoatingsConnect are able to enroll via the website. Then,
successfully in the marketplace. Decisions made by elected                 when a particular issue arises, they will be able to take quick,
leaders in Washington, D.C., in our state capitals, and in our             effective action by responding to “action alerts” on the site that
local communities have a direct impact on our bottom line. The             guide them through the process of contacting their legislators
influence of a state and local government in particular is more            and communicating the messages those legislators need to
noticeable than ever. To make our industry as a whole more                 hear. The site also serves as a vital information resource where
competitive and more effective in the political arena, the National        grassroots advocates can learn how to become more effective
Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) has launched a new              participants, encourage their colleagues and co-workers to
and improved grassroots program: CoatingsConnect.                          join the program, and become better informed about the issues
                                                                           facing the industry.
NPCA/FSCT has developed new technological and communication
resources including a sophisticated grassroots database, an                We encourage all to consider signing up for CoatingsConnect at
advocacy website, enhanced email communications, and more                  http://www.coatingsconnect.org/.

        stAte PAin t C oun C iL n etwoRK                                               i n t e R n At i o n A L A ffA i Rs

For years, industry trade associations had focused most of              Over the last several years, common issues facing the paint
their attention on actions being taken by America’s national            and printing ink industries on a global level have increased
government in Washington, D.C. During the 1980’s, however,              significantly. While it is always a constant challenge for each
it became evident that a significant shift of power and                 individual country to manage the myriad of domestic regulations,
responsibility to the states was taking place.                          it has become increasingly difficult to interpret the potential
                                                                        impact of foreign issues. In 1992, in an attempt to improve
NPCA/FSCT’s Executive Committee directed staff to strengthen            communication and to coordinate industry policy on matters of
the association’s state affairs program in order to meet mounting       international concern, International Paint and Printing Ink Council
challenges to the industry at the state level. It was agreed,           was formed. Comprised of paint and printing ink associations
however, that staff involvement alone would be inadequate;              representing Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Japan,
the membership had to become more actively involved if the              Mexico and the United States, the IPPIC was established to
program were to succeed.                                                ensure that the industry, in coordinating the development of
                                                                        industry policy on international issues, fully discussed and
The result has been the creation of an NPCA/FSCT-funded
                                                                        analyzed the global implications. In 2005 IPPIC was granted
network of 11 state and regional paint councils (California
                                                                        NGO status from the United Nations (UN) and will highlight
Paint Council, Florida Paint Council, Illinois Paint Council,
                                                                        international industry issues to the UN and it’s governing body.
Kentucky Paint Council, Massachusetts Paint Council,
Minnesota Paint Council, New Jersey Paint Council, New York             IPPIC does not set policy, but rather, provides a forum for
Paint Council, Ohio Paint Council, Pacific Northwest                    information exchange and cooperation on the major issues and
Paint Council (Oregon and Washington State), and the Texas              priorities facing paint and printing ink industries worldwide.
Paint Council).                                                         IPPIC acts as a focal point for monitoring and communicating
                                                                        specified international issues; develops recommendations
Paint council membership and participation is open to all
                                                                        and analyses on selected issues of common interest to the
NPCA/FSCT members. Actions taken by each paint council are
                                                                        participating organizations and attempts to derive a common
determined by its membership at regularly scheduled meetings
                                                                        position (in conjunction with the governing bodies of the
throughout the year. Each paint council has professional staff
                                                                        respective participants); coordinates industry positions and
for lobbying and association management. Additional details
                                                                        communicates with other international organizations; and
of the councils various legislative and regulatory activities
                                                                        serves as a forum for open dialogue and exchange between the
can be found at http://www.paint.org/pcn/index.cfm. Specific
                                                                        participating organizations on issues of common interest.
technical information on these activities can also be reviewed
by looking at the assigned Issue Management Committee web               Members of IPPIC include the Australian Paint Manufacturers’
page information.                                                       Federation (APMF); the Brazilian Paint Manufacturers
                                                                        Association (ABRAFATI); the Canadian Paint and Coatings
                                                                        Association (CPCA); the European Council of the Paint, Printing
                                                                        Ink and Artists‘ Colours Industry (CEPE); the Japan Paint
                                                                        Manufacturers Association (JPMA); the Mexican Paint and
                                                                        Printing Ink Manufacturers’ Association (ANAFAPYT); the
                                                                        National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM); and
                                                                        the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT).

                                                                        One association is appointed as the IPPIC secretariat for a
                                                                        five- year period. It is the role of the secretariat to ensure timely
                                                                        communication among the participants and to organize and
                                                                        administer the IPPIC meetings. The secretariat also functions as
                                                                        a communications center, entailing a proactive role to ensure
                                                                        that preparatory work is executed between meetings. Additional
                                                                        information on IPPIC’s international regulatory and legislative
                                                                        activities is available at www.ippic.org.

                                           Legis LAtiv e A n D R e g u LAt o Ry i s s u e s
                                    iMPACtin g tHe PA i n t A n D C o At i n g s i n D u s t Ry

Current List of Active Legislative and Regulatory Issues                                   Environmental Issues
Impacting the Paint and Coatings Industry (for additional details,
se “Issues” at www.paint.org)                                            a.   Earth 911 Listing on Paint Waste Management
                                                                         b.   AIM VOC Activities/Developments
                                                                         c.   Amendments to CARB’s Consumer Products Rule CONS - 2
          Research and Development Issues                                d.   Paint Product Stewardship Initiative
                                                                         e.   Industrial Surface Coatings Regulations
a. Paints and Architectural Coatings Environmental Study
   (PACES)                                                               f.   US EPA Rulemaking on Aerosol Coatings
b. New International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)                g.   US EPA and OTC States Rulemaking Efforts on Industrial
   Monograph                                                                  Adhesives
c. Life Cycle Analysis of VOCs in Paint and Coatings                     h.   “Green Building” Standards
d. IPPIC Request for Proposal; Global Health, Safety, and                i.   Consumer Products Regulations in the NE Ozone Transport
   Environmental “Early Warning” Monitoring Program                           States and LADCO States
e. EPA Test Method 311 – Round Robin Testing                             j.   Paint and Allied Products/Misc. Organic Chemical
                                                                              Manufacturing Area Source Standards
                                                                         k.   Green Products Standards
                       Judicial Issues                                   l.   Greenhouse Gas Registry and Climate Change
                                                                         m.   Toxic Release Reporting
a. NPCA v. SCAQMD, Orange County Superior Court; U.S. District           n.   Obama Administration Environmental and Regulatory Actions
   Court, California Central District; and U.S. Court of Appeals
b. Shell Oil Products US v. California State Board of Equalization
   and the California Department of Health Services                                       Sale and Use Controls
c. Lead Litigation Update
d. Definition of Solid Waste Litigation (SSM)                            a. Spray Paint Restrictions
e. Clean Air Act General Provisions Litigation (Start-up,                b. Paint Thinner and Multi-purpose Solvent Rules
   Shutdown, and Malfunction)

                                                                               Economic Stimulus Legislative Proposals
                Health and Safety Issues
a.   National Lead Information Training Program                                             International Issues
b.   Homeland Security, Chemical Sector
                                                                         a. Canadian VOC Rules Development
c.   National Motor Freight Transport Assn. Reclassification
                                                                         b. Auto Refinish Update, International and U.S.
d.   State Lead Update
                                                                         c. U.S. and International Marine Coatings Regulations
e.   Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
                                                                         d. Regulation of Vinyl Acetate as CEPA Toxic
f.   Chemicals Management
                                                                         e. European Union Decorative Coating VOC Rule
g.   Chemical Safety Board Requirements
                                                                         f. Regulatory Developments in the Global Shipment of Paint
h.   OSHA Proposed Rule PPE and Training Violations
i.   U.S. Department of Labor Proposed Rule or Risk Assessment
                                                                         g. EU Chemicals Policy Update (REACH)
j.   Intermediate Bulk Container Placards, Special Permits
                                                                         h. UN Activities on Lead in Paint
k.   Transportation Regulatory Developments
                                                                         i. Canadian VOC Rules for Aerosol Coatings


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