The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is urging Congress to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) abides by its statutory obligations to review new chemical submissions, as required by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
ACI is asking Congress to consider the following:
- The backlog of the review process.
- Delays which make the review process unpredictably and unnecessarily restrictive, and its subsequent impact on chemical innovation in the U.S.
- The impact of delaying the introduction of new products to the market.
- The impact these delays have on introducing more sustainable chemistry products to the market.
Blake Nanney, ACI director, government affairs, said, "ACI urges the Committee members to ensure the EPA abides by statutory obligations under TSCA for reviewing new chemicals, specifically, that the Agency still needs to meet its statutory obligation to review and make final determinations on new chemicals within 90 days."