RCMA Government Affairs Committee

Chair: Will Lorenz, General Coatings

Vice Chair: 

This committee is responsible for tracking government affairs and regulatory issues on the state and federal level, and for providing advocacy in these areas on behalf of the RCMA and its member companies. Its task forces include the VOC Task Force and the GHS / HazCom Task Force, with additional arms for Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Issues.

  • RCMA VOC Task Force
    This task force is responsible for managing all issues that relate to Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) regulations and issues. Key priorities for this task force include monitoring regulatory changes and providing advocacy in rulemaking processes, with a focus on the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The RCMA VOC Task Force also is engaged on ozone regulations, solvent exemption issues, and ensuring that the RCMA VOC Regulatory Maps remain up to date.
  • RCMA GHS / HazCom Task Force
    This task force is responsible for addressing issues related to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) which was updated to be aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The task force works to identify areas for providing member training and compliance guidance, fields questions on HCS implementation and manages outreach to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other government agencies

RCMA Technical Affairs Committee

Chair: George Daisey, The DOW Chemical Company
Vice Chair: 

This committee oversees the technical affairs of the RCMA, including codes and standards monitoring and advocacy, sustainability issues, filling technical data gaps, and conducting research, studies, and developing technical information on issues of importance to the coatings industry. Its task forces include the Codes & Standards Task Force and the Sustainability Task Force, with an additional arm devoted to conducting research and developing technical guidance documents.

  • RCMA Codes & Standards Task Force
    This task force is responsible for monitoring, reviewing, and developing proposals for ICC, IgCC, IBC, IECC, etc. In addition, the task force monitors and provides advocacy in standards development areas such as ASHRAE. Finally, the task force works with groups such as the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) to ensure roof coatings are being fairly treated within the larger roofing industry.
  • RCMA Sustainability Task Force
    This task force handles RCMA’s sustainability initiatives, including green building issues and evaluating the development of sustainability documents such as Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), Product Category Rules (PCRs), and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

RCMA Communications, Membership and Education Committee

Chair: Jim Arnold, SR Products
Chair: Sara Jonas, ICP Building Solutions Group

This committee is responsible for coordinating the communications, membership recruitment and retention, and meeting programming efforts for the RCMA. Its task forces include the Communications Task Force and the Membership and Program Task Force.

  • RCMA Communications Task Force
    This task force is responsible for leading internal and external communications efforts to promote the use of roof coatings. Key initiatives include circulating a tri-annual E-Newsletter to the membership, distributing press releases, sharing content on the RCMA website and LinkedIn page, and contributing articles to trade publications.

If you are an RCMA member and are interested in getting involved in any of these Committees or Task Forces, please email RCMA at [email protected] to be added to the email list for that group.

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