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.
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Lobbying on Behalf of PPG Industries
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount PPG Industries $1,753,534
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Chemical Industry,
- Health Issues,
- Aviation, Airlines & Airports
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2250 EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 S.0000 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.1380 New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011 S.1392 EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 H.R.0000 H.R.2401 Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 H.R.3010 Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011 S.1000 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 103 dockets; Submitted to 2 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 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 1 FRA Positive Train Control Systems Amendments 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 10 EPA West Virginia- State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Regional Haze 2011
- Toggle 6 EPA Air Quality Designations and Classifications for the 2010 SO2 Standards 2012
- Toggle 4 EPA Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Montana; State Implementation Plan and Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan 2011
- Toggle 4 EPA Approval of Placer County Rules 236 and 238 and Sacramento Metro Rule 451 all submitted on April 5, 2011. 2011
- Toggle 4 EPA Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arizona; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan: FIP 2012
- Toggle 4 IRS Health Insurance Premium Assistance Credit 2011
- Toggle 4 FRA Positive Train Control Systems Amendments 2011
- Toggle 3 HHS Exchange Functions in the Individual Market: Eligibility Determinations; Standards for Verification of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage, Employer Appeals, and Employer SHOP Participation 2011
- Toggle 3 EPA Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Ozone 2011
- Toggle 3 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
EPA Violations1 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.
|Muskego Sanitary Landfill (Cercla) Consent Decree||PPG Industries, Inc. (+38 others)||2011||Muskego, Wi||$6,235,000|
Advisory Committees2 people on 1 committee
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 2 people on 1 committee