ACC Groups File Comments to Maine DEP on PFAS in Products Program
WASHINGTON (July 19, 2022) — The American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Alliance for Telomer Chemistry Stewardship (ATCS), the Performance Fluoropolymer Partnership (PFP), and the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) yesterday submitted comments to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on the “Concept Draft for the Maine PFAS in Products Program”. Click here for ACC’s comments.
“As written, this misguided law could eventually ban thousands of products that Maine families and businesses rely on without providing meaningful impact on public health,” said Rudy Underwood, Vice President of State Affairs, American Chemistry Council. “It could impact nearly every major industry in Maine, including forest products, healthcare, textiles, semiconductors, electronics, and construction. In fact, as written, this law could ban over 500 medications that families around the state rely on, including asthma inhalers.
This law could also adversely impact critical uses of PFAS that are important for Maine’s broader sustainability objectives, including support for alternative energy and greenhouse gas reduction efforts. We support strong, science-based regulation of PFAS chemistries. But all PFAS are not the same and they should not all be regulated the same way.”
In addition to ACC’s comments, comments were submitted by: