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Charles T. Drevna, President of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, testified on 9th March 2010 before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, discussing chemicals risk management policy and outlining steps the Association supports in moving toward responsible, effective modernisation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Drevna’s comments
Mr Drevna told members of the Subcommittee, ‘NPRA considers the current federal chemicals regulatory framework to be a solid foundation for the protection of human health and the environment. NPRA and its members support responsible modernisation of our nation’s chemicals risk management policies; however, we believe that a wholesale rewrite of TSCA is neither necessary nor desireable…’

‘NPRA supports an open and transparent process of updating our chemical risk management laws that is inclusive of all stakeholders. Only through such open, inclusive dialogue can we be assured that steps towards TSCA modernisation remain constructive and that the end result will be a more effective chemicals management policy…’

‘As we take steps to modernise our nation’s chemicals management policy, care must be taken to ensure that TSCA continues to achieve its overarching goals of protecting human health and the environment, while at the same time promoting innovation and economic growth in the US. NPRA believes these goals to be complementary, not mutually exclusive.’

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