media release

Date: July 7, 2016
Contact: Liz Novak, Director of Marketing and Communications, +913.345.1005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IAPD Applauds Enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

Overland Park, KS — The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) is pleased that the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has passed both the United States Senate and House of Representatives and was signed into law by the President on June 22, 2016. This act modernizes the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), which had been in effect since 1976.

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, also known as the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, amends the Toxic Substances Control Act to expand the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate and regulate toxic chemicals.

“IAPD is happy to see this bill become law,” said IAPD President and Government Relations Committee Chair Kevin Short. “It provides a much-needed update to 40-year-old legislation while still protecting small businesses, such as IAPD’s members, from burdensome regulations that were proposed in earlier drafts.”


About IAPD

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), established in 1956, brings together distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, recyclers and service providers in an environment which encourages a free flow of ideas and information that help members build their businesses. Every program and service we provide is designed with the simple goal of helping our members increase profitability. Membership in IAPD is an affordable business investment. IAPD provides training, connections with customers and suppliers and information about developments that impact the industry. What makes IAPD unique is a commitment to educating customers and other key end-users about plastics. In other words, IAPD works with members to build the demand for plastics. Central to this effort is the reinforcement of the value of distribution.

This release and more are available in IAPD’s Press Room.

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