MRO Magazine

Chemicals Regulation Will Benefit Consumers, According to CSPA


June 8, 2016
By Business Wire News

WASHINGTON

Yesterday, Congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which will modernize the nation’s chemicals management policy for the first time in 40 years. The legislation, which is a product of bi-partisan negotiation, will assure consumers that chemicals in household and institutional products have been evaluated and found to meet a risk-based safety standard by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), which represents companies manufacturing and marketing products to consumers and institutions.

“We are proud of the role we have played in the process of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) modernization over the past eight years,” said Chris Cathcart, President and CEO of the Consumer Specialty Products Association. “When the late Senator Frank Lautenberg began this effort to reform TSCA, CSPA committed to working in good faith with everyone in the House and Senate and with stakeholders on all sides of the issue. We have stood by our commitment throughout the process, and the final legislation reflects CSPA’s input on behalf of our members and the input of NGOs and allied trade associations.”

CSPA appreciates the leadership of Chairman of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee James Inhofe, Ranking Member Barbara Boxer and Senator Tom Udall and Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee Fred Upton, Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus, Ranking Member Frank Pallone and Representatives Diana DeGette and Gene Green.

The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of companies engaged in manufacturing, formulating, distributing and selling more than $100 billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier environments. CSPA member companies employ hundreds of thousands of people globally. Products CSPA represents include disinfectants that kill germs in homes, hospitals and restaurants; air fresheners, room deodorizers, and candles that eliminate odors; pest management products for home, lawn and garden, and pets; cleaning products and polishes for use throughout the home and institutions; products used to protect and improve the performance and appearance of automobiles; aerosol products and a host of other products used every day. Through its product stewardship program, Product Care®, and scientific and business-to-business endeavors, CSPA provides its members a platform to effectively address issues regarding the health, safety and sustainability of their products.

Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
Erin Donovan, 202-833-7311
edonovan@cspa.org