Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Dow-ACC to release guidance for modernization of US chemical safety laws
Dow-ACC to release guidance for modernization of US chemical safety laws
10
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.

The Dow Chemical Company

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

India’s 2016-17 cotton import to touch 17 lakh bales

The import of cotton from international markets by spinning mills in...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

US textile & apparel imports fall 6.50% in Jan-Oct ’16

The import of textiles and apparel by United States dropped 6.50 per...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

Indian textile hubs adopt cashless payment modes

The textile ministry is promoting cashless payment within the...

Interviews View All

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search