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China Slaps VOC Tax on Coatings

Coating manufacturers worldwide will help subsidize the cleanup of China's notoriously foul air through a new tax on Volatile Organic Content in paints and coatings.


Hoping the Rubber Meets the Road Test

"Does this stink or doesn't it?" That is just one of the questions—and an important one it is—that Michigan researchers will be asking as they begin putting crumb rubber to the test on the s...


Paint Paperwork Draws $100K Fine

A Vermont ferry service will pay $100,000 to resolve federal allegations of recordkeeping violations and improper paint use.


Coating Emissions Cost Fabricator $60K

A Wisconsin metal fabricator will pay $60,000 for self-reported excessive emissions of toluene and xylene in its coating process.


DuPont Accepts $800K EPA Fine

Coatings chemical giant DuPont has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and add several programs to settle long-running federal allegations of air-pollution violations at its massive Washington Wo...


Smog-Battling Concrete Gains Support

Titanium dioxide-laced concrete could help cut down air pollution when incorporated into roads, lab and field tests in the Netherlands have concluded.


EPA: Plants Ducked Years of Permits

Federal regulators have filed suit against Oklahoma Gas and Electric, alleging that the utility ignored permit laws for more than $60 million in power plant upgrades that date back a decade.


Plant Changes to Cost CEMEX $3M+

The largest U.S. producer of cement and ready-mix concrete will pay more than $3 million to settle long-running federal allegations that it illegally modified a cement plant near Rocky Mount...


Nissan Shows Off $200M Paint Plant

New application technologies, smaller booths, a cool roof and other eco-friendly measures will slash energy usage and improve productivity at Nissan's new $200 million paint facility, billed...


International Paint Bows 3 Antifoulings

International Paint has launched three new-technology fouling-control coatings that it says offer "a sea change in hull performance" not available since the era of tributyltin coatings.


Shipyard Ordered to Cut Paint Emissions

A Rhode Island shipyard will pay a $31,000 fine and act to reduce VOC emissions from paint and thinners used at the facility, under a new settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.


NASA Paint Sprays Away New Car Smell

Love it or hate it, that “new car smell” is not healthy—or, it turns out, good for sensitive satellite instruments—driving NASA to find a way to spray it away.


MO Cement Case Ends in Project, Fine

A 109-year-old Missouri cement maker has agreed to a $300,000 upgrade of its facility and a $22,000 fine to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act.


TVA Invests $1B in Scrubbers, Upgrades

The Tennessee Valley Authority will spend about $1 billion to install four large scrubbers and other pollution control equipment at the Gallatin Fossil Plant to reduce emissions by as much a...


New EPA Paint, Chemical Rules Loom

Three years after they were issued, new federal environmental rules are set to take effect for certain coating, adhesive, and chemical manufacturers.


EPA Offers ‘Flexibility’ on Cement Rule

Bowing to a federal-court ruling and industry pressure, the Environmental Protection Agency will offer more implementation time and other “compliance flexibilities” to its 2010 air standards...


EPA Signals Truce in TX Clean Air War

The Environmental Protection Agency may be ready to say “uncle” in its long-running tussle with Texas over that state’s clean air plan.


Chemical Co. Cited Again—and Again

A Texas chemical maker whose central plant burned to the ground in October continues to pile up citations for hazardous conditions at that site and elsewhere.


Artfully Painting a Path to Purer Air

One of the world’s dirtiest cities is harnessing both art and science in attempting to paint its way to cleaner air.


EPA Official Quits in ‘Crucify’ Flap

The top federal official overseeing environmental policy in the nation’s Oil Belt has resigned after saying his regulators should “crucify” oil companies that violate the law to make an exam...


New Industry Emissions Rules Loom

Compliance deadlines are nearing for two new federal emissions rules that will affect the coatings industry, and the American Coatings Association is trying to help its members get ready.


Uncertified Navy Engines Draw $780K Tab

A Navy shipbuilder and ship engine supplier have agreed to pay a $280,000 fine and invest $500,000 in environmental upgrades under the first settlement of a federal rule on marine engine emi...


$1M Fine Caps EPA’s 30th Refinery Suit

The federal government has inflicted yet another blow—its 30th, to be exact— in its ongoing effort to clamp down on U.S. refinery air emissions, fining a Kansas operation nearly $1 million a...


ACA Takes on Growing Solvent Laws

Coatings makers are working hard to reshape a growing number of state industrial solvent restrictions that could impact industry manufacturing.


Click Error to Cost Paint Maker $18K

An Oregon paint manufacturer will pay $18,000 for accidentally checking the wrong box on an online government form while trying to update its records.


Cement Maker’s Emissions Tab Tops $35M

A leading U.S. cement producer will spend $1.7 million in fines, $33 million in pollution control upgrades, and $745,000 in mitigation measures to settle emissions violations at six of its p...


For Power Plants, Decision Time on HAPs

Dozens of older U.S. power plants will have to clean up or shut down under the first-ever national standards aimed at reducing their toxic air pollutant emissions.


Emissions to Cost Cement Maker $2.7+M

Portland cement producer CalPortland Co. has agreed to pay a $1.425 million fine and spend $1.3 million on pollution controls to resolve federal clean air violations alleged at its Californi...


 
 
   

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