MRO Magazine

CEA Urges Senate To Pass TSCA Reform


October 7, 2015
By Business Wire News

ARLINGTON, Va.

The following statement is attributed to Walter Alcorn, vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the pending vote on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation in the U.S. Senate:

“Our nation’s chemical safety laws are outdated. Without reform, we’ll likely see a continued proliferation of costly and ineffective state-based chemical regulatory programs that confuse consumers and manufacturers alike. Congress must restore the public’s confidence in EPA’s chemical control laws, and one way of doing so is by passing S. 697.

“The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act provides a bipartisan federal framework to ensure a healthier regulatory environment for manufacturers to compete and thrive, strengthen our economy and drive future job growth. With 60 bipartisan co-sponsors from 38 states, now is the time for the Senate to pass this much-needed, common sense reform legislation.”

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at CE.org, InnovationMovement.com and on social.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CES Unveiled Paris – Register
    October 21, 2015, Paris, France
  • CEA Innovate! – Register
    November 8-10, 2015, New York, NY
  • CE Hall of Fame Dinner – Register
    November 9, 2015, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled New York – Register
    November 10, 2015, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2016
    January 6-9, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
  • CEA Winter Break
    March 21-24, 2016, Park City, UT
  • CES Asia 2016
    May 11-13, 2016, Shanghai, China

Consumer Electronics Association
Elliot Grimm, 703-907-5240
egrimm@CE.org
www.CE.org
or
Tyler Suiters, 703-907-7654
tsuiters@CE.org