RCMA Government Affairs Committee
Chair: Jeff Blank, SR Products
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: Joe Rokowski, Astec Re-Ply Roofing
Chair: Jim Arnold, SR Products
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: Michelle Carlin, GAF
Chair: Jayne Rollason, Polyglass USA
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. Co-chairs: Vicki Demarest, The Dow Chemical Company and Josh Spencer, Advanced Marketing International.
- RCMA IRCC Working Group
This working group is responsible for the planning, promotion, and development or programming for the RCMA International Roof Coatings Conference. Working group participants suggest potential speakers and topics, convene to select speakers from submitted abstracts, identify conference partners and sponsors, assist in promoting the event, and help develop engaging programming and events throughout the conference.
RCMA Reflective Roof Coatings Institute
This institute strives to be recognized as an industry-wide resource center of reflective roof coatings. To that end, the institute serves to advance the reflective roof coatings industry through the development of research, marketing materials, and other educational resources. The institute focus areas include the promotion of reflective coatings, education around the energy savings benefits reflective coatings provide, and coordinated outreach to end users through activities such as the Speakers Bureau. The institute supports several RCMA “Member Only” benefits such as the RCMA Reflective Roof Rebates Database.
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