SOURCE: National Association of Chemical Distributors

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June 23, 2015 20:01 ET

NACD Applauds House Passage of TSCA Reform

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) - National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the TSCA Modernization Act, which overhauls the nearly forty-year-old federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):

"Tonight's vote puts us one step closer to reforming an outdated law in a way that will build confidence in the U.S. chemical regulatory system, protect human health and the environment from significant risks, and meet the commercial and competitive interests of the U.S. chemical industry and the national economy.

"A strong, credible federal chemical regulatory program is crucial for the American public and for small businesses, including U.S. chemical distributors, their customers, and the hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect workers they represent. Leaders in the House, particularly Chairman Shimkus and Ranking Member Tonko, should be applauded for their leadership on this issue."

"NACD now urges the full Senate to take similar action and pass S.697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to move yet another step forward in reforming our chemical management system in a meaningful way."

NACD and its over 440 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For more information, visit www.NACD.com.

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