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ACMA Prepares Composites Businesses to Navigate Prop 65

04 April 2017

As part of a 2016 ruling released by the California EPA, manufacturers, distributors, OEMs and importers of products containing styrene that are sold in California, US, have until 22 April 2017 to determine if styrene exposures associated with the use of their products are below the No Significant Risk Level (NSRL).

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) explains that, if products are not below the NSRL, companies must comply with Prop 65 by providing warnings labels to product users or risk enforcement action.

To help inform businesses, ACMA established a program to provide guidance and resources to its members and the industry to help them determine if the No Significant Risk Level exemption applies to their products.

"As the preeminent leader in the North American composites industry, ACMA has a long track record of developing resources that allow composites businesses to remain vital," said Tom Dobbins, ACMA President. "Prop 65 impacts many of our members and other companies in our industry, so it is important for us to ensure that information exists that allows them to continue manufacturing leading-edge products."

In January, ACMA published ‘Understanding Prop 65: For Composites Manufacturers’ – a 10-page document that provides critical background on Prop 65, information on compliance and enforcement, and best practices to manage risk, and answers to frequently asked questions. To supplement the document, ACMA held a webinar outlining the basics of Prop 65. Both the document and webinar are now available on the ACMA Education Hub.

"If you're unfamiliar with Prop 65 or unsure if it applies to your business, joining ACMA can help you mitigate risk," said Dobbins. "ACMA members have exclusive access to resources that outline the scope of complex regulations like Prop 65 and provide effective compliance and risk management strategies."

For more information about Prop 65, contact John Schweitzer, ACMA's Senior Advisor to the President. To become an ACMA member, contact Paul Hirsh, Vice President, Membership & Strategic Partnerships.

 






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