Adhesives & Sealants Headlines / Green Products/Applications

ACC Commends Business Leaders for Regulatory Reform Strategy

October 1, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

CEOs of America’s leading companies recently urged Congress to implement a comprehensive plan to reform the federal regulatory process. The strategic plan, released by executives of Business Roundtable and Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Co., outlines major challenges posed by federal regulations on business growth, innovation and job creation, and offers specific recommendations to meet those challenges.

Cal Dooley, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president and CEO, issued the following statement: “We applaud our friends and colleagues at Business Roundtable for taking a smart, proactive approach to regulatory reform and for working to relieve American business from burdensome regulations that hamper economic recovery.

“We especially welcome a focus on energy-intensive and trade-sensitive manufacturing industries like ours. As part of a highly regulated industry, America’s chemical manufacturers have witnessed firsthand the negative impact that excessive and poorly developed regulations can have on our ability to innovate and grow jobs in the U.S.

“For example, the National Academy of Sciences has pointed out persistent scientific inadequacies with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). It is critical that IRIS safety assessments, which guide regulations at the federal and state level, are based on sound science and appropriate peer review. The Business Roundtable report reiterates the need for IRIS to be overhauled to ensure that safety assessments meet rigorous standards of scientific inquiry, transparency and quality.

“We agree with the Business Roundtable that the cumulative and competitive impacts of major regulations must be assessed to determine the full regulatory burden for a particular industry. The plan set forth today by America’s leading CEOs would help ensure that federal agencies understand the impact of regulatory proposals on jobs, investment and the economy before making regulations final.

“We urge Congress to implement these critical reforms in order to protect our nation’s ability to compete with less regulated markets overseas and create high-skilled, high-paying domestic manufacturing jobs here at home.”

For more information, visit www.americanchemistry.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI Sept 2014 cover

2014 September

Our September issue features articles focusing on high-tech applications and raw materials, as well as a preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ADHESIVES STORE

handbook-sealant-tech.gif
Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px