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Dow-ACC to release guidance for modernization of US chemical safety laws
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Aug '09
The Dow Chemical Company joined with the American Chemistry Council and other chemical manufacturers this week in Washington D.C. to release guidance for the modernization of United States chemical safety laws. The industry proposed 10 key principles aimed to help build a more effective product stewardship system that ensures consumer safety while preserving America's role as the world's leading innovator of new technologies and products.

This weeks' announcement comes ahead of expected reforms to America's chemical regulation policy, The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TSCA is the federal chemical management statute in the U.S., which became law nearly thirty years ago.

"Some might be surprised that our industry is supporting enhanced regulation - but they shouldn't be," said David Kepler, Dow executive vice president and chief sustainability officer. "We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars annually in evaluation and research to support a robust chemicals management system and we want a result that restores public confidence."

Within the 10 guiding principles are four themes that reflect the industry's position on U.S. chemicals management policy.

Regulation must be modernized to earn the public's confidence about the safety of chemical products. Safety is a shared responsibility between the government, the chemical industry, partners in the value chain, and consumers.

The federal government needs the proper authority, accountability and resources for managing and enforcing a national chemicals management policy.

The chemical industry must be accountable for sharing scientific data and safety information. Click here for the full list of principles.

Kepler was joined at the press briefing by Cal Dooley, president and CEO, American Chemistry Council; Mark Rohr, president and CEO of Albermarle Corporation; and Tom Shepherd, chairman and CEO of The Shepherd Chemical Company.

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