IPC Joins Industry Coalition in Support of U.S. EPA in Litigation over Chemical Safety Act

September 12, 2017 IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is joining with a broad coalition of industry groups in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) implementation of a new chemical safety law. 

On Monday, IPC and about a dozen other associations filed motions to intervene in litigation brought by several advocacy organizations that have been critical of the EPA’s approach to the law. The groups object to the agency’s new risk prioritization and evaluation rules under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (LSCA), which was passed with bipartisan support in 2016 to update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).   

A strong, cost-effective, science-based federal regulatory program is essential to IPC members, many of which use chemicals to manufacture electronics products for the global market. IPC supports the goals of the LSCA and believes uniform, science-based regulations are the best way to protect the environment and the public’s health while minimizing barriers to interstate commerce.

“We believe that the EPA is on the right course with respect to its risk prioritization and evaluation rules, and we have confidence in the agency’s ability to regulate chemicals properly under the Lautenberg Act,” said John Mitchell, president and CEO of IPC.  

“We are hopeful that this litigation can be resolved soon, so that the EPA can continue to move forward in modernizing America’s outdated chemical regulatory program.”

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