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.”
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