Center for Chemical Safety Act Implementation

A Resource for Partnering on Efficient Chemical Management

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) created the Center to serve as a scientific, technical and advocacy hub that will assist ACC members and non-members with the implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA).

Under the new law, chemical manufacturers, processors, importers and downstream users of chemistry will have multiple opportunities to provide input to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and may be subject to Agency requests for additional information. In an effort to share costs and promote efficiency, companies may wish to form consortia to collaborate on the development of comments or new data to submit to EPA. These collaborative efforts can also help inform EPA decisions on chemical prioritization, risk evaluations and risk management options. The Center can assist companies with the creation, support, and management of such consortia for working with EPA.

NEW! TSCA Section 5 Testing Consortium Formed

The Center has recently formed a TSCA Section 5 testing consortium, and the number of members continues to grow. Companies that have not yet expressed an interest in joining are urged to do so as soon as possible, especially if they would like to participate in an important meeting with EPA in early November. Please contact David Fischer at or by phone at 202-249-6717 for more information.

The work of the consortium will inform current and future pre-manufacture notice (PMN) submissions and EPA’s review of existing chemicals. In the short term, the consortium will likely:

  • Meet with EPA to discuss technical and scientific issues regarding EPA’s proposed tiered testing for four chemical categories – General Surfactants, Polycationic Substances, Waterproofing Agents, and Insoluble Polymer Lung Overload.
  • Explore alternative testing protocols.
  • Identify labs and consultants who can assist with developing testing protocols, identifying analog substances for testing, and other related scientific and technical tasks.  

ACC’s Center for Chemical Safety Act Implementation Services Include:

  • LCSA strategy guidance
  • Consortia management
  • Managing data generation, including use and exposure information
  • Data compensation agreements
  • Advocacy/engagement on risk evaluation and management decisions

The Center is managed by ACC’s Chemical Product & Technology Division (CPTD), which for over 40 years has helped chemical product and sector groups effectively navigate science, regulatory and legislative challenges at the state, federal and international levels. One of CPTD’s greatest strengths is its ability to draw on the substantive expertise, resources, reputation and support across the entire ACC organization.

For further information, please contact David Fischer or Rob Simon.

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