The Miller Cole team has served as trusted advisors and counselors to the chemicals and plastics industry since 1990. Our work has included legislative and regulatory analysis, tracking, negotiation and Bill mark ups, strategic market analysis and planning, coalition development, industry coordination and briefings and strategic communications planning and coordination. We have served a variety of Chemical and Plastics companies in the U.S. and internationally as well as major trade associations.
Miller Cole has worked with the chemicals and plastics industries on projects ranging from negotiation of mobile and stationary emissions credits with CARB and U.S. EPA for advanced catalyst coatings, R&D appropriations funding for engineered plastics that improve energy efficiency, plastics recycling, advanced recovery and separation of mixed plastics to end of life vehicles, comment submissions and negotiation of environmental rule reauthorizations and new proposed rules. We have led numerous projects in support of vehicle fuel efficiency and to promote utilization of advanced lightweight materials.
Miller Cole's Partners have an extensive depth of experience in negotiating with EPA and achieving outstanding success for our automotive and chemical sector clients.
Our firm's collective experience at EPA, overseeing the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and subsequent rulemakings encompasses all of the agency's recent rules on mobile and stationary emissions issues including Climate Change, Cap and Trade issues,. gasoline and diesel as well as its various rules regulating emissions of volatile organic compounds from paints and coatings.
Negotiated with the California Air Resources Board and US EPA to grant Clean Air Act Credits for PremAir® and Englehard corporation (BASF). The PremAir® catalyst coating on an automotive radiator converts ozone to oxygen as ozone laden ambient air passes over the radiator. The US EPA and California Air Resources Board has granted tailpipe emission credits to automotive manufacturers that install PremAir®. This was the first interpollutant trading credit allowed under the Clean Air Act. All new Volvo radiators are now coated with PremAir® and other manufacturers soon followed.
Miller Cole is well positioned to work with chemical sector clients on negotiation of the challenging stationary emissions rules currently being debated in Congress.
Miller Cole has an exceptional record of success in working with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in negotiation and development of Clean Air Act credits for advanced technologies that have enabled automakers to comply with PZEV and ZEV mandates and created marketplace advantage, as well as reduced compliance costs for our clients.
Miller Cole represents chemical sector clients before U.S. EPA CARB and CAL EPA on the various rules calling for more stringent emissions standards from gasoline to diesel, coatings and paints as well as numerous energy efficiency proposals that will impact the chemicals and plastics industries. We have the experience and relationships to negotiate deployment of market-based initiatives, using regulatory negotiations, and reaching consensus with environmentalists, industry, and state officials to position our clients for sustainable success.