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WASHINGTON (June 22, 2016) – The President of the United States Barack Obama today signed the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, legislation to reform the nation’s 40 year-old chemical management law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), into law.  

American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement following the enactment of TSCA reform legislation:

"The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is a historic bipartisan achievement at a time when such achievements are increasingly rare. It is the first major environmental law passed since 1990. Under it, chemical evaluation and regulation will meet new 21st century standards, which will improve the lives of American families, support American manufacturing and bolster U.S. economic growth.
"Reforming TSCA has been ACC’s top priority since 2008. For the past three years, ACC and our coalition partners, the American Alliance for Innovation (AAI), have worked together to support bipartisan efforts to modernize TSCA in a way that ensures smart, effective chemical regulation. We applaud President Obama for signing this legislation into law, and we are incredibly grateful for the tireless work and unwavering commitment from Senators Inhofe, Vitter, Udall and Markey and Congressmen Shimkus and Pallone to bipartisan TSCA reform."


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