ACC: Congress Should Not Impose One-Size-Fits-All Regulations on Classes of Chemistry

American Chemistry Council | March 01, 2019

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement upon the introduction of S.638, sponsored by Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), which seeks to designate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA): “All Americans deserve access to clean and safe drinking water. Our industry supports the strong regulation of chemicals, including an independent and transparent EPA process based on the best available science to determine the appropriate regulatory approach for PFOS and PFOA. This is a fitting role for the EPA, which was created nearly 50 years ago as a strong and independent agency charged with establishing and enforcing environmental protection standards.

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Hazardous wastes can take the form of solids, liquids, sludges, or contained gases, and they are generated primarily by chemical production, manufacturing, and other industrial activities.

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Hazardous wastes can take the form of solids, liquids, sludges, or contained gases, and they are generated primarily by chemical production, manufacturing, and other industrial activities.

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