SOURCE: National Association of Chemical Distributors

National Association of Chemical Distributors

January 14, 2015 14:14 ET

NACD Signs Onto Coalition Letter to Congress Urging TSCA Reform

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - January 14, 2015) - Yesterday, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) joined a coalition of 144 other industry associations in sending a letter to both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate encouraging lawmakers to support introduction and passage of bipartisan legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The coalition, known as the American Alliance for Innovation (AAI), expressed the need to find a bipartisan solution in 2015 to update TSCA that ensures the safe use of chemicals, the development of new products, and the protection of American jobs.

NACD President Eric R. Byer said, "With newfound Republican control of the Senate this year, NACD looks forward to starting fresh on TSCA reform. After decades of operating under a poorly written law, the vast majority of industry stakeholders agree -- TSCA is not working. We stand ready to work with our supply chain partners and congressional leaders in bipartisan fashion to finally make needed changes to this outdated law."

AAI represents many major industry sectors along the chemicals value chain, including chemical and raw material production, consumer and industrial goods, distribution, energy, food and grocery, healthcare products and medical technology, plastics, and more.

NACD and its nearly 450 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every six seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution. For additional information on our members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at www.nacd.com.

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