NPRA concerned about hazmat rule revisions
May 2, 2008 11:21 AM
The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) has expressed its concern at what it calls possible premature, unnecessary revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to NPRA information.
The association said in testimony submitted to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that:
•NPRA supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chemical Assessment and Management Program (ChAMP) initiative, a truly tiered, targeted and safety-based approach to managing chemicals.
•EPA has had difficulty implementing TSCA not because of inherent flaws in the statute, but because of inadequate funding and outside pressure to make hasty decisions.
•It was the intent of Congress to provide a series of checks and balances in our chemicals policy framework to ensure that decisions are scientifically and economically sound, not politically motivated.
•Making unwarranted changes to US chemicals policy will likely disrupt the manufacturing supply chain and make it even more difficult to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States.
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