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Posted By ASC, Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015



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Mark Collatz

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ASC Urges House Support for H.R. 4012

November 19, 2014 – Bethesda, MD –
 The Adhesive and Sealant Council issued the following statement in support of H.R. 4012, the “Secret Science Reform Act of 2014,” in advance of today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives:

“The Environmental Protection Agency must utilize high quality science as well as provide transparency on how decisions are made when issuing federal regulations.  H.R. 4012 will increase the clarity and understanding of how the Agency has reached a regulatory decision for all involved stakeholders.  The bill will also help foster a better understanding for our members of the regulatory landscape as they continue to develop innovative products.”

“Furthermore, we believe the goal of this legislation is consistent with the Obama Administration’s science integrity goals and ultimately helps EPA meet its obligation to protect human health and the environment.  We urge members to vote in favor of H.R. 4012 when it comes to the House floor.”


The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the $40 billion global adhesive and sealant industry.  The Council is comprised of 131 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, representing 75% of the U.S. industry.  “Innovators secure the future with adhesives and sealants” is the vision of ASC, and the Council produces programs that support five strategic objectives covering Career Education, Community Knowledge Integration, Innovation, Unified Industry Voice and Accelerate Growth. Information on ASC can be found at  Industry solutions and news can be found at or  


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