PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG is also the world's third largest producer of chlorine and caustic soda (used in a wide variety of industrial applications), vinyl chloride (for use in polyvinyl chloride resins), and chlorinated solvents. It is headquartered in PPG Place, a popular office and retail complex in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is known for its glass facade designed by Philip Johnson. Founded in 1883 by Captain John Baptiste Ford and John Pitcairn as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company at Creighton, Pennsylvania; the company changed its name to PPG Industries, Inc. on 19 December 1968 to show its diverse offerings. On 2 January 2008, PPG acquired the SigmaKalon Group of companies from private investment firm Bain Capital, strongly increasing its paint and specialty coatings business.
Campaign Finance$1,215,688 Given
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of PPG Industries
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount PPG Industries $12,308,831
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Health Issues,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Chemical Industry,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2250 EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 S.301 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to make technical and minor modifications to the positive train control requirements under chapter 201. H.R.0000 (Unknown) H.R.1380 New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011 S.0000 (Unknown) S.1392 EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 H.R.2190 Mercury Pollution Reduction Act H.R.3010 Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011 S.1428 Mercury Pollution Reduction Act
RegulationsMentioned in 918 dockets; Submitted to 41 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "PPG Industries" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 PHMSA Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards 2009
- Toggle 3 PHMSA U.S. DOT/RSPA - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 2002
- Toggle 3 PHMSA Hazardous Materials: Enhancing Rail Transportation Security for Toxic Inhalation 2004
- Toggle 2 USCG Maritime Security 2002
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Required Use Of Emergency Response Guidebooks and Material Safety Data Sheets 1984
- Toggle 2 USCG Moving Security Zones Around High Capacity Passenger Vessels and Vessels Carrying Certain Dangerous Cargoes. The Security Zone Will Consist of a "Minimum Wake Speed" Zone Within 50 Yards of the Escorted Vessels, and an Exclusion Zone Within 25 Yards of the Escorted Vessels 2011
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Improvements to Harzardous Materials Identification Systems 1992
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Railway Progress Institute, Inc. - Hazardous Materials - Exemption - Tank Cars - Various Chemicals 1998
- Toggle 2 NHTSA Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Glazing Materials; Low Speed Vehicles - 49 CFR Part 571 2003
- Toggle 2 OSHA BENZENE 2006
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 103 PHMSA Railway Progress Institute, Inc. - Hazardous Materials - Exemption - Tank Cars - Various Chemicals 1998
- Toggle 41 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Mercury Emissions From Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants 2002
- Toggle 29 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 28 EPA Effluent Guidelines Program Plan for 2004/2005. 2003
- Toggle 27 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
- Toggle 24 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Utility Air Toxics; Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) 2002
- Toggle 23 EPA Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Paint Production Wastes; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Wastes; CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable Quantities 2001
- Toggle 22 EPA Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone ;Clean Air Interstate Rule, (CAIR) 2003
- Toggle 20 EPA Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Non-attainment New Source Review (NSR): Routine Maintenance,Repair and Replacement 2002
- Toggle 18 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Final Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors (Phase I Final Replacement Standards and Phase II) 2004
Advanced Corrosion Protection for Military Vehicles and Equipment
Advanced Composite Armor for Force Protection
|2010||$1,600,000||PPG Industries: Nanotechnology for Potable Water and Waste Treatment|
Materials -- Chrome Free Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Protection for Aircraft
Advanced Materials for Weapons Systems -- Coated Field repair (2K Gun)
Military Engineering Advanced Technology -- Fireproofing/Corrosion Resistant Coating System for Military Infrastructure
|2010||$800,000||PPG Industries: Temperature Resistant Landing Pad Jet Blast Protection|
Materials Technology -- Advanced Lightweight Transparent Armor for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles and Force Protection
Federal Spending7 contracts
Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.
Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|Ppg Industries Incorporated||2007||ELECTROCOAT FOR MUNITIONS MODERNIZATION||$1,841,000|
|Ppg Industries Incorporated||2008||4507092234!LIFE PRES||$1,643,600|
|Ppg Industries Incorporated||2008||4507855300!VALVE,CHE||$1,643,600|
|Ppg Industries Incorporated||2007||DC PLASMA REACTOR||$1,416,566|
|Ppg Industries Inc||2002||$1,187,600|
|Ppg Industries Inc||2002||$1,170,400|
|Ppg Industries Incorporated||2008||INCREMENTAL FUNDING/SOW REVISIONS, INCLUSIVE OF POP CHANGES FOR ELECTROCOAT FOR MUNITIONS MODERNIZATION||$1,070,000|
EPA Violations9 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al||Ppg Industries, Inc (+40 others)||2005||Elkton, Md||$24,500,000|
|Alcan Corporation||PPG Industries, Inc. (+81 others)||2007||Newark, Nj||$13,150,000|
|Agere Systems, Et Al||Ppg Industries, Inc (+138 others)||2007||Elkton, Md||$11,300,000|
|Casmalia Resources - Tier Ii De Minimis Aoc||PPG Industries, Inc. (+23 others)||2003||Casmalia, Ca||$8,168,000|
|Muskego Sanitary Landfill (Cercla) Consent Decree||PPG Industries, Inc. (+38 others)||2011||Muskego, Wi||$6,235,000|
|Casmalia Resources - Abc Unified School District||Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation (+256 others)||2006||Casmalia, Ca||$4,346,984|
|Third Site Admin Order On Consent (Cercla)||Ppg Industries, Inc. (+85 others)||2003||Zionsville, In||$3,100,000|
|Chemical Recovery Consent Decree (Cercla)||PPG Industries, Inc. (+42 others)||2010||Elyria, Oh||$2,575,000|
|Folcroft Landfill||PPG Industries, Inc. (+14 others)||2006||Folcroft Borough, Pa||$1,500,000|
Advisory Committees11 people on 11 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "PPG Industries" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle National Science Foundation 5 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 4 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee