Download the latest State of TSCA Report: Fix Implementation Now Before It Is Too Late

ACC Letter to House and Senate Committees on TSCA FY23 Budget 

Congress modernized the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 2016 with the stated goals of better science, more federal authority to protect against unreasonable risk of injury to health and the environment, and the exercise of that authority in such a way that does not impede unduly or create unnecessary economic barriers to technological innovation.1 Six years into implementation of this law, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is concerned that the TSCA program is failing to meet these goals. Continued failure could lead to major supply constraints on critical chemicals and applications, including but not limited to semiconductors, electric vehicles, pharmaceuticals, climate-friendly refrigerants, medical devices and water treatment. We respectfully request Congress reengage on TSCA before it is too late.

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As President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Chris is responsible for driving a pro-growth, science-based public policy agenda that fosters the development of groundbreaking products to improve lives; creates jobs and economic expansion; and enhances public and environmental health and safety.

Chris joined ACC in 2019 after serving six years as President and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), where he advocated for policies and regulations focused on enhancing security, free trade, environmental protection, worker health and safety, and farm bill and conservation programs to promote the use of fertilizer.

Prior to joining TFI in 2013, Chris served as president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors for seven years. Earlier in his career he was president of the Contract Services Association. Chris began his career on Capitol Hill, including time as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY).

Chris earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University in New York.

A native of Wyoming, Chris and his family live in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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