June 23, 2015 marks a historic moment in the long journey for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) modernization. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, by a 398-1 vote.
The bipartisan vote by 231 Republicans and 167 Democrats is a leap forward in the multi-year effort to modernize the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), originally passed in 1976.
The bill, introduced by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, updates TSCA, which hasn’t been modified since it was originally enacted.
TSCA modernization was one of the primary topics at this year’s National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) annual summit to Capitol Hill – which Tremco participated in.
The summit provided an opportunity to speak directly with congressional staff about issues that were important to us, including TSCA modernization.
The event was attended by over 400 of NAMs member’s and was cosponsored by the Adhesive and Sealants Council (ASC). There were 8 ASC member companies, including Tremco, participating.
Tremco is dedicated to protecting public health and ensuring that the chemicals in our products are safe for their intended use.
We believe that the current efforts to reform TSCA brings us one step closer to ensuring this. We have a long history of sustainable efforts at our plants, and in our products and will continue to develop high performing greener technology.