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Dec. 29 - US: Industry Looking to Confab with Advocacy Groups on TSCA Chemical Control Reform

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

From The Dake Page:

As TSCA reform becomes more and more inevitable, chemical industry trade associations are increasing looking to negotiate with environmental and health advocacy groups. The goal is to seek agreement on key issues prior to the release of the bill that is expected out of Congress in the next few months (or even weeks)...

Mike Walls of [the American Chemistry Council (ACC)] said that while there is general agreement on the need for TSCA reform and the overall principles, there are still many issues in the details that need to be resolved. And this time leading up to introduction of the bill is when it is important to "engage in stakeholder dialogue." ACC would like to be able to come to agreement on major provisions of the bill before it is introduced.

Environmental groups appear to have a different view. They look to the bill as a starting point for negotiations...

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