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CPI Launches New Regulatory Compliance Assistance Program for TDI Emissions

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched a new program designed to help manufacturers, processors and other users of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) with calculating emissions to meet mandatory reporting obligations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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FDA Acts on ACC Petition, Changes Rule Regulating BPA in Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced in the Federal Register that it has revised the regulation of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, bringing certainty to the marketplace that BPA is no longer in these products. The request to revise the rule was made by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in October of 2011, in an effort to clarify for consumers that BPA is no longer used to manufacture these products and will not be used in these products in the future.

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ACC: Braskem Acquisition of Part of Marcus Hook Refinery Is Welcome News for Pennsylvania

Todays announcement shows that Americas chemistry industry continues to be a leader in creating and preserving jobs, said Cal Dooley, ACC President and CEO. Braskems commitment to the Marcus Hook polypropylene plant and the North American petrochemical market reflects the significant new U.S. investment being made across our industry.

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ACC: Smart Energy Act Will Advance Industrial Energy Efficiency

The Smart Energy Act will improve U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by identifying regulatory barriers to greater investment in industrial energy efficiency, coordinating research and development of new industrial efficiency technologies, and developing a strategic plan to double the nations production from high-efficiency combined heat and power technologies.

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ACC Applauds House Action to Improve Security Screening Program

The House approved H.R. 3173, a bill that would direct the Department of Homeland security to reform the process for the enrollment, activation, issuance, and renewal of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to ease the burden for credential holders.

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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.