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ACC Encouraged By Effort in Congress to Extend Successful Chemical Security Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2011) Late yesterday, members of the House Energy & Commerce, Homeland Security, and Appropriations Committees introduced bills to etend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Similar bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate as well. ACCs President and CEO, Cal Dooley, released the following statement:

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ACC Commends Effort in Senate to Extend Successful Chemical Security Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2011) Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Mark Pryor (D-AR) today introduced legislation to etend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). ACCs President and CEO, Cal Dooley, released the following statement:

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ACC and SOCMA Announce Agenda for Global Chemical Regulation Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2011) This years GlobalChem Conference and Epo is being held in Baltimore, Maryland, March 21-23, 2011 and will provide chemical industry professionals a unique opportunity to interact with eperts in areas like the U.S. Toic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the European Unions Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Participants will also hear the latest updates on key developments in international markets, emerging science issues, hazard communication, and more.

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ACC Welcomes EPA Extension in GHG Reporting Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2011) The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)s decision to etend the data reporting deadline for the greenhouse gas mandatory reporting rule (MRR) from March 31, 2011 until late summer. An interim final rule is epected within a few weeks formalizing this change.

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Recycling of Plastic Bags and Wraps Continues Dramatic Climb

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 28, 2011) The recycling of post-consumer plastic bags and wrapsa category known as plastic filmreached a record high of nearly 855 million pounds in 2009, according to a national report conducted by Moore Recycling Associates, Inc. on behalf of the American Chemistry Council.

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American Chemistry Council Expands, Adds Four New Chemical Products Sector Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 28, 2011) The American Chemistry Councils (ACC) Board of Directors earlier this month approved the establishment of four new chemical product and sector groups to support the needs of the chemical industry and its value chain. These new groups focus on fluoro chemistry, flame retardants, pine chemicals and industrial gases.

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ACC Welcomes Boiler MACT Changes, Calls for Further Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 23, 2011) The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today welcomed changes in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)s final industrial boiler emission standards. However, ACC believes further improvements are needed when EPA reconsiders the rules.

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Dow's Glenn Wright to Chair ACC's Plastics Division

The American Chemistry Councils (ACC) Plastics Division has announced that Glenn Wright, commercial vice president of North America Plastics at The Dow Chemical Company, will serve as chairman of the ACCs Plastics Divisions Operating Committee through December 2011

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Recycling of Non-Bottle Rigid Plastics in the United States Up Nearly 50 Percent in Two Years

The American Chemistry Council today released a new report which documents a dramatic increase in the collection and recycling of post-consumer non-bottle rigid plastics across the United States. The report, prepared by Moore Recycling Associates, Inc., found that in 2009, nearly 480 million pounds of post-consumer rigid plastics were collected for recycling nationwide, an increase of nearly 33 percent from 2008 and 47% since 2007.

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American Chemistry Council Applauds U.S. House Hearing on Economic Analysis of Federal Environmental Regulations

CEO and President of the American Chemistry Council, issued the following statement in response to a hearing (Environmental Regulations, the Economy, and Jobs) held this afternoon by the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment & the Economy on the reliability and soundness of economic analysis used by regulatory agencies to determine potential consequences on jobs and economic growth:

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American Chemistry Council Welcomes Passage of U.S. House Resolution 72

Cal Dooley, CEO and President of the American Chemistry Council, issued the following statement in response to passage of House Resolution 72, which directs committees to review eisting, pending and proposed federal regulations with respect to their impact on jobs and economic growth.