SGCDpro Washington Liaison Walt Sanders attended a December 2016 meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Coalition. He assembled the following notes on the meeting.
President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on June 22, marking the first major overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 40 years. The president called the legislation “proof that Washington can function despite intense polarization.” He praised both chemicals industry groups and environmentalists for achieving consensus despite their usual differences of opinion.
Deco ’16 kicked off April 16 in Baltimore, Md., marking the show’s first return to the East Coast since 2002 when the group met in Washington, D.C. Approximately 150 decorators and suppliers attended the three-day conference, which featured a keynote speech by Colonel Danny McKnight, Ret. U.S. Army. McKnight, who took part in the Battle of Mogadishu, which was chronicled in the movie Black Hawk Down, discussed leadership and his newly released book.
The annual convention of the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) kicks off April 16 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore. The conference encompasses three days of educational seminars, networking, and product introductions. SGCDpro Vice President David Stanton of Fusion Ceramics will serve as program chair.
At the request of the Center for Environmental Health, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has agreed to hold hearings to consider repealing or amending Proposition 65 regulations pertaining to the Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) for lead.
Deco ’15 kicked off on March 21 in Columbus, Ohio, to record numbers of exhibitors and attendees. Nearly a quarter of visitors were first-time attendees, and a number of international visitors represented countries such as Columbia, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Mexico and Canada.
The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) members who are also members of the Crystal Federation may have received a letter from that group’s legal counsel regarding the proper labeling of dinnerware with respect to lead content.