Today the House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576). The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is encouraged by the committee’s action and what it might mean for modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act this year.
“Now that committees in the House and Senate have approved chemical safety legislation with strong bipartisan majorities, the likelihood of a new chemical management law in the United States is greater than it has been in a generation,” said Chris Cathcart, CSPA President and CEO. “We look forward to working with both parties in the House and Senate to pass a law that inspires consumer confidence and gives manufacturers and users of chemicals a single, science-based standard for chemical safety.”
The CSPA acknowledges the leadership demonstrated by Chairman Fred Upton, Chairman Shimkus, Ranking Member Pallone and Ranking Member Tonko. Their efforts to find common ground have made the likelihood of TSCA reform in 2015 possible.