Congress Needs to Develop Bipartisan and Workable Path Forward to Update Chemical Regulations

Contact: Scott Jensen (202) 249-6511  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2012)The following statement can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council (ACC) regarding NGO activities on May 22, 2012, calling for certain changes to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):  

“ACC and its members share the belief that Congress should pass legislation to modernize TSCA in a way that reflects the latest advances in science and technology, and equips EPA with the necessary regulatory tools and authority to make informed decisions and enforce them in a timely manner.”

“Unfortunately the legislation currently before Congress, Senator Lautenberg’s “Safe Chemicals Act of 2011”, will not get us there. ACC, along with forty other trade associations representing a broad spectrum of the economy, has offered many concrete proposals to improve the legislation, but we believe the current bill has too many serious flaws to provide a workable path forward to updating TSCA.

“We will continue to work with both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to create a feasible science-based solution that will give consumers confidence that chemicals are being used safely and foster innovation and job creation in the United States.”

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