SOCMA President Shares Insight on TSCA Reform in Radio Interview
As part of SOCMA’s ongoing advocacy effort to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), SOCMA President and CEO Larry Sloan participated in a live radio interview last Tuesday on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher. You can listen to the interview by clicking here.
WOSU is an affiliate of National Public Radio, so in addition to live a broadcast in central Ohio, the show was also sent out over the NPR wire, giving it national reach.
During Tuesday’s show, Sloan shared with listeners how the current version of the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA) would benefit both the chemical industry and consumers, specifically reforming the EPA’s role in testing chemicals and protecting confidential business information for manufacturers.
At the time of this interview, CICA was on a fast track to be officially introduced in the House by U.S. Representative John Shimkus, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. As of this week, there are now a few road blocks to CICA’s introduction from Members of Congress who oppose the bill. SOCMA’s Government Relations team continues to meet with Members of Congress and their staff in hopes to get some movement on the bill.
While there remains an uphill battle on TSCA reform, this interview was a great opportunity to go on the record with SOCMA’s position on one of our biggest policy priorities.
What Members Are Saying…
“Several of our facilities are involved in processes related to food and feed applications and must be certified under various initiatives. We have found that in many cases the systems we have established under the ChemSystems program serve as great building platforms for meeting the requirements for these other certifications, and as a result the approval process has been greatly simplified.”