Environmental Regulations

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Jennifer Scott
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Regulatory reform is a priority for the business of chemistry, as our ability to innovate, hire and compete in a global market relies on having an effective and efficient regulatory system that does not create unreasonable burdens on industry.

  • Ozone: On July 13, 2020, EPA announced a proposal to retain, without revision, the existing 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. We support EPA’s proposed decision. We also support efforts to improve the NAAQS implementation process.

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis: Efficient and effective regulation is compromised when rules aren’t grounded in realistic economic impact assessments. We welcome EPA’s proposal to improve cost-benefit analysis in the Clean Air Act rulemaking process.

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Chemical manufacturers will continue to meet demand for materials and technologies that improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions. ACC has adopted a set of principles for reducing worldwide GHG emissions. Visit our Climate Change page to learn more.

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