Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC – The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, signed the finalized Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) User Fees Rule into law at EPA headquarters.
The TSCA User Fees Rule will require certain manufacturers and processors to pay a prescribed fee for each notice, exemption application and data set submitted or chemical substance subject to a risk evaluation. This fee will help the EPA recover costs associated with carrying out certain work under TSCA.
“HCPA is proud to support the TSCA User Fees Rule as it provides the EPA with the critical funding necessary to perform timely and transparent evaluations of the new and existing chemicals our members manufacture,” said Steve Caldeira, HCPA President & CEO. “This rule is the last of four framework rules under the revised TSCA, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. We applaud the EPA for implementing their updated chemicals management program start to finish as it allows our members to bring their products to market and gives consumers and workers confidence that our members’ products are safe and effective when used properly.”
“It was an honor to join my colleagues for the signing of such an important rule into law. Their presence was a symbol of the dedication to consumers and workers that our industry demonstrates,” said David L. Campbell, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, N.A. for RB and 2018 HCPA Chairman.
HCPA’s staff was joined by representatives of RB, Henkel Consumer Goods Inc., BASF Corporation, State Industrial Products, The Clorox Company, and Givaudan Fragrances Corporation.
The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is the premier trade association representing companies that make and sell $180 billion annually of products used for cleaning, protecting, maintaining, and disinfecting homes and commercial environments. HCPA member companies employ 200,000 people in the U.S. whose work helps consumers and workers create cleaner, healthier and more productive lives.