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ACC Tells GSA to Go Back to the Drawing Board

Today, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) spoke out at a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) listening session about the agencys fatally flawed review of green building rating systems for federal government use.

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ACC Welcomes Mexico and Canada to Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

The inclusion of Meico and Canada to the Pacific free-trade talks will enable U.S. businesses to advance eisting commercial relationships with our North American trading partners, while at the same time broadening the scope and impact of the negotiations.

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Congressional Concerns Mounting About USGBC's Flawed LEED Program, Despite Delayed Balloting

ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley is applauding the organizations decision to halt the flawed process, however, that delay alone will not resolve the significant problems in the proposed draft and he calls on USGBC to comprehensively change their process and respond to Congressional concerns, including those epressed by key senators today in a letter to GSA.

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ACC Comments on Markey Announcement

The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry Council, in response to Congressman Markeys announcement regarding Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) decision to open public comment on his petition to acknowledge that the marketplace is no longer using bisphenol A (BPA) in infant formula packaging.

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ACC Welcomes Move to Establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia

We applaud Committee Chairman Ma Baucus, International Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member John Thune, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, and Armed Services Committee Ranking Member John McCain for their commitment to improving trade relationships overseas and for working to create jobs across every sector of Americas economy.

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ACC Welcomes Extension for Reporting Chemical Data

ACC fully supports EPAs need to electronically obtain better information on chemicals to help better prioritize its review of chemicals in commerce and to strengthen public confidence in the regulation of chemicals under TSCA.

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ACC Publishes 2012 Statistical Reference Book on Plastic Resins

ACC has released the 2012 edition of its statistical reference book on plastic resins, The Resin Review. This authoritative resource is compiled annually from data collected by a third party on behalf of ACCs Plastics Industry Producers Statistics Group, and other sources, and represents an authoritative resource for analyzing and understanding the U.S. plastic resins industry.

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ACC Comments on EPA's Draft Ammonia Assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency announced earlier this month the launch of its draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment for ammonia. In response, the following holding statement can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council.

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ACC Recognizes Industry Achievement in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Performance with Responsible Care Company of the Year Award

Through the Responsible Care performance initiative, ACC member companies have reduced their hazardous air emissions, increased their energy efficiency, and enhanced the safety and security of their facilities, said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. The three recipients of the Responsible Care Company of the Year award embody this commitment to better environmental, health, safety and security performance.