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ACC supports the Save Our Seas Act

This important bipartisan legislation reinvigorates existing programs and includes language recognizing the need to address the lack of waste management systems in developing countries. Among other provisions, the Save Our Seas Act: 1. Reauthorizes the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program 2. Supports studies on how solid waste enters the ocean, the effectiveness […]

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Celebrate Nanotechnology on National Nano Day

Happy National Nanotechnology Day! Celebrate today by helping to raise awareness of the benefits of nanotechnology and learning a little more about its amazingly tiny science. Why is nanotechnology important? Nanotechnology is used across numerous scientific fields, including chemistry, biology, physics, materials science and engineering, and it is at the forefront of some incredible discoveries […]

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EPA successfully completes the Inventory reset

The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) required EPA to keep an Inventory of all chemicals in commerce. The Inventory was one aspect of TSCA that turned out not to work so well over time. Chemicals were added to the Inventory, nothing was removed, and there was no way to note which chemicals were actually […]

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Chemical industry keeps a weather eye on hurricane preparedness

As another summer comes to an end, hurricane season in the Atlantic is just reaching its peak with several active storms churning out in the ocean, including Florence. Each season brings an uncomfortable amount of uncertainty as we try to predict the path and severity of each developing storm. Take Hurricane Harvey for example. It […]

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Another milestone for the successful implementation of TSCA

As EPA continues its important work to implement the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), we wanted to highlight another milestone in that process and what ACC has been doing to help ensure successful implementation. Earlier this summer, EPA released for comment the first 10 problem formulations for risk evaluation under TSCA and its proposal […]

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Setting the record straight: Response to American Academy of Pediatrics report

You may have read or heard about a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that is creating concerns about the safety of food packaging, additives and plastics containers. Unfortunately, the report has created the false idea that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not doing enough to ensure the safety […]

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ACC/OSHA alliance aims to keep workers Safe + Sound

ACC is excited to highlight our commitment to worker health and safety initiatives by promoting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Safe + Sound Week August 13-19, 2018. Safe + Sound Week is “a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation […]

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Congress and the White House rein in a flawed chemical security regulation

Written by Bill Erney, senior director, American Chemistry Council, and Matthew J. Eggars, vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Numerous national security issues dominate the attention of policymakers today – border security, cybersecurity, North Korea, and Iran easily come to mind. While these are weighty subjects, it’s also important that we don’t lose sight of […]

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The truth about formaldehyde

Recent media stories have claimed a link between formaldehyde exposure and leukemia. The truth is more than 30 peer-reviewed studies since 2010 show that formaldehyde does not cause leukemia. These irresponsible and unbalanced news reports are simply another example of a widely criticized program within EPA putting politics ahead of science. The stories base this […]

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New report highlights the importance of EPA’s efforts to increase transparency in regulatory process

A new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) Angela Logomasini titled “EPA Transparency Rule Will Bolster Science and Improve Rulemaking” offers important perspective and critical facts about EPA’s proposed Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science rule. This important report comes at a critical point in EPA’s rulemaking process as it just held a public comment […]

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