Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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ACI to Congress: Ensure EPA Chemical Safety Office has necessary funding
The American Cleaning Institute is urging congressional leaders to ensure that the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), on whose expertise so many of us rely, receives the funding necessary to ensure that new, innovative and safe cleaning products can reach consumers quickly.
"ACI member companies are committed to ensuring that the public can access cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting products - products that are essential for public health, and that proved critical to combating Covid-19," writes Kathleen Stanton, ACI associate vice president, technical and international affairs.
In a letter to US reps. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the chair and ranking member, respectively, of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Kathleen Stanton goes on to say:
"Furthermore, industry is constantly innovating, developing new chemical components, and formulated products that promote safer use, greater effectiveness and sustainability. To do this, EPA must have the ability to perform the required regulatory reviews on ingredients and product labels and issue such approvals in a timely fashion," the letter states.
"Prioritising the needs of OCSPP and providing funding will enable industry and government to further the shared goal of promoting public health in a safe and sustainable fashion."
The ACI letter coincided with a May 17th Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on EPA's Fiscal Year budget request. Read the full letter at:
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