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Director, Regulatory Affairs
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ASC CONGRATULATES CONGRESS FOR FINALIZING A TSCA COMPROMISE
May 23, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) heartily commends members of the House and Senate, who have reached agreement on compromise language for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
ASC has been a leading advocate of TSCA reform for more than eight years and a founding member of the Alliance for American Innovation, a coalition of trade associations representing a broad spectrum of the economy dedicated to creating a more transparent and evidence-based chemical review program.
“Members from both sides of the aisle have come together to correct some of the fundamental flaws of the original legislation,” said Mark Collatz, ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs. “The compromises represented by H.2576 will allow EPA to do its job while to encouraging innovation by U.S. chemical manufacturers.”
“The Council would also like to recognize Congressmen John Shimkus, Fred Upton, and Frank Pallone as well Senators James Inhofe, David Vitter, Tom Udall and Barbara Boxer for their leadership throughout this entire process,” said Collatz. “At end of the day bipartisanship made TSCA reform a reality.”
ASC expects that President Obama will sign the bill shortly after the Memorial Day recess and anticipates that the Environmental Protection Agency will begin the rulemaking process to implement the reform measure in the coming months.
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 138 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.