Mary Metzner, Executive Director, is instrumental in strategic planning and coordination of all aspects of NAA Operations, our web presence, NAA Conference and Board Responsibilities. She is the first contact point for many of the inquiries the NAA receives both domestically and internationally. We are committed to being the most proactive organization regarding issues dealing with the aerosol industry and we are here to help and support you.
Please contact Mary in our office at email firstname.lastname@example.org with all of your aerosol industry concerns.
RAYMOND REGULATORY RESOURCES
Doug Raymond and the NAA were the first to respond to a threat from the National Weight & Measures (NWM) organization to attempt to change the declaration of weight. NAA followed up with this issue in July and is in the process of developing a consensus to take back to NWM in January 2013. In July, NAA took the leadership against South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) inclusion of CTS-04 (provision on LVP) in the Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP). Since that time, the industry has formed a large coalition of aerosol companies and other associations to oppose the CTS-04 provision. In addition, NAA has been active in working with CARB on new amendments to modify the Aerosol Coating and Aerosol Adhesive limits. These issues will follow us into 2013 and beyond.
Madden Quinonez Advocacy
On the Legislative side, our consultant, Nicole Quinonez has also been working on the threat to the LVP issue with the California Legislators. The LVP issue is the most severe threat we have had to the aerosol industry in a decade. Products may be lost and performance will be severely affected if the LVP provision is modified or eliminated. Laurie has also works on the Green Chemistry issue, working with a coalition to develop a workable rule. The “Safer Consumer Products” regulation was released this year and industry has submitted significant comments and was successful in modifying some of the language to benefit the industry. Laurie worked to combat the proposed fee that was to be imposed due to this regulation. One last issue is recycling and Laurie has been monitoring this issue. In 2013 we are likely to see new requirements for mandatory recycling limits up to 75%. This could affect many product forms as well as aerosols.