Committees & Task Forces

Collaborating With Members on Industry Initiatives

CSPA encourages its members to be active within the Association. All committees are open to all members. If you are not involved and would like to participate in any of the committees or task forces please select committee contacts from the list below for more information.

Air Quality Committee (AQC)

The committee address all air quality issues facing the consumer specialty products industry, including those related to VOC emission reductions, ozone standards, indoor air quality, hazardous air pollutants, and particulate matter at the international, federal, state, and local levels.  AQC recommends policies to the CSPA Board of Directors and helps implement all legislative, regulatory and scientific policies and programs related to all air quality issues.

ACQ Task Forces

Aerosol Coatings and Adhesives
Automotive and Solvent Products
Household Products
Indoor Air Quality
Pesticide Products
Reactivity and LVP
Regulatory Alternatives

To participate in any of the Air Quality Committee or Task Forces please contact us.


Chemical Management Policy Team (CMPT)

The purpose of this task force is to foster industry dialogue to develop effective industry positions that are scientifically sound, risk-based and protective of human health and the environment on the leading issues related to chemicals management policy.  Within the broad scope of chemicals management policy issues at the federal and/or state levels, the CMPT will identify the uppermost issues that are most likely on the horizon for future legislative or regulatory action; develop a list of likely priority policy areas through appropriate dialogue with relevant stakeholders and thought leaders, including leading NGOs and federal/state legislators and regulators, to understand their goals for future changes to chemicals management policy; and respond to ad hoc policy issues that arise. CMPT makes policy recommendations to the CSPA Board of Directors.

To participate in the Chemical Management Policy Team please contact us.


Dictionary Nomenclature Committee

The Dictionary Nomenclature committee reviews ingredient applications and approves draft and final ingredient monographs for inclusion in the CSPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary; approves policies and procedures and nomenclature conventions for use in approving monographs and assigning CSPA Names; and advises CSPA Dictionary staff on appropriate management of the CSPA Dictionary project.  The committee is composed of representatives from each project sponsor company.

CSPA’s Consumer Ingredient Dictionary

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To participate in the Dictionary Nomenclature Committee please contact us.


Environmental Marketing & Claims Committee

The committee encourages accurate representation of environmental information and the development of sound scientific approaches to evaluate the environmental impacts of member company products. Environmental marketing claims are subject to review and enforcement primarily by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state agencies.  The committee focuses its efforts on trying to ensure that criteria that measure and evaluate environmental marketing claims are clear, precise, accurate, and provide a level playing field in environmentally preferable programs. The committee helps draft comments on behalf of CSPA on legislative, regulatory and third party standards development activities related to environmental marketing. The committee’s work is accomplished by reviewing and defining technical issues, developing technical positions, recommending policy and advising government affairs committees and staff.

To participate in the Environmental Marketing Claims Committee please contact us .


Federal Government Affairs Advisory Committee (GAAC)

The committee identifies key federal legislative issues affecting CSPA member companies and develops positions and strategies to help advance federal legislative policy that supports industry interests. Positions developed by the committee are used for formal meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff and for testimony used in hearings.

To participate in the Federal Government Affairs Advisory Committee please contact us.


International Affairs Committee

The committee supports the overall mission of the Association to foster the growth and well being of the household and institutional products industry by monitoring issues outside the United States and acting on them where appropriate, including through participation and representation in international forums.  The committee also serves as a platform to educate CSPA members regarding the regulatory compliance requirements for products and serves as a forum for the sharing of accurate information important to the industry via an international information network.

Subcommittees/Task Forces

Latin America Subcommittee
Global Harmonized System Implementation Task Force

To participate in any of the International Affairs Committee or Task Forces please contact us.


Program Committee

The Committee explores ideas to improve meetings and events via member surveys on recommended changes to the Mid-Year and Annual meetings, including business-to-business forums and events and common programmatic themes. The committee works closely with staff on these and other matters affecting meetings and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

To participate in the Program Committee please contact us.


Regulatory Government Affairs Advisory Committee (GAAC)

The Regulatory Affairs committee identifies key federal regulatory issues affecting CSPA member companies and develops positions on those issues, most often through formal meetings with and written comments sent to regulatory authorities. The committee also serves as a forum to help educate CSPA member companies regarding the regulatory compliance requirements and voluntary programs for industry’s products under various federal regulatory agencies.

To participate in the Regulatory Government Affairs Advisory Committee (GAAC) please contact us.


Scientific Affairs Committee (SAC)

The committee recommends appropriate scientific positions to the Board of Directors on all scientific issues that affect the consumer specialty products industry, focusing on key areas that require scientific oversight, review or action, while also monitoring a broader range of emerging issues. The committee serves as a forum for coordinating division scientific activities and offers review of division scientific committee projects and proposals that may have broad CSPA membership implications. The Committee develops educational programs, seminars and publications where needed to support key issues being addressed.

SAC Task Forces
Children’s Health and Exposure
Endocrine Issues
Green Chemistry
Poison Prevention
Proposition 65

To participate in any of the Scientific Affairs Committee or Task Forces please contact us


State Government Affairs Advisory Committee (GAAC)

The committee identifies key state legislative and regulatory issues affecting CSPA member companies and develops positions and strategies to help advance policies that support industry interests. Positions developed by the committee are used for formal meetings with policymakers and for testimony used at hearings.

To participate in the State Government Affairs Advisory Committee please contact us.

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