Mark Rivers, Aeropres (left) speaks with Rep. Grace Napolitano June 2015 Spray 37 and several additional rules have yet to be implemented, according to the NAA. The EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee has reportedly discussed adjusting the standard to between 60- and 70ppb—levels at which the majority of the U.S. would be noncompliant, according to Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH), one of the CASE Act’s earliest co-sponsors. “We all want clean air and a healthy environment,” said Latta. “When proceeding with new regulations, they must be achievable and without significant harm to our economy. Manufacturers should not be faced with the choice of complying with EPA regulations or staying in business.” Another motive is to prevent further reductions in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) standards for aerosol products, which regulatory analysts fear may be the next natural step following a reduction in the NAAQS. Among those in meetings with lawmakers and legislative aides was SPRAY contributor Doug Raymond of Raymond Regulatory Resources, who has repeatedly called for the EPA to delay any lowering of the ozone standard until current regulations become effective. Only then, argues Raymond, can it be determined whether more regulation is needed. NAA representatives met with the offices of 16 congress men and women and 13 senators, as well as the Senate Environmental & Public Works Committee and the House Energy & Commerce Committee, to which the Senate and House bills were respectively referred. Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), David Joyce (R-OH), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Norma Torres (D-CA) met directly with the aerosol industry visitors. SPRAY L to r: Harry Zechman, Stoner Solutions; Adam Selisker, CRC Industries; Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick and Bart Bastian, Spray Products.
Spray June 2015
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